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 Cathy Starkweather
(La Rosa Realty, LLC. )
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REGAL PALMS RESORT & SPA...  Regal Palms Resort & Spa is located in Davenport, Florida and a well known destination for Central Florida vacations/Disney vistors. Until October, 2017 - there was a monthly HOA fee and a separate monthly club fee. In October, 2017 the HOA ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking too much about it. Living within a budget right now will help you save money for down payments while also paying down other debts that might be holding ...

By Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
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 Wesley Chapel Florida Homes for Sale February 22nd 2019 In Wesley Chapel today, there are 423 single family homes FOR SALEand 97 single family homes HAVE SOLD in the last 30 daysHello -  Thank you for reading this Wesley Chapel Florida Real Estate Blog Post  My name is Jeff Miller. I have been a...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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  Have you been looking for that perfect house? Afraid to make the commitment. Always finding something wrong. Maybe the walk to the property is too far maybe you just don't have that feeling. That is what happened to this couple I was working with. We were looking for almost two years. There was...

By Stacey Kiernan, Search Carmel IN & Hamilton CO IN Homes For Sale
(Home Run Realty)
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Fear of the unknown is common among all ages.  Kids, at night, imagine monsters in their closets or under their beds and adults are unsure of what the future might bring.It may be natural for first-time buyers to be unsure of the process because they haven't been through it before but even repeat...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
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 Your First Step... If You're Serious About Buying A Charlotte Area Home In 2019 Are you planning on buying a home this year? Do you know the first step you need to take to show homeowners you are serious about buying is to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you do anything else! Getting pre-...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A 3 Bed/2 Bath Waverly Hundred of Ivanhoe Home FOR SALE in Davie! A 3 Bed/2 Bath Waverly Hundred of Ivanhoe Home FOR SALE in Davie!  This popular 3 bedroom split model features a living room, family room, dining room, upgraded kitchen and flooring.  The many windows bring loads of natural light a...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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8194 Griswold Drive New Albany 43054Updated multilevel home in desirable Windsor. All new carpet & fresh paint! Espresso hdwd flr found on main level. Formal dining room w/ columns & wainscot.Kitchen w/ SS appliances, incl. a gas stove, double oven & new microwave.Granite cntrtps & tile backspla...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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You have searched, you made your offer, it got accepted and they were left to sweat out the last 30 days getting a mortgage. Closing day is coming up, so what is next? It should be an exciting time, however for one Manchester NH Home Buyer, they were at a complete loss.   How can a buyer not be ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hills of West Dundee, West Dundee, Illinois - February 2019Hills of West Dundee is a subdivision of single family homes built in the early to mid 1990s. Hills of West Dundee is located in West Dundee, Illinois north of Higgins Road and east of Sleepy Hollow Road. Average taxes in Hills of West D...

By Qualls Team - Quincy & Amy Qualls, Real Estate for the PNW
(Thunderbird Real Estate)
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Download our Free App!Search, Save or Send us Homes You're Ready to Tour - ANYWHERE in Washington State: http://hms.pt/Woc360.870.2605 | QuallsTeamInfo@gmail.comAll of our clients are reviewed by Redfin - Research our Team for your Real Estate Needs!https://www.redfin.com/real-estate-agents/quinc...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Countryside Lake, Mundelein, Illinois - February 2019Countryside Lakes is a single family home neighborhood built in late 1980s. Countryside Lakes is located on Countryside Lake off Midloathian south of 60 in Mundelein, Illinois. Average taxes in Countryside Lake $15,611 Average association fees...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Farnham, Wheaton, Illinois - February 2019Farnham is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. Farnham is located in Wheaton, Illinois west of Naperville Road and offers a location near two large parks, Kelly Park to the north and Seven Gables Park to the south. It is al...

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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Are you in need of some quiet time away from the city?Looking for a home in a growing subdivision that has easy access to Mason City?Look no further than homes for sale in Asbury Farms Mason City. Asbury Farms is the last remaining farmland within the city limits, and they want you.This is the pe...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Burr Oaks, Joliet, Illinois - February 2019Burr Oaks is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1970s. Burr Oaks is located in Joliet, Illinois west of Essington Road and south of Black Road. Average taxes in Burr Oaks $6,946 Average association fees in Burr Oaks $3 ($2 - $4) Average h...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Bailey Park, Darien, Illinois - February 2019Bailey Park is a townhome community built in the 1990s. Bailey Park is located in Darien, Illinois west of Bailey Road and south of Plainfield Road. Average taxes in Bailey Park $4,423 Average association fees in Bailey Park $193 ($190 - $198) Average...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Mill Creek Tanna, Geneva, Illinois - February 2019Mill Creek Tanna is a subdivision of single family homes built by Shodeen Homes in the late 2010's. Mill Creek Tanna is located in Geneva, Illinois within the Mill Creek Golf Course, south of Keslinger Road and east of Bunker Road. Average taxes ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Gilberts Elementary School, Gilberts, IL - February 2019 About Gilberts Elementary School Gilberts Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 300, and is located at 729 Paperback Lane in Gilberts, IL. It services homes in Carpentersville, Dundee, Gilberts, Huntley, and West Dundee. Average ta...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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4461 Cool Emerald Dr, Tallahassee, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: Florida  ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Renaissance Ridge, Evanston, Illinois - February 2019Renaissance Ridge is a condominium complex built in the 1920's. Renaissance Ridge is located in Evanston, Illinois at Main Street and Ridge Avenue. Average taxes in Renaissance Ridge $5,784 Average association fees in Renaissance Ridge $243 ($...