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.


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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 45
Before I could even say HELLO, the caller was already yelling at me. They wanted to see a house for sale and why was no one letting them see it. My response was "Whoa". This was the first time I am speaking to them, and they will need to not shout if they want me to help them. The caller went on ...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 4
OPEN HOUSESunday October 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - 26 Pintail Rd Irvington NY 10533Irvington 5 bed, 3.5 bath custom Colonial built in 2015 overlooking picturesque Canada Goose Pond. Generous driveway leads to attached 2 car garage. Spacious, open & airy entry hall connects formal living & di...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Comments 0
Golfing? YES! Horses? YES! Land & Lots of Acreage for sale in the Orlando area of Wedgefield, aka Rocket City, aka The Cape. HOA is optional. Own your piece of paradise, private living with land to build your dream home. This area is located right off of Interstate 528 giving the commuter easy a...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 3
Owner will pay taxes for 1 year... luxurious, gorgeous, spacious... 5 bed, 3 full bath, 2 half bath Briarcliff Manor Center Hall Colonial w. circular driveway & 3 car garage on over an acre of beautifully landscaped property. Hardwood floors, custom tile work & wood accents as seen. Covered front...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case in 2008. There are those who disagree and are comparing today’s real estate market to the market in 2005-2006, wh...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 0
Waukesha County 3 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report September 2019Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX   Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for September 2019.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is Kris...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 0
America is great in so many ways. Anyone can become President, Inventor, Athlete, Astronaunt, Doctor and accomplish their dreams of doing. However there is another dream of family and raising the next generation. If you had to take the most common characteristic of an American, what would that be...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 5
Millennium Sunny Isles Beach market update October 15, 2019 Millennium Sunny Isles Beach 18671 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160Millennium Sunny Isles Beach condo features over 120 gorgeous suits, exclusive access to the coast line, over 400 feet of private beach water edge with ocean f...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 13
🌳Wonderful Waters in Whitewing, 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🏠Whitewing Homes Currently for Sale🏠💲Whitewing Homes Recently Sold💲Whitewing is another name synonymous with luxury i...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 5
Acqualina Ocean Residences Sunny Isles Beach Market Update October 15, 2019 Acqualina Ocean Residences Sunny Isles Beach  17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160Greatness in art luxury oceanfront condominium Acqualina Ocean Residences  Sunny Isles Beach , architecture and lifestyle is o...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 0
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR – Homes for Sale in downtown Coeur d’Alene IdahoDowntown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho homes for sale bring a premium over similarly sized homes of the same era in other locations in our real estate market. The attraction, of course, is the proximity to our beautiful l...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 4
Ocean Point is a condo-hotel, known as Double Tree Hotel and located in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach.  Imagine the beauty of an oceanfront hotel resort combined with a full-service, state-of-the-art spa, and you begin to get a   picture of the experience at the Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & ...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
 Volente Texas - Not in MLS. 1.85-Acre Lot that backs to greenbelt and is in close proximity to the lake. Not in MLS. Bank-Owned Foreclosure with an in-ground pool being sold As-Is with a $200,000 minimum bank bid. Similar size and age homes in this subdivision have recently sold as high as $750,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
401 E. Ontario, Streeterville, Chicago, Illinois - October 2019401 E. Ontario is a condo high-rise built in 1990 in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago. 401 E. Ontario houses 394 condo units with amenities that include indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center, sun decks, and club room. ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 5
Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach. Market update. September 21, 2019. As of today, 8 condos are offered for sale in Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach. The Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach is oceanfront Condo located in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach is a real find. Featuring a distincti...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 5
Condo For Sale Jade Beach Sunny Isles Beach October 15, 2019 Luxury condos on the beach Jade Beach  Sunny Isles Beach are offered for Sale and Rent.  17001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Contact Valeria Mola for private views the property for sale or rent in Jade Beach  Sunny Isles B...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Pin Oak, Wilmette, Illinois - October 2019Pin Oak is a town home community built in the late 1970s. Pin Oak is located in Wilmette, Illinois on Pin Oak Drive south of Wilmette Avenue and west of Gross Point Road. Average taxes in Pin Oak $5,295 Average association fees in Pin Oak $307 ($306 - $3...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 5
Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach Market Update October 15, 2019 Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach  is not the place to compromise, it’s shamelessly breaking any luxury standard whatsoever. Just to take a promenade over Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach  the Sky Villa or Penthouse impressing suits with...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 3
Condo For Sale Muse Sunny Isles Beach. Market Update Septmeber 15, 2019. As of today, Muse Sunny Isles Beach. Market Update For Sale Muse Sunny Isles Beach.17141 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 3316014 Condos are for sale in Muse Sunny Isles Beach Prices from $2,750,000 to $16,900,0002 condos ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
306 E Warnimont Ave, Milwaukee, WI Under Contract Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Follow This Home Milwaukee Homes For Sale 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 Sho...