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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Welcome to New Jersey Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes, Luxury New Construction, Land, Building Lots for Sale, Rentals, Commercial Prope...
By Karen Johnson, "Bucks County PA Homes"
(Weichert, Realtors)
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  Open House on November 2nd at 135 Cottage Street, Doylestown, PA 18901   135 Cottage StreetDoylestown, PA 18901$774,400 -- Price Reduction!                                      View Photos     |    View Virtual Tour   Listing Information: $774,400 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath Single Fam...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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Water falls have an almost magnetic attraction. The sound of rushing, cascading water is soothing, compelling. Nature's white noise. It's similar with the sound of the surf, a babbling brook or a summer rain, the sound of moving water is calming. Water can also be said to either be destructive or...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Most people hire real estate agents when trying to buy a home. Some don't. "How hard could buying a home be?" Well, maybe it's a lot harder than people would think.      You Need an Expert Guide if you are Traveling a Dangerous Path The field of real estate is loaded with land mines. You need a t...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
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You’re about to close a deal to become a tenant. The landlord seems like a straight shooter and the place is a joy: immaculate and welcoming. Now all that’s left is to wait for the landlord’s okay after an evaluation of you as the new tenant, right? Well, not quite. Just as the landlord should ch...
By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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  Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Metairie or New Orleans can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments about the factors at play, the ‘just feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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        131 Shawnee Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $48,500 MLS #PM-14089     More info about this Pocono home Adorable cozy ranch located in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Walking distance to Beach 2. Home features open floor plan, kitchen and living room, large entertaining de...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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1920 Lake St Evanston IL 60201 2-Flat New Listing 2 bedroom one bath on each floor on this 2 unit building directly across the street from Evanston Township High School. The building has an unfinished basement with a lot of space and a washer and dryer. With a little TLC this property will produc...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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     7548 Kilmer Road Tobyhanna, PA 18466 $35,000 MLS #12-248   More on this Pocono Farms Country Club Lot ''GOLF COURSE LOT'' located on the green. Three lots for sale with a buffer owned by Pocono Farms Country Club. Pocono Farms Country Club offers Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Workout facility,...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Winnetka Il Real Estate  The home sales in Winnetka IL have dropped a little and this is probably due to the lack of inventory issues that many communities have faced. Presently there are 139 Single family Homes for sale in Winnetka IL and 27 under contract and waiting to close. In the last 30 da...
By Stacia Whatley, StaciaSellsHomes Your Western WA Realtor
(Hawkins-Poe Inc.)
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Gig Harbor's Top Price Reductions  Gig Harbor's Top Price Reductions 10-22-2014 ~ 10-29-2014. If you are trying to find the best deal in Gig Harbor, look no further! Here is a list of the homes that have reduced their price in the last week! Be sure to check back every week for this list of homes...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  7549 Kilmer Road Tobyhanna, PA 18466 $35,000 MLS #12-241   More on this Pocono Farms Country Club Lot ''GOLF COURSE LOT'' located on the green. Three lots for sale with a buffer owned by Pocono Farms Country Club. Pocono Farms Country Club offers Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Workout facility, t...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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You have been renting way way too long and strongly thinking you ought to buy a Houlton Maine home. I agree with your thinking, logic and will help you anyway possible. To extend a hand, give a heave ho to there you go. Up and out of the rent rut where all you have is rent receipts. All that cash...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Homes For Sale in Carmel Valley   Carmel Valley is a coastal community located in the north-western corner of San Diego. This is a master-planned communty composed of resdiential, hotels, restaurants and shopping.  Located near Interstate 5, Carmel Valley is near Torrey Pines State Natural Reserv...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Prudential Preferred Real Estate; www.Auburn-Realtor.com)
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Lee County area residential sales in September increase 39% from prior year; YTD sales up 9% Click here to view or print the entire September report compliments of the ACRE Corporate Cabinet. Monthly Sales: Lee County residential sales totaled 107 units in September, a significant improvement in ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Tips on Buying a Home in the 21st Century     Because of the flow of information and technology the home buying process has forever changed, but that hasn’t changed the undertaking it takes to buy a home a buy. When it comes to buying a home, a lot has changed over the years. The tips and trick...
By Cody Burnett, Real Estate Pro
(Connect Realty)
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Once in awhile, something really, really good comes along. THIS is it! In fact, it’s one of those things you have to see to believe (and I wouldn’t be surprised for this one to be off literally in days, not weeks or months). The seller is motivated to sell this home, even offering it below the ma...
By Jean Richer, No Gimmicks, No Nonsense, only Straight Talk
(Keller Williams ~ Ottawa Realty Ltd)
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Are you looking for a beautiful home located on a nice and quiet street? This home will be appearing on the MLS system within the next few days. This one is a must see! In my opinion, Convent Glen is one of the nicest neighbourhoods to live in. Perfect for a family with kids and an active lifesty...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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7009 Greenspring Price has been reduced to $146,999 Amazing Woodfield Addition Move In Ready Home in SW Arlington! ALL NEW: Paint Inside & Out, Roof, Carpet & Rich Laminate Wood Flooring, Even Brand New St. Augustine Sod! Updated Windows, HVAC, Blinds, Wall Paper Removed! French Drains Added! Gre...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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The community of Robinson Glen in Powder Springs, Georgia is located just off Macland Road at Gus Robinson Road.  Built by D.R. Horton, Robinson Glen boasts large, craftsman style homes on generously sized level lots.  Robinson Glen is located in Cobb County, Ga and is serviced by Dowell Elementa...