Home Buying

Welcome to the ActiveRain Home Buying section. This is the place where you'll find comprehensive information on everything connected to purchasing a home – and we mean everything.


What exactly goes on in a home inspection and how is it different from a home appraisal? Curious about what it takes to purchase that foreclosure you've had your eye on? You'll find out how to do it right here. Look around: the professionals at ActiveRain have the information you need.


ActiveRain is the top real estate social network in the world. So, while you may find articles about purchasing a home on other websites, only at ActiveRain do you have the opportunity to read the words of wisdom from over 300,000 real estate industry professionals. From real estate agents to lenders to home inspectors and stagers -- that's a lot of brain power and we've harnessed it, right here at AR.


What are you waiting for? Everything you need to know about home buying awaits you on the following pages!

Trending blogs on Home Buying

 
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
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Welcome to your own private resort complete with electric heated pool costing only $200 per month to heat! This magnificent home has it all, entertainers backyard that is one of a kind complete with Superstition Mountain views, pool and spa, large covered patio with built in BBQ area and darling ...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Bakers bay condos are located in North East Philadelphia close to the Delaware River.It is a gated community and there is a security guard at the entrance. I looked up the mls just now for active listings and found no active listings.There are 4 homes pending settlement. The average list price of...
By Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your next Realtor ® in VA, MD or DC
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Northern Virginia and Maryland has many homes that are fit for Equestrian lovers. How far will you jump to get your Equestrian dream home? See your options for Equestrian Homes in Virginia and Maryland today - CLICK HERE Image courtesy of marylandequestrian.us MAY 2014 EQUESTRIAN EVENTS IN VIRGIN...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Through all of the ups and downs in the market real estate still remains one of the best investment tools available to those of us that are serious about our financial future. Although traditional vehicles such as IRA’s and 401K’s may be a good starting point for any portfolio, real estate inves...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful Acadian style home located in the Central area has 4BR/3.5BA. Featured updates include fresh paint, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, slab granite countertops, traverstine backsplash, stairwell bannister, bathrooms and much more! Home has wood and brick pavers downstairs and carpe...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful Acadian style 3bd/2ba home with metal roof located on .433 acre. Split floor plan. Convenient to interstate. Large kitchen open to breakfast room and bar. Master bedroom includes updated master suite. Decent size laundry room. A beautiful covered porch over looking the landscaped front ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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New Jersey Estates Real Estate Group Resources Newsletters and BlogsNew Jersey Estates has many newsletters and blogs that are filled with useful current information on the Real Estate market.Click on the links below.    Daily Advice ColumnReal Estate and MortgageReal Estate UpdateHousing Trends...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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If you are looking for property in the Redding, CT area then Nothing Beats 600 Redding Road!!!  We are having a #PUBLICOPENHOUSE Sunday 5/31/15 from 2:30 to 4:30.  This spacious Colonial home on over two beautiful level acres is set back for privacy. Located in West Redding, this four bedroom, 2....
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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LauravilleIn keeping with my series of blogs on neighborhoods in Baltimore City here's the next installment.Lauraville has always been one of my most favorite neighborhoods in Baltimore City and I think if I was going to move to Baltimore City, Lauraville would be near the top, if not at the top ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract in Four Winds At Oakton in Oakton, Va 221243178 Summit Sq Drive #3-C12 Oakton, Va 22124This one bedroom, one bath condo is now under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. The condo is filled with natural light and features granite countertops, an in ...
By Maya Willner, Achieving Your Real Estate Goals
(Willner Realty)
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2440 Ramona Street, Pinole, CA 94564 Click here to search for homes for sale in Pinole,  Listing Details Address: 2440 Ramona Street, Pinole, CA 94564 Price: $449,000 Neighborhood: Pinole ValleyMLS number: 40696883Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms 2Square footage: 1,614Lot size: 0.13 acresYear Built: 1956 Ca...
Brookline Real Estate Event for Home Buyers at Rifrullo Cafe MONDAY, JUNE 1ST4:30 PM-6:30 PM  REGISTER TODAY                                                                            RIFRULLO CAFE147 CYPRESS STREETBROOKLINE617-505-6727LIGHT APPETIZERS AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED  LEARN FROM ...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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GO AHEAD!!!  BRING YOUR IN-LAWS HERE!!! I know this might not be the favorite statement that you are ever going to make but if you find these very words coming out of your mouth then:COME TO OUR PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5/31/15 12-2PM AT 400 Bennetts Farm Road in #RidgefieldCT 06877.  This well l...
By Barrett Henry, BARRETT HENRY TEAM The BEST real estate experience
(Century 21 Acclaim Realty)
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 Plant City Florida Real Estate Market Stats Homes on the market in Plant City, FL2875 HAMMOCK DRIVE, PLANT CITY, FL 33566-6753 3048 SUTTON WOODS DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566-9606 1602 DEER HERD AVENUE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33565-2429  2602 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566 P...
By ASHEVILLE 1031 PROPERTIES, your specialists for LAND and INVESTMENTS, "Sustainable Excellence"
( Asheville 1031 Real Estate Investments)
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Beautiful days. Perfect weather. And a great time for land and investment buyers to be out and about in search of interesting acreages for 1031 like-kind exchange possibilities- or for mountain homes, family farms and legacies. That's why we have been scouting and offer (below) a quick sampling  ...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAT MAY 30 & 31 FROM 1pm – 4pmFantastic cul-­de-­sac home in the stunningly beautiful gated community of Highpointe.Great outdoor space with a covered front porch, balcony & huge backyard with a 30’x12′ master craftsman covered patio, fire­ pit & waterfall feature. G...
By Christa Ross, Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes
(RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist)
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If you are a buyer that is planning to purchase this summer or a seller that will be closing on a home after August 1st you should be aware that new government regulations will be making changes to the closing process that may effect when you finally close on the home.The largest changes will be ...
By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
(FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES )
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Should I rent or buy a house, that is the question? In today's real estate market buying sounds good, when you do the numbers in some area's across the US. In Port Charlotte Florida, rents have started to clime over the past 6 months. It's down right crazy how prices have gone up like over night....
By Mike Carpino, Broker-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
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LAKE NORMAN WATERFRONT HOMES BY PRICELake Norman Waterfront Homes are highly sought after by those looking for the fun and excitement that comes with Lakeside Living.  At times the Inventory can be challenging to those trying to find the perfect fit.One of the main things to consider is, "What pa...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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It was only a few years ago that the last thing a prospective Henry County home buyer had to worry about was being outbid. Those were the days when the bottom seemed to be falling out of the Henry County real estate market. Anyone brave enough to be looking to buy at a time when the real estate m...