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 Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Serving Greater Boston)
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73 Butterworth Road Attleboro MA 02703 Sold by Keller Williams Realty Overview Maps Photos $349,900 Single Family Homes in Attleboro MA Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,859 sqftLot: 24,356 sqftYear Built: 1972MLS #: 72165321 Location 73 Butterworth RoadAtt...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Bay Sotheby's International)
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  Agents from around the bay met for to tour homes and get to know one another, share business ideas, and the connections were so impactful and memorable. Truly a greaat day that included viewing some amazing homes in the Silicon Valley- Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Woodside. The most amazing home ...

By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, PWAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Virginia Homebuyer Receives $3,212.50 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your next home in Virginia. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate check to Mrs. Hunter. This homebuyer took advantage of the Equity First Realty New Construction Cash...

By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Real Estate | RSVP Real Estate)
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 Buying a Condo in Bellevue, WA under $1.5 Million Looking to spend no more than $1.5 million on a condo in Bellevue, WA? Good news. There are plenty of condos in the city you can afford for that much or less. Better news. They come with a wide variety of features, layouts, and amenities. Every c...

By Steve Harless
(Legacy International)
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Investment Information Price/SqFt $145.00 Rental Income ($0.85 / sqft) $1,229 monthly $14,749 annual Estimated Expenses (30%) ($369) monthly ($4,425) annual Estimated Cashflow (100% Down) $860 monthly $10,324 annual Estimated Cash Return 4.85%TO SEE PHOTOS AND DETAILS OF THIS PROPERTY VISIT:http:...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Westfield Elementary School, Glen Ellyn, IL - June 2017 About Westfield Elementary School Westfield Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 89, and is located at 2S125 Mayfield Lane in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Glen Ellyn and Lombard. Average taxes $9,422 Average association fee...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn, IL - June 2017 About Glen Crest Middle School Glen Crest Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 89, and is located at 725 Sheehan Avenue in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, and Wheaton. Average taxes $7,744 Average association fee...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edison Middle School, Wheaton, IL - June 2017 About Edison Middle School Edison Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 200, and is located at 1125 S Wheaton Avenue in Wheaton, IL. It services homes in Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, and Wheaton. Average taxes $9,846 Average association fees $...

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
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Leisure World Maryland Condos for Sale Creekside Buildings Silver Spring 2090655+ Senior CommunityLeisure World of Maryland For Sale in Creekside Condos - Mid-Rise Buildings (1-5 stories) Creekside is one of the newest buildings located in Leisure World of Maryland.  These two Mid-rise Style Buil...

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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 It is wonderful when you get a call from a potential Buyer, and they let you know it was a past client who referred them to me.    This group of young professionals are now starting to think about buying their own homes.   After having a few house warming parties, others are thinking this could ...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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I work with both home buyers and sellers. I have open houses on Sundays for the sellers and I show homes on Saturdays, During the week I am available for both sellers and buyers but I do not get to spend as much time with home sellers as I get to spend with home buyers.When I show homes I listen ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Briar Glen Elementary School, Wheaton, IL - June 2017 About Briar Glen Elementary School Briar Glen Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 89, and is located at 1800 Briarcliffe Boulevard in Wheaton, IL. It services homes in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton. Average taxes $6,046 Average association...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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2908 SHAWNEE Lane, Waterford Twp 48329Welcome to a well maintained prime lakefront home w 100' on all sports Schoolhouse Lake. You have boat access to 3 other lakes incl 243 acre all sports Loon Lake, Wormer, & Mohawk. When you come home at night it is like going on vacation. Breathtaking sunsets...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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Welcome Home to a one of a kind beautiful home on 1280 acre all sports Cass Lake. 52 on the lake! Have the quiet of a large secluded natural part of the lake yet be able to do all the active water sports you want. Come home after a long day at work & relax with a cool drink sitting on your deck l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Skokie School, Winnetka, IL - June 2017 About The Skokie School The Skokie School is a 5-6 school in District 36, and is located at 520 Glendale Avenue in Winnetka, IL. It services homes in Winnetka. Average taxes $26,018 Average association fees $786 ($0 - $2,000) Average home size 4,769 ft...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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WindDance, Lake Villa, Illinois - June 2017 About WindDance WindDance is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s by William Ryan Homes. WindDance features eleven floor plans ranging from 1,575 to 2,893 square feet of living space. WindDance is located in Lake Villa, Illi...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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2967 WARNER Drive, West Bloomfield Twp 48324One of the best lots on Green Lake with amazing sunrises! Come build your dream home or remodel this home on this great lot. 100 acre Green Lake is one of West Bloomfield's gems. Only electric motor or hand powered boats make the lake quiet and serene. ...

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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 There are clients that become part of your family, and this is the case with these Buyers.   I met the husband's family in 1999 when they relocated from Colorado Springs, and watched him grow into a wonderful man, Husband and Father.   Knowing the wife and daughter are icing on the cake!  Have l...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,ePro, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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You just got your offer accepted, congratulations! Now get ready for the No, No, No's of Escrows!Here's what Buyer's should not do after an offer is accepted.   NO FINANCIAL SECRETS! Secrets kill deals, because what you do not tell me or your lender will be discovered by Underwriting or Title ie....

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Clarksburg MD | Buyer’s Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar Clarksburg MD Local Market Tidbits:What can you say about our local Real Estate Market for this year? I like to analyze it with a depth study and perspective to bring you the facts and insights that should matter to you.If you are a buy...