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 Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToBuy #FirstTimeHomeBuyers #5StarREALTOR #OxnardHomesForSale #ChrisBJohnsonREALTOR “I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-18...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
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  Spring Is A Great Time To Buy A Home (Video)     Spring officially arrived last week. Are you thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this spring? If you've been thinking about buying a home this spring, you're probably wondering what the current market is like and how to n...

By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Juniper Realty Group at Silvercreek Realty Group)
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 A New Norm:  New Construction Sales Gaining More and More of the Total Market Share. Existing inventory was up in February - 7.4% compared to last year, but how did this uptick in inventory impact price? Since home prices are being driven by housing supply versus buyer demand, one would expect t...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Five bedrooms with pool on culdesac street in Twin Creeks 2 Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $499,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 3,442 sqftLot: 0.20 acre(s)Year Built: 2001MLS #: 14008755 Location 1220 Brenham CourtAllen, TX 75013USA Mi...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Affordable Homes 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 than...

By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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Minneapolis, MN: FHA has announced tightening of their guidelines that lenders must follow when approving loans. It estimates 4% to 5% of all FHA loans would be affected going forward versus current FHA guidelines. This works out to be between 40,000 to 50,000 loans this year.Should we be worried...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Move In Ready Apartment For Sale in Tanglewood Gardens, White Plains NY 10603 Close to all White Plains has to offer! •  750 sqft , 1 bath , 1 bdrm apartment “2nd floor walk up” – FOR SALE  USD172,500 . Updated Tanglewood Gardens Coop ApartmentMLS® 4914146 in Tanglewood Gardens, White Plains NY 1...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Gorgeous Huntington Home across from greenbelt and trees on corner lot Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 4,099 sqftLot: 00 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: 14032158 Location 1912...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able t...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Wales WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for February 2019 Be a part of this community that cherishes its past while building toward its future! Wales is a quaint village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is located minutes from the bustling Lake Country area and major highways.Waukesha borders Wa...

By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
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Every Tuesday at 12:30PM, we are live on Facebook for The Power Lunch! Real Estate Pros, tune in and hear about the latest REO Industry News. Comment your questions, tag your colleagues, and let's network. Make sure to like this video if you've learned something new!Eric Frazier, is a California ...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Almost .4 acre in culdesac in popular Starcreek Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $899,900 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms5 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 5,196 sqftLot: 0.38 acre(s)Year Built: 2008MLS #: 14033569 Location 2343 Timberlake CircleAllen, TX 7501...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Leggee Elementary School, Huntley, IL - March 2019 About Leggee Elementary School Leggee Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 158, and is located at 13723 Harmony Road in Huntley, IL. It services homes in Hampshire, Huntley, and Union. Average taxes $5,517 Average year built 2002 Homes ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Wheatlands Elementary School, Aurora, IL - March 2019 About The Wheatlands Elementary School The Wheatlands Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 308, and is located at 2290 Barrington Drive in Aurora, IL. It services homes in Aurora and Plainfield. Average taxes $7,348 Average year ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Freedom Elementary School, Plainfield, IL - March 2019 About Freedom Elementary School Freedom Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 202, and is located at 11600 Hertage Meadow Drive in Plainfield, IL. It services homes in Naperville and Plainfield. Average taxes $8,782 Average year buil...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Turnberry, Lakewood, Illinois - March 2019Turnberry is a subdivision of single family homes. Turnberry is located in Lakewood, Illinois north of Bard Road and west of Huntley Road. Average taxes in Turnberry $14,358 Average association fees in Turnberry $68 ($4 - $150) Average home size in Turnb...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Palatine, IL - March 2019 About Pleasant Hill Elementary School Pleasant Hill Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 15, and is located at 434 W Illinois Avenue in Palatine, IL. It services homes in Palatine and Rolling Meadows. Average taxes $8,208 Aver...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kildeer Glen, Kildeer, Illinois - March 2019Kildeer Glen is a custom single family home neighborhood. Kildeer Glen is located in Kildeer, Illinois west of Route 53/Hicks Road and south of Long Grove Road. Average taxes in Kildeer Glen $26,510 Average association fees in Kildeer Glen $0 Average h...

By Norma Skeete, ABR, GRI, SFR, SRES, CNE, MRP, Arlington VA
(Samson Properties)
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1205 N Garfield St, Arlington, VA OPEN HOUSE, MARCH 31ST, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE March 31, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | ONE BLOCK SOUTH OF CLARENDON METRO VERY POPULAR LUXURY ST...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fieldstone Place, Marengo, Illinois - March 2019Fieldstone Place is a single family home neighborhood starting in the early 2000's. Fieldstone Place is located in Marengo, Illinois west of Highway 20 and north of Harmony Road/Route 31. Average taxes in Fieldstone Place $8,039 Average association...