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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  171 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $160,000 MLS #PM-14325     More info about this Pocono home Contemporary style well cared for home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, one bedroom on the main floor with a window seat, large loft, 2 full bath...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Buying or Selling Real Estate; You Can’t Afford to Mess Up!     When it comes to buying or selling real estate, the last thing you can afford is making a mistake. Searching for listings, I remember sifting through “thick books” in order to find the perfect home for clients. Back then, the only ...
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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Why Do Websites Show Me Homes I Can't Buy? You're cruising the Wild Wild Internet looking for homes to buy and you keep finding a trend.  There's a home for sale, but it's not REALLY for sale!  Or it is kind of for sale.  Or it's already under contract.  Frustrating isn't it?  And the answer to W...
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 Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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139 Safro Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $159,500 MLS #PM-16233     Click here to learn more about this Pocono home Contemporary style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features modern updated spacious kitchen with pantry, open floor plan, central controls for lighti...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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We all recognize that there are some amazing opportunities available when buying bank owned homes because when you find the right home you can build instant equity especially in the current home market.  The Sam Miller Team is well aware of this fact and we have been working closely with banks, m...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Is it just my imagination, or do prospective buyers pay more attention to fireplaces during the holiday season?   I'm always pleased when a potential buyer begins to imagine her family and friends in various rooms of the houses we are touring. When holidays, and cooler weather, are on the horizo...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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Home sales in Knox County Ohio are more active today than anytime since 2006!  One of the brightest segments of the Knox County Ohio housing market is country homes and homes with acreage and or larger lots.  If you are in the market for a country home with a little extra land or a Knox County O...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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The Apple Valley Lake is a private lake community in Central Ohio that is built to take advantage of the lake lifestyle.  Apple Valley is a 3,770 acre planned unit development with a 511 acre lake that features over 9 miles of shoreline with 3 sand beaches and a marina.  Apple Valley is a popular...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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The Sam Miller Team of REMAX Stars Realty offers an easy way to search for homes in Knox County Ohio without ever leaving your home.  Our system utilizes an interface that works with the Knox County Board of Realtors MLS system.  This is very beneficial to you because the moment a new real estate...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you g...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Condominium and PUD Ownership Builders, in an effort to combat the dual problem of an increasing population and a declining availability of prime land, are increasingly turning to common interest developments (CIDs) as a means to maximize land use and offer homebuyers convenient, affordable housi...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you get...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Clintonville investors now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By DJ Morris
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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Characterized by its lovely tree-lined sidewalks; the family-friendly neighborhood of Egret Cove consists of 55 home with various floor plans and sizes. Residents here enjoy proximity to the Florida Turnpike and I-95, parks, beaches, restaurants, shops and much more.
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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University District home buyers now can access the entire inventory of University District homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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University District investors now can access the entire inventory of University District investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by cl...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
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It’s time to recap East Cobb 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. In November, East Cobb short sales activity was: 5 active homes 7 pending homes 0...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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So Your Buyers are Unwilling to Negotiate? The other day I shared a post about a listing agent who was waiting 30 hours to receive an additional offer. We submitted our offer on Sunday evening. It was set to expire at 5 p.m. on Monday evening. At 4:55, I sent a text asking the listing agent if th...