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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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 Click for All Town Listings ...      Flemington is a borough in Hunterdon County, NJ. Flemington is an independent community that is located completely within Raritan Township. Flemington students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District and...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...    Union is a township in Union County, New Jersey. Union Township was incorporated as a township in 1808. In the 18th century, the area that is now Union was then called Connecticut Farms. Union township includes the following neighborhoods: Five Points, Brooksi...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Click for All Town Listings ...    Incorporated as one of New Jersey's first 104 townships in 1798, Springfield Township is a township in Union County, New Jersey. Springfield is home to Baltusrol Golf Course. Golfweek magazine ranked Baltusrol as the 36th best in its 2010 rankings of the "Best C...
By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Landon Homes)
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Moses Creek Estates Rare 1/3 Acre home-sites - Room for a Pool   New 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home, last on the Lakefront  Available NOW! Close by 12/31/14 and receive a $1,000 Ashley Furniture BONUS!     Beautiful NEW homes from the $270,000's   Located in Southern St. Augustine/St. Johns County, minute...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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Homes for sale in Weston FL under $500000 for November 2014 Real estate market data provided by your local expert, Jacob Thomas- SFEHomes Homes for sale in Weston FL under $500000 for November 2014 If you want to live in gated communities featuring top security measures and A+ graded schools, loo...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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    While Naples garners most of the headlines in the local real estate market, there are other notable subjects, such as single family homes for sale for $500,000 in Estero Florida.  This is a community that sometimes can get lost between Ft. Myers to the north and Bonita Springs and Naples to t...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Ready to Buy a Home Now”   A few weeks ago, I shared a post about someone who called me to introduce himself and let me know that he had been referred by a couple of different people. He told me that folks had been encouraging him to become a homeowner, but he was still reluctant because of the ...
By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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2 bedroom ground floor condo for sale in the Meadows. This condo is well maintained and has an open floor plan. It even has an indoor laundry. The condo is located almost across from the pool and parking is outside the door. The lanai has been enclosed to offer even more living space but can be o...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE VERO BEACH POOL HOME Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach        ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE VERO BEACH FL   I have a beautiful home for sale in the popular gatedcommunity of the ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE                  in charming Vero Beach Florid...
By Nicole Doty Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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  I committed a murder. It was done in cold blood. It was planned and carried out with precision. Yes, I'm guilty of killing the expectations of first time home buyers. I'm in no danger of being locked away in the old Stony Lonesome but it had to be done. Too often first time home buyers have lof...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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UNDERSTANDING HOME LOANS?  Hard for many buyers. Understanding and comparing fees is important.  I would add that some of the fees are negotiable.   Understanding the "lock-in" process is important and the loan officer should explain that option early on.  Some locks are not worth the cost.   Und...
By Todd Picconi, Rancho Cucamonga Real Estate, WWW.PICCONIPROPERTIE
(TODD PICCONI, BROKER)
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1415 KEYSTONE DRIVE, SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92407 CULDESAC CUTIE!     San Bernardino Stunning Single Story with Many Awesome Amenities.     Asking $255,000 Just Listed!    Must See this North San Bernardino Single-Story w/Oversized Pie-Shaped Lot...and RV on a Small Culdesac!!! 3 bedroom,2 bath home,...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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From the files of "What were they thinking?" no one can say that Selling Real Estate is boring. With some homes there are only short Windows for showings some days. Therefore we schedule as many showings as we can in a row during the time we can see the home. During this 1 hour window 5 different...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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2561 Dotsonville Rd. Clarksville TN Sold and Closed Since many buyers want to live outside the city limits and have a little bit of land it is no surprise that this home at 2561 Dotsonville Rd. is now sold and closed. The buyers wanted to leave apartment living and move to the country and that is...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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** See Your VIP Buyers Program to Visit this Home!  http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/BuyAHome.cfm   707 Alston StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitySummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 SchoolsIn Dorchester District 2 Schools-Acclaimed Bes...
By Rain Silverhawk, Realtor, Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate 208-610-0011
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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Ever have one of those offers that just had you on pins and needles?       As a real estate agent we all write up purchase and sale contracts all the time.  We write them up, make the appropriate copies, we call the listing agent to give them the pitch and send it off to await an answer.  It is s...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
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It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for October 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. Also, keep in mind that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has not been extended. This really shouldn’t have any impact ...
By Melynda Capps, Changing Lives one home at a time.
(1st Choice Realty & Associates)
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1734 Pecos Cirlce Stockton, CA 95209 4 Bedroom Home in N. Stockton   Open Sat 11/22 & Sun 11/23 1-4pm     OPEN HOUSE, November 22, Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1734 Pecos Circle, Stockton, CA 95209 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOM...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Comic, Jeff Foxworthy, has made more than one American chuckle with his, “You might be a redneck IF. . .”  Let’s see if we can bend Foxworthy’s famous line and put it into real estate terms, “You might be a Homebuyer IF...”The list is lengthy, but here are a few to get you thinking: If you are i...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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We Buy Charleston Area Houses _We Buy Summerville SC   Do you have a house to sell to us?  We buy houses today!See http://www.SCHomeBuyers.net  843-883-3319 We buy houses from people in situations just like yours all over South Carolina- Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Beaufor...