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 Alicia Utz, REALTOR & Military Relocation Professional in NOVA
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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Open House at 3548 Eskew Court located in Lake RidgeStop by to see this spacious home on Saturday, 25 APR 2015 from 2-4 pm.  Listing Details  3548 Eskew Ct, Woodbridge VA MLS number: #PW8603901 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Square Footage: 4000+ Built:  1993 Pulte Buiders - Hawthorn Model Schools:  ...
By Nick Zappa, Professional treatment of our clients, brings awes
(Eagles Wings Realty)
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Fantastic Horse Propery on 8.44 irrigated acres. Great 3 bed 2bath. Two car detached garage. Barn  Check out the awesome views from the back porch. San Juan Views, private but only 10 mins. to town  You like to fish? Trout, bass and blugill are in this pond. Pastoral setting, guiet and close to p...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 5
New Construction Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827What's the Neighborhood Like?Our new Orange County, FL new construction homes feature modern and transitional architectural styles. Laureate Park area of Lake Nona is a totally wired-in fiber opti...
Click here to check out all the new inventory in Lake Nona! Contact me for all the latest builder specials! Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827 What's the Neighborhood Like? Our new Orange County, FL homes feature modern and transitional architectur...
By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales
(Lennar)
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Stately gated Palencia North with amenities including fitness center, olympic size heated eight lane lap pool, resort style pools incluing one with Water Tower and two story slide, 300 acres of conservataion areas, eight miles of multi use paths,  ten lighted Hydro-Grid Clay tennis courts, 3 base...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
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Millennials Dominant Players In Today's Housing Market Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults braved since the recession, Millennials want to become homeowners, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evalu...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Price Reduction in the New Providence Village Subdivision in Falls Church, Va 220427725 Inversham Dr #144 Falls Church Va, 22042  Just reduced to $340,000 in New Providence Village, this true 3 bedroom 2 bath condo is turnkey ready and loaded with upgrades. This home has 1,064 square feet and is ...
By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty)
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Here in southern California one of our biggest obstacles to home ownership is the lack of the standard 20% downpayment. What if there was a way to buy a home with NO DOWN PAYMENT? Well, there is!Last year I wrote a blog post about a little-known program called the NACA Mortgage (Neighborhood Assi...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827What's the Neighborhood Like?Our new Orange County, FL homes feature modern and transitional architectural styles. Laureate Park area of Lake Nona is a totally wired-in fiber optic community close to Medical City,...
As most Olympia homeowners would agree, buying a house is dissimilar from any other kind of shopping—and that’s not just because of the price tag. When you set out to shop for most everyday items, you usually pick which store you’ll visit first, then survey what they have to offer. If the goods a...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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   6 COMMON BUYER TRAPS TO AVOIDA new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakesthat homebuyers make when buying a home.Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way...
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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  Want to be close to the action but not be actually in it.  Want a little privacy in your new residence?  The single family homes listed for sale in Coquina Sands Naples Florida should be given consideration if you answered “yes” to these two questions.  Conveniently located north of Olde Naples...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 36
 Can a Home Buyer make an offer on two different homes at the same time? This particular Buyer saw my listing yesterday and soon with their agent. A couple hours later wanted to see it again and said they were bringing an offer. It was assisted, so i met them there, Looking at the name on the off...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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 Port St Lucie Featured Listing: 4 BR House for sale Becker Road Area. 1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port St Lucie, Fl. 34953  NOT What You Are Looking For?  Click below to view other properties. Visit the Christine and Kevin Tolbert Real Estate Board on Pinterest.  To Search For Other 4 Bedroom Homes...
By Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage)
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Thinking of buying a new home soon? Do you, like many buyers, have a down payment of less than 10 per cent for a home in your price range?If you act soon, you could avoid the coming mortgage insurance hike that was announced recently by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). By acting be...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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"Seller May Carry" or owner interim financing detached homes and condos are available in the Phoenix metro area including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills Arizona. To see pirces, locations and details for "Seller May Carry" homes for sale in the Phoenix Metro What is Seller Carry or...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Price Reduction in River Place in Arlington VA 1011 Arlington Blvd #1006 Arlington VA 22209There has been a price reduction on this River Place South 1 bedroom, 1 bath Penthouse level home. Now listed at $259,900. Featuring panoramic views of Iwo Jima from a private balcony. This unit is located ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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JUST LISTED - Idyllwilde - Parker, CO  80138  Welcome to to 2013 Village home that is completely meticulous and absolutely ready to move in!   Located in Idyllwilde (off Hess & Canterberry Parkway, you will find this pool community with many pocket parks throughout the neighborhood.     21487 E. ...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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                  1032 Bankersfield Ln Fredericksburg Virginia 22401                                 OPEN SUNDAY April 26th, 2016                                   OPEN HOUSE, April 26, Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM                                    1032 Bakersfield Ln, Fredericksburg, Virginia Get D...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 13
When you are shopping for a house, not needing to dig so deep into the hard earned savings works best.Maine is a place where the real estate property listings are loaded with extra value. Because this New England state is the crown. A little ways up the pike. Almost in Canada. So everything costs...