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 like most people then Everyone likes a Model (Home that is).  this fine home was one of the model homes in the prestigious 55+ Community called #Heritage Hills in #clermontFlorida.  You will love the location on this "Hamilton" model in Heritage Hills! Just a short walk away from the r...
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 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 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 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 Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 2
  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 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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The Vistas is a village in the popular Summerlin master plan in Las Vegas. Located west of the 215 Beltway and north of Charleston Boulevard, The Vistas has open and gated neighborhoods with homes from 1,400 to over 4,000 square feet priced from the mid-200's to over $900,000.See all homes for sa...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Townhouse, Town home, Condos For Sale Oak Creek Neighborhood, ChamplinPost courtesy of Heidi Herda Real Estate ~ Your Champlin Realtor & Resident! 612-807-4858See all Townhouse, Town home, Condos For Sale Oak Creek Neighborhood, ChamplinAre you looking to Sell an Oak Creek Townhouse, Town home, C...
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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Is it a smart idea or the dumbest thing you ever heard of? With a low amount of listings for sale and an increase in buyers looking to purchase, buyers are looking for an advantage by waiving the home inspection clause. Should you purchase a home with out an inspection? Probably not. Then again B...
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 Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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Are you interested in buying a home in the Williamsburg Virginia area?   If you are in the market to buy a home in the Williamsburg, Virginia area, let Sybil Campbell be your home compass. Sybil has recently moved back to the Williamsburg area. She is available to help all Williamsburg area buyer...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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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 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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Snazzy Oceanside Charmer Newly Listed Oceanside, NY - RE/MAX Wittney Estates Don't miss the first showing of this "Snazzy Oceanside Charmer" in detail. OPEN HOUSE 5/31/15 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM View Oceanside Homes In This Price Range Currently Available For Sale   View 20 More Photos Of This Ocean...
By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Gary Frimann and Eagle Ridge Realty will be holding an Open House at 2480 Club Drive in Gilroy, CA in the wonderful Eagle Ridge Golf Community.  This home is a Shapell home located on the 4th fairway with great views of the golf course and surrounding hills.  The open house will be held from 1-4 ...
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...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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