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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Do You Know Your Open House Miranda Rights? That house you've been watching is holding an Open House this weekend.  But before you gas up the car and head over to scope out the home, there are a couple of things you need to consider. Who Does The Open House agent work for? A)  The Seller B)  The ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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For anyone who has looked into to buying a Henry County home several times—but kept getting discouraged every time because of a negative credit report—read on! You probably already know that you are not alone—but so what?—it’s small consolation, especially when you consider how much financial gro...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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This is a typical December day along Lake Tarpon in Tarpon Springs Florida. As a matter of fact, we both got a bit of a sunburn yesterday because I did not think to bring along the sunscreen - something you always need down here in the Sunshine State. While Ronnie did troll for bass a bit yesterd...
By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Steps to Buying a Connecticut Home. Find the right Realtor® for you. The most important step in buying a home is deciding who to hire as your Realtor®. Not all licensed real estate agents are Realtors®. A Realtor® is a member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) who subscribes to a stri...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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     A dozen years ago when my father was critically ill, we had the good fortune to have Lee Jeske, RN Superior Quality in charge of my Dad's care.  Caring is the least we can say about Lee and after being our mailing list for a number of years, she called to ask us to sell her house and find h...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
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We are nearing the end of yet another year. 2015 is coming. So what are your real estate goals for next year? Are you thinking of buying a home in Los Angeles? Are you thinking of selling your Los Angeles home? If you find some spare time during the busy holiday season it would be a good time to ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Will it take a gift from Santa to get an offer accepted these days. With more offers being presented on new listings, Buyer are looking for an advantage to get their offer accepted. It does not have to be a SECRET and you do not have to wait for Santa, as i list them right here, right now. If you...
By Bert Spangenthal, I am never to busy for your referrals!
(Key Realty)
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Good morning Sylvania!  Are you a potential buyer wanting to move to Sylvania Ohio and heard that in this area it is customary that the seller stays in their house for 30 days rent free prior to the new owner moving in?  That is correct.  It is the custom.  However, your moving to the area, and y...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale in Brunswick MD, It's A Place For The Little Ones.  Brunswick children on a tour of the Brunswick City Hall.                        Examples of homes for sale in Brunswick.  Call Lenn for a tour, 800-711-7988. $369,990 1156 DARGON QUARRY LN 4 Bedrooms 2 full 1 half Baths MLS# FR830...
By Mark Arlow Home Selling Team Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Pooler and Savannah Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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This immaculate 5000 Square foot home, overlooking the golf course and lake is now reduced to just $1.3 Million. Click here for more information. Newly renovated this home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a separate carrage house with a cypress panneled office and 2 car garage. The home is...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Homes For Sale in Aurora CO Over $500,000 December 2014   Thinking about buying a home in Aurora Colorado?  Currently, there are 68 homes for sale in Aurora CO priced over $500,000.    Average Square Feet:    3,225 Average Days on Market:                194 Average Year of Construction:   2008   ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Villa Market Trends for November 2014 Lake Villa home sales for the month of November rose in volume by 5.9% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 1.4% from $139,000 to $141,000. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 21.4%, while the median sale price dec...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lindenhurst Market Trends for November 2014 Lindenhurst home sales for the month of November rose in volume by 12.5% when compared to last year, while the median sale price decreased by 5.7% from $153,750 to $145,000. The number of Single Family homes sales stayed the same, while the median sale...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Search other homes in Harrisburg Listing Details:234 Saddle Ridge Drive, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10262779Bedrooms: 3Baths: 2 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 1,604    End Unit, Brick Front, wooded backdrop – lots to love about this one owner condo! New HVAC in 2014! 1 car garage, updated lighting. Neutral ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Batavia Market Trends for November 2014 Batavia home sales for the month of November rose in volume by 24% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 6.3% from $222,500 to $236,500. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 42.1%, while the median sale price rose by 1%...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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 Carlyle Towers is highrise condominium located at 2151 Jamieson Ave Alexandria VA 22314. Carlyle Towers has a walk score of 80 and is in Carlyle District which is at the crux between Old Town and Eisenhower.   Carlyle Towers is just 7 minute walk North towards the King St. Metro; King St. has p...
By Carrie Courtney, Changing Latitudes Real Estate & Property Mgmt
(Changing Latitudes Real Estate)
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     Solivita:   Solivita is a celebrated and admired 55+ community in Kissimmee, Florida. Each of their 4,200 acres and 150,000 sq. ft. of stellar amenities was imagined and executed solely with you in mind. The homes and lifestyle of Solivita are Why Where to Retire magazine ranks Solivita one...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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St. George UT – Kachina Springs Real Estate Southern Utah’s Kachina Springs in St. George, UT is one of the most exciting parts of Entrada at Snow Canyon. With over 900 acres, this master planned community was designed to fulfill the wants and needs of home buyers who desire the style of the ren...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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22030 zip code in Fairfax is an easy commute to employment centers. The homes below are in a community known as Fairfax Villa. Yes, there are some moderately priced single family homes for sale in Fairfax County in close to D.C. location. Built is the 1960s, most homes were of the Split Foyer sty...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
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Bella Lago Homes For Sale In Flower Mound Texas Street View - homes for sale in Bella Lago, Flower Mound, Tx 75022   Access all MLS homes for sale in Bella Lago.   Hunting for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throug...