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 Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
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Homes For Sale in Desired West Mobile, AL Baker School District West Mobile, AL Market and Community Information West Mobile Market & Community Info: West Mobile is growing fast and Home Sales and Prices are continuing to increase. With plenty of entertainment, restaurants, and shopping West Mobi...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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That housing needs change as people get older goes without saying. For Henry County Baby Boomers, the “getting older” concept has gradually morphed from the distant abstraction it seemed in the 60’s and 70’s to a more immediate concern. And of all the decisions that will have the most impact on t...
By Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
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New home construction is a markedly different process than buying pre-owned housing. Whether buying a spec home (built to the Builder's specificiations, also known as an 'inventory home'), or whether starting from scratch -- new home construction has it's own timeline, vocabulary, and rules. Two ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Trilogy at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona is a premier 55+ active adult golf community.  Escape to this gated, private resort community where you'll find modern amenities that support a highly active and healthy way of life. Located right inside of Trilogy you'll have access to all of these won...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Olde Cobblestone Madison Alabama Homes For Sale The following link is updated daily with all available homes for sale in Olde Cobblestone:  Olde Cobblestone Homes For Sale To search all homes for sale in Northern Alabama try my website and Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource.  And to read more a...
By Curtis Van Carter, Napa Valley's Broker Extraordinaire in Yountville
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, Yountville Napa Valley)
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 A question I get asked often, when is the best time to buy a home. The obvious answer, when you need to, is probably your first thought but if you have some discretion in when you can buy then you might want to consider doing so in the winter.   This fact was expressed concisely in the latest i...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Is there a Secret to Hiring a BUYER AGENT? What does it cost to hire one? How do  i start the process? Can they help me find my Dream home? The answer is not a secret. There is many Buyers who do not understand the Home buying process. There are many parts if the process that have to take place. ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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We hear that a lot "I got to get out of this place". Like the song cranked loudly by Eric Burdon and the Animals. The  relocating, retiring to Maine talk. The reasons why the need for the move to Maine. Always always topped with the just "too many people, it's not safe, we're drowning in high cos...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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HotList _$675 Monthly No Bank Qualifying 4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home 707 Alston Street, Summerville SC 29483 This is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitySummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools**Acclaimed Best in The State ** in the Alst...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Planning To Buy A Warren County Ohio Home in 2015?  10 Tips to Get Ready! it's time isn't it?  You've been renting for awhile and you're tired of paying "extra" for someone else to profit when it could be YOU getting the tax breaks, it could be YOU with control of how you can change your place, a...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  7 Home Ownership Benefits 1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations ar...
By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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 Lake homes for sale in Waukesha County Wisconsin come in many different styles and floor plans, and best of all they are on some beautiful lakes.Waukesha County Lake properties for sale require a knowledge of each lake, and what each Waukesha County Lake property for sale offers. Perhaps it is t...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Fox Hollow Real Estate Information Delta, CO December 2014 Fox Hollow is one of Delta's newer subdivisions. Most of the homes feature custom high end finishes like built in stereo surround sound systems, upgraded kitchens with high end touches, custom cabinets and wonderful landscaping.  Fox Holl...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Do you think there is a Secret to Buying a Dream home? There is to many Buyers who do not understand the Home buying process. What do you think is the most common question from Home buyers is? The mortgage process? finding homes to see? Making an offer? The inspection process? For those that thin...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Testimonial - Sea Ranch in Boca Raton FL                                                                                                                                                                                              Last month, I had 24 hours to call "my own." So, I opted to get on ...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
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Why Isn’t YOUR Buyers Agent Making Your Appointments?   It occurs many times each day - leads come in from our websites, registering with us to view listings.  No, not all of the listings are ours - our home searches are high-tech, super-Savvy and pull all leads from our MLS several times each ho...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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  $235,000 4br - 2654ft2 Summerville Short Sale New Listing 1014 Whitlow $235,000 4br - 2654ft2 Summerville Short Sale New Listing 1014 Whitlow We Request You Please Make Your Offer!Your Offer is Subject to Third Party Approval! ** The Building Style:Traditional Roof:Asphalt Shingle ** Exterior:V...
By Robert Schmalz, Cal. Lic Broker
(West Los Angeles Real Estate Group)
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  Why You Need Title Insurance When you purchase your home, how can you be sure that there are no problems with the home's title and that the seller really owns the property? Problems with the title can limit your use and enjoyment of the property, as well as bring financial loss. That is what a ...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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Discounted_$675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank Qualifying   **  2014 Early Bird  - 48 Hour Special  **  Reserve in December 2014 for January 2015 Move-In and Save!   Available January 25, 2015.  ** See these December Discounted Rents:  Take *$200  - *$500 Off Each of 24 Monthly Payme...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
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Article as published in The San Diego Realtor® magazine, pages 20-21   By Regina P. BrownMore than  just a cover from the rain and insulation from the cold, roofs add aesthetic   value  to  the  character  of  a home.  They help define the home’s architectural   style  and  determine  its curb ap...