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!

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By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS)
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34 TOWHEE LN, Starkville, MS 39759 MLS #16-2288 $290,000 34 TOWHEE LN, Starkville, MS 39759 Traditional Two-Story Home on 3.3 Acres in University Estates ~ Inside and outside living spaces flow together to create one welcoming area ~ First floor offers Custom Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Area, La...

By Jennifer Carstensen, I specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(REMAX Real Estate Experts)
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It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index National Federation of Independent Businesses' Small Business Optimism Index...

By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
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By Alesha A. Wilson, Real Estate Agent w/ 525 Realty Group, Edmond, OK
(525 Realty Group)
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Don't let this picture fool you ~~ my grandpa's life was brimming with hard work ~~ but he also knew how to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Let's get this out of the way ~ HOW do you pronouce Weltanschuung & what does it mean.~~~~ Sometimes it takes a challenge like Lynn B. Friedmann's to examine ...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Luxury New Homes 3 Countryside Ln Warren NJ 07059 $1,150,000.Luxury new construction home by renowned custom NJ builder has started in 9 new homes enclave in prestigious Warren Township.The main level will welcome you into the dramatic two story foyer leading into the elegant living and dining ro...

By Kim Fox, Pearland Specialist
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I understand the famous addage in real estate...location, location, location, and I truly believe it's true. But as a former school principal, I would like to add...school, school, school for those who have school aged children. Many times clients spend months searching for the perfect home in a ...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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The worst ice storm in a decade is sweeping the United States this week from Kansas to Washington DC. What is one to do? Move to Scottsdale, Arizona!                    Ice storm sweeps through United States "Worst in 10 Years" in January 2017Doyle Rice of USA Today, reports today that "What coul...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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 If you are like most borrowers and investors, you have probably asked yourself at least once, what the big deal is when it comes to private money lenders in California? Well, the big deal is really about the benefits that come from working with private money lenders in California.Private money l...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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The Optima Horizons condo complex located at 800 Elgin, Evanston IL 60201 is a popular building. With 248 properties and 16 floors this is the closest high-rise building to Northwestern University. The Optima Horizons is a full amenity building that offers a doorman, attached and heated parking g...

By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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145 Paxinos Dr, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $225,000 MLS #PM-36262  More on the "Hideaway" ----->Welcome to the ''Hideaway'' with it's spacious and bright 3 level floor plan! Alarm system! Wired for CAT and surround sound! New water heater! Contemporary Raised Chalet home in amenity-filled community o...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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 Purchases and Limited Cash Out Refinance With affordable property values and historically low rates this is the perfect market for home buyers. Contact us today for more info!Cell    602-410-4340jeff.thomas@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurtyNational Mortgage CompanyArizona Mortgage Bank...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Round Rock Texas - Occupied Bank Foreclosure on an over-sized 0.34-acre lot being sold As-Is with a $67,500 minimum bid. Comparable properties in this subdivision can sell as high as $250,000. This single family home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1,860 square feet, and is on an oversized...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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 $22000 / 3br - 1096ft2 - ▐►PRICED to SELL!! Investor Special HOUSE 3-1 See Mendel Rivers Road St. Stephens SC image 1 of 11     3BR / 1Ba 1096ft2 available now housew/d in unitoff-street parking ▐►PRICED to SELL NOW! Investor Special HOUSE. Lovely St Stephen, Berkeley County. This is a 3 bedroom...

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 Eugene Kanciar
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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No it’s not a misprint. The buyers needed a property condition assessment on a 1972 mobile home that would take them beyond their initial first impressions and contracted my services for the home inspection. I don’t shy away from mobile home inspections as this is a viable housing option for many...

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 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 Jay and Cheryl Skinner - Marble, Lakeland FL Realtors
(Webpro Realty LLC)
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By Cutberto & Rhonda Salas, Salas Home Team
(Halo Group Realty LLC)
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Home buying is a complicated process. Sometimes you get lost in the mirage of processes involved. Hence it is important to approach your quest for a new home with purpose and direction in order to save time, money and unnecessary hassles. Before looking around at homes for sale, you need to do th...

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...