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 Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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Do you dream about beachfront living? White sand, warm breezes, and barbecuing in winter?In Myrtle Beach, you can get away from the hustle and bustle of big city living and relax in a stunning, family-friendly environment. There's something for everyone here, including golf courses, fishing, shop...

By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
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Overlooking Oyster Landing, Oaks Creek Inlet, and the surrounding marshland, Huntington Marsh is an exclusive community in Murrells Inlet, just minutes from Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Garden. This enchanting neighborhood was built in in the mid-1980s and developed further in the m...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Welcoming Kitchens in Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZClick Here to Request Your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista LakesHomes Recently Sold in Val Vista LakesVal Vista Lakes is more th...

By Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
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What You Can't See Can Be Very Expensive  So what is Orangeburg Pipe? Orangeburg pipe is fiber pipe made from wood pulp and pitch pressed together. The pipes and conduit were made from the 1860s to the 1970s by the Fiber Conduit Company. The name of the pipe comes from the city where the pipes we...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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5 Star Rated REALTOR #ChrisBJohnsonREALTOR When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Here are the latest homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale and Cave Creek. (Photo from  http://www.carefree.org/202/Carefree-Desert-Gardens). Carefree is a cool and laid back town with a great name and wonderful street names and beautiful desert vistas. How about "Meander Way, This Is It...

By Kristal Wilson, We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist
(Strategic Sales and Marketing)
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Voila - you're the owner of a brand new home.We call this closing on your new home...or as it's better known -Hip hip hooray... you're finally getting the keys!As you can well imagine purchasing a new home is journey, from start to finish filled with adventures you may not have anticipated but to...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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For an incredible oceanfront community, you won’t be able to beat Myrtle Heights. This gorgeous community is undoubtedly one of the finest in all of the Grand Strand, if not in all of South Carolina. This luxury community has been a mainstay of the area since 1935, offering historic charm to the ...

By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
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  Premier Luxury Lake Norman Condos for Sale - Watermark  Convenient to all that Cornelius offers, and moments from I-77, Watermark is the area's premier luxury condominium offering. From the 10' ceilings, private elevator access, You will find unparalleled attention to detail through the entire ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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5 Star Rated REALTOR #ChrisBJohnsonREALTOR ¿Prefiere el encanto de una casa existente? Cuando los compradores de vivienda empiezan su búsqueda, ¡Ellos quieren ver todas las opciones disponibles! En muchos casos, incluirán en su búsqueda tanto las construcciones nuevas como las casas existentes; p...

By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest)
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 In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualif...

By Will Handley, Certified Master Inspection Services
(Progressive Inspection Service)
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Today's topic is one that property owners, buyers and agents give little attention until a major issue occurs or escrow has closed, "Main Sewer Line Condition"...Ever wonder why you rarely have a main line sewer issue until maybe the holidays when you have 20 people at your house? It's not becaus...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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5537 Cattail Ct, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | Nothing is more exciting than finding the perfect space, and this beautiful 3-bed, 2-bath home in Tower Oaks is more than perfect! T...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Tranquil Views from Las Sendas in Mesa, AZCall Brian for a FREE Market Analysis of Your Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas Las Sendas is a uniquely designed maste...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Kudos to One of Charlotte's Top InspectorsClearVUE Home Inspection - Ryan PiggRyan Pigg, the President of ClearVUE Home Inspection is a licensed home inspector in both North and South Carolina. Ryan's top priority is ensuring that every client who has an inspection performed by ClearVUE home insp...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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Looking at recent census data, it turns out as nearby Illinois shrinks, Iowa is in the midst of a boom of growth. Rockwell Iowa real estate is turning into not only a smart investment but also a great place to move to. If you're looking to move or build your wealth, you need to look into the regi...

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
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This question gets asked a lot, so we made a blog post about Should I Buy a New Home Or Resale?There are many things to think about when buying a your next new home. And that home doesn't have to be brand new, just built. The resale market is strong, and filled with options. But if you are in the...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Stone Bluff, Romeoville, Illinois - January 2019Stone Bluff is a single family home subdivision built starting in the mid 2010's. Stone Bluff is located in Romeoville, Illinois east of Frontage Road and north of Helen Drive. Average taxes in Stone Bluff $5,042 Average association fees in Stone B...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Park Millennium Condos, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019Built in 2002, Park Millennium is a residential condominium building located at 222 N Columbus Drive in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Park Millennium is located just one block away from world-class shopping and dining on...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Whytecliff, Palatine, Illinois - January 2019Whytecliff is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1970s, Whytecliff is located in Palatine, Illinois south of Palatine Road and east of Roselle Road. Average taxes in Whytecliff $12,161 Average association fees in Whytecliff $7 ($3 - $15) A...