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 Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Do you love horses? Here are some of the latest and always up to date Ranch homes with a barn for sale in Arizona MLS with pictures, prices, details map locations and more in a full page format. Also here are other ranch homes for sale in Arizona.           Hey Cowboy are you looking for a new ho...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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          WETLANDS, SURVEY, CAD REPORT                     COMPLETED JULY 18, 2019                      19116 QUINELLA STREET, ORLANDO, FL 32833 Get Directions Click Here Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings $ Click for current price 113256 SqFt 2.6 acr...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🌵A Place to Call Home 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 year...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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                    1107 James Way, Poinciana, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings Follow This Home Poinciana, Fl Real Estate for Sale Presented By: The Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage III Realty 772-834-0099 Licensed In: FL License #: 2...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] While Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will remain in-line with recent trends, interest rates have been in a bit of a downward trend. The weekly average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.82% in June, the lowest since September, 2017.  *...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they hit 5% to start searching fo...

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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 You just can't beat the value of Monterey Bay Condos. These recently renovated condo units have it all - granite countertops, oak kitchen cabinets, brand new appliances, and fantastic amenities. These Bahama themed units set the stage for the perfect vacation in Myrtle Beach - all at around $100...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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Can a Gainesville, VA Buyer Find a Home Their First Day House Hunting?If you are a buyer in the Gainesville, VA marketplace, you know that there is not much inventory.  This is a seller favored market at the moment.  However, that doesn't mean that a serious Gainesville, VA buyer can't find their...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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OPEN HOUSE - 911 Old Country Road, Elmsford NY 10523 - Pocantico Hills Schools & Recreation - Sunday July 21st 2019 from 12 PM to 2 PM Pocantico Hills School and Rec, beautifully updated 3 bed, 1 bath in Westchester Hills Condo. Pre K to 8th grade w. choice of high school: Briarcliff Manor, Pleas...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A Quaint 3/2 Home With Plenty of Upgrades SOLD in Sunrise!A Quaint 3/2 Home With Plenty of Upgrades SOLD in Sunrise!  Enjoy the breathtaking water views and peaceful lake breezes from the large fenced yard, gazebo or screened patio with stamped concrete deck. The home offers a one car garage. Tur...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 The past several years have been tough for Buyers, and you had to have really thick skin to be in the market, and you still may have been bid out.     The market has shifted, and it is no longer that frenzied market we experienced for so long.   You won't have to wait in line to view a home, you...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD in the Stratford Hills Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005SOLD in Bonaire GAMy buyers, Kelvin and Danielle, reached out when they were ready to start looking for a home. They found IT in the Stratford Hills Subdivision Bonaire GA 31005 and have now officially SOLD! Congrats, Minor Family!As alwa...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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7821 Maclean Rd, Tallahassee, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Tallahassee Home Search Present...
Selling a home can be one of the most stressful experiences you may have in your life. You will have to look for a trustworthy and expert real estate agent, get your home rightly appraised to know its actual value, prepare the home for viewings, and hope that your potential danville house buyers ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🌳Evening Cool Off 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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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840 North Lake Shore, Streeterville, Chicago, Illinois - July 2019840 North Lake Shore is a high-rise condominium building on the lakefront in the heart of Streeterville. 840 North Lake Shore is located in Chicago, Illinois. Enjoy unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and Lake Shore Park Average t...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Olympia Woods, Olympia Fields, Illinois - July 2019Olympia Woods is a single family home subdivision. Olympia Woods is located in Olympia Fields, Illinois west of Western Avenue and north of Lincoln Highway. Average taxes in Olympia Woods $6,892 Average association fees in Olympia Woods $0 Avera...

By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
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Sole at Fort LauderdaleMap of 533 NE 3rd Ave, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301-3232  SALE - SOLE AT FORT LAUDERDALE RENT - SOLE AT FORT LAUDERDALE Gather with friends by the pool for some sun, some fun. Chat with neighbors, rejuvenate in the cool water, doze under the umbrella. Workout in the fitness ce...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie Park at Wheeling, Wheeling, Illinois - July 2019Prairie Park at Wheeling is a luxury condominium development built between 2004-2008. Prairie Park is located off of Wolf Road west of Route 45 in Wheeling, Illinois. Prairie Park at Wheeling features 5 mid rise buildings situated on an 18 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodland Hills, Bartlett, Illinois - July 2019Woodland Hills is a single family home and townhouse neighborhood built starting in the early 1990's. Woodland Hills is located in Bartlett, Illinois on Woodland Hills west of Route 59. Average taxes in Woodland Hills $9,255 Average association fees ...