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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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14165 Newell Dr, Brookfield, WI For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Follow This Home Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: Sally Hanson ExP Realty 414-525-0563   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for curr...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 7
  Our new listing at 14165 Newell Drive....A CALT....that's short for "Condo Alternative" has everything you want in the perfect place to live...including a great price and No condo dues !   WAIT...there is more ! Click HERE....  Great Schools...Shopping...Recreation...Restaurants.  That's just o...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Author: Patricia Feager, 12/11/19 "The secret of a clean kitchen is simple.Don't cook EVER..." ---Anonymous  A little humor is a good way to start the day but when buying or selling a home, product maintenance and safety is more important than a kitchen that is aesthetically pleasing. Before you ...

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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Three Homebuying Lessons From Two Decades of House Hunters HGTV’s House Hunters was one of TV’s first real estate-focused reality shows—and, 20 years later, it’s still going strong and one of the HGTV shows that is fairly close to reality!  Over the past two decades, House Hunters (which showcase...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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1. Don't buy if you can't stay put.When purchasing a home, plan on ideally staying in that particular location at least a few years to make the move more worthwhile financially.2. Make sure your Credit is in orderPrior to your house hunting adventure, get copies of your credit report. Make sure t...

By Team Triple Advantage Katie Jones and Renee Brandon, Jacksonville NC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage )
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New Construction, Topsail School District, Minutes from Beach Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $269,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,452 sqftLot: 0.22 acre(s)Year Built: 2017MLS #: 100035710 Location 502 Trellis RoadH...

By Team Triple Advantage Katie Jones and Renee Brandon, Jacksonville NC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage )
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Amazing Home with Amazing Price OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $120,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,696 sqftLot: 0.30 acre(s)Year Built: 1992MLS #: 100045748 Location 201 White Oak BlvdJacksonville, NC 28546USA Renee Brandon Coldwell Banker Sea C...

By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
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It doesn't get much better than living near the beach.  The one real problem......affordability.  The demand for property near the beach in Southern California never seems to slow and why would it?  Near perfect weather, endless activities, great schools and of course those beautiful beaches are ...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Comments 4
Come on by this great home tomorrow between 11 AM and 2 PMWheter you are looking for your first home or second home in SWFL you need to see this one! Located at: 1430 SE 31ST TER, CAPE CORAL FL 33904  Property Information: Location ! Location ! Location ! This wonderful 3/2 split floor plan home ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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The best house is simply a myth! You cannot stay satisfied with a single place. Men are inquisitive by nature, and they want to explore things.  Day by day, the market is growing to new heights, and men are only thinking about how to reach there. Each day, the state and property business, is flou...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
About Spring Wood Middle School Spring Wood Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 20, and is located at 5540 Arlington Drive E in Hanover Park, IL. It services homes in Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, and Roselle. Average taxes $4,942 Average year built 1987 Homes for sale that attend Spring Woo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Silver Leaf Glen is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000s by Ryland Home. Silver Leaf Glen features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,436 to 3,686 square feet of living space. Silver Leaf Glen is located in Round Lake on Sunnybrook Road north of Wilson and Route 120. Aver...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
About Southbury Elementary School Southbury Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 308, and is located at 820 Preston Lane in Oswego, IL. It services homes in Oswego. Average taxes $3,275 Average year built 2016 Photos of Southbury Elementary School Homes for sale that attend Southbury El...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Carlsbad Home Buyer Resources for 2020 If you are considering buying a Carlsbad home in 2020, or one in a nearby community, you’ll find these home buyer resources helpful. HOME BUYER GUIDEMy free 2020 Winter Home Buying Guide is ready, and you can download it for FREE. If you are planning to sell...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie Oaks is a single family home neighborhood built between the late 1990's and early 2000's. Prairie Oaks is located in Huntley, Illinois east of Route 47 and north of Freeman Road. Average taxes in Prairie Oaks $9,092 Average association fees in Prairie Oaks $0 Average home size in Prairie ...

By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
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If you are not a cash buyer then your first step when buying a home is  to find a good lender. You may already be a pro at home buying and have a good go-to loan broker, but if not you will need to find someone who will make the process run smoothly and not run the risk of losing the home.    My ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We have access to any home on the gulf coast, from Pensacola to Pace, to Gulf Breeze and many that will be coming SOON to the market let us save you money whether selling or buying. Call, text 850-476-4494 or email us charles@charlesstallions.com.   Pensacola Florida 32514: Here’s Where Homeowner...
About Lake in the Hills Elementary School Lake in the Hills Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 300, and is located at 519 Willow Street in Lake in the Hills, IL. It services homes in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. Average taxes $3,854 Average year built 1985 Photos of Lake in the Hi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Bull Valley Golf Club is a single family home community built in the 1990's and early 2000's. Bull Valley Golf Club is located in Woodstock, Illinois south of Country Club Road and east of Route 47. Average taxes in Bull Valley Golf Club $15,672 Average association fees in Bull Valley Golf Club $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
About Waterbury Elementary School Waterbury Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 20, and is located at 355 Rodenburg Road in Roselle, IL. It services homes in Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, and Roselle. Average taxes $5,358 Average year built 1992 Homes for sale that attend Waterbury Eleme...