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 Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
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It is easy to lose money on Orlando New Construction.  Here are some grand ideas: Go alone. What do you need an agent for? Rely on yourself.  You don't need an expert opinion. Trust the builders sales person, they smile so nicely. Don't hire your own Buyer agent. You are smart enough. It's just t...
By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
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      110 Jefferson Ave, Lehigh Acres Florida.   For Sale!  3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1/2 acre, 3 Car Garage, Pool and so much more!  There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purcha...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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And we should all be thankful for that! As a home inspector one phrase I hear time and again is, houses were built better (insert an age, time frame). There certainly is no question that older houses still standing now, often have great details and character. These relics often have beautiful tri...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 11
 Just Sold – 3 Bedroom Pool Home In North Port FL   Want to sell your home quickly? Contact Kwee Huset 941-716-3090 of Kwee Huset Realty. She Just Sold - 3 Bedroom Pool Home in North Port FL. Located at 2845 Afar Avenue. 34286.       Just Sold - Property Information   This 3 bedroom pool home is ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
Hamilton, the Best Kept Secret in Real Estate in Loudoun County Va. Hamilton is a wonderful community in Loudoun County, just a couple of miles west of Leesburg.     Hamilton, Virginia Map    NEW HOMES AVAILABLE IN HAMILTON Average square fees of living space in new homes in Hamilton will be from...
By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
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                        110 Jefferson Ave, Lehigh Acres Florida.                  For Sale!   3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, 3 Car Garage, Pool, 1/2 Acre Lot, Lots of Upgrades                                                A few weeks ago the New York Times  reported on the financial reasons that the they f...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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January 2014 Bank Owned/Foreclosure Homes for Sale Delta, CO This information is for Delta and the surrounding rural area. It will cover all bank owned property listed in the local MLS in the 81416 zip code.  Overall compared to 2013, the number of foreclosures were down 50% countywide in 2014. W...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
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It’s time to recap Dunwoody short sales for November 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. It’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has been extended at the last minute for ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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  David Wagner has had an amazing January helping buyers find their dream homes- and the month is still not over yet! He just ratified 8513 Carlynn Drive, Bethesda, MD, making some very lucky buyers very very happy!  The home is a beautiful contemporary on over an acre of wooded land.  The walls ...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes (248)310-6239
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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Are you moving to Michigan in the near future?  Northville is one of our great cities.  Close to the highways,  excellent schools, very low crime rate, great demographics.  Northville real estate is highly desirable so you will find that homes are a little higher priced here.  Northville and Nort...
By Quinton Beckham, Quinton Beckham - Charlottesville
(Keller Williams - Charlottesville)
Comments 1
It's not just that Interest Rates are low. It's not just that home prices remain low. You can also reduce your taxes owning a home. For more information on Homeowner Tax Deductions, click here There are so many good reasons to move from renting to owning your home. Call me, email me or check out ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Danada Woods, Naperville, Illinois - January 2015 About Danada Woods Danada Woods is a townhome community built in the early 2000's. Danada Woods features town homes with floor plans ranging from 1,650 to more than 2,100 square feet of living space. Danada Woods is located in Naperville, Illinoi...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1200 N. Lake Shore, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - January 2015 About 1200 N. Lake Shore 1200 North Lake Shore is a condo building in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Average taxes in 1200 N. Lake Shore $4,716 Average association fees in 1200 N. Lake Shore $881 ($881 - $881) Average home size ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cedar Grove, Palatine, Illinois - January 2015 About Cedar Grove Cedar Grove is a single family home neighborhood located in Palatine, Illinois. Cedar Grove is on Jack Pine Court and the Aspen Grove Sign, off of Quentin Road. Average taxes in Cedar Grove $9,920 Average association fees in Cedar ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cambridge Chase, Aurora, Illinois - January 2015 About Cambridge Chase Cambridge Chase is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990's by Cambridge Homes. Cambridge Chase features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,571 to 2,204 square feet of living space. Cambridge Chase...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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New Home Farmington Style in Clarksville TN When a five bedroom home is what you need, all others pale. This is one of the best floor plans available and doesn't scrimp on room sizes trying to get you the 5 bedrooms you want and need. It is just about finished and a new buyer will love the detail...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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  Willow Glen, Palatine, Illinois - January 2015 About Willow Glen Willow Glen is a townhouse community built in the late 1990's by the Ben-Cor Group. Willow Glen features town homes with floor plans ranging from 2,566 to more than 2,759 square feet of living space. Willow Glen is on Glenview Cou...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Appaloosa West, Elburn, Illinois - January 2015 About Appaloosa West Appaloosa West is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1970's and 1980's. Appaloosa West is located Elburn south of Route 38 and west of La Fox Road. Average taxes in Appaloosa West $7,530 Average association fees ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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My husband keeps asking me how I am feeling after my arthroscopy surgery yesterday, and I wish he would just stop. This is what drugs do to you. They can make you highly irritable. Or, in my case, just the same as I always am. LOL. Actually, the recovery process and the surgery itself went well. ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 3
  1102 Arrowhead Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $132,000 MLS #PM-19805     Click here for more on this Ranch home The location is right for this Ranch style home in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. This lake view house features one floor living with a stone-surround pellet stove, a sunny Florida ...