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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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When you decide that the time is approaching to put your home on the market, you probably take special interest in exploring the conditions that are likely to motivate families to buy your Henry County house. Most of the research on the subject indicates that it has at least as much to do with ho...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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This past Sunday, there was an article in our Sunday paper which was entitled "As closing costs drop, you'd better shop around." It was written by Bankrate.com, and it basically stated the cost a borrower needs in order to close has dropped by 7% in 2015 over 2014. When I read the title, I though...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Absorption Rate in Gilbert, Arizona July 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. What is the Absorption Rate when it comes to real estate? The Absorption Rate chart shows how long the current inventory of properties would last at the current rate of s...
By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
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Upper Fulton Park Waterbury CT Home For Sale Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood $130,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,313 sqftLot: 0.14 acre(s)Year Built: 1927MLS #: W10075878 Location 43 Eldridge StreetWaterbury, CT 06704USA William James Walton Sr W...
By Cheryl Daly-Benjamin, Associate Broker
(Realty ONE Group)
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A new construction home offers a lot of promise. It will give you the latest in technology, the most energy efficiency, new appliances, and, of course, built to the latest codes. Being the very first resident is another big benefit. Buying new construction is an exciting time but it's also one th...
By William Bodouva, Jr, 2014 & 2015 TOP PRODUCER ABR CIPS SRES E-PRO...
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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CONGRATULATIONS MISSY & ALEX!! It was my pleasure to assist you as my First-Time Home Buyer Clients, through the New Home Purchase Process. As your Accredited Buyer Broker, ABR and Transaction Coordinator, I was able to negotiate your Lowest Purchase Price with Terms that suited your specific nee...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Sold and Closed in Ashburn Village in Ashburn, Va 20147Sold: 43987 Kitts Hill Terr Ashburn, Va 20147This three level 2 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse located in Ashburn Village is now sold and closed courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. My first time homebuyer was a referral ...
By The Elite Real Estate Group Sallie Wheeler, Shayla Mullee and Megan Stone-Maloney, Real Estate Agents serving the Houston metro area
(RE/MAX Fine Properties)
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Buying or selling a home seems to be a way of life for a lot of people in today's world. When you buy, you definitely want to get the most for your money. Many people think they can go it alone when it comes to buying or selling a house, and it's definitely true that some people are able to hand...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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San Gabriel CA Buyer-Represented Sale Pending    There were multiple offers submitted and my clients’ offer was chosen. Disclosures and reports have been reviewed and approved. Inspections have been completed. The appraisal came in at the agreed upon purchase price. The loan has been approved. Al...
By Tai DeSa
(Keller Williams Allentown)
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One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.- Henry Ford What are the risks in buying a short sale?Most short sales involve sellers who are financially struggling.  That typically means the seller cut back on main...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Buying A Buckhead Atlanta Home - Let Technology Help You in the Process  When Buying a Buckhead Atlanta Home, Let Technology Help. We all have such busy days and so little free time, we need all the help we can get.  This post is not a promotional piece for the company mentioned in the video - ju...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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 Are youlooking for a home located in white lake twp, mi? do you have a budget of about $150,000-$250,000? well you've come to the right place...... Here are just a few of the homes available in this area, in this particular budget range! I know! How Great is that, so go ahead and take a look at ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lowell Elementary School, Wheaton, IL - September 2015 About Lowell Elementary School Lowell Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 200, and is located at 312 S President St in Wheaton, IL. It services homes in Wheaton. Single-FamilyHomes11 Condos &Townhomes5 Foreclosuresfor Sale0 NewCons...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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High Point, Hoffman Estates, Illinois - September 2015 About High Point High Point is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1960's. High Point is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Hassel and Barrington Road. Average taxes in High Point $5,914 Average association fees in High ...
By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
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This year, only 2 homes have sold in Collingwood on the Potomac, so folks who are trying to get into this neighborhood know how hard it is to do so.  Now's your chance to buy a spacious, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in this long sought after and well established neighborhood near the river and just o...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for sale in McKinley Park, Chicago, Illinois - September 2015 About McKinley Park McKinley Park currently has 61 homes for sale with an average list price of $242,441. The average annual property tax for the McKinley Park area is $2,966. Average taxes in McKinley Park $2,966 Average associ...
By Wanda Fears, ABR CRS GRI SFR WCR
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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      College is just starting to get underway for the Fall Semester.  Not only are tuition rates rising, but so is room and board!  Buying a rental property during your child’s college years can not only replenish your college fund, it can be a smart retirement move and tax strategy.       Buyin...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Monroe Elementary School, Hinsdale, IL - September 2015 About Monroe Elementary School Monroe Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 181, and is located at 210 N Madison St in Hinsdale, IL. It services homes in Hinsdale and Oak Brook. Single-FamilyHomes63 Condos &Townhomes12 Foreclosuresf...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Mill Creek, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - September 2015 About Mill Creek Mill Creek is a subdivision of condos and single family homes built in the 1970's. Mill Creek is located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois on Old Arlington Heights Road south of Dundee. Average taxes in Mill Creek $4,529 Average asso...
Hawthorn Woods Country Club, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - September 2015 About Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods Country Club is a golf course community built in the mid 2000's by Toll Brothers. Hawthorn Woods Country Club is located in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois on Gilmer West of Midlothia...