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 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 Alabama Village Of Providence 35806 Original content published at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3642 The following link will provide daily updated information of homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE By now you know that I like the Village of Providence a lot! Working and livin...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
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            My buyers are many times, first time buyers. I enjoy showing them all the steps in the process and explaining not only “what” is happening, but “why” it’s being done.             I’ve found that over the years, the most anxiety-riddled part of the home buying process for new buyers is...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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How many times have you been asked "What is the difference between a pre-qualification letter and a pre-approval?" Here is a basic rule of thumb and why you should always get a pre-approval from a prospective client. A pre-qualification can be obtained anywhere. You tell the loan officer what you...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Just Listed 126 Parkland Cir. Clarksville TN | Willowbrook SubdivisionIf you are in the market for a like new home with 4 bedrooms in the Sango area of Clarksville TN, this may be it. This contemporary designed home in Willowbrook at 126 Parkland Circle has a great floor plan with 3 bedrooms on t...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Pinellas County Florida has a great down payment assistance program that is available not only to first time home buyers but also to anyone who has not owned a home for the last three years. Naturally, it isn't as simple as that. You have to have a good credit score, not perfect but over 640. Inc...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Have Cash and Want to Buy Your House Words that Inspire Real Estate Agents   There is something that home sellers need to appreciate when the online marketing is so good that the calls come in saying I have cash and want to buy that house on X street.  The caller keeps a constant stream of words ...
By Laura Hallam
(Keller Williams Heritage)
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There is a Brand New Neighborhood going up in New Braunfels, TX On my way to my daughters soccer practice yesterday I saw building in the distance so went to check it out.  Just as I suspected, a new neighborhood in New Braunfels!  LENNAR ia currently building a model home and welcome center in t...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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The appraisal is taking place this coming Monday and I will be there for my buyers, with comps in hand! I am always amazed at how many buyer's agents do not meet the appraiser and have comps to turn over. While many appraisers don't use the Realtor provided comps, at least I know I did my best to...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
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This has been a crazy week. Not only did my husband return home after bi-lateral (both) knee replacement surgery but I had the TAR (Tennessee Association of REALTORS®) conference on Monday and Tuesday. In addition to listing appointments and buyer's consultations and showings.  The TAR conference...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Answering Buyer's Questions I'm thinking of making this a weekly series, but for the time being, this is one that comes up frequently.  "Why are there so many properties for sale at Fishhawk Lake?"  The answers could take a couple of different directions.   First of all,...
By The Mahota-Capen Team
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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FOR SALE - $241,500 7513 Mourning Dove Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542 See more homes like this in Flowery Branch           RARE 4 BEDROOM HOME IN THIS PRICE RANGE!  Spectacularly maintained value in a wildly popular community with resort-styled amenities & lush landscaped grounds.  Easy living open...
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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  Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Horrors highlight need to protect Fla. housing funds An Orlando Sentinel editorial supports full funding for Florida's housing trust funds, and it cites real-world examples of residents who need housing help. Read more. Homes in Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 with buyer r...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Majestic Hudson River Views. Absolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom 3 bath Croton On Hudson home which was built from the foundation up in 2007. Open floor plan on first level with gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace and balcony with water view. Custom cabinets, granite and stainless appliances in kitchen...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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If you’re interested in buying a foreclosed home in Royal Oak Michigan, that’s awesome! Royal Oak Michigan is such an exciting place to be. Along with the more traditional neighborhoods and quiet atmospheres they do provide, they also have the more wild side in their city area. They have a slight...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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Special Rent to Own Pricing is Available!   ★ ★ 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms  ★ ★ 136 Two Pond Loop, Ladson, SC Dorchester District 2 Schools - Best in the State!   ** Schedule Your Personal  Visit with Your Completed VIP: http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/BuyAHome.cfm  ** See More of 136 Two Pond Loop a...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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McKinley Elementary School, located in Arlington, Virginia, serves grades PK-5 in the Arlington County Public Schools district. 1030 N McKinley Rd Arlington, VA 22205 (703) 228-5280   Homes for sale in the McKinley Elementary School District See all McKinley Elementary School District. Filed Unde...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Want to get out for a nature walk but don't have time to get out of Henderson to the surrounding mountains? Green Valley Ranch has 'urban hiking trails' built into the community's master plan. It's a great way to get outdoors, recharge, and enjoy some beautiful desert scenery!   See all Green Val...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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Whether you are looking for foreclosed homes in Plymouth Michigan or any home we can help you find the home of your dreams.  If you have never been to Plymouth Michigan before you will really like the community.  It has a historic downtown area full of great restaurants, bars, and mom and popl st...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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  Are you in the market for a foreclosed home in Hartland Michigan? Hartland Michigan is a wonderful place to live, there is always something to do or somewhere to go. Hartland just opened two new parks great for getting the kids involved in outdoor activities. One has a large field, great for so...
By Don Mcbride, Buy or Sell Today
(Nautical Realty Group)
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