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 Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Columbia Maryland, 21045, Howard County this weekend?There are sixteen  open houses  in Columbia Maryland 21045 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the...
By Suzanne " Suzi " Boyle, Idaho's Only Repeat Nationally Ranked Originator
(sboyle@amerifirst.us)
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                     Coming out of the real estate crash of a few years ago, buyers have learned the importance of getting the maximum value for their home investment. While home prices continued to rise in 2014, buyers continue to have high expectations. Homes that meet buyers' lists of must hav...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Columbia Maryland 21044, Howard County this weekend?There are sixteen open houses  in Columbia, Maryland 21044 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?     BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, t...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Columbia Maryland, 21046, Howard County this weekend?There are five open houses in Columbia Maryland, 21046 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the rea...
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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5724 NW Zenith Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2284 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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 Here is a one-question True or False exam that every future Henry County first-time home buyer should take: True or False:One sure way to build a strong credit report is to pay your bills on time.(Answer: False)Particularly for a first-time Henry County home buyer, being able to present a strong...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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You’ll need a 565-pixel-wide space to accommodate the article code. Home Sale Contracts, Number of First-Time Buyers Rise in February 2015 Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF Read more: http://members.houselogic.com/download/web/#ixzz3ax...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comSeaview Park in Edmonds and the Homes and Condo's For Sale in the areaThe Seaview Park area of Edm...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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     Reduced to $109,900    Walk to 2 pools, Main Golf Clubhouse down the StreetAccess to Island Club for Resort Style Pool, GymSocial Events and Tennis 
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
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Main level Master Bedrooms and Master Suites are a must for many Buyers, regardless of age.   We all have had situations where climbing the stairs to the bed or bath is impossible.  Builders are thinking ahead and making homes that enjoy main level conveniences.  Take a look at these Main Level M...
By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
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Upper Fulton Park Single Family Home For Sale Overview Maps Photos $125,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,199 sqftLot: 0.15 acre(s)Year Built: 1990MLS #: W10037704 Location 569 Hill StreetWaterbury, CT 06704USA William James Walton Sr WEICHERT Realtors - Briot...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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 There was a parade of people going in and out of the new listing on Marguerite Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes during Tuesday's tour of new listings.  This was no surprise as the modern style home with its ocean front location and $7,850,000 price tag was certainly tour worthy, and I'm sure it was ...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
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Air Sampling for Mold Inspections Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples.  Having samples analyzed can also he...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
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Your home is more than an investment and a place to live—it also can be a valuable source of tax deductions. For many homeowners, one of the biggest itemized deductions on Form 1040 is the  one for qualified residence interest (commonly called the “mortgage interest deduction”). In the usual situ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 520 Windstone DR 106 Hartland, Wisconsin 53029-1653 Taxed by: Hartland MLS #: 1409937           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Baltimore County High Schools Scored Well in Annual RankingsEvery year the U.S. News & Report ranks high schools from across the country.  This year 16 high schools from Baltimore County made the coveted Best High Schools List.  In 2014 only 5 schools made the list so students, teachers and admin...
By Desmond Meade
(Keller Williams Realty)
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5 Bed Room Home For Sale- 29229 5 River Birch Road, Columbia, SC Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price5 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3459 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Columbia,SC Homes for Sale Search All Columbia Homes For Sale Columbia Homes for Sa...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Flip Flopped… How not to re-install a door. Wenatchee Home Inspections In the world of home inspections we get to see a lot of interesting, strange and odd things. I also am amazed at what some can do. I wonder what were they thinking? So in the annals of weird…. the Flip Flopped. Here we have a ...
By John Winzenried
(843, Realtor)
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Buyers Agents in Myrtle Beach SC. Many people that have purchased Real Estate in the past seem to forget the advantages of having a Real Estate Agent working for them when purchasing a home or condo. Using a Buyers Agent in Myrtle Beach SC is especially important since the Real Estate Buyers in M...
By Suzanne " Suzi " Boyle, Idaho's Only Repeat Nationally Ranked Originator
(sboyle@amerifirst.us)
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         A majority of more than 100 forecasters say they expect large scale investors to sell off the bulk of homes in their portfolios in the next three to five years, boosting inventory and potentially contributing to a smoother market ahead. Throughout the housing recovery, large scale invest...