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 Next Gen
(Keller Williams)
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109 S Willow Bend Drive Monroe Louisiana 71203  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe Louisiana109 S Willow Bend Drive Monroe Louisiana 71203 Price: $264,900MLS number: 176360Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3.5Square Feet: 5,295Year Built: 1985Listi...

By Todd Picconi, Your #1 Choice for Rancho Cucamonga Real Estate
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GREAT EVENING TO YOU! Know your numbers, know your market!  It's true.  Knowing your market truly establishes better control for you...and knowledge is POWER.  You will want to create a winning gameplan with your real estate professional to help you achieve your dream!   For instance, if you know...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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Thinking of moving out of the city? Think again. Here is a few things to consider first.  You shouldn’t be driving. -Whether you hate traffic or hate being sober, living in the city is best for those who prefer not to ride around on 4 wheels. You have an appetite for a variety of foods.-If you li...

By Homes with Hayes, Servicing the Real Estate community for 25 years!
(Deborah Hayes Real Estate of Keller Williams Merrimack Valley)
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13 Prospect Street, Pepperell, MA For Lease

By Cheryl Dukes - Atlanta, Let's Get High
(Solid Source Realty, Inc.)
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Today’s Steam showers are luxurious throwbacks to the ancient Greek, Roman and Turkish baths. The whole idea of lavish baths started with the Europeans. For them, bathing was a sacred art. They used steam filled rooms to relax, cleanse and heal. Just saying the name, "Turkish Bath" or "Roman Stea...

By Cathy Carter, Finding You The Perfect Home!
(Re/Max Infinity)
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OLD STONE RANCH HOMES FOR SALE CHANDLER AZThe family-friendly, residential community of Old Stone Ranch is a unique haven nestled in the Southeast Valley, in Chandler, Arizona.  Developed by Shea Homes between 2005 – 2012, Old Stone Ranch properties AZ include one and two-story single-family home...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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We helped our Buyers purchase this gem of a home!Located in the gated golf course Community of Blackstone at Vistancia, Peoria Arizona. This TW Lewis home boasts many upgrades and 12 foot ceilings! Large wrought iron portico opens up to a courtyard with a fireplace. Great Room layout with firepla...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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3419 Clearview Ave, Columbus OH 43221   PROPERTY DETAILS $210,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 217005482Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 1Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 1,684Lot Size: 63 x 132Style: 4 Level SplitGarage: 1 Car AttachedHeat Source: GasTaxes: $3,645 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Cranford 4 Level Split - freshly ...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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Yes, I am selling my personal hunting land.Come build your home and see your dreams com true. 129 acres of open, wooded and some low.  Great for hobby farm or? I will even consider owner financing if needed.The land is located in southern Pine County.  Close to several good fishing lakes. There i...

By Foster Smith Summerville, Summerville & Charleston Homes for Sale SC Realtor
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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We are heading into a strong spring real estate market in Summerville, SC. According to our Summerville market reports,  we have lower inventory than we have had in previous years. As a result, the tide has strongly turned from a buyer's market into a seller's market. We are now seeing multiple o...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Rarely available rehabbed vintage condo, with heated garage, in Evanston's trendiest neighborhood, in one of its coolest buildings. Spacious, quiet and sunny 1-Bedroom unit overlooks courtyard fountain, and boasts natural hardwood floors throughout; truly one of a kind, this unit has been fully r...

By Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322, When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com
(PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties)
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Pet Friendly Condos for Sale on Siesta Key in Sarasota Florida 34242Looking for a Condo on Siesta Key Where You Can Bring Your Pet?Siesta Key in Sarasota Florida on the Gulf of MexicoLocated in Sarasota County on the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key has a nice assortment of condos, villas and townhomes...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Should a listing agent ever tell a Home Buyer they do NOT need a home inspection. Well one told my buyer just that. Yes, this Manchester NH area home was completely renovated. Yes it appears everything has been redone. But t is what you do not see that you need worry about. A foreclosure, bought...

By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Multi Repeat Nationally Ranked Originat
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No matter what's happening around you, it's important to stay calm.  You'll be happier and healthier, if you take these approaches:Focus on the big picture.If a complex project is getting you down, keep reminding yourself of the end goal.  This keeps you motivated and prevents you from getting bo...

By Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322, When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com
(PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties)
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Pet Friendly Condos for Sale in Nokomis FloridaLooking for a Condo in Nokomis Florida Where You Can Bring Your Pet?Nokomis Florida on the Gulf of Mexico Just South of SarasotaLocated in Sarasota County on the Gulf of Mexico, Nokomis has a nice assortment of condos, villas and townhomes for sale t...

By Mike Jackson, Realtor - Certified Distressed Property Expert
(Bradley Real Estate)
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First Time home buyers catch a break with the Homeowners Association Dues Payment Assistance Program. You must buy a condo/townhouse and or Single Family Residence with a licensed Realtor and get up to $2500 or 6 months of HOA Dues paid for.   I have the form if you are currently working with me ...

By Robert Adams, Real Estate Broker in NV, MA, & RI
(Broker at The Adams Team at Rothwell Gornt Companies in Las Vegas & Sankey Real Estate in MA)
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1520 Casino Center ​​Luxury studio apartments renovated from the ground up. Rent includes Water, Power, Gas, Trash, Cable, and High Speed Internet. Rent is $625 per month for a 1 year lease, $600 per month for a 2 year lease, $575 for a 3 year lease, $550 per month for a 4 year lease, and $525 p...

By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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 Are you ready to buy, sell or lease real estate. Recently through a series of events I was reminded how much I love real property. I see the opportunity around every corner. From vacant land to beautiful home to commercial property...It is all lovely to me.  If you are ready to make a move in th...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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  This family just closed on their home in Castlewood Ranch, Castle Rock.    This family is moving into the Denver metro area due to  their job relocating to Denver.    The home was perfect for them the day they viewed it, and never looked back.  There is room to grow, large yard and a basement t...

By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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The inventory of lender owned homes in MN has decreased over the years, however there are still many lender owned homes in today's Minnesota real estate market. If you or someone you know is looking for bank owned home for sale in MN check out what's active on the MLS by clicking on the links bel...