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 David Vandermyden, Real Estate Professionals working for you
(Pacific Coast Group)
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Sparkling Move In Ready Overview Maps Photos Description Open House $449,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,930 sqftLot: 0.30 acre(s)Year Built: 1986 Location 3234 Cambridge RdCameron Park, CA 95682USA David Vandermyden Pacific Coast Group - KW(916) 787-12...

By Nicole Nark, Real estate agent serving Central Arkansas
(Nicole Nark - Pixel Properties)
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If you ask anyone in the greater Little Rock area, Cabot, Arkansas seems to be a blossoming community that is attracting more and more residents each year. Due to it's close proximity to the Little Rock Air Force Base and award-winning schools, families are relocating to this city just 20 minutes...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Your first offer needs to be your best offer. So what can you do as a buyer to stand out?  How To Win A Bidding War In A Seller’s Market Inventory in many areas is low and in Alexandria, it’s severely low. Other areas of Northern Virginia are experiencing the same conditions. Homes are receiving ...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
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Just sold Polo Beach Club #804 penthouse corner unit in Makena Maui.Beautiful corner unit with panoramic ocean views.  Two bedroom unit, perfect condo in Makena Maui offering luxury living, amazing views, and beautiful oceanfront Polo Beach right at your doorsteps.Top corner unit in this photo, p...

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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Did you know Myrtle Beach averages 215 sunny days a year?Doesn't it sound great to enjoy more sun and shovel less snow? Are you looking for a great place to retire in Myrtle Beach?If so, read on to learn about the Sea Mist Resort condos.Sea Mist Resort CondosSea Mist Resort was originally a hotel...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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Home prices drop in three SoCal counties, #SellYou... Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins #Time... Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? #TimeToBuy #F... Hey SoCal HomeOwners #TimetoSell? Housing Outlook ... Is Now A Good Time To Sell Your House? YES! #MoveU... Three Questions You Need T...

By Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
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Wesley Chapel, Florida Homes for Sale April 19th 2019 In Wesley Chapel today, there are 393 single family homes FOR SALE--------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello -  Thank you for reading this Wesley Chapel Florida Real Estate Blog Post  My name is Jeff Miller. I ...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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A home without a garage? Unthinkable to us "stuff collectors". A 3+ car garage home for you and your collectible car or boat resting serenely under blue skies in Scottsdale Arizona. What could be better? Here are the latest 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in Scottsdale Arizona and updated daily.    ...
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#home/a69066132w111663562p116541675/ Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#home/a69066132w111663562p116541675/ Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’slatest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% ...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Just SOLD in the Ashbrook subdivision in Severn, MD: spectacular Colonial with outside pool & cabana and huge "man-cave". And since a picture says more than a thousand words ever could - especially this picture - I'll just share it below instead of writing about how gorgeous the house is or how p...

By Jeanne Feenick, Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert
(NextHome Premier)
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33 Lloyd Road offers privacy without sacrificing proximity to township conveniences and transportation.  Set on 1.3 acres in one of Bernardsville's most desired area, the Tower Mountain section, 33 Lloyd Road is a great offering for Spring '19 home seekers.  The home is welcoming and excudes warm...

By Derrik Carlson, Real Estate In Park City
(KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate)
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New Construction in Park City Searching for new construction homes for sale in Park City, Utah? Buying new construction in Park City, Utah provides many advantages. When purchasing a home to be built, buyers often have the ability to help design their dream home. There are many choices along the ...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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3454 Saltash Ln, Tallahassee, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings Follow This Home Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Tallahassee Home Search Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-08...

By Seesan Ed, The Most Helpful REALTOR in Delaware
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors)
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In home loan vocabulary, a Pre-Approved is different than Pre-Qualified! If you are ready to buy, get a pre-approval. Most agents will not show you houses unless you have a pre-approved letter issued from a lending institution or a proof of funds letter from a bank. One of the easy ways to get th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Parkland Middle School, McHenry, IL - April 2019 About Parkland Middle School Parkland Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 15, and is located at 1802 N Ringwood Road in McHenry, IL. It services homes in Bull Valley, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock. Average taxes $6,909 A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Morgan's Gate Mews, Wood Dale, Illinois - April 2019Morgan's Gate Mews is a single family and townhome community built in the late 2010's. Morgan's Gate Mews is located in Wood Dale, Illinois on Morgan's Gate Drive west of Kingery Highway and south of Irving Park Road. Average taxes in Morgan's ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Valley View Elementary School, Mchenry, IL - April 2019 About Valley View Elementary School Valley View Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 15, and is located at 6515 W IL Route 120 in Mchenry, IL. It services homes in Bull Valley, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock. Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Plum Grove Hills, Palatine, Illinois - April 2019Plum Grove Hills is a single family neighborhood built in the 1970's and 1980's. Plum Grove Hills is located in Palatine, Illinois east of Quentin Road and north of Euclid Avenue close to Birchwood Park, Birchwood Recreation Center, and Pleasant H...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Colony Country, Mount Prospect, Illinois - April 2019Colony Country is a condo community built in the late 1970s. Colony Country is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois north of Euclid Avenue east of Rand Road. Average taxes in Colony Country $3,384 Average association fees in Colony Country $322...