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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with excellent curb appeal on a corner lot. The family room features stained flooring, recessed lighting, crown molding, surround sound speakers, numerous windows for natural light, a wood burning fireplace with an insert for maximum heat warmth, and cu...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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 249 ELK RUN Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $87,000 MLS #PM-23659 Click here for more on this Locust Lake Village home ----->Make sure you check out the drone video of this well cared-for, clean, and tastefully decorated Ranch home in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 1...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a spacious corner lot with excellent curb appeal. The kitchen and dining area features brick paver flooring, white appliances and an abundance of cabinets The living room has laminate flooring and a corner wood burning fireplace. The master bedroom has...
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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                 Ocean Access; Deep Water; No Fixed Bridges;                           Boat Lift; Secluded area of Port St Lucie. Live here on over an acre and oh so close to Floridas favorite areas of beaches, oceans, golfing, and so much more.                  12136 Riverbend Trace, Port Saint...
How to Win a Bidding War on Your Next Minnesota Home This SummerThe Minneapolis housing market is heating up for the summer. Pending sales this spring were the highest since 2005. Buyers this summer will likely face some stiff competition. Being involved in a bidding war can be stressful, so reli...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract in Four Winds At Oakton in Oakton, Va 221243178 Summit Sq Drive #3-C12 Oakton, Va 22124This one bedroom, one bath condo is now under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. The condo is filled with natural light and features granite countertops, an in ...
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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            $19,900 Lot to Build Your Custom Dream Home in Tesoro Club.              133 SE Tramonto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL   Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price Build you dream home today!!! Prime location, deep lot. This ...
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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                         WOW! $27,500 for a Vacant Lot in Tesoro Golf and Tennis          Club to Build Your Dream Home in Florida Paradise?                      115 SE San Alicante, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for cur...
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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 Would you spend $80,000,000 for a piece of land?You would if you could built a luxury high-rise being built in Pelican Bay Naples Florida.This particular strip of land is one of only two remaining vacant lots on the Gulf of Mexico in the ultra prestigious Pelican Bay.Mystique 22 stories high87 v...
By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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The white sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico are just steps away from the 58-unit condo complex at Aquarius Club. Conveniently located on the south end of Longboat Key, residents are within minutes of Saint Armands Circle's shops, restaurants and spas. Downtown Sarasota's fabulous cultural attrac...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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LAKE ARROWHEAD CUSTOM  BLT LODGE HOME! NO EXPENSE SPARED ON THIS 2,700+ SQ FT HOME.   LEVEL 1/2 ACRE PARCEL/S &, LEVEL ENTRY. SOURING CEILINGS THROUGHOUT. GOURMET KITCHEN W/TRAVERTINE FLOORING & COUNTER TOPS. DOUBLE STAINLESS STEEL OVENS FOR BIG GATHERINGS.  FLOOR TO CEILING. STONE FIREPLACE IN L...
By Barrett Henry, BARRETT HENRY TEAM The BEST real estate experience
(Century 21 Acclaim Realty)
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 Plant City Florida Real Estate Market Stats Homes on the market in Plant City, FL2875 HAMMOCK DRIVE, PLANT CITY, FL 33566-6753 3048 SUTTON WOODS DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566-9606 1602 DEER HERD AVENUE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33565-2429  2602 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566 P...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 600 SF, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condominium at Overlook in Campton, New Hampshire. This 1st floor unit features; fireplace, Rinnai heat, patio and underground utilities. Overlook amenities include; outdoor pool, tennis court, trash pick up, landscaping and snow removal. Note; some furnishings will...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Buying a Home in a Choice Location  Ask any homeowner, buying a home is a big deal. And most homeowners will tell you before you set down roots and buy a home. Not only do you want to get a great deal, but also you want to buy in a choice neighborhood, too. When you buy a home, not only should y...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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SOLD!  BERMUDA CLUB POOL HOME VERO BEACH ISLANDBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach      SOLD!  BERMUDA CLUB POOL HOME VERO BEACH FLWe closed today on this tropical British West Indies style pool home in the gated island community of the BERMUDA CLUB.   This was a quality bu...
By Amber Castonguay, Servicing: Waukesha, Jefferson, Dodge County WI
(Re/Max Realty Center)
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$119,000, 4Bd/2Ba Multi-Family, 2120 sqft.    Amber Castonguay, 920.988.0048 | Re/Max Realty Center | 920-988-0048AmberCastonguay@gmail.com | 401 S 7th St, Watertown, WI 53094 Investor Alert! 4Bd/2Ba Multi-Family   $119,000 Sq Footage 2120 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Floors 2 Parking...
By Eleanor Thorne, Cary Mortgage Loans 919-649-5057
(Steve Thorne NC Mortgage Experts)
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Since the Great Recession, we’re talking to people with more than $70,000 in Student Loan Debt several times a week.  For the most part, these are NOT lawyers or doctors, or folks who are otherwise being paid in excess of $70,000 a year.  No, these are folks who have this student loan debt in a d...
By Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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The link below shows 10 properties for sale, and two recent sold properties in the historic subdivision of Colonia Solana, located adjacent to Randolph and Reid Park(s) in Central Tucson ( Zip Code 85716). Established in 1928 with no CC&Rs and known as Tucson's first suburban subdivision, Colonia...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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170 Marthas Lane Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $162,500 MLS #PM-23707 Discover lots of light, with floor to ceiling windows, and make sure you check out the drone video with this modern Chalet located in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Situated on just shy of half an acre, this 3 bedroom, 1.5...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
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Welcome to your own private resort complete with electric heated pool costing only $200 per month to heat! This magnificent home has it all, entertainers backyard that is one of a kind complete with Superstition Mountain views, pool and spa, large covered patio with built in BBQ area and darling ...