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 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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  Establishing Legal Ownership: Condos, Dwelling Parcels, PUDs I've "been around" ...  Around the mortgage business, that is.  For over 40 years. And during those 40 years,  besides being a Mortgage Originator, I also held an IL Real Estate Appraiser license for around 2 decades.  Plus I was hono...

By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Are you expecting a child and thinking about shopping for a home at the same time? Deciding whether to buy the home before or after your baby arrives is a very difficult decision and one that only you can make.Some important things to consider before making your decision are: Qualifying for a mor...

By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty)
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Charming Townhouse in Countryside Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood Open House Market Stats IDX Search $315,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,088 sqftYear Built: 1983 Location 7 Mercer CtSterling, VA 20165USA Gina M. Tufano Pearson Smith Realty(7...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: New home construction rose 1.5% in Oct. The gain came exclusively from apartment construction with single-family starts dropping 1.8% for the month – however, single-family rose 4.7% in the South. Read more. Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Too Late for 2385 Rancho Del Oro #61 in Oceanside CA This beautifully remodeled upper level 3-bedroom condo came on the market Monday morning, offering the Oceanside lifestyle just a few miles to the beaches and close proximity to abundant shopping, dining, services, and major commuting routes in...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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► SEE Web Site Video Below .SEE AT WholeSale Buyer Values: ▐► http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.comNEW PRICE! 3bd - 2ba FLEETWOOD FULLY REMODELED SWMH Whispering Pines MHP DeerWood Drive Premier North Charleston MH Park 29406✴️ SWMH 3bd FULLY Rehabbed Whispering Pines - Premier North Charleston M...

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 December 14th 2018 In Wesley Chapel today, there are 395 single family homes FOR SALEand 119 single family homes HAVE SOLD in the last 30 days Hello -  Thank you for reading this Wesley Chapel Florida Real Estate Blog Post  My name is Jeff Miller. I have been ...

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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North Ranch - LOCATION with that Homey Neighborhood Vibe! Travel north about a mile along Thornydale Road from Cortaro Farms Road and just a bit north from Mountainview High School you'll come across the sprawling grassy entrance to North Ranch in Tucson, AZ. This community sits nestled in amongs...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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16 Bryant St, Crawfordville, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 L...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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Student loan debt is often a HOT topic in real estate...valuable information from our friend and trusted loan officer Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi    Student Loan Debt Solution Found via  Fannie Mae's "Student Loan Cash-Out Refinance"       Mounting Stu...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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6373 PECOS CT ORLANDO, FL 32807This UPDATED, move in ready 4BR/2BA home w/covered back patio is waiting for its new owner!! You get the best of both worlds with this house – it offers solid construction as with homes built in this era, yet updated with modern touches. The kitchen boasts granite c...

By Krystyna M Ryan, Honesty Trust Technology Service Results
(Atova, Inc)
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What is Boise Bench? The area gives the appearance of a bench or a step due to the sudden rise and elevation above downtown Boise, thus the name "Boise Bench".The area is bound by Garden City, Cole Rd and Federal Way.  That's where one of the iconic Boise landmarks - Boise Union Pacific Depot - i...

By Gloria Walters, PA, REALTOR - Selling Homes in the Tampa Bay Area
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Guess what Buyers and Investors?! There is a new property on the market located at, 2701 W Cordelia Street, Tampa, FL 33607. It is the perfect 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home for a first time homeowner or savvy investor. Located on a corner lot, this home boasts a spacious 1,352 square-feet of living sp...

By Nathan Lawrence
(Lawrence & Associates - Keller Williams )
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6528 Northwood St, Youngstown, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | ''A rare find'' is an understatement! Not only do you get a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that's more than 2,200 sq. Ft, you get almo...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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 $19775 / 3br - 896ft2 - ✴️ ▐►Open House SUNDAY 2PM 12 16 2018 3-2 SWMH (Whispering Pines MHP / DeerWood Drive) ▐►SEE OUR HOMES AT WholeSale Buyer Values:http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com► SEE Web Site Video► Occupants Now in Process for Vacancy► Property to be Available December 26 2018▐►See...

By Wayne Turner, "The Only Name You'll Ever Need for Real Estate"
(Turner Real Estate Group)
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Wayne Turner with Turner Real Estate Group says, “I haven’t been this busy since 2004! This is the second most productive December of my career.” To give consumers an update on the current real estate market in St. Tammany Parish – it’s great! Many people assume the market slows down during the ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Whitetail Ridge, Algonquin, Illinois - December 2018Whitetail Ridge is a single family home subdivision. Whitetail Ridge is located in Algonquin, Illinois on Zimmer Drive south of Algonquin Road and east of Hagers Bend Road. Average taxes in Whitetail Ridge $16,405 Average association fees in Wh...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heatherfield, Glenview, Illinois - December 2018Heatherfield is a single family home, townhome and condo neighborhood built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Heatherfield is located in Glenview, Illinois west of Waukegan Road between Winnetka and Willow Roads. Average taxes in Heatherfield $1...

By Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality
(Fairfax Realty)
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 ORIGINALLY POSTED AT: https://www.comehomevirginia.com/happy-veterans-day-va-mortgages-what-you-should-knowWhile Veterans Day has come and gone for the year the needs, hopes and dreams of Active Duty and Retired Vets goes on. One of the most important and powerful benefits for vets is the VA Mor...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hidden Lakes, South Barrington, Illinois - December 2018Hidden Lakes is a subdivision of custom built single family homes. Hidden Lakes is located in South Barrington, Illinois south of Algonquin Road and east of Bartlett Road. Average taxes in Hidden Lakes $29,507 Average association fees in Hi...