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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Kitchens with All the Trimmings 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 Lak...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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The Village at Carefree or Village at Carefree Conference Resort is a jewel both for permanent or winter visitors. Nestled at the foot of Black Mountain between Cave Creek and Scottsdale is this wonderful townhome community most with two master bedrooms with putting greens and wonderful pool comp...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are willing to consider buying a fixer-upper, with 95% believing that the projects needed will...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Golf, sunsets, cacti, pool, and Mothers in Laws...what do they have in common? Well, a home including a casita or guest house for the entire multi generation family in Scottsdale Arizona, doesn't that sound nice? See the latest Scottsdale homes with guest houses for sale with pictures, prices and...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Now that the weather is turning around in Texas, you might be thinking about starting the home search process. Once you’re viewing homes in person, you may be tempted to fall into the trap that ensnares many buyers: letting relatively small flaws or easy fixes influence your decision about a home...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Large Hasting on Hudson 4 bed, 2.5 bath Center Hall Colonial w. legal 1 bed, 1 bath accessory apartment in lower level making it a total of 5 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Good sized entry foyer opens up to living room w. fireplace, eat in kitchen, dining & family room plus powder room. Large terrace off...

By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
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Buying a house in the UAE is subject to deposits like any other country. But in the UAE, nationals have a lower percentage rate for down payments when they apply for a loan to purchase a house in UAE. Even so, these are dependent on the type of property you are trying to buy and also include depo...

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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6112 Oak Drive, Eldersburg, MD Coming Soon Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings Follow This Home Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: Showing Agent: EPIK Home Group of Keller Williams Realty Centre Ke...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Tiffany Farms, Antioch, Illinois - April 2019Tiffany Farms is a single family neighborhood built in the late 1990s early 2000 by United Homes. Tiffany Farms is located in Antioch, Illinois on Tiffany Road north of Route 173. Average taxes in Tiffany Farms $7,071 Average association fees in Tiffa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Thornley on the Fox, St. Charles, Illinois - April 2019Thornley on the Fox is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980s, Thornley on the Fox is located in St. Charles, Illinois on Route 31 north of Route 64. Average taxes in Thornley on the Fox $11,230 Average association fees in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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White Feather, Manhattan, Illinois - April 2019White Feather is a single family home subdivision built starting in the mid 2010's. White Feather is located in Manhattan, Illinois east of Manhattan Road off of White Feather Drive. Average taxes in White Feather $7,943 Average association fees in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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La Salceda, Northbrook, Illinois - April 2019La Salceda is a condominium and single family home neighborhood built in the 1970's. La Salceda is located in Northbrook, Illinois south of Willow ROad and east of Pfingsten Road. Average taxes in La Salceda $7,005 Average association fees in La Salce...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Scottdale, Wheaton, Illinois - April 2019Scottdale is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1980's. Scottdale is located in Wheaton, Illinois south of Butterfield Road and west of Park Blvd. It is close to schools, Wheaton Pool and Park District and 2 neighborhood parks. Average taxe...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Take a Hike When You Like in Southern Utah!  One need not travel very far to find local hiking trails in the southern Utah area. Some communities have trail-heads located within the residential boundaries for conveniently setting out on a refreshing outdoor experience. Paradise Canyon is one such...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wesley Square, Wheaton, Illinois - April 2019Wesley Square is a townhome community built in the early 2010s by Joseph Freed Homes. Wesley Square is located within walking distance to Metra and historic downtown Wheaton on West Street and Seminary Avenue. Average taxes in Wesley Square $7,973 Ave...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
Comments 1
Last week’s economic news included readings on home builder confidence in housing market conditions and Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage ratees and first-time jobless claims were also released.NAHB Housing Market Index: Builder...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Persimmon Woods, St. Charles, Illinois - April 2019Persimmon Woods is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980s. Persimmon Woods is located in St. Charles, Illinois east of 5th Avenue and south of Country Club Road. Average taxes in Persimmon Woods $17,564 Average association fees...

By Dave Sulvetta, Realtor
(Dave Sulvetta, ReMax Connection, Gloucester County Realtor)
Comments 0
  Valleybrook Blackwood NJ Golf Course Home For Sale! 33 Pinehurst Ct Blackwood NJAbsolutely GORGEOUS town home located in the Glen Eagles Section of Valleybrook! 33 Pinehurst Ct Blackwood NJ 08012 will not disappoint. Experience breath taking golf course views from your own private deck while en...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Winding Meadows, Bolingbrook, Illinois - April 2019Winding Meadows is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1990s. Winding Meadows features six floorplans with 1,550 to 2,700 square feet and 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Winding Meadows is located south of Boughton Road and west o...