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 Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
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Under Contract!     Great Open Floor Plan! Perfect for entertaining. The living room has tall 10 ft ceilings. The kitchen is modern and spacious with dark custom cabinets, and an island. The large master bathroom has two sinks and two closets. The whole house is painted in neutral colors. You wil...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 66
You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 78
Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
But where do I park my car in the Museum or Fan Districts?   It's a valid question and one that this REALTOR® is asked nearly every day.  Or better yet, does this house have off-street parking or a garage?   So here are a few parking considerations when buying a home in the Museum or Fan District...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Move in ready! This home is located conveniently to shopping and schools. Yet, tucked away in a cul-de-sac street, this home is waiting for you! OverviewMapsPhotos $161,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,796 sqft Location 2708 Darwin CtOrange Park, FL 32065USA ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Browse, Search, Homes for Sale in Tradition at Port St Lucie FL 34987   Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987. Below you can find HOMES FOR SALE in all Tradition Communites, as well as New Home Construction just completed, and you can find infor...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 95
After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Custom build your new home in picturesque Watchung in Somerset County, NJ. Take advantage of top rated school system, secluded and scenic setting, beautiful parks and convenient location close to main highways.   105 Washington Rock Road   Watchung, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colon...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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  Edward & Celia Maddox Expertise Specialties Buyers Residential Short Sales REO/Bank Owned Military Relocation Sellers Seniors New Construction Vacation/Resort Properties Certifications We specialize and market in the Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Florence, Casa Grande, Coolidge and Maricopa are...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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2928 Rio Grande – Off MLS Property for Sale! Off Market Property for sale in Antioch California. 2928 Carmona Way Antioch CA. This 1573 SF, Single Story, Four Bedroom and Two Bathroom Home features granite counter tops, hardwood floors, fireplace and other upgrades. RV or Boat Parking. The Proper...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
This is the time to start looking for your next Dream Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new home! There are 200 available Homes For Sale!If you love the San Diego coast, then La Jolla could be where you will find your next Dream Home.Located along the western edge of north coastal region ...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Overland Park Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   The Mowery Group Keller Williams 913-269-0479 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Information valid for the date of this posting only. P...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Haven't You Always Wanted to Live on the Water? Now you can at The Riverfront at Harbour View. Discover spectacular sunset views across the Nansemond River, with  breathtaking, long distant views across the James River. This Craftsman style home by Sasser Construction is proposed for Lot 117 on R...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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The House with the Red Kitchen - "La Cuisine Rouge" Ponce Inlet, Florida By Joyce Marsh Homes and Lifestyles The owner thoughtfully designed each and every element of this super chic modern home, but the European Red Designer Kitchen with glistening stainless steel countertops, and high-end appli...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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Open House: February 01, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Overland Park Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   The Mowery Group Keller Williams 913-269-0479 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Inform...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Located at the end of a sweeping private drive is this custom built tudor style home for sale in Warren Township features enormous appeal and is situated on a private professionally landscaped 1.5 acre lot. This home has been attentively maintained and beautifully updated: Main Bath 2012, Powder ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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316 Chestnut Rd Blakeslee, PA 18610 $329,000 MLS #PM-19956   More on this Old Farm Estate home Custom-built Contemporary Colonial home in a private setting located in Old Farm Estates. This clean, updated, like new home features central air, hardwood and tile floors, formal dining room, spacious...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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     New Construction Homes in Orlando, Florida   New Construction Homes in Orlando Florida is more affordable than you may think, you can find the most comprehensive directory of new construction homes in Orlando, Florida and with a large verity of homes to choose from, you'll be sure to find on...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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Located between Rt. 34 and Wolf Rd., Churchill Club was one of Oswego, IL's favorite new construction site during the heady days of real estate growth in Kendall County back  in 2004 to 2012 which was built by K. Hovnanian Homes.   The clubhouse features a fitness center, game room, business cent...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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If you're buying a home, maybe you've been wondering where you could find information on the most recent listings in the market. Don't worry because we got you covered! Below you will find information on just listed houses in Mansfield TX for sale. For more information, call the Marla Yost Team a...