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 Mary Ellen Vanaken, North Atlanta Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty)
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THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION BOOST NEW HOME SALES  The baby boomer generation is boosting new home sales across the country with Southwest Florida becoming the largest market for new homes.     This generation has the Purchase Power as they have had decades to build their credit histories and wealt...
By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
Comments 40
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" is a holiday musical classic recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943.  The words of the song tell the story of a WWII overseas soldier writing a letter to his family.  He requests that his family prepare for his homecoming by including his favorites in the Christmas celebrati...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 3
How to Work With Home Buyers in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area!   Let's face it folks, not every home buyer is easy to work with. Each and every Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home buyer has their own particular wants and needs when it comes to choosing a home to make an offer on. But there's a very simp...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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         The Ballen Group 702-604-7739 How Can I Keep Track of all the Homes I See? How Can I Keep Track of all the Homes I See? Bring a camera or use your smart phone to take pictures of your favorite areas. When you get home, catalog the pictures by address so you can quickly review and decide ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Trilogy at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona is a premier 55+ active adult golf community.  Escape to this gated, private resort community where you'll find modern amenities that support a highly active and healthy way of life. Located right inside of Trilogy you'll have access to all of these won...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 5
We hear that a lot "I got to get out of this place". Like the song cranked loudly by Eric Burdon and the Animals. The  relocating, retiring to Maine talk. The reasons why the need for the move to Maine. Always always topped with the just "too many people, it's not safe, we're drowning in high cos...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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6:00AM HotList Summerville Lease Option $675 Mo.No Bank 4-bd_2.5ba 707 Alston Street, Summerville SC 29483 This is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitySummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools**Acclaimed Best in The State ** in the Alston Middle...
By Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH
( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., )
Comments 2
Nobody wants to pay condo fees, until they understand what they are getting for the money. Little do some know, a buyer can get a great group discount on all kinds of things they hadn't taken in to account. I have been selling real estate in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for over 30 years,...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 3
About Homes for Sale in Brunswick, MD, on the MARC Train line, Lenn Harley, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP!!   One of the more popular features about Brunswick, MD is that it is right on the Brunswick MARC Train stop.      Train Station in Brunswick, MD   _____________________________________________...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
No Down Payment Home Loans in Brunswick, MD, Call Lenn 800-711-7988.   Homes for Sale in Brunswick, MD Are Eligible for USDA Financing. Most homes for sale in Brunswick, MD are eligible for USDA financing.  If you qualify by income limit for USDA financing, you can buy with no down payment and lo...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 2
FINANCING PRE-APPOVAL - IS IT REALLY THAT IMPORTANT? I have been a real estate agent for 27 years, and one of the things I always suggest to my clients is for them to contact their financial institution or a mortgage broker and get their financing pre-approval in place prior to going out house hu...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 6
Search Lebanon Ohio Homes For Sale in Cincinnati MLS Whether you're just curious about what's for sale in your community, just starting to think about where to live next or ready to get really serious about searching Lebanon homes for sale, you need to know what is listed from Cincinnati MLS.  Yo...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 1
Creative Financing Creative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive. But, do you know everything you need to know about carrying back a second; essentially, about becoming a lender? You better know the same things that financial institutions know - you ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
Do you think there is a Secret to Buying a Dream home? There is to many Buyers who do not understand the Home buying process. What do you think is the most common question from Home buyers is? The mortgage process? finding homes to see? Making an offer? The inspection process? For those that thin...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 3
In the morning when I see standard requests for information about a condo-hotel unit in my email, I can already tell which unit it is about, and I rarely miss. Nowadays, it is about the unit for $27,500 in Daytona Inn, a condo-hotel. What I do not like about these requests is that it takes more t...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 24
There's a very cool condo in town, and yesterday I showed one of its last available units to a favorite client.  Now, the showing went really well -  until.  We started at the model, which was beautifully staged, and all of the finishes that looked like they should cost a boatload were standard. ...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
Comments 0
  Why get a VA Loan?    It's simple ... Lower Interest Rates - Lower Payments - ZERO Down Payment. The country appreciates your service. This is one way we pay you back. Take advantage of your VA benefits - we can help. BUYING A HOME WITH A VA HOME LOAN VA Home Loans are Zero Down Payment Loans A...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 14
Rainbow Landing Madison Alabama Homes For Sale If you're relocating to Madison Alabama from out of state or just moving across town, Rainbow Landing is a community you should consider. Not only for its convenience to shopping and employment, but also for the school system, a prime consideration f...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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December 2014 Bank Owned/Foreclosure Information Delta, CO This report is only for bank owned, REO and foreclosure listings in and around Delta, CO. It will cover all of the properties listed in the 81416 zip codes that are listed as bank owned. So it will include properties in town as well as th...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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We’ve all been told it’s not nice to brag.  So I won’t - I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  This is why I moved from the Chicago area to Scottsdale, AZ:     Any questions?   Please feel free to call or email me if you like that first picture and are thinking of leaving the frozen north.   Oh,...