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 Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
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The Pocono Mountain Region actually consists of THREE MLS Boards. What MOST people see online is strictly listings through the Pocono MLS Board. With our Newest Tools of Artificial Intelligence we've created a platform that a consumer can literally sign up for alerts and have the system crawl all...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Be Prepared! Act Proactively! Gather & Retain this Documentation & Info for Future Mortgage Application  There is typically one bit of knowledge that the overwhelming majority of home buyers already know when they contact me for a mortgage ...   They know they'll need to provide "a boatload" of...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🚣‍Lap Swimming with a View 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...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019. Here’s what some have to say: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com “Lower mortgage rates, higher wag...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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13541 W Cleveland Ave, New Berlin, WI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 1467 SqFt 2 bed/bath ranch on over an acre! Great flow with accentuated natural lighting throughout. Perfect starter home or for...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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Do you want the same things Millennials want? 

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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   Many Vacant Lots to Choose in Poinciana, Fl 34759               629 Robin Lane              633 Robin Lane   421 Baltic Court     439 Baltic Ct      427 Baltic Court      412 Oakland Lane   1316 Congo Dr   1304 HomosassaDr              1376 Homosassa Dr               239 Begonia Land      232...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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✴️▐►LIQUIDATION SALE - 3br-2 ba SWMH Investor Special Summerville  Wind Gate MH Park Summerville SC 29486 Investor Special 132 Gains Mill Drive Summerville. " Mobile Home Cash Liquidation! - Cash Buyers!! Saturday to Monday the 24nd we will be Selling 132 Gains Mill Drive Summerville. $18K takes ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🏊‍♂️A Nice Place to Sit in Las Sendas, 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 Las Sendas🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Las Sendas💲 Las Sendas is a uniquely designed mas...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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We have a local agent who buys and flips homes. This means he buys homes in need of fixing up and updates the home. Not all that uncommon here and it really helps upgrade the home inventory when done right. Ah, but there is the rub...This agent is beginning to get a reputation for poor work and c...

By Matthew Santiago
(e-Realty Services)
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1584 Black Birch Way, Tobyhanna, PA 18466Bring the Welcome Mat! Great 3BR/2BA Home located in amenity filled community! 1st flr layout features Lg Kitchen/DR combo, LR w/ FP & Master BR w/ BA. 2nd flr offers 2 addt'l spacious BR's & Main BA! Plenty of space to stretch your legs. Full unfinished ...

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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Here’s your chance to own your own golf course condo in Carolina Forest. Turnberry Park currently has two spectacular condo units available at an unbeatable price. You’ll enjoy the pristine surroundings in one of the most desirable residential areas in Myrtle Beach.These affordable condos in Turn...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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Don't let the process of applying for a mortgage be intimidating...follow this plan and you find it much easier...and in the end...soooo worthwhile !     Be Prepared! Act Proactively! Gather & Retain this Documentation & Info for Future Mortgage Application     There is typically one bit of knowl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Lawn Comm High School, Oak Lawn, IL - July 2019 About Oak Lawn Comm High School Oak Lawn Comm High School is a 9-12 school in District 229, and is located at 9400 Southwest Highway in Oak Lawn, IL. It services homes in Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge, Hometown, and Oak Lawn. Average taxes $4,851 A...

By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
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4555 Hunting Valley LaneBrecksville OhioListed for $650,000 http://www.barbaraszabo.com/Listing/VirtualTour.aspx?ListingId=337288985  To schedule an appointment call Barb Szabo at 440-263-7496

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wedgewood, Crystal Lake, Illinois - July 2019Wedgewood is a townhouse, duplex and single family home neighborhood built starting in the early 1990s by Calaco Development. Wedgewood is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois east of Huntley Road and north of Barlina Road. Average taxes in Wedgewood $11...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Preserve, Bolingbrook, Illinois - July 2019The Preserve is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The Preserve is located in Bolingbrook, Illinois north of Boughton Road and east of Naperville Road. Average taxes in The Preserve $8,139 Average association f...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Courthouse Square, Wheaton, Illinois - July 2019Courthouse Square includes 50 Georgetown-style row houses and six condominiums built starting in 2006 by Airhart Construction. The townhomes have floor plans ranging from 3,037 to over 4,000 square feet of living space. Courthouse Square is located...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kenyon Woods Middle School, South Elgin, IL - July 2019 About Kenyon Woods Middle School Kenyon Woods Middle School is a 7-8 school in District 46, and is located at 1515 Raymond Street in South Elgin, IL. It services homes in Bartlett, Elgin, South Elgin, Wayne, and West Chicago. Average taxes ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cloverdale Elementary School, Carol Stream, IL - July 2019 About Cloverdale Elementary School Cloverdale Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 93, and is located at 1182 Merbach Drive in Carol Stream, IL. It services homes in Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, and Hanover Park. Average taxes $7...