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!

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By Kyle Webster, One-Source Property Solutions Company
(Cash For Homes Pittsburgh)
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5 Useful Tips When Considering Buying A Pittsburgh House Buying a Pittsburgh house is a serious event that takes place in our lives at one point or another. It is risky to invest your hard-earned money in buying just any Pittsburgh house you find. You should have some established guidelines befor...

By Janet Berry, Upscale Homes Throughout Naples and SW Florida
(www.JanetBerry.com | Janet Berry Luxury Home Team | Premiere Plus Realty | (239) 450-1892)
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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Pool Home For Sale in Autumn Woodsis one of the Homes For Sale in North Naples Florida 6561 CHESTNUT CIR | NAPLES, FL 34109$638,800 This Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath salt-water pool home in Desirable Autumn Woods has it all! A new roof, new paint, lanai cage and landscapin...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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Congratulations to our buyers who just closed on this great Lot in Cape Coral, FL  Felicidades a nuestros clientes que recién cerraron la compra de este lote en Cape Coral  Buying or selling a property in SW Florida Contact Team Stiller today ‼️ 239-284-8637    Cape Coral is an amazing City with ...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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591 E Jenkins Ave, Columbus, OH 43207BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH RENOVATED HOME in the RAPIDLY growing VASSOR VILLAGE just east of MERION VILLAGE! This home was completely gutted and renovated in 2018 with NEW EVERYTHING! Kitchen has GRANITE counters, STAINLESS STEEL appliances, white SUBWAY til...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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898 SW Perkins Ct Port OrchardWelcome Home! Fantastic Move-in Ready Port Orchard Rambler situated on a fabulous 0.40 acre lot. Open & spacious great room concept floor plan w/fireplace, wonderful gourmet kitchen w/island, walk-in pantry & nice dining area w/slider that opens to the patio, 3 tota...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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Lot F7 Ranch Club Rd, Tallahassee, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print 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   Schedule ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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Moving to Florida? Check this one. Sayan Sunny Isles Beach. Sale from $480,000. Rent from $2,600 Oceanfront. Luxury amenities. https://bit.ly/3grLZa0 Planning to move? Call us 305-931-6931. English, Russian. Licensed Realtors Miami. SIB Realty Планируете переехать? Звоните нам 305-931-6931. Русск...

By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
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Leisure World Maryland 14801 Pennfield Cir. 403 Condo for Sale Silver Spring, MD 209063 bedrooms / 2.5 baths / indoor garage space1,633 sq. ft. interior 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms Indoor garage space conveys1,633 sq. ft. interior / List Price $397,500Spacious 1,633 sq ft. condo in Villa Cortese wi...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🌵Dine with a View in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, 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 Red Mountain Ranch🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch💲For over 30 years, R...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
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Who would have thought that such a thing as Corona/virus could bring the world to a halt. I thought Corona was a cold beer to enjoy after mowing the lawn.  I would have to say with all the hype about the sky is falling, and some folks giving us crazy numbers that we are all going to die certainly...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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If you've ever moved before, then you know how hectic it can get. You're packing, making calls, running errands—it's crazy! However, planning accordingly can help to ease some of the chaos.According to the U.S. Census, the average American moves 11.7 times in their lifetime. With such a stat at p...

By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultima Real Estate )
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 Have you ever heard of a USDA loan?  It is an area specific but a great, zero down payment mortgage product to look at when buying in rural areas.   The great part is the max household income limits increased significantly as of 7/22/2019 so more families can qualify for this great loan product ...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
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I currently have four Wailea Ekahi Condos for sale in Wailea Resort.This beautiful two-bedroom unit 39C recently remodeled condominium in Wailea Ekahi is listed at $2,200,000. A ground floor unit with amazing ocean views.Wailea Ekahi 32C is an up-stairs 2BR/2BA condominium with ocean-views. Also ...

By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
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Spokane Valley WA 4 BDR/3 BA  18906 E Sandusky River Lane Immaculate Move quickly to make this immaculate Spokane Valley (Greenacres) home your new address.  Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, this family friendly home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Freshly painted inside and out.  Completely updat...

By Dan Miller, Helping you Buy and Sell in Madison, Wisconsin
(RE/MAX Preferred, Madison, Wisconsin)
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  3 bedroom, 2 bath west Madison home. Main floor has all bedrooms, kitchen, full bath & living room. Wood & tile floors. LL has rec. room & full bath. Fabulous backyard w/ lots of color, no adjoining lot in back. Minutes from downtown Middleton & Madison.For more photos and property information ...

By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
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Eudora Estates Homes For Sale In Dallas TexasStreet View - homes for sale in Eudora Estates, Dallas Tx 75230 Access MLS homes for sale in Eudora Estates On the hunt for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throughout th...
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Encanto Historic District Phoenix, AZ with Guest House. This is the one, the search is over! Incredible home in the Historic Encanto District with guest house! Amazing Contemporary upgrades have been done to perfection while preserving the historic charm. Main house features ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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  Average taxes in Cedar Row West $2,738 Average association fees in Cedar Row West $183 ($175 - $185) Average home size in Cedar Row West 1,400 ft2 Average lot size in Cedar Row West 0.00 acres Average year built in Cedar Row West 1979 Homes for sale in Cedar Row West Address Beds Baths Built Pr...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On June 11, 2020, Lisa Marie Conklin published a very good and helpful report on Realtor.com about list of necessary exterior tips for during a home video tour.1. All four corners of the lot,2. The neighbors' houses,3. Outdoor components,4. Outbuildings,5. The landscaping,6. Walkways and driveway...