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 The Harris Group, Your Kansas City North Real Estate Experts
(The Harris Group)
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9450 N Adrian Place, Kansas City, Missouri Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | Follow This Home! Kansas City Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosur...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  New Jersey Luxury New Homes   NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale in North and 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 co...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Island Club - The Lakes at PGAHomes for Sale at The Lakes PGAGet your updated list of homes at PGA at www.PGAGreatGolfHomescom  The Lakes at PGA community has it's own manned gate entry and several beautiful communities to choose from.  Prices generally run from the $300's to $600's.  It is not...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
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By Dale Frisch, Real Estate Broker
(Attractive Realty LLC)
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I am not one to get all heart felt online, but I am a big teady bear and one of my clients just wrote me a review that almost made me cry it was so sweet.  This is why I love my job!My first experience purchasing a house over 8 years ago was a disaster! My realtor was short with me, barely answer...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 NO! Not That Sandwich -The Sandwich Generation!  What is it? In real estate working with the "Sandwich Generation" means having multiple generations living together in one home.  It is called the sandwith because parents are sandwiched between their kids and their own parents.Multigenerational h...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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170 Marthas Lane, Pocono Lake, PA 18347$162,500 MLS #PM-23707 Click here for more on this modern chalet ----->Discover lots of light, with floor to ceiling windows in this modern Chalet located in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Situated on just shy of half an acre, this 3 bedroom, 1....
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Designing Your Custom Home, A Builders Perspective- Foyer, Part 4 This is the type of excitement you want in your Custom Home if you can afford it. After crossing the threshold you are immediately presented with a dazzling spectacle. A 2 story ceiling in the living room and gallery. You eyes are ...
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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             PGA Village Home Awaits Her New Owner in                           PGA Village Port St Lucie       Click Below and View the Matterport 3D Virtual Tour of 9620 Enclave Circle. Look At The Different Views: Floorplan, Dollhouse, and Walk through Tour. Enjoy the phenomenal technology of...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Part 5- Designing Your Custom Home, A Builders Perspective Plan Overview: I guess I should have started with an overview as it's probably the most important observation, sorry. Ok, so now I'll provide an overview of the plan. The Padova is what is called a 2 story, split plan. The master suite is...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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The buyer may be eligible for 15k bond money to use toward closing costs and down payment!     ALL BLOCK HOME! Overview Maps Photos $99,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Half BathroomLot: 0.26 acre(s)MLS #: 778321 Location 6304 SOLANDRA DRJACKSONVILLE, FL 32210USA Ellen ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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6109 Chickasa Drive, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $199,900 MLS #PM-10549  More Details About This Pocono Home----->Stunning chalet in Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, lower level family room/game room, upper level deck, propane fireplace, over sized kitchen cabin...
Beautiful one acre lot is located in an up and coming community called Royal Trails in Eustis, Fl 32736          ONLY $10,000 for this beautiful one acre+ lot is located in an up and coming community called Royal Trails in Eustis Lake County Florida. This community has so much to offer a Communit...
By Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
(Savvy + Company Real Estate)
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Or, 'What Real Estate Agents NEVER tell You'...Bad news and ominous admonitions are never a good form of marketing. And face it, if your Realtor® starts your newly minted Buyer Agency relationship with dour predictions, you’ll probably rethink your commitment to them. We the people love good news...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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New 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, Luxury New Construction, Land, Building Lots for...
By Harry Ikanson
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Housing and residential requirements have been growing continuously due to the world's population setting up in different parts of the world. The need to make more (and bigger) homes has led to the acquisition of more space and land. The real estate sector continues to grow at an alarming rate to...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Anthem Homes for Sale - Henderson NV 89044 and 89052 - August 2, 2015Anthem offers a great selection of homes in one of Henderson Nevada's most desirable master planned communities. The development has regular, gated, guard-gated and active adult neighborhoods, plus some fantastic golf courses an...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Should I Save The Trees On The Building Lot For My New Custom Home? To tree or not to tree, that is the question? I know it's bad but I just couldn't help myself. I guess like most choices in life it depends upon your priorities. If you want to have an energy efficient home with lots of shade tre...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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#1 - New Home or Resale? Although most homes for sale are resales, one out of four homebuyers purchases a new home. Which is better: existing or new? The right answer, of course, is up to you. Both resales and new homes offer advantages. Existing homes are less expensive on average, and are gener...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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1800 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom log cabin located on 11.6 acre lot in Easton, New Hampshire, with 400’ on Black Brook.  This post & beam house features: security system, cathedral ceiling, walk-in pantry, enclosed porch, storage shed and updated heating, septic & drilled well.  This waterfront pro...