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 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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When we're not busy with real estate we like to flower garden.  We have some large beds with a variety of perennials.  Small, large, a host of colors and styles and we enjoy the beauty of the blooms.  We pick flowers to be good for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and considering whe...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Sell or Buy
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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What town is near Scottsdale, Arizona but with more "Western charm"? That would be Cave Creek, Arizona. A town with, yes an old west charm, great downtown with frontier town and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Cave Creek .                                                     Cave C...

By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Large renovated & updated 3/5 bedroom, 3 bath custom home on cul-de-sac that lives like a 5 bedroom house. Main floor: entry hallway w. coat closet, 2 bedrooms w. new hall bath, master suite w. new bath, great room w. new kitchen & dining areas, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tiled...

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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1821 MOORINGLINE ROAD, VERO BEACH FLORIDA, PENTHOUSE IN THE MOORINGS    

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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3905 Elderberry Circle, Corona, CA Price Reduced Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Follow This Home! Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: The Richard Daskam Team Brok...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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St George Utah Great Deal Alert: Home Priced Below $100 a Square Foot! | Now Only $437,400      Stone, brick and stucco exterior with decorative wrought iron and brick pillars add to the curb appeal of this home. Spacious interior boasting plantation shutters throughout, natural design details a...

By RUBEN MENDOZA, I am committed providing professional service
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices)
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7340 CERRITOS #1, STANTON, CA. 90680OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 1PM TO 6PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Obtenga el VALOR de su casa en Linea HOY Search for All Homes for sale What is Your Home Worth NOW? Downey First time Home Buyer Assis...

By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Pearland)
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Move in Ready, Peaceful Neighbor, Shadow Creek Ranch, Amazing Floor Plan, 1 story Perry Home, No Windstorm Insurance required!This 1 story Perry Home located in Shadow Creek Ranch is a MUST SEE! Plenty of space and storage. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2,984 st. ft. and a 2 car atta...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
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I wanted to feature our Maui vacation rental in Haiku Maui.  We been in operation for a year and half after getting our license from the County of Maui.  It was a long process, getting special use permits from the county.  Then there was all the remodel work that my wife Ivy and I put into our 2 ...

By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Real Estate | RSVP Real Estate)
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   Interested in owning a home in Bellevue, WA? For the latest inside information on what is available contact Marie Haydock at Evergreen Global Real Estate, today.  Nobody is more in the know about the Bellevue real estate market! Bellevue Condos for SaleThere is no freedom like that of owning y...

By Stefanie Cohen, PA, ABR, SFR, "I Love to Sell Real Estate and it Shows"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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ENTERTAINERS DREAM HOME - NO HOA - POOL - TIKI HUT BAR - DAVIE, FL6101 SW 51st Court Davie, FL - List Price $749,9004 Bedroom 3.5 Bath / 2 car garage / Enormous Front Circular Drive / Accordion Hurricane Shutters     One of a kind Entertainers Dream! Tropical Oasis designed for the outdoor Florid...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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June is typically the hottest mont with the most demand for Oklahoma City property rentals. Every market has some seasonality to it and in Oklahoma City we are a very school driven market when it comes to single family homes. School is out in May and it typically starts up again in the middle of ...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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Credit restrictions have continued to ease up and the 20% down minimum down payment for Fannie Mae investor loans has now been changed to where you can buy an Oklahoma City investment property for 15% down with mortgage insurance added. The good news is that you can go up to the 10 mortgage Fanni...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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A Refreshing Drink in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ Do You Need A Buyers Agent to find Mesa AZ homes? For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch  Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch For over 30 years, Red Moun...

By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, PWAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Virginia Homebuyer Receives $3,212.50 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your next home in Virginia. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate check to Mrs. Hunter. This homebuyer took advantage of the Equity First Realty New Construction Cash...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
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How do Shared Wells Work?   In Arizona that's a good question!   The following may not represent the conditions of every Shared Well in Arizona and should be considered as a guideline in nature.  A Shared Well is typically shared between adjacent homeowners who each use a portion of the water.  W...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Westfield Elementary School, Glen Ellyn, IL - June 2017 About Westfield Elementary School Westfield Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 89, and is located at 2S125 Mayfield Lane in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Glen Ellyn and Lombard. Average taxes $9,422 Average association fee...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn, IL - June 2017 About Glen Crest Middle School Glen Crest Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 89, and is located at 725 Sheehan Avenue in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, and Wheaton. Average taxes $7,744 Average association fee...

By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Serving Greater Boston)
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73 Butterworth Road Attleboro MA 02703 Sold by Keller Williams Realty Overview Maps Photos $349,900 Single Family Homes in Attleboro MA Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,859 sqftLot: 24,356 sqftYear Built: 1972MLS #: 72165321 Location 73 Butterworth RoadAtt...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edison Middle School, Wheaton, IL - June 2017 About Edison Middle School Edison Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 200, and is located at 1125 S Wheaton Avenue in Wheaton, IL. It services homes in Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, and Wheaton. Average taxes $9,846 Average association fees $...