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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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The Law of Diminishing Returns Applies To Home Buying Too! That home you're looking at is SWEEEEET!   EVERYTHING you wanted and more!  Yep, bells, whistles, the WHOLE SHEBANG!!!  But it should come with a warning label:  THIS HOUSE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS! We watched a movie recently and (excuse t...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
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    WHAT BUYERS WANT ARE SCREAMING DEALS   When it comes to Real Estate sales most buyers want screaming deals but they are not willing to pay full price; therefore, when an offer comes in, the Seller needs to be prepared before they put their homes up for sale to negotiate without losing the sa...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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The Town of Ridgefield - A  Short Video     The town of Ridgefield is just north of Wilton, just west of Redding, Weston, and Bethel, south of Danbury, and has the State of New York to the west of it.   It is a town with a lot of history, dating well before the Revolutionary War.   Main Street is...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Townhomes for Sale in Purcellville.  Call Lenn 800-711-7988. There are few town homes in Purcellville.  However, the examples below represent good value. CLICK on picture of house for more photos and information. $399,736 305 CROFT SQ 3 BR 3 full 1 half BA MLS# LO8498491 PURCELLVILLE Zip: 20132 S...
By John Hrisco & Associates, -"The Sign You Want, The Agent You Need!"
(John Hrisco & Associates | RE/MAX Heritage )
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Freddie Mac: Buy Sooner Rather Than Later   In a recent video update on the housing market, Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, stated that with both mortgage interest rates and home prices projected to increase in 2015 buying now makes sense. “If you are planning to buy a home in the n...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Huntsville AL Magnolia Village Proposed Construction   Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama The following link is updated daily to begin your Magnolia Village home search: Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale.   If you waited to buy in a new home in Magnolia Village the wait will be ...
By John Hrisco & Associates, -"The Sign You Want, The Agent You Need!"
(John Hrisco & Associates | RE/MAX Heritage )
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Top 5 Benefits of Using a Professional to Buy a Home Every year the National Association of REALTORS releases their Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, in which they reveal the results of a yearlong survey of buyers and sellers. The latest profile revealed what actual buyers saw as the benefits of ...
By Barb England, REal Estate Professional
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Been turned down for a loan by the bank?  Credit glitches forcing you to rent?  Just plain sick and tired of the banks?  With short-sales and foreclosures abundant in the Mesa Arizona area, people are finding themselves with no alternative then renting.  Skip the banks and their crazy ever-changi...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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  Unfortunately Realtors® are always being compared to used car salesman. It really makes me mad. I personally see nothing wrong with being a car salesmen at all. In fact, I believe it's a tough profession just like my own. It's hard dealing with the public on a regular basis. BUT ...... Let me ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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How I Made $100,000 By "Wasting" An Afternoon   3 years ago I "wasted" an afternoon. (At least that's what many real estate agents would think.) I took out a young couple who had not talked to a lender....did not have a prequal...had no idea what they could afford. Frankly, they were not ready to...
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 new home! There are 92 Listings 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 business.. Great dining, shopping and entertainment at a wa...
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!  If you're a Homebuyer or First-Time Homebuyer, I'll be working this weekend from Friday 11/28/2014 through 11/30/2104 and can schedule appointments for you to view the properties of your choice.  Please contact me, Bill Bodouva at Laffey Fine Homes, wi...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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If it's your first time buying a home, then you're probably quite confused how it works. We can help you understand the process and help you go through each step smoothly with a lot less stress than people normally experience. In no time you'll be dancing in celebration of finding your dream home...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Alvarado Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth?   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 12078396   Licensed In:Texas License #:0525481...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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MMP Triple Play Program to help some PG County MD Home Buyers.   MMP which stands for Maryland Mortgage Program. Two loan officers today just told me about a program called Triple Play Program.   INCEPTION: I'm not talking about the movie that started Leonardo dicaprio. Im talking about when this...
By David J. Bell, REALTOR , e-PRO , CHSA, CEA
(Munguia Group Properties)
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http://www.candimunguia.com/custompages_reports/new_construction_homes_for_sale_denton.htm New Home Construction in Denton TX - SGC Homes and Keller Williams   Many suburbs and neighborhoods in the Dallas Metro North area are continuing to enjoy a strong seller's market.  The buyers, on the other...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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2816 Gillespie Ln, Grand Prairie, Tx Move in ready Grand Prairie home!   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Arlington Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Arlington,Tx Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Search All homes for Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Wor...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Interested in buying short sale homes in Mansfield? We can help! We can give you a list of these homes for no charge at all.      To access the list, please click here.    Planning to buy or sell a home in Arlington, Mansfield or anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex? We can help you. We ca...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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     Click for All Town Listings ...    Known as “The Rose City”, Madison is a borough in Morris County, NJ. Madison is a railroad suburb of New York City. New Jersey Transit's Madison station provides commuter service on the Morristown Line, with trains heading to Hoboken Terminal, and to Manhat...
By Katrina Benton, Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
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4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Phoenix AZ   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?     Keller Williams Realty Phoenix   Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 5199934     Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact...