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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Featuring a vast inventory of NJ Real Estate Listings from Luxury New Construction to New Jersey homes for sale, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents “Our Featured Real Estate Listings” section. We also offer Land for Sale in NJ and a diverse catalog of Commercial R...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale and apartments for lease in North/Central New Jersey. With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction h...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Welcome to NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes, Luxury New Construction, Land, Building Lots for Sale, Rentals, Commercial Properties for...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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The Hollows at Warren is a collection of 7 attractive homes on a new cul-de-sac plus 2 additional homes on Countryside Lane.  The houses will range from almost 2800 square feet to 4500 square feet on lots from one half acre to almost 4 acres.  The homes interiors will be beautifully finished with...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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 If you are looking for homes for sale in Stansbury Park UT from $250,000 to $300,000, this is a good place to start. Not just today, but every day. Each day all of the new listings for homes for sale in Tooele County appear on the home page of our search website, tooelehomes4sale.com. They show ...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Given its name, it should come as no surprise to learn that Banker’s Hill is seen as one of the most affluent communities that can be found in San Diego. In geographic terms, it sits beside Interstate 5 with Hillcrest to its north, Balboa Park to its east, and Downtown San Diego to its south. Wha...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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If you've been looking at houses for sale in Ft Mill SC, have you noticed The Forest in Fort Mill? The video below demonstrates not only homes are in The Forest, but also the southern living look and feel of the new home construction homes for sale.The Forest by Standard Pacific Homes in Fort Mil...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Open House! Saturday, August 1st From 1 to 4pm! & Sunday, August 2nd From 1 to 4pm!   MLS#1136712 Come See Why This Home’s Custom Quality Makes it Such a Great Value For Your Clients!   Custom home quality. 8 foot main door. Stainless steel appliances. Granite counters. Wired for surround and sec...
By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan
(Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan - Baltimore)
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Homes for Sale in the Hawthorne - Middle River 21220 - Baltimore, MD   Considering buying a new home? Do you need to sell your Hawthorne home first? We serve Hawthorne and the surrounding areas.  Click for a free NO OBLIGATION personalized home valuation to see the potential value of your home i...
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
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 Here are some recent listings of Herriman UT homes for sale from $400,000 to $500,000. Homes in that price range represent about 21% of the available 400+ Herriman listings on the MLS. Herriman has houses and condos in a wide price range with an average price around $389,000. Even Rosecreek, one...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert RealtorsNew Jersey Real Estate for Sale and Lease              We provide Full Service, and we have Outstanding Real Estate Agents  Find New Jersey Town Listings and School Info in:Selected Counties and Selected Towns Somerset NJ Union NJ Morris NJ Hunterd...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  Park Shore Naples Florida Single Family Homes For Sale   The Park Shore Naples Florida single family homes for sale could be one of the first topics for discussion when the subject of where to look for a new place to live to get the real feel of the local lifestyle and without the restrictions ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Buying a home takes preparation and commitment. Nicole Doty Broker and Owner of Zion Realty in Gilbert, AZ makes 5 excellent points of what buyers need to be ready to commit too in order to be successful in their home purchase. If you’re considering buying a home and aren’t ready for these steps ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert RealtorsNew Jersey Real Estate for Sale and LeaseWelcome to NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes,...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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Meet Grant, a Charlotte executive who offers a great testimonial of why they liked Charlotte Realtor® Roger Holloway in the search for their home. If you're in relocation to Charlotte NC mode, call or text Roger at 704-345-3400.Relocating to Charlotte NC?Charlotte NC Real Estate Agents Review 
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
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 This is a good place to find SLC condos for sale $130,000 to $400,000. There are about 500 of them listed which is typical of the amount of inventory available to home buyers that want a maintenance free, near the action type lifestyle. They include high rise condos, as well as town homes & cond...
Beautiful two story home with stone accents, open floor plan with Handscraped flooring in main living area's. Granite kitchen with stainless appliances and tile backsplash, including  island great for cooking. Florida room makes this home perfect for those get together's and opens to a  nice fenc...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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  Complete remodel and update. Granite counters. Glass tile back-splash. Stainless appliances. Ceiling fans. Large bedrooms. Master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Mature trees. Quiet street. Fireplace. Open floor plan. Recent roof, laminate floors, hardware, fixtures, and lighting. Gas...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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 1521 US Highway 42 N, Delaware, OH 43015   PROPERTY DETAILS $251,000LISTING INFORMATION  Bedrooms: 4  Full Bathrooms: 2  Half Bathrooms: 1 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 3+ acre, cape cod home in Delaware with spectacular dormer windows, a fenced yard, 2 car garage, and large wrap around porch with a lar...
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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Sometimes You Get A Second Chance At A Home!Murphy's Law can REALLY work against a buyer!  You have plans to see a home this evening, it goes under contract at 3.  It's not under contract, you write an offer on the kitchen counter before leaving the showing....and it went under contract just mome...