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 George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
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Real estate professionals will tell you that all real estate is local.  This means, every market is different, even from one neighborhood to the next.  That being the case, it only serves you to buy local when retaining a Realtor or mortgage professional.  You will not only receive a higher level...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Tucker GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Tucker GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Tucker area of Tucker GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborhood, ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Doraville GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Doraville GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Doraville area of Doraville GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, ne...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Chamblee GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Chamblee GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Chamblee area of Chamblee GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighb...
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 Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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    With most of the media declaring the demise of golf in this country, maybe it is time to tell the hole truth about golf in Naples Florida.  The area is world famous for the number, quality and diversity of the golf clubs and courses available, and the demand to belong is as strong as ever.  T...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Woodstock GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Woodstock GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Woodstock area of Woodstock GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, ne...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Avondale Estates GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Avondale Estates GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Avondale Estates area of Avondale Estates GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...s...
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 Nicole Doty Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Peralta Trails in Gold Canyon Arizona is a quiet, secluded, gated community east of Gilbert. This scenic subdivision developed by Del Webb is situated right at the base of the magnificent Superstition Mountains and includes a community pool, community center with fitness equipment and a library....
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 Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Homes for Sale in Eastside Costa Mesa, CA | Costa Mesa Real Estate Eastside Costa Mesa is a highly desirable area in Orange County. It is bordered by Newport Beach.  Eastside Costa Mesa is bordered by Newport Boulevard, 15th Street, Mesa Drive and  Irvine Boulevard on the east. There are condos, ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for sale in Purcellville, $500.000 to $1,000,000.  To tour homes for sale, just call Lenn, 800-711-7988. WE CAN HELP! Examples of homes in Purcellville priced $500,000 to $1,000,000.  $799,000 36616 WOODMAR FARM DR 4 BR 4 full 1 half BA MLS# LO8486822 PURCELLVILLE Zip: 20132 Subdivision: WO...
By Richard Stewart, REO Realtor - RDCpro CDPE Member NRBA
(REO Specialists llc)
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10830 40TH Street N Hickory Corners, MI 49060 Move in Ready home for sale $225,000 Enjoy the inviting front entry of this Richland area home leads you into the spacious great room w/vaulted ceiling and a ceramic tile and oak fireplace. The open and bright kitchen features newer hickory cabinetry ...
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 Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team)
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Ranch Style Single Family Home for Sale in Chesterfield Under Contract  When I first met my new buyer clients they were exploring all Chesterfield County had to offer. The two things they knew for sure were: 1) they needed to move in by the end of February and 2) they strongly preferred a new con...
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Charleston Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Greg Polak Realtor Keller Williams Realty 843-901-1238 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 14030079   Information valid for the date of...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Search other homes in Lebanon. Listing Details:1308 Elm Street, LebanonMLS Number: 10262108Bedrooms: 5Baths: 4 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 3,710      Own your own fully restored and remodeled Georgian Mansion—just move in! Brick home w/5 bedrooms 4.5 baths gleaming hardwood floors throughout. 2 fire...