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 Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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6 years young... luxurious 5 Bed, 5 Bath Briarcliff Manor Center Hall Colonial w. circular driveway & attached 3 car garage on over an acre of beautifully landscaped property. Gorgeous hardwood flooring, custom tile work & detailed wood accents throughout this large 4,223 sq ft home w. open floor...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🚣‍Luxurious Townhomes in Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZ  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista Lakes🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Val Vista Lakes💲Val Vista Lakes is m...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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What's a Piggyback Mortgage? As if!  As if mortgages weren't complex enough, now you're going to tell me there's such a thing as TWO mortgages stacked on top of each other --- just to buy the same home you could otherwise get with one mortgage?  Are you a glutton for punishment? OK, calm down.  Y...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Top five first time home buyer questions in Los Angeles, CA Top five first time home buyer questions in Los Angeles, CA   POSTED ON JUN 25, 2019 BY ENDRE BARATH IN ADVICE TO HOMEOWNERS, BEVERLY HILLS, BUYING, OBSERVATIONS ABOUT VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELOCATION TO LOS ANGELES, UNCATEGORIZED | 0 COMME...

By Karen Ann Martin, Realtor Fall River Westport MA Real Estate Agent
(Safe Harbor Realty )
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904 Charles St Fall River Ma home for sale Move in Ready ! Move in condition! Spacious 3 bedroom Garrison home features a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops, nice back splash, stainless steel appliances and new ceramic tiled floor. Open to the dining area that leads to a convenient rear ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational thoughts for 6/24/19by Patricia Feager  After the 4th stormy weekend, I gave thanks for being safe. While I was in Fort Worth I noticed the most unusual bird that seemed to come out of nowhere. Dressed in purple, black, and white feathers with the color blue around the eyes I stood ...

By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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If you are considering buying land in Lake County, Florida, consider Royal Trails Subdivision.Royal Trails has about 1,200 lots, keep in mind, not all lots are created equal. The lots vary in elevation and location.Some lots may not be build-able, some may need fill and others may not.Call me wit...

By Kim N. Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida
(Optima Properties)
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Online interior design services are transforming the way we access interior design help. It’s the magic combination of professional design guidance, affordable prices, plus an easy and quick process that is attractive to people everywhere. Whether you're deciding what color to paint your living r...

By Cathy Carter, Finding You The Perfect Home!
(Re/Max Infinity)
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Top-Selling REALTORS Near Me in Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes - Cathy Carter Are you currently looking to buy or sell a home in Southeast Valley, AZ? Check out our latest blog post about top-selling REALTORS® near me in Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes. https://www.realestatechandler.com/blog/top-sell...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Golfhurst, Mount Prospect, Illinois - June 2019Golfhurst is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1960s. Golfhurst is located in Mount Prospect on Golf Road North of Mount Prospect Road. Average taxes in Golfhurst $5,174 Average association fees in Golfhurst $0 Average home size in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Miledge, Naperville, Illinois - June 2019Miledge is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1970s to mid 1980s. Miledge is located in Naperville, Illinois on Mill south of Ogden. Average taxes in Miledge $6,630 Average association fees in Miledge $0 Average home size in Miledge 2,143...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Clearwater Springs, Plainfield, Illinois - June 2019Clearwater Springs is a town home and single family neighborhood bvuilt in the early and mid 2000's by Montalbano Homes. Clearwater Springs features 148 town houses with floor plans ranging from 1,440 to 1,754 square feet of living space. The s...

By John Brave
(Global)
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We Buy Ugly Houses, We Buy Polka Dot Houses, We Buy Dog Houses!Is it a scam? Is there a Nigerian prince who wants my social security number waiting around the corner?  Fortunately, none of the above.  In fact, while there are a few bad operators out there (just like any industry) the vast majorit...

By Stefanie Cohen, PA, "I Love to Sell Real Estate and it Shows"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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SUMMERTIME ISLES SINGLE FAMILY HOME - COOPER CITY FOR SALE                                                               5181 SW 95th Ave. List Price $279,900   Charming 2 bedroom 1 bath single family home with carport for sale in wonderful Cooper City, FL! Located on the canal, this home has a s...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Columbine Hills Littleton Homes are always popular and we're very excited to announce our new, ranch listing in the neighborhood: 5834 West Alder AvenueLittleton, CO 80128 Columbine Hills  $479,900  Beds: 5    Fin SqFt: 2610 Baths: 2   Year: 1960   # Of Photos Avail: 32V-Tour Available:  No MLS #...

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
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 Leisure World condo for sale 3330 N Leisure World Blvd #431Silver Spring, MD 20906List price $324,900  

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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5225 N. Hoyne , Lincoln Square, Chicago, Illinois - June 20195225 N. Hoyne is an 11 unit condo building built in the late 1920's. 5525 N. Hoyne is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 5225 N. Hoyne $3,206 Average association fees in 5225 N. Hoyne $138 ($138 - $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Indian Knoll Elementary School, West Chicago, IL - June 2019 About Indian Knoll Elementary School Indian Knoll Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 33, and is located at N645 Indian Knoll Road in West Chicago, IL. It services homes in West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield. Average taxes...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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Last week's economic reports included monthly readings on housing market conditions, housing starts and building permits issued. Sales of pre-owned homes were released; the Federal Reserve announced its decision not to raise its key interest rate range. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Royal Oaks, Wood Dale, Illinois - June 2019Royal Oaks is a single family home neighborhood in Wood Dale, Illinois. Royal Oaks is located on Sherwood Drive and Route 83, north of 3rd Street. Average taxes in Royal Oaks $8,349 Average association fees in Royal Oaks $25 ($21 - $33) Average home siz...