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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Meadows at Riverbend Subdivision Buyers who come looking for a home having already done their home have the best opportunity of coming away with the home of their dreams in this real estate market! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Mea...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Hotchkiss K-8 Back to School and Registration Information School will be starting before we know it. It's still summer, but the days of summer vacation are winding down. The stores are starting to advertise back to school specials, and it's time to start thinking about stocking up on...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
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Price Reduction! Single-story Temecula California Home for Sale in Summit! OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionMarket Stats $369,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,245 sqftLot: 7,841 sqft Location 43898 Gatewood WayTemecula, CA 92592USA Pamela Seley,...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
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Volterra Subdivision SE Albuquerque 87123 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2 Living Areas, 3 Car Garage For Sale     YouTube Featuring 1828 Red Rum Ct SE Albuquerque NM 87123     The Volterra Subdivision is a highly desired SE Albuquerque community located near Central, Downtown, Juan Tabo, Tramway and I-40.  Th...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     As long as I have been in this business, I think I have heard of and seen just about everything - that is until the other day. A customer called the office complaining that the inspector missed a leak under the property and even sent a photo via email. I looked at the report, and the report ...
By Valerie Bartolone, Top Producer in Sales!
( Neuhaus Realty, Inc)
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Installation of hardwood flooring is something many of us do not know much about. I do not install hardwood flooring but was asked about it recently by a client. By going to Glenn Fricke's blog, I received all of the education that I need. It seems that there are a couple of options on instal...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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 $875 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐►Summerville Rent to Own Duplex (131 Boone Street)             © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap   4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable jul 22w/d hookups off-street parking 131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summerv...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$1375 / 3br - 1400ft² - ▐►Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools (136 Two Pond Loop)       )   Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools ** 24 Hour Special Pricing Available Today **  * Complete Our VIP Buyers Program to Visit this Home Today       http://www.SCHomeSell...
By Frank Marta, Texas Home Loan Specialist
(Nuhome Group, LLC - Houston Tx|Mortgage Broker| 713-373-0345)
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A pre-approval is a written, conditional commitment from a bank or a mortgage lender that says you are pre-approved for the mortgage financing in question. It comes only after filling out a loan application, supplying verified income, asset, and employment documentation (assuming these items are...
By Un-Real Estate Blog, The Real Estate Blog
(Residential Home Funding Corp)
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43 CALVIN AVE LODI NJ - Magnificent Ranch! If you're looking at homes for sale in Lodi NJ, you have to put 43 Calvin Ave at the top of your list!  This fabulous Ranch home not only provides easy 1 Floor Living but also has an entire suite - ideal for extended family - on the ground floor!  43...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
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3704 Milshire Place in the Milhaven Community in Henrico has SOLD! Two months ago I was contacted by a real estate agent in New Mexico as she was looking for a Richmond VA Realtor to take care of her very special clients who were relocating to the RVA. After several phone calls between the agent,...
By Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale
(Exit Bennett Realty )
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The "My HOME" Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program in Prince George's County, MD    If you are a first-time homebuyer needing assistance with down payment and closing cost in Prince George’s County, MD, this information will be of interest to you! The “My HOME” program i...
By Solutions Real Estate
(Solutions Real Estate)
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SOVANNA AT SCOTTSDALE COUNTRY CLUB LUXURY 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH CONDO 85260 $430,000 Scottsdale 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,651 sqr feetOne of the best luxury condo locations in Sovanna at Scottsdale Country Club. 2 Bedroom End unit Condo on the Starfire Golf Course with stunning views of course and mountains ...
By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
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Here are the June homes sold in Neptune Beach, FL. This report includes all single family homes, and do not include any condominiums.     June 2014 Homes Sold:                                             8 Highest Sold Price:                                    $408,000 Lowest Sold Price:         ...
By Jeff Sibbach, P.C., North Scottsdale Real Estate Team
(Realty One Group)
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6 bedroom 3 bathroom DC Ranch Scottsdale! HARD TO FIND 1050 PLAN! Fabulous premium lot, 5 bedroom 3 bathroom in DC Ranch. Great mtn views from front courtyard; backyard backs to NAOS. Association includes: Highspeed internet, Cable TV, Fitness Center, 2 Heated Community Pools, Tennis, Basketball....
By Goran Jovanovic, Realtor, www.goranflorida.com
(KW Elite)
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The Wave, 5 New Listings in The Wave Unit 1132 For Sale at $179,500 listed 13 day(s) ago.Unit 833 For Sale at $285,000 listed 5 day(s) ago.Unit 1002 For Sale at $287,000 listed 27 day(s) ago.Unit 1614 For Sale at $299,900 listed 25 day(s) ago.Unit 639 For Sale at $340,000 listed 7 day(s) ago. The...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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FHA 203k lender in Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay   Lots of pest work on this home was needed to get it back in good shape. This home was tented, fumigated, then stripped of it's stucco and wood siding exterior to expose the full extent of the damage. Now not all 203k projects are this invasiv...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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I have had lots of calls regarding 203k wholesaler lenders since M&T pulled in their horns to their own footprint. I have several posted on my website but just added a new one that will be looking for your business soon as they ramp it up a bit. They only work with the 203k and only with brok...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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203k loans are alive and well in Rock Hill SC Rock Hill as well as any other city in South Carolina is finding the FHA 203k loan program and we are seeing more and more asset managers who are willing to take 203k offers on their properties. It is about time. These are quite often full price offer...