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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New Construction Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827What's the Neighborhood Like?Our new Orange County, FL new construction homes feature modern and transitional architectural styles. Laureate Park area of Lake Nona is a totally wired-in fiber opti...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Perry GA in Lake Forest Estates SubdivisionSorry buyers, you need to be quick in the Perry GA real estate market or the home you want will be long gone when you decide to make an offer. Such was the case here as my buyers quickly contracted the perfect home for their needs...the resu...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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When you are shopping for a house, not needing to dig so deep into the hard earned savings works best.Maine is a place where the real estate property listings are loaded with extra value. Because this New England state is the crown. A little ways up the pike. Almost in Canada. So everything costs...
By Richard Stewart, REO Realtor - RDCpro CDPE Member NRBA
(REO Specialists llc)
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19 Photos Status: FOR SALE Price: $56,800 Address: 38314 CR-352 Type: Residential Style: Single Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Suite: No Living Area: 1,500 square feet Year Built: 1942 More Details Virtual Tour View Rooms Request More Info | Email Listing Description 38314 CR 352 Decatur MI 4904...
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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East Side Costa Mesa Homes for SaleEast Side Costa Mesa is a highly sought after area of Costa Mesa. With close proximity to 17th Street and the Westcliff shopping center, it is a highly sought after area. East Side Costa Mesa features wide tree lined streets and some of the streets include Flowe...
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Citizens Ins. has record-low number of policies A move to lower the number of policies under Fla.-owned Citizens Ins. appears to be working – the number dropped below 600K for the first time since inception. Read more. Homes in Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 with buyer reb...
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, New-home sales surge in February Despite a harsh winter, U.S. home sales rose at their highest pace in seven years – 7.8%. Strength came from the South and, surprisingly, the Northeast. Read more. Homes in Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 with buyer rebates, 32563, 32566    ...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Evaluating Properties so Home Buyers Make Informed Decisions  Buyer's Edge is an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Company offering full representation to home buyers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. We bought our home with Buyer's Edge so we've lived the experience of being first time home buye...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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Some changes to your home are best left to professionalsWhen looking to purchase a home, part of the fun is imagining putting your personal touches on the house. Like changing out that hideous lime green carpet for a much nicer shade of fuschia. No question, home improvement is an extremely indiv...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Right now, some of the nicest condo options in Washington, DC are units in townhouses that are being converted into 2 to 4 unit condos.  Typically, a developer will start with a DC row house with two main living levels, plus attic and basement.  Then the space will be transformed into two 2-level...
By Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras, With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate
(SPINNAKER REALTY LLC)
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  This home for sale in the Whalehead Club was recently sold by Outer Banks real estate agent Holleay Parcker, Broker/Owner of Spinnaker Realty LLC.  Holleay’s buyers had been interested in Whalehead Club real estate for many months, and this home was the right fit for her buyers and their family...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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  The Friday Night Listing Report for South of Conant in Long Beach, CA is now out. This weekly report shares with interested home buyers and sellers as to what just came on the market. Preview photos and detailed information on each of the newly listed homes for sale. You also have access to a c...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Auburn Meadows, Lindenhurst, Illinois - April 2015 About Auburn Meadows Auburn Meadows is a single family neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990's by Brandess Home Builders. Auburn Meadows features 88 homes with floor plans ranging from 1,650 to 1,950 square feet of living space. Auburn Mead...
These are all 4 Bedrooms price from $200,000 to $250,000.Address                                                  sqft                     Price4216 S. Richfield St.                            2036                    $250,0002529 S. Fairplay Way                         2050                     $2...
By Cindy Hallas
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc. )
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8707 N 94TH Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345 8707 N 94TH AVE Peoria, AZ 85345 Home   Virtual Tour   Photo Gallery   Property Map   Financing   Request Showing   Contact Me   Alicia Morrison Desigated Broker 602-620-0288 Mobile: 602-620-0288: Website: Visit Website Price : $380,000.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathroo...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ.  165 Rock Road West   Green Brook, Somerset County, NJ $579,000 Style: Colonial Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.1 Acres: 0.94   Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-1358 ...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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The neighborhood of Selkirk Plantation is a paradise for homeowners who love being near water, nature, privacy. The large size Wadmalaw property is close to the amenities and comforts of the city. Truly an amazing place for your family.
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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What Are My Home Downsizing Options In Mason Ohio?The kids have left and they're off to be Bearcats, Buckeyes and Musketeers.  You've got a huge home and you don't walk in half the rooms for weeks at a time.  Frankly you just don't need all that space and lets not even get into mowing the grass a...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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 CO-OP MAINTENANCE FEES There are not many co-ops in the Washington DC area, although some of the older buildings like the Westchester and the Broadmoor are co-ops, and the Watergate buildings all are co-ops. The most recent co-op to be built in DC is the Capitol Hill Tower, a nine year old high ...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
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