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 Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
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Louisville KY has many historic neighborhoods such as Highlands, Original Highlands, Germantown, Butchertown, Clifton, Crescent Hill and more. Within and underneath beautiful historic homes are plumbing materials that simply do not stand the test of time.             Brass, galvanized steel, copp...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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      It was 14 years ago that we moved to Naples from the Midwest.  Our very first Christmas without family and friends.  A rude awakening?  Somewhat……     Christmas Eve was a quiet dinner at home.  Bring out the fineries just like previous years but on a smaller scale.   Christmas morning we he...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Pending Sale in Bonaire Georgia in Southfield Plantation Subdivision The fact is you have to be quick on your feet in the Bonaire GA real estate market or the home you really want will be contracted when you finally decide to make a move. Such is the case here as my buyers did everything in their...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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98 Minisink Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $149,500 MLS #PM-18463     More on this Arrowhead Lake Chalet Move right in to this 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom Mountain Chalet in desirable Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features unique tongue and groove wood ceiling, knotty pine walls, sunken li...
By Un-Real Estate Blog, The Real Estate Blog
(Residential Home Funding Corp)
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679 BLOOMFIELD AVE NUTLEY NJ - Home Sweet Home! If you're looking for a really well priced, attractive Colonial Home For Sale in Nutley NJ you have to check out 679 Bloomfield Ave - perhaps Nutley New Jersey's Best Value.  Nutley NJ is a great "small town" with a nice looking downtown, great scho...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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    $675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank ! Available January 25, 2014. 2014 Early Bird Special! 48 Hour Special. Take $200 off ALL Monthly rents Discounted Rent for ALL 24 Months** PLUS: One Month Fre,e Rent and Utilities with Rental or Rent to Own!707 Alston StreetThis is By Far the...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Newport Beach Homes for Sale The weather is about 70 degrees and the skies are bright blue. I took my dog for walk this morning on the beach, and there were quite a few surfers out. The wind was minimal and and it was a beautiful morning to enjoy the beach. Also, the tide has been quite high, and...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Many Home Buyers think that skipping hiring a Buyer Agent or hiring a Discount buyer Agent will save them them money. There is many MYTHS being posted online where Buyers share ideas to save the most money and take the best short cuts. I have a SECRET though, there are no short cuts when buying a...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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What is the mental image you see when you think of a log home?  Is it a small one room crudely constructed log cabin where the early pioneers and settlers lived in the open spaces?  I used to think of that TV show "Little House on the Prairie when I thought about log homes.  Not any more!! Log h...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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WestAdor Affordable Homes Cedaredge, CO December 2014 Sales and Listings This is a great community conveniently located to just about everything in Cedaredge. There's easy access off of Highway 65 to the subdivision. The area has very little traffic because there are no thru streets. The homes we...
By Brian and Yolanda Gallegos, Licensed Mortgage lender- HARP/FHA/VA AZ CA
(Amerifirst- for 1st Time buyers, move up buyers )
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Graham Montgomery, 602-616-7097, and Realty One Group are proud to present this pristine horse property with City and Mountain Views in Peoria, AZ.  Would you like to explore and walk this awesome one of a kind property first hand?  Then reach out to Graham today and arrange your very own showing...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Walden Elementary School, Deerfield, IL - December 2014 About Walden Elementary School Walden Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 109, and is located at 630 Essex Ct in Deerfield, IL. It services homes in Bannockburn and Deerfield. Single-FamilyHomes20 Condos &Townhomes0 Foreclosuresfo...
By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
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  Click on  the image below to watch the virtual tour!!!     Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA w/ Lovely Lake Views. Click  Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA to view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour!!! LAKEVIEWS. LOVELY ESTATE WILL CHARM YOU WITH TRADITIONAL CUSTOM OAK BUILT...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodland Park, Deerfield, Illinois - December 2014 About Woodland Park Woodland Park is a single family home neighborhood located in Deerfield,Illinois. Woodland Park is on Greenwood north of Waukegan. Average taxes in Woodland Park $8,951 Average association fees in Woodland Park $0 Average hom...
By Joyce Thomas, Anthem Merrill Ranch AZ Real Estate
(REMAX Home Expert Realty)
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6982 W HERITAGE Way Florence, AZ 85132 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Sun City Anthem Price : $270,000.00 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 2.00 Square Foot : 2,092 County : Pinal Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 2006 MLS Number : 5213449 click for more information and pictures Property Description Beau...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wilmot Elementary School, Deerfield, IL - December 2014 About Wilmot Elementary School Wilmot Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 109, and is located at 795 Wilmot Rd in Deerfield, IL. It services homes in Deerfield and Riverwoods. Single-FamilyHomes32 Condos &Townhomes0 Foreclosuresfo...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in West Chicago, Illinois - December 2014 West Chicago is a city in DuPage County, Illinois. The population was 27,086 at the 2010 census. West Chicago currently has 185 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $281,192 and 16 condos and town homes for sale rangin...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prestonfield, West Chicago, Illinois - December 2014 About Prestonfield Prestonfield is a single family home neighborhood built in 2004 by Concord Homes. Prestonfield features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,338 to 3,489 square feet of living space. Prestonfield is 10 minutes north of Inte...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Deerfield, Illinois - December 2014 Deerfield is a village in Lake County, Illinois. Deerfield is located approximately 25 miles north of Chicago, Illinois. Deerfield currently has 96 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $703,729 and 19 condos and town home...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Owen Elementary School, Naperville, IL - December 2014 About Owen Elementary School Owen Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 204, and is located at 1560 Westglen Dr in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Aurora and Naperville. Single-FamilyHomes14 Condos &Townhomes1 Foreclosuresfor Sa...