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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with excellent curb appeal on a corner lot. The family room features stained flooring, recessed lighting, crown molding, surround sound speakers, numerous windows for natural light, a wood burning fireplace with an insert for maximum heat warmth, and cu...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Sister Bay farmette for sale, close to Lake Michigan, Great Price!  Are you looking for an affordable Door County vacation getaway or a year-round home in a great location?  We are currently offering a Sister Bay home for sale under $150,000, featuring two bedrooms AND a sleeping loft.  Plenty of...
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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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The home is a three bedroom , two and a half bath, open floor plan with bonus room. It has a formal dining area with a sky light, back enclosed porch with a two car garage. In addition, it has a three car garage/work shop in the back of the home. It took almost two months to negotiate the contrac...
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  Open House 5/30/2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Click Here To View Similar Homes For Sale Currently Available For Sale In Huntington   Click Here To View This Spectacular Colonial In Detail     You will not want to miss this Impressive Colonial with a fabulous layout in fantastic condition. It is n...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Everyone loves Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  A bustling community with casual and fine dining, exceptional shopping, a post office, bank, market....everything that you could want within walking distance.  The hustle and bustle around the beach and marina in the spring, summer and fall is incredible.  F...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1509 Onoko Path Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $149,500 MLS #PM-24085 Click here for more on this Arrowhead Lake Home ---->Pocono Chalet on a wooded lot, within walking distance to the Lodge, beach, & playground in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. The interior of this home features hardwood and tile...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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SOLD in Lovettsville VA in 2015.  Just 2 miles to MARC Train.  Status: SOLD (48)     List Price Bedrooms Baths FB HB DOMM DOMP Acres Lot Sqft Yr Built Min $179,500 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.14 6,098 1830 Max $799,000 7 8 6 2 326 400 11.79 513,572 2014 Avg $449,520 4 3 3 1 80 111 3.58 155,736 1990   Examples ...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY 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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   'Remember the mantra you used on your parents....? Everyone else gets to.....stay out past x o'clock...use their parents' car....etc., etc."  My Dad's answer was always the same..."If everyone else jumps in the lake, are you going to jump too ?"  (Probably not...I don't swim...almost drowned t...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Yes, I Am Working Today In the business of real estate we must take our down time when we can.  San Jose and the surrounding bay area has been experiencing some very cool fall-like weather.  I am just loving it.  Friday afternoon I just felt like doing nothing.  I wanted to kick back and read a b...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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 Ladson NO BANK Handyman Special Rent to Own Home Fre.e Rent 3bd-2ba  SEE:Beautiful 136 Two Pond LoopOn the LoopLadson, SC 29456Brookhaven Private Subdivision Dorchester County District 2 Schools (Best Schools in South Carolina!)Special Rent to Own Pricing is Available on our Website !  ★★Handym...
Greater Point Neighborhood Home Buyer's Event at Rifrullo CafeJune 1, 2015 4:30 PM- 6:30PMWhere: Rifrullo Cafe, 147 Cypress Street, Brookline MA 02445                           Register by Sunday, May 31st- Space is limited                                                                          ...
Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza is a 31 story condominium high-rise built in 2006 in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago. Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza is located 3 blocks west of Chi...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Arrowhead, Prospect Heights, Illinois - May 2015 About Arrowhead Arrowhead is a subdivision of single family homes located in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Arrowhead is west of Schoenbeck and south of Palatine Road. Average taxes in Arrowhead $11,105 Average association fees in Arrowhead $0 Averag...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sam Rotolo Middle School of Batavia, Batavia, IL - May 2015 About Sam Rotolo Middle School of Batavia Sam Rotolo Middle School of Batavia is a 6-8 school in District 101, and is located at 1501 S Raddant Rd in Batavia, IL. It services homes in Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, and North Aurora. Single-Fa...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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                                    The Millenials, The Late Boomer, and the greatest generationIn a few years the millennials will have the biggest purchasing power, even bigger than the baby-boomers. They are a very interesting generation. Thoughts vary on when these “people” were born but most...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Resthaven, Antioch, Illinois - May 2015 About Resthaven Resthaven is a single family home subdivision. Resthaven is located in Antioch, Illinois east of Grass Lake Road and north of Hermann Avenue. Average taxes in Resthaven $4,874 Average association fees in Resthaven $65 ($65 - $65) Average ho...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sable Ridge, Joliet, Illinois - May 2015 About Sable Ridge Sable Ridge is a single family and town home community built by Centex. Sable Ridge features town houses with floor plans ranging from 1,505 to 1,619 square feet of living space. The single family homes feature floor plans ranging from 1...