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 Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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With 3,000 residents and 1,000 homes, Highland, wedged between Olney and Columbia, has a small business on nearly every corner.With wide variety of houses, businesses and family farms this makes an ideal place for Real Estate Market.    FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT HIGHLAND MD REAL ESTA...
By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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 A Hull MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard home inspection in Massachusetts is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residenti...
By Glenda Daughety
(RE/MAX First)
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PROPERTY DETAILS VIEW SLIDESHOW   ACTIVE $224,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 2015000971 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 2 PARTIAL BATHS: 0 SQ FT: 2150 LOT SIZE: 90x178x51x179 MORE INFORMATION View Map Disclosures Mortgage Calculator Virtual Tour Print Preview PROPERTY DESCRIPTION SHENANDOAH ESTATES! THE LOCATI...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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   Long Beach CA Real Estate: Income Properties for Sale      Long Beach California offers real estate investors many opportunities in purchasing residential income properties from a duplex up to multi-family properties.   Twice a week (Mon/Thurs) you will be updated on the newest properties to h...
By Jean Richer, No Gimmicks, No Nonsense, only Straight Talk
(Keller Williams ~ Ottawa Realty Ltd)
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If you are looking for a home and you find a house you like, it's okay if you put an offer on it, even if it's your first time out. Ottawa Real Estate can sometimes move very quickly. The last thing you want to do is go back to your dream home a week later and find out it has already been sold! ...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Kingstowne is a relatively new planned community. Kingstowne is near a man made body of water that is surrounded with paved sidewalks that connect to amenities.   An advantage to Kingstowne’s new planned community, are the many retail establishments that serve this part of Fairfax County. For exa...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Great Winter Homes for Sale in Goodyear Arizona* Palm Valley Golf Course 2Beds Home for Sale in Goodyear, AZ! Preserves at Palm Valley In the prestigious Gated Golf Community! A Must SEE! $259,900 MLS 5220866 Year Built 2012 Beds2/Baths Sq ft 2055 14256 W WILSHIRE DR Goodyear, AZ 85395  Enter th...
By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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A Hingham MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard home inspection in Massachusetts is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residen...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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  Executive Home For Sale in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Executive Home For Sale Country Estate for sale in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Luxury Home #novascotia   40 Brierden Court, Antigonish New Price! $699,000 Executive Home - Impeccably maintained and spacious family home surrounded by acres of manic...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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  Come Visit Nova Scotia Canada's Ocean Playground. Nova Scotia Scenery Nova Scotia Landscapes Better Yet Why not Move to Nova Scotia ?  Give me a Call.        
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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          Nova Scotia Country Living Living in the Country in Nova Scotia            
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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  Are you looking for a absolutely gorgeous Three Bedroom home in Blaine, MN area?   Check out:  2104 119th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55449   This Three Bedroom Three Bath home has attached Three Stall Garage. Priced at $374,900 this quality built newer home has 3213 sq ft. on two levels.  Click here...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Back in the day, when we knew what was for sale and the buyers didn't, it was easy to be the go-to guys for real estate information. That's ancient history now and almost everything anyone would want to know about real estate is freely available.So what can we do to provide value when our buyer c...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Cindy Davis
(SD Home Source Realty)
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Your Relationship with Your Realtor– You’ve probably never given much thought to your relationship with your Realtor. But I spend my days with buyers and sellers…or at least those thinking about doing a transaction! With over 11 years of real estate behind me, I still marvel at all the different ...
By Five Stars Mortgage, Florida USDA, FHA and VA Loans
(Five Stars Mortgage)
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  Buying a home can be overwhelming especially for first time home owners . Most Live Oak homebuyers are focused on mortgage financing and give little thought to home owners insurance. Any homebuyer that is financing a home will be required to have a bound home owner’s insurance policy before cl...
By Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Valley Realty)
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Homes For Sale in Westwood NJ between $250,000 & $750,000Do you want to know what home prices are in Westwood New Jersey currently? The attached link below is for all single family homes currently for sale, priced between $250,000 and $750,000.Looking for a home in Westwood New Jersey? We can hel...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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We've all heard the chatter over the past few years. There have been countless articles written about what the future holds for Real Estate Agents. The emergence of popular websites allowing consumers more access to finding their own homes is supposed to be the death nail of the Real Estate indus...
By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
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  Loads of Upgrades Ashland~Winthrop Village     Home Photos Local Schools     PRICE REDUCED!         Rick Frissell Red Baron of Real Estate HomeXpress Realty 813-340-6828 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:SL3199320       Extras For You!>>> Property VIDEO       11184 Gr...