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 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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Why not buy NEW HOMES when construction prices are now competitive against existing home? The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie are proud to announce our new affiliation to represent the comeback of New Home Construction Builder of Fine Custom Homes in the Torino ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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Massapequa,NY Home For Sale Open House Saturday  2/28/15 -  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM View this home in detail  This home is in  School District  23 We invite you to visit www.longislandrealestatesearch.com to view this Short Sale Home In Detail View Similar Massapequa Homes Currently Available For Sal...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale on Balboa Peninsula  Balboa Peninsula is a very desirable area of Newport Beach, there are bay front homes and condos as well as single family homes. There are many opportunities to reside on the Peninsula in Newport Beach. One of the benefits is...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  We were referred to a buyer and met with them....pre approval in hand...we discussed the wisdom of Buyer agency and what that brought to the transaction. The buyers signed the contract and we began their search for homes in the area and price range with features they desired.      One house wa...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Retirement Home in Goodyear Arizona*   Arizona TW Lewis Office Pool Home for Sale in Palm Valley, Goodyear!  This home is fantastic! See for yourself... Call today for an appointment Now!   $445,000                 MLS 5225719                  Year Built 2005                        Beds 4/3 Bath...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 9, Gilroy, CA (95020).... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   3 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 23 Single family homes currently listed as short sale...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Mill Ridge  is located in Warwick township, in Central Bucks school district. I looked up the mls for homes for sale just now. There are 5 townhomes for sale. The lowest price is $194,900 for a 2 bedroom , 1.5 baths townhouse. The highest price is $254,900 for a 3 bedroom end unit with a  basemen...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Goodyear Arizona Retirement Homes*   Spacious Retirement Home for Sale in Montevista in Palm Valley, Goodyear AZ! *Home back to greenbelt so no Neighbor Behind*   Walking distance to park with play area and volley ball courts! Don't Be Late with this ONE! Visit Now!   $175,900 Year Built 1994   ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Goodyear Arizona Retirement Homes*   Arizona Golf Course 4Bedrooms 2Bathrooms Office Home for Sale in Palm Valley ! This beautiful home is a Five Star!! There is 18'' Diagonal laid Tile in all the walkways, and plush carpeting in all the bedrooms, family room, and living room. The kitchen is a c...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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If your goal is to purchase a home, you may find that it’s challenging to save up enough money for your down payment. While this is something that many first time home buyers struggle with, it is by no means insurmountable. By making a few simple changes you will be able to accumulate the funds y...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Summerset, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - February 2015 About Summerset Summerset is a townhome community built in the mid 1980's. Summerset is located in Buffalo Grove on Weiland north of Lake Cook Road. Average taxes in Summerset $5,842 Average association fees in Summerset $0 Average home size in ...
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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Just Listed Below Market in Windermere Clarksville TN  If you are looking for an acre plus lot and plenty of finished square feet in an highly requested neighborhood then this is it. It isn't often you can find over 3,000 sq. ft. in a neighborhood like Windermere priced tens of thousands below th...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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For the entire month of February 2015, my twin sister Patty Blackwelder the Exclusive Buyers Agent for the Twins Selling Real Estate has been house hunting with a first time buyer who was searching for a home under four hundred thousand dollars. When he first started with her, he had his heart se...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Briargate, St. Charles, Illinois - February 2015 About Briargate Briargate is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1970's. Briargate is located in St. Charles, Illinois on Burlington west of Route 64. Average taxes in Briargate $4,396 Average association fees in Briargate $0 Averag...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Valley Estates, Spring Grove, Illinois - February 2015 About Oak Valley Estates Oak Valley Estates is a single family neighborhood located in Spring Grove,Illinois. Oak Valley Estates is on Monterra Drive and Woodview Drive, West of Winn Road. Average taxes in Oak Valley Estates $6,453 Avera...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie Creek, St. Charles, Illinois - February 2015 About Prairie Creek Prairie Creek is a single family home subdivision built from the early to mid 1990's. Prairie Creek is located in St. Charles, Illinois east of Route 47 and north of Empire Road. Average taxes in Prairie Creek $12,086 Avera...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Autumn Fields, Plainfield, Illinois - February 2015 About Autumn Fields Autumn Fields is a single family neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Lennar Homes. Autumn Fields is located on Caton Farm Road, just west of County Line Road in Plainfield, Illinois. Average taxes in Autumn Fields $6,1...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Stover Mill at Warwick is located in Warwick township, in  Central Bucks school district. I looked up the mls for homes for sale just now. There are 5 townhomes for sale. The lowest price is $159,900 for a 2 bedroom townhouse. The highest price is $229,900 for a 3 bedroom end unit with  a finishe...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
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It’s time to recap Cobb county short sales for January 2015 and its 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 was extended at the last minute for 2014...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Just Listed!  67730 Paletero Avenue, Cathedral City, CA 92234     Fantastic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with views of San Jacinto Mountains and the Tram area.  Home has been totally updated throughout including Dual-pane windows throughout, new slider to huge covered patio (with misters!), tile flo...