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!

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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Richmond The Median Sale Price for homes in Richmond during September was $486,500 with the highest number of units sold in the $300,000-399,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search fo...

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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Spacious Colonial Home31 Boxwood Lane-New Milford,CT  06776 ' Newbrook Heights/Pumpkin Hill Neighborhood'Listed Price: $469,900MLS number: 170022134Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.5Square Footage:2698Call or Text Agent Jonathan Hall  with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 if you...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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I thought that Debbie Reynolds was right on the money with these questions.  Sometimes our buyers have seen so many homes that often time cross over into different communities that they may get very confused about what they should do. They may wait so long that they lose out on the home they real...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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The Feeling that Comes After a Contract is AcceptedIt doesn't happen every time after a contract is accepted but does happen every so often. The buyers seems so excited about the home they chose and were elated when the offer was accepted.Now a few days have passed and attitudes have changed. The...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
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Wailuku Maui Home Market ReportWaikuku Maui homes have been experiencing a very active market with pretty hot activity going on. Why are people so attracted to Wailuku area?  There are many benefits of living in Wailuku. For one, you are in Central Maui, close to shopping, theaters, and hospitals...

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 Homes and Real Estate, Houston's market proves resilient post-Harvey Hurricane Harvey's catastrophic flooding doesn't appear to deter housing demand. Redfin agents say 45 buyers are ready to purchase homes where the storm hit. Read more.   Gulf Breeze Florida - Things to Do & Attracti...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Berkeley The Median Sale Price for homes in Berkeley during August was $1,242,500 with the highest number of units sold in the $1,000,000 - $1,490,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to sea...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in San Leandro The Median Sale Price for homes in San Leandro during September was $668,000 with the highest number of units sold in the $600,000 - $699,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to ...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Alameda The Median Sale Price for homes in Alameda during September was  $1,095,000 with the highest number of units sold in the $1,000,000-1,490,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to sear...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Buckingham Springs is an active adult communty in Buckingham Township,  Bucks county. People love to live there because of the location and affordability. It is within minutes  of fine dining in New Hope and Doylestown and close to shopping at Penns Purchase outlet stores, Peddlers Village in Lah...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in El Cerrito  The Median Sale Price for homes in El Cerrito during September was  $860,000 with the highest number of units sold in the $1,000,000-1,490,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to...

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 Homes and Real Estate, Rebuilding: A long road for storm victims For anyone who needs to repair or rebuild a home or business, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma coincided with a national shortage of carpenters, electricians, drywall installers and other skilled workers. Many contractors alre...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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 Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Albany The Median Sale Price for homes in Albany during September was  $1,096,500 with the highest number of units sold in the $1m-1.49m price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your ...

By Matthew Klinowski, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
(Downing-Frye)
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SWFL Real Estate SalesOverall, there were 309 SWFL Real Estate Sales in Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs and Estero  from September 30th through October 7th.  Once again, Ft. Myers had the most real estate activity with 193 property sales.  And, Estero was a second with a total of 69 property sales.Addi...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Hayward The Median Sale Price for homes in Hayward during September was $690,000 with the highest number of units sold in the $600,000-$699,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Castro Valley The Median Sale Price for homes in Castro Valley during September was $887,500 with the highest number of units sold in the $800,000-$899,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready t...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Oakland The Median Sale Price for homes in Oakland during September was $687,500 with the highest number of units sold in the $1,000,000 - $1,490,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to sear...

By Dawn Barrier, eXp REALTY Agent/Owner 702.812.4550
(EXP REALTY)
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Las Vegas Home Buying Tips Las Vegas Home Buyer Tips: If you are considering buying a home in the Las Vegas area right now, My #1 Las Vegas Home Buyer Tip is always: Make sure you are PRE-APPROVED to purchase, this is always #1 regardless of when you want to buy a home. This means you get with a ...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
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 I was one of a small group of Realtors from the El Dorado County Association of Realtors that lead the crusade...and finally were successful in bringing Prop 90 to our fine County!  What a difference it is making for many Retirees...Housing prices are fabulous, and interest rates are too!  Call ...

By Dawn Barrier, eXp REALTY Agent/Owner 702.812.4550
(EXP REALTY)
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Las Vegas San Gennaro Festival Sept 13-17, 2017 BOOMING Southwest Las Vegas!!If your looking for a Feast and a Festival in Las Vegas here is one to check out. Food and Music too!This is going to be in the ” Hot” “Booming South West” part of Las Vegas! 215 and South Durango in front of Ikea.  Las ...