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 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 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 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 Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Seals the Deals in Temecula Valley California
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
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Bear with me and come buy homes at Bear Creek! Click on Display, and then click on Split (map with details) for list of Bear Creek homes for sale. If still having trouble click on the re-center button.   
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 Mike Hendrickson, Fine Homes, Short sales, excellent client services
(Premier Agent Network)
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Paso Robles Real Estate For Sale Top Rated Seach Site 5 Star Paso Robles Real Estate For Sale Highest Rated  real estate search web site www.myslohomefinder.com  Want to find a home or investment property in San Luis Obispo or the rest of San Luis Obispo County? www.myslohomefinder.com       Go t...
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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wheatland South, Naperville, Illinois - December 2014 About Wheatland South Wheatland South is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1970's. Wheatland South is located in Naperville, Illinois on 103rd east of Route 59. Average taxes in Wheatland South $5,161 Average association fees...
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 Derek Worchel
(Keller Williams)
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How Bellingham WA Real Estate is the best place for a home sale! Everyone has their own opinion on Bellingham WA. I am a strong supporter for several reasons. First is the location. You are only an hour and half from Seattle and only 55 minutes to Vancouver BC. Both cities are amazing, and Bellin...
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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tamarack Fairways, Naperville, Illinois - December 2014 About Tamarack Fairways Tamarack Fairways is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1990's. Tamarack Fairways is located in Naperville, Illinois on 111th west of Route 59. Average taxes in Tamarack Fairways $13,312 Average associati...
By Mike Hendrickson, Fine Homes, Short sales, excellent client services
(Premier Agent Network)
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San Luis Obispo Real Estate For Sale List Homes for sale in San Luis Obispo Near Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Ca Real Estate For Sale   http://www.myslohomefinder.com/listings/areas/48910/pgn/3/propertytype/SINGLE/   Use our high rated internet search site to find your home.  You will see what a rea...
By Mike Hendrickson, Fine Homes, Short sales, excellent client services
(Premier Agent Network)
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Atascadero Real Estate for Sale Listings Homes For Sale In Atascadero 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Atascadero Homes For Sale Are you looking for a home in Atascadero home for sale Click on the link below to check out the homes available in Atascadero- http://www.myslohomefinder.com/listings/areas/30495/pgn/...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Testimonial - Sea Ranch in Boca Raton FL                                                                                                                                                                                              Last month, I had 24 hours to call "my own." So, I opted to get on ...
By Mike Hendrickson, Fine Homes, Short sales, excellent client services
(Premier Agent Network)
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Avila Beach Ca Ocean View Homes For Sale Top Ranked Search Site Avila Beach Ocean View Homes With 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths for Sale Click on link below to see all of the homes for sale in Avila Beach Ca-   http://www.myslohomefinder.com/listings/propertytype/SINGLE/areas/159719/   Use our high rated i...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tall Grass, Naperville, Illinois - December 2014 About Tall Grass Tall Grass is a single family and townhouse community built by Tower Homes. Tall Grass is located in Naperville, Illinois on 95 west of 59. Average taxes in Tall Grass $12,356 Average association fees in Tall Grass $511 ($172 - $6...