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 Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com)
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Text/call 785-393-2274, Rob Lang, At Home Kansas for a showing or more info!   HOUSE FOR RENT $795 1514 Cadet Ave, Lawrence, KS 660441514 Cadet Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes for Sale, new remodel 3 years ago including new plumbing and lighting fixtures, new kitchen appliances, washer and dry...

By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
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Homes For Sale On Orange LakeA Hamlet in the Town of Newburgh NY, Orange Lake sits 800 ft above sea level. In the 19th century Orange Lake was a choice location for summer cottages, that dotted the shores of this .06 acre lake. During the early 1900′s there was a successful amusement park that wa...

By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
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Hudson River View Homes for SaleOh what fun as a Newburgh NY Realtor to show homes with views of the Hudson River. It is one of my favorite locations around Orange County to show homes. Panoramic views high on the hill with nothing but the river and the Hudson Valley in plain view. A three bedroo...

By Next Gen
(Keller Williams)
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440 Spillway Road Downsville Louisiana 71292  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Downsville LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Downsville Louisiana440 Spillway Road Downsville Louisiana 71292 Price: $399,000MLS number: 175612Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 4Square Feet: 6,860Lot Size: 3 AcresLi...

By Next Gen
(Keller Williams)
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1512 Woodland Street West Monroe Louisiana 71291  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in West Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in West Monroe Louisiana1512 Woodland Street West Monroe Louisiana 71291 Price: $275,000MLS number: 175111Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3Square Feet: 3,121Lot Size:...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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6 Expenses Home Buyers Often OverlookBecoming a homeowner is exciting but, it’s also a big investment and one that requires a lot of thought and preparation to make. Be sure to factor in these expenses that home buyers frequently overlook.  Home Inspection – while a home inspection isn’t required...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007  Highlights:Nationally - Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million.In Ocean County – 403 homes were sold in January, an increase of 11.6%Nationally - January marked the 59th c...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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  Homes for Sale in the Belmont Shore Neighborhood of Long Beach CA     Are you looking to buy or sell a home in either Belmont Shore, Belmont Park, Naples or the Peninsula in Long Beach, California?  If so, you have found a dedicated blog post for these beach communities along 2nd Street in Long...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    Homes for sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Park in Lakewood California    Free real estate market update for the neighborhood of Lakewood Park in Lakewood California.  Preview recently listed homes for sale and the available inventory on the market.   Click on any one of these three links...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Plaza in Long Beach California Welcome to the "Lakewood Plaza - Rancho Estates" weekly real estate blog post. Every week you will be updated on the activity surrounding the neighborhoods of Lakewood Plaza and Rancho Estate located in Long Beach, Cal...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    Homes for Sale in the Community of Rossmoor in Orange County California Welcome to a dedicated blog post focusing primarily on the real estate activity in the community of Rossmoor in Los Alamitos California.   Each week I will share with you recently listed homes for sale in Rossmoor, plus y...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Open House this Saturday and Sunday (February 25 & 26) from 2-4pm at Prosper's Windsong Ranch on SIX Newly Constructed Homes!     Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $728,924 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 4,144 sqftLot: 0.27 ac...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Kat Palmiotti "Having a relationship built on trust requires things from you as well. If I ask you a question that relates to your ability to purchase a home, your required timeframes, or your previous relationships with other real estate professionals, you must provide honest answers."Right on t...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Los Altos in Long Beach California   Free market update!  Gain access to any Newly Listed Homes in Los Altos. You will also have access to preview all the available homes for sale in this neighborhood.   For a complete list of all active homes for sale in th...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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113 Legend Way, Wales, WI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 6 BEDROOMS | 8 (7 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 12000 SQUARE FEET Welcome to Tuscan Amore, 22 rooms custom built - finest quality in design a materials - Barenz Build...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Warren Crossing Warren Twp. NJ Open House Sat. & Sun. by appointment Call Jane 908-313-7180. Five of the First Twelve Under Contract Starting at  $797,000. More Information & Availability Contact  Jane 908-313-7180 or Paul 908-310-1358  Ask about the approximate 50% 15 Year Tax Abatement Web Site...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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    3BR / 2Ba 980ft2 available now manufacturedw/d in unitoff-street parking Move in Condition.Whispering Pines Mobile Home In This Perfect Park Rent to Own or Sale$Rent to Own ; $3K Down /$975 Monthly to $5K Down / $875 Monthly3 bd, 2 ba, 980 sqft Rehabbed to New Mobile homeSee our VIP Preferre...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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OPEN HOUSE, Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 25th and 26th) from 2pm-4pm, Both Days   Spacious and Move-In Ready Drees Home in Reid Farm Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $419,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 3,898 sqftLot: 0.17 ac...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Relocation Buyers – A Niche Market for 2017 I have personally moved a bunch of times, have now owned 10 primary homes, and my wife and I have had 4 major relocations (to Boston from Michigan, Boston to the Twin Cities, the Twin Cities to Boston, and Boston to Southern California). As a result I k...

By Bill Bodouva, Jr, 2016 #1 TOP PRODUCER AWARD BUYER-SELLER
(COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE)
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There's nothing more gratifying than receiving a phone call from a Home Buyer who did what all Home Buyers should do; Research! To find the Most Qualified Buyer's Broker or Listing Broker. You research info online when buying a car, computer, television, you must find an expert; a lot can go wron...