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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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How easy or hard it is for Henry County home buyers to secure a mortgage with attractive terms is a key element in the local real estate picture. Henry County mortgage credit provides the oil that that keeps residential home sales moving smoothly; that, or it becomes a damper (or even something c...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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2909 Eastern Shore Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35763 Coming Soon Patio Home For SaleBe the first to view this home in Eastern Shore before it goes on the market. The home owner will allow showing, however is getting the house ready for photos and listing in the Multiple Listing Service. So call or ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Wooded Lots and a Creek...Northridge Subdivision Cedaredge May 2015This is update real estate information for Northridge Subdivision. Wooded lots and a creek are features of some of the properties in Northridge Subdivision. Real estate listing activity has picked up a bit in this area, but overal...
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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When buyer's agents call me to discuss submitting lowball offers for homes in East Sacramento, for example, they often point out facts to me as though I don't have eyeballs in my own head. They will make obvious pronouncements such as, "This home has been on the market for 30 days."  I carry just...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Market Square Lofts, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Market Square Lofts Market Square is a condo building in the Chicago Loop. Market Square is located south off Congress at 161 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in Market Square Lofts $4,444 Average association fees ...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 4
What is the value of signing a Buyer/Broker Representation Agreement?• It is an employment agreement to hire your Realtor®• You and your REALTOR® are committed to working with each other• It allows your REALTOR® to write offers, submit offers, and negotiate on your behalf• It allows your REALTOR®...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
Let me ask you a question - Coke or Pepsi? ( Just kidding.....)Here's an answer to an age-old question from potential buyers  (or renters?) - Rent or Own - in this re-blog from Patty Clark .   Live the Dream  Consumers are more easily living the American Dream of owning a home because of the incr...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 8
Warminster township is located in bucks county in Centennial school district.I looked up the mls just now for single homes in Warminster with a pool , a garage and basement . There are 8 homes for sale. the lowest price is $239,900 and highest price is 399,900. If you are looking to buy a home wi...
By Angela Clark, CRS, Realtor since 1997.
(Tony Clark Realtors, LLC)
Comments 1
Residential Home Available for Purchase 5320 Hwy 60 West, Owensboro, Kentucky Nestled on 1.91 acres. Brick ranch with full unfinished basement. 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 1 half baths. Formal Liv Rm. Fireplace in Fam Rm. One Family Owned. Quality built with Solid wood doors and moldin...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 3
Search other homes for sale in HarrisburgListing Details:2299 Forest Hills Drive, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10269900Bedrooms: 4Baths: 2 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 2,320This home is ready for you to enjoy! New Carpet throughout the home plus fresh paint and new rear Pella Doors & Front Windows! Pocket d...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Kingsley Elementary School, Downers Grove, IL - May 2015 About Kingsley Elementary School Kingsley Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 58, and is located at 6509 Powell St in Downers Grove, IL. It services homes in Downers Grove. Single-FamilyHomes16 Condos &Townhomes8 Foreclosuresfo...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hidden Lakes Estates, Woodstock, Illinois - May 2015 About Hidden Lakes Estates Hidden Lakes Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1970's. Hidden Lakes Estates is located in Woodstock, Illinois north of Nelson Road and west of Alden Road. Average taxes in Hidden Lakes Est...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Kingsley Elementary School, Evanston, IL - May 2015 About Kingsley Elementary School Kingsley Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 65, and is located at 2300 Green Bay Rd in Evanston, IL. It services homes in Evanston. Single-FamilyHomes11 Condos &Townhomes6 Foreclosuresfor Sale0 NewCon...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Copeland Manor Elementary School, Libertyville, IL - May 2015 About Copeland Manor Elementary School Copeland Manor Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 70, and is located at 801 7th Ave in Libertyville, IL. It services homes in Green Oaks and Libertyville. Single-FamilyHomes33 Condos &...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Greenbrier, Arlington Heights, Illinois - May 2015 About Greenbrier Greenbrier is a condo and single family home neighborhood in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Greenbrier is located on Kennicot off Palatine Road east of Route 53. Average taxes in Greenbrier $7,253 Average association fees in Green...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 4
People love to live in Warminster. Homes are affordable and taxes are low. There are many parks in Warminster. The township has many activities throughout the year.I looked up the mls just now for detached homes for sale.There are 15 single homes under $250,000  for sale in Warminster.The lowest ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
North Barrington Elementary School, Barrington, IL - May 2015 About North Barrington Elementary School North Barrington Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 220, and is located at 310 N IL Route 59 in Barrington, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Po...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Northbrook Pointe, Northbrook, Illinois - May 2015 About Northbrook Pointe Northbrook Pointe is a condo community built in 2004/2005 by Cambridge Homes. Northbrook Pointe features condos with floor plans ranging from 1,344 to 2,419 square feet of living space. Northbrook Pointe is located in Nor...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Peach Creek, Lisle, Illinois - May 2015 About Peach Creek Peach Creek is a subdivision of single family homes built in the early 2010's. Peach Creek is located in Lisle, Illinois south of Ogden Avenue and east of Naper Blvd. Peach Creek was built by Cambridge Homes and features homes with square...