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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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You are a Henry County homeowner, but now your family has simply outgrown the place. You’re almost ready to start hunting for a new home—but hesitate. The fact is, you’re reluctant to give up your present property. It’s been a terrific home, and you suspect it’s only going to grow in value… If yo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The Celtic Connection Team at Solutions Real Estate has a website featuring homes specifically in Maricopa Arizona. The website can be viewed at Maricopa Homes and features Maricopa Arizona homes for sale, Maricopa Arizona real estate, a search for Maricopa Arizona bank owned or foreclosures, Ma...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You called your lender, you discussed your private finances and you agreed upon a number that will allow you to buy a house AND have a life.  Feels pretty good, doesn't it? Now, you and I can meet and start the process of looking at houses.   When we first meet in person, I MUST tell you about ag...
By Richard Michaels, 100% Dedicated to Servicing My Clients
(Keller Williams Macomb)
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Here is a complete and current list of all home available in Macomb Twp. ,MI   If you have been looking for a home in the Macomb Township area, I have put together a free list of all homes available.  This list is updated in real time and allows you to search for your perfect home. Macomb Twp., M...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Condo's in Penn Quarter Chinatown Loving Where You're Living in Washington DC  Washington DC made Forbes magazines list of one of the Top Twenty Coolest Cities   What makes DC so cool? Great neighborhoods like Penn Quarter and Chinatown. We love the Farmer's Market which covers a city block in Sp...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupPink House Team806-290-1920http://pinkhouseteam.com Everyone Wants Outside The City Limits With A Shop in Amarillo Well, not everyone.  The ones that do want to move there all seem to want the same thing--a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a garage/shop on an area. ...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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For many first-time buyers, buying a home can be a scary experience. They know they'll be maintaining or improving a home with little to no maintenance experience, so the solution is to buy a home in perfect condition. So they hire a home inspector to point out all the flaws. The problem is -- no...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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 Are You a Renter On the Fence About Buying You probably have lots of questions, right?  Perhaps you’re worrying about a down payment, what your credit rating is, what effect interest would have on your monthly payment – and a slew of other thoughts running through your mind. The amazing thing is...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Homes For Sale near Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin Courtesy of Heidi Herda Real Estate ~ 612-807-4858 Your Champlin Realtor & Resident!   Why Do People Live here? Champlin is snugly located near the Mississippi River between Anoka, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park. The city of Champlin is within He...
By Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
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It is easy to lose money on Orlando New Construction.  Here are some grand ideas: Go alone. What do you need an agent for? Rely on yourself.  You don't need an expert opinion. Trust the builders sales person, they smile so nicely. Don't hire your own Buyer agent. You are smart enough. It's just t...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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  Is there anything cuter than a puppy? No, of course not! Budweiser has the best marketing group I've ever seen. This commercial is no exception.  Think about it...and what we can learn from this. They are selling beer...BEER! There is nothing sweet or tender about beer. Their competitors' comm...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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It's Time to Play Everyone's Favorite Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Game... "Your Offer Is..." And now let's here it for our host, all the way from the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area, to your living room, Real Estate agent extraordinaire... Craig Rutman! Let's welcome today's contestant, from Pi...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Looking for the right home can get difficult if you're not sure where you should be looking in the first place. Well, this is a good place to start! Below you will find information on just listed houses in Arlington TX for sale. For more information, call the Marla Yost Team at 817-382-9791.     ...
By Dana Hollish Hill, Vice President & Associate Broker
(Buyer's Edge Company, Inc.)
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Why should I get pre-approved before house hunting?  This is one of the questions I hear quite often. So many people love to search online for homes. They love looking at the pictures of big and beautiful homes and imagining themselves living in them. No one dreams of paying a mortgage. Or fixing...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes (248)310-6239
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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Do you have an Oakland County relocation in your future?  Then you should consider moving to Milford.  Yes there are many great communities in Oakland County Michigan.  Oakland County is the wealthiest county in Metro Detroit.  So many communities with great schools, low crime rates, and that hav...
By Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida
(Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie)
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Tradition Community Homes for Sale in Tradition Port St Lucie West Fl.   Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987.  In this awesome community nestled just west of the Ocean with easy access to fine dining, shopping, golf courses, tennis facilities ...
By Morris Massre, Realtor Broward County Florida
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services )
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Millennials just need a push. With just a little help, and now from Washington, millennial homebuyers will hopefully come out of hibernation and start buying again.  This is a much needed and healthy part of the real estate environment that has been lacking in recent years due to several factors....
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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287 Paxinos Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $149,500 MLS #PM-19921   Learn more about this Arrowhead Lake Chalet Freshly painted Chalet in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. This classic Pocono home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, cathedral ceilings and a stone-faced wood b...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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All this property, a listing in Patten Maine for sale. Priced so neatly in the sweet $20's something  property listing search bracket.  The place has a garage, the home is heated with hot water baseboard oil furnace. The handy wood stove helps put a dent in the Maine home winter heating costs. Ad...