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 Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Can NYC Condo rent as Short Term Furnish Rentals?We have many investor condo owners asked us this question. The simple answer is, it depends on the condo building's house rules. We often represent many investor condo owners to secure qualified tenants so we have many experiences with different co...

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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 155 West 68th Street Unit 209 For Rent Asking $3500/month this One Bedroom Condominium is now available at the Dorchester Towers Condominium. The owner's have just completed a full renovation of the entire apartment.  The apartment is Facing West, bringing in excellent afternoon sunlight along w...

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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254 Park Avenue South #3J -  APPLICATION PENDING Chic Downtown Manhattan Loft is now available at 254 Park Avenue South Condo.A mint renovation combined with a ceiling height of over 13 feet in the living room makes this unit very unique.   Southern facing with immense windows, brings in plenty o...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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"What the Hell is This?" Those were the words I spewed when I saw that electric panel while showing a really nice house that an investor flipped. I am not a home inspector but I know that is a bad electric panel. It was really disheartening to see because the rest of the house was beautifully red...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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What Makes a Good Neighborhood?When you buy a house, you also invest in the neighborhood that surrounds it. The identity of a neighborhood may be as important to property values as the individual properties themselves. In a “planned community”, strictly controlled architecture governs a carefully...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Good Tuesday Morning - Kentlands In The Snow Let me know if you get tired of seeing snow pictures. The snow is still pretty deep here in Maryland. This morning, freezing drizzle has added a thin coat of ice to make the walking and driving surfaces very slippery. Just heard on the news that 1,000 ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Wishing for spring on this icy morning in Kentlands Freezing drizzle has created a very slippery thin coat of ice on everything in Montgomery County this morning. Dangerous to even walk down the steps for the morning newspapers. School openings are delayed two hours and all are worried about an i...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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10 Things to Take the Trauma Out of Homebuying in Tredyffrin Easttown1. Find a real estate agent that's simpatico, like us. Homebuying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It's critical that the agent you chose is both skilled and a good fit with your personality.2. ...

By Alex Wheaton
(Realty Group, Inc.)
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12093 Coral Sea Street Northeast, Blaine, MN Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2356 SQUARE FEET One of the best lots in The Lakes, enjoy one level living in this walk ...

By Kerry L Klun, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
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Palm Realty's own Jay Speicher has closed 564 Hidden Hollow Dr on Merritt Island. This custom waterfront home was listed at $309,900 and ended up selling for $295,000. The features of this home were:                                                                             Fabulous waterfront l...

By Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
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Thinking of going it along with a builder and new construction?  Think again!  Take a few minutes and read what Liz and Bill Spear have to say.  Although Liz and Bill are in Cincinnati, the same holds true in Boca Raton and surrounding areas.I recently had a situation with a couple buying a new c...

By Carol Morgan, PR & Social Media
(Marketing RELEVANCE)
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David Weekley Homes is offering a limited time incentive on homes in its Vinings Brooke community in Atlanta during its “Get a room...on us” special offer event.During this exclusive sales event, David Weekley Homes is offering a free finished basement with the purchase of a to-be-built home in V...

By Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
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By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Here are all Scottsdale waterfront homes for sale including McCormick Ranch and other areas such as Gainey Ranch and Scottsdale Ranch. Scottsdale, Arizona custom waterfront homes on the McComick Ranch Lakes Marquerite or Angela or on the McCormick Ranch Golf Course lakes are next door to Paradise...

By Cindy Allen, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Call today for your appointment!  225-366-8656For all homes available, visit BatonRougeRealEstateDeals.com     About Oaks on the BluffOaks on the Bluff is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Ascension Parish. It is located off Bluff Road in Prairieville, Louisiana, only minutes from Bat...

By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
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The Majestic Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA is the Outdoor Playground for the entire Tri State Area. From All Parts of New York, New Jersey and PA itself, folks maintain 'Getaway Homes' here in the Pocono Mountains for the sole purpose of throw back activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, ...

By Cindy Allen, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Call today for your appointment! 225-366-8656For all homes available visit BatonRougeRealEstateDeals.com   What's the Neighborhood Like?Bluff Heritage Subdivision is located off of Bluff Road near Spanish Lake Primary. It is an incredibly friendly neighborhood in a great school zone. The homes yo...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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March Madness in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ   Do You Need A Buyers Agent to find Mesa AZ homes?   For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ Homes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch    Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch   Red Mountain Ranch sit...

By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(#1 Agent, Simi Valley C21 Troop Real Estate 1996-2016)
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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Fully Renovated Move in Condition.Rent to Own $975 Monthly to / $775 Monthly2 bd, 2 ba, 1275 sqft★ ★ See ALL Details on our WebsiteWholesale Values @:http://www.StopRentingSC.com ★ ★ See our VIP Preferred Buyers List!Steve B. Will Will Reply to ALL VIP Preferred Buyers.WE REPLY TO YOUR COMPLETED ...