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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              Open House August 2, 2015  -  1 PM to 4 PM                             Featured Home is located at:               7152 Maidstone Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986                 For More Information Contact                 Jordan Kane 772-834-0091   Get Directions Click Here OPEN ...
By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
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As a professional, full-time real estate agent I have found that there are 3 key objectives for a Purchaser to have a home inspection on a property under contract to buy.  The first is to have a clear understanding of the physical condition of the property so that the Purchaser knows what they ar...
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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           Summer Time Fun in Florida. Own Your Own Pool Home.                       1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2572 SQUARE FEET Spectacu...
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 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 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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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 Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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How Do I Stop  My House From Flooding? There are lots of products out there that will stop your house from flooding if you have a plumbing leak. Unfortunately, some can cost as much as $4,000 to supply and install. I like this product from Wally Home! It will send you a text message or email if i...
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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make in your life. The responsibility of being a homeowner is not to be taken lightly. The maintenance, the mortgage, and the headaches that come with homeownership are very real and very frequent. However, there are so many positives ...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Summer in Coeur d'Alene Idaho is all about the water.  Our beautiful lakes and rivers are the crown jewels in our spectacular North Idaho scenic wonderland. Whether spending the dog days of summer on them, in them or simply admiring their beauty, people come in droves from far and wide to take in...
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 Sharon Mason, Sun City West Arizona and Sun City Grand Homes
(Sun City West RE/MAX Professionals)
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Sun City Grand Golf Course Home Listed by Sharon Mason, Associate Broker,RE/MAX ProfessionialsSun City Grand Granite Falls golf coure property, Stunning mountain views on both sides of this beautiful oversized golf course. View Video Here: located on a CUL-DE-SAC lot with over 15000 SF, extended ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Should I Buy A House With Frame Or Concrete Block Construction?Their are handful of exterior wall materials available to choose from but concrete block and frame are the most popular choices in Centra Florida. There are others, but due to poor market demand will not be addressed here.Remember, Or...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Monterey Park 91754Nestled close to the heart of Los Angeles, Monterey Park sits like a gem separated from the hustle of the city. Located at the interchange of the San Bernardino Freeway and 22 it offers easy access to all area attractions as well as CSULA without getting overly involved with th...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Looking to build a home in cooler climes but still drive to Phoenix, Arizona for work , lunch or dinner? Build your vacation or primary home in Payson on Gibson Peak only 60 miles to Fountain Hills, Scottsdale and Fort McDowell casino as well as the gateway to the Mogollon Rim and the White Mount...
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 Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Foreclosed Homes for Sale in Orange County CA  Welcome to my bi-weekly Orange County, California Home Foreclosure Report.   This REO Blog provides you access to recently  listed properties for sale in the OC which can be viewed as a One Line Report or as a Brief Report which shares with you an im...
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 Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Call Ballen 1-800-805-8354 Find your Real Estate Agent What's Your Home Worth? Find out Now!Clairemont Mesa 92117 is a wonderful community located in the northwestern portion of San Diego. It's easy to get to from I-5, I-805, and Route 52. The area, first developed in the 1950s after the war, has...