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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Distinctive Domain at Neshanic Station, a Subdivision of 6 New Homes on a New Cul de Sac NJ Estates Real Estate Group and the renowned builders Dan Pollera and Jim Brenn proudly present Distinctive Domain at Neshanic Station, a subdivision of 6 stunning luxury new homes on large lots located on a...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  I WAS THIRSTY While showing houses to buyers I was feeling hot and thirsty. The weather has been hot in North Dallas. Then I saw this cat and my heart began to understand what it must be like for animals who are left outdoors during showings. Many can't go indoors where it's cool. They can't ev...
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...
By Faith Pennybaker
(Keller Williams Realty )
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OK, I admit that when I first moved to a gated community I didn't realize that growing herbs in a gated community could be so easy.  We have landscaping and garden work done by the community, but I always wanted to grow my own herbs and have a hand in the gardening.  Call me crazy, but growing he...
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 Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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 Let me help you buy a Tooele home. It's not going to be "just a place to live". It's going to be much more than that.Now don't get me wrong. Living in a great place like Tooele is reward enough, but as you will see in this article by the folks @ KCW, buying a home is much more than that. It is s...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Five County Summary A snapshot of towns and their school  report cards serviced by NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors   in Somerset, Union, Morris, Hunterdon, and Middlesex Counties of New Jersey. Somerset County NJ Towns A snapshot of the towns and their current school report car...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Many of our home buyers who work with the Elizabeth Weintraub Team come straight from the Internet. We work with these buyers because so many other agents in Sacramento will not. They think that buyers from the Internet, guys who cold call on viewing a home, are not really buyers. They aren't any...
By Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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Sampling of Laguna Beach Open Houses this weekend.We can provide Open House choices tailored and updated to your needs.                       154 Cliff Drive     2b/2b      8-2-2015    1-4 p.m.     $1,998,0002970 Dorn Ct.       4b/3b      8-1            1-4 p.m.      $1,950,000836 Diamond St.   4...