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 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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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No Down Payment Home Loans in Brunswick, MD, Call Lenn 800-711-7988.   Homes for Sale in Brunswick, MD Are Eligible for USDA Financing. Most homes for sale in Brunswick, MD are eligible for USDA financing.  If you qualify by income limit for USDA financing, you can buy with no down payment and lo...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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6:00AM HotList Summerville Lease Option $675 Mo.No Bank 4-bd_2.5ba 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 Alston Middle...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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December 2014 Bank Owned/Foreclosure Information Delta, CO This report is only for bank owned, REO and foreclosure listings in and around Delta, CO. It will cover all of the properties listed in the 81416 zip codes that are listed as bank owned. So it will include properties in town as well as th...
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 Richard Michaels, 100% Dedicated to Servicing My Clients
(Keller Williams Macomb)
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     Kimball Township, Michigan is a great area to buy or build your next home.   With the housing market rebounding and prices going back to pre-crash highs in many areas, Kimball Township, Michigan housing prices are still very affordable.  As some areas have seen 20-30% increases in housing pr...
By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
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"I'll Be Home for Christmas" is a holiday musical classic recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943.  The words of the song tell the story of a WWII overseas soldier writing a letter to his family.  He requests that his family prepare for his homecoming by including his favorites in the Christmas celebrati...
By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
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Louisville KY has many historic neighborhoods such as Highlands, Original Highlands, Germantown, Butchertown, Clifton, Crescent Hill and more. Within and underneath beautiful historic homes are plumbing materials that simply do not stand the test of time.             Brass, galvanized steel, copp...
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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The furnished high-rise condos for sale in Pelican Bay Naples Florida could be the ideal solution for someone who wants to move into a new home right off the Gulf of Mexico and bring only a suitcase and a toothbrush.  Most of these taller buildings in the development are either on or just west o...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Here is another happy buyer who now calls the beautiful PGA Village of Saint Lucie West home. They were able to negotiate a bargain of a decade with the help of the Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie. We aggressively negotiate for our buyers to get the best bargain...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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It Is A Great Time To Invest In A Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new home! Check out this new Short Sale in La Jolla!If you love the San Diego coast, then La Jolla could be where you will find your next Dream Home.Located along the western edge of north coastal region of the City of Sa...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Tired of looking and looking but not finding the home that you want? We have a solution for you. Watch the video below to find out how we can help you in getting the home you want in Arlington, Texas.      Buying a home can be tough if you're not that sure what exactly you should be looking for. ...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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This is the time of year to start looking for your next home!   This is a great time of year to buy your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 130 Homes For Sale in Encinitas Today! Lets take a Home tour! If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Your Henry County home is your castle, sure—but it’s also a great deal more than that. In addition to being the place where you relax after work, spend time with family, and generally live your life, it’s also the most substantial investment most people ever make. Much of its prominence is due to...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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PLEASE CONTACT ME TO RESERVE YOUR LOT TODAY!!! The Legacy at Cary Creek has been planned with the active resident in mind, to compliment their unique lifestyle.  Each house has been designed to cater to the residents, with main level living home floor plans, open, accessible floor plans, and stai...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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USDA eligible areas being updated for 2015. The very popular no down payment home loan for rural areas of the country is changing slightly for 2015. A new "USDA Announcement (posted 12-22-14) indicates President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 201...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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A Great Time To Invest! Four Short Sales Available!   It is a great time to invest in a new home! There 31 Homes For Sale in University City, what are you waiting for?  If you are looking for a neighborhood that gives you a quiet residential area and then  have the city for entertainment and busi...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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To show my appreciation to you I will give you a $100 gift certificate when you pick me to be your Realtor when buying or selling any real estate. You may apply your gift certificate towards any closing costs and prepaids you choose at closing.   Please contact me today at (334) 332-7263 or Laura...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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We are coming to the end of the year!! It is time to start looking for your next home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new property! What are you waiting for? Today there are 90 Listings in Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley is a master-planned coastal community in San Diego. The community has comm...
By Cindy Allen Fekete, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Homes for Sale in Azalea Lakes subdivisionBaton Rouge, LA   Why Do People Live here? Azalea Lakes subdivision is located in Baton Rouge Louisiana. This popular subdivision is located off of Old Jefferson Hwy, approximately 1/2 a mile from Hoo Shoo Too Lane and 1 mile from Highland Road. This area...