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 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 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 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 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...
By William N. Bodouva, Jr., BUYER'S REP ABR* CIPS SFR SRES E-PRO RSPS RETC
(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 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 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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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 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 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...
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 Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Austell GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Austell GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Austell area of Austell 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, neighborho...
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 Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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JUST LISTED 304 Colony Drive, Arlington, TX Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 full Living Area Approx: 1428 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Arlington Homes For Sale Mansfield Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth?...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Canton GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Canton GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Canton area of Canton 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 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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Will Mortgage rates under 4% get potential first time home buyers off the fence?   Realtor Magazine published an article last week called "Spread the Word: Mortgage Rates Below 4%"   Now while low interest rates can spark some people interest,I am not sure that it will get cautious home buyers of...