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 Next Gen, A group specializing in Lead Generating for agents
(Keller Williams)
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102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe La 71203 Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe LA102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Price: $174,900MLS number: 175653Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2Square Feet: 2,452 Year Built: 1985Listing Office: Keller ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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US Housing Market Is Moving into 'Buy Territory'! According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index ...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce their newest listing at 413 Broad Street in Sewaren!  This immaculate three bedroom ranch house, located in the River Walk section of Sewaren, features 2 full baths, custom kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite Counter Tops, the kitchen also features ...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Buyers with Agents, But No RepresentationWhen someone is looking to buy or sell a home, usually the first person they go to is an agent that helped them previously.  If they have never bought or sold before, maybe they reach out to friends and family for a recommendation.  Or, they can look to th...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
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According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the q...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Five bedroom homes give the owners a lot of possibilities. The rooms can be used for more than sleeping. They make great home offices, hobby rooms and can also be used for storage. There aren't a lot of five bedroom homes on the market in the Cedaredge area at this time. This report will cover Ce...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hemingway House, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Hemingway House Hemingway House is a condominium high-rise built in the late 1960's and converted to condos in 1979. Hemingway House is in the Lincon Park neighborhood of Chicago. Hemingway House is located in Lincoln Park on Clark between...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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Did you know that there is a home loan program for potential home buyers to make as little as a 1% down payment on a conventional loan? Not only that, the program also provides for a 2% lender contribution toward down payment on the home, essentially allowing the buyer to purchase a home with equ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincoln Park Towers, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Lincoln Park Towers Lincoln Park Towers is a condo building built in the early 1970's. Lincoln Park Tower is located in Lincoln Park on Clark & Armitage at 1960 N. Lincoln Park West in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in Lincoln Park T...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kennelly Square, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Kennelly Square Kennelly Square is a 22 story condo building built in the early 1970's. Kennelly Square is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Wells between North and Lincoln at 1749 N. Wells. Average taxes in Kennelly S...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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US Housing Market Is Moving into ‘Buy Territory’!According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.The BH&J Index is...

By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Multi Repeat Nationally Ranked Originat
(sboyle@onetrusthomeloans.com)
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The healthy approach to homebuying and a home loan starts with the financing..For healthy resolutions in life, how about developing some of these habits?Get more sleep-Commiting to 8 hours a night is an effortless way to feel healthy. Researchers report sleeping burns fat, decreases stress, and b...

By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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***NEW Price for a Fantastic Estate!!!***Want Details? https://www.redfin.com/WA/Tumwater/1019-Surrey-Trce-SE-98501/home/21928002

By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Multi Repeat Nationally Ranked Originat
(sboyle@onetrusthomeloans.com)
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The Real Estate Industry and homeloans have long been an entrepreneur's playground.Knowing how to get started and acquiring the needed skills to start your own business are essential, but the basics will only take you so far.  If you want to maximize your rate of success, you need to be able to e...

By James Muhammad, JM Realty Group
(ReMax Champions-Upland Hills)
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           Vacant Land In Rancho Cucamonga Do you know what's going on, on the corner of Baseline & Day Creek in the city of Rancho Cucamonga? Here is a glimpse of what is and for more information about how this can affect your property taxes, home value and what new businesses are coming soon......

By Karen Ulrich, Old-Town living in the Big City and Divorce RE
(KCoRealty)
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Inventory is still relatively low in the Littleton CO real estate market in January/February 2017.  With strong economic growth predicted for the region, we expect that higher levels of activity in coming months will continue to drive population growth and housing demand. The key will be inventor...

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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Steadily Drees Homes is getting closer to completing new construction courtyard home in Cincinnati's ONLY designated 55+ community Heritage at Miami Bluffs!  They finished building the attached ranch condo style within the last few years, and they're now down to a handful of the courtyard homes. ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Carlsbad Homes without HOA Fees for Sale There are plenty of pros and cons about HOAs on the part of residents who live there, real estate agents, and buyers who are searching for Carlsbad homes.  Whether you like HOAs and their services, or not, if you are considering single family detached home...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  SOLD! Well maintained Vancouver home on a LARGE PRIVATE LOT! - $265,000.00 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Year Built: 1964 /APPROX Lot Size: 10K-14,999SF Square Footage: 1475 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 17421840 Price: $265,000.00 1217 NE 110TH ST   Vancouver, ...

By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Narragansett Home Buyers Searching to Live Here  In the middle of winter and in the heart of RI near the ocean the weather is milder.  It definitely is amazing to see the snow melt and the grass come through...squirrels foraging for food and the birds being songstresses.  Even the horsemen are ou...