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 Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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Tomorrow I'm driving out to Redlands to show my clients a home. I'm looking forward to it because I haven't been to Redlands in a few years. When I worked in Moreno Valley, I often got calls to show property in Redlands.Redlands is a very desirable city to live in, especially for growing families...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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New home builder, new home construction, Halifax, Fall River, Dartmouth, Enfield,Elmsdale,Lantz,Milford,Shubenacadie,Stewiacke,HANTS REALTY LIMITED IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE NOW REPRESENT COLCHESTER CONSTRUCTION ONE OF CENTRAL NOVA SCOTIA'S PREMIERE NEW HOME BUILDERS !!New home builder, new ho...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827What's the Neighborhood Like?Our new Orange County, FL new construction homes feature modern and transitional architectural styles. Laureate Park area of Lake Nona is a totally wired-in fiber opti...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ. Open House Sun. 04/19 from 1-4Web Page. http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/homes-for-sale/green-brook/165rock-road-west More Listings:   http://www.newjers...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Enjoy the Florida Sunshine While Owning Your Own 4 Bedroom Pool Home Just Listed by The Kevin B Tolbert, PA Team 1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 Spectacular 4 bedroom 3 full bathroom ready-to-move-in home! The home is located between Gatlin and Becker with easy access to the I-9...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Q & A - Layers of Roofing Buyer - The Sellers have two layers of roofing (one shake shingles and the other asphalt composite), and have never heard of this.     Is this legal?    How will this affect my homeowner's insurance?   Will this be an issue to us down the road?    The Seller says she had...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
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  About 30 years ago some friends of mine who were young professionals, living in New York City, had a baby. Having both grown up in the suburbs of Philadelphia they promptly decided the city was no place to raise a child.Being early in their careers, they did not have enough money to buy a house...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Why New Home Builders Use "Preferred Lenders".  An Agent's View. This post inspired by John Meussner in CFPB targeting MSAs? About Time!             The matters of preferred lender, closing help, etc., are very complicated and often above the pay grade of most home buying consumers and many inexp...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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   6 COMMON BUYER TRAPS TO AVOIDA new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakesthat homebuyers make when buying a home.Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Perry GA in Lake Forest Estates SubdivisionSorry buyers, you need to be quick in the Perry GA real estate market or the home you want will be long gone when you decide to make an offer. Such was the case here as my buyers quickly contracted the perfect home for their needs...the resu...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Take a look at this beautiful home located at  202 Cedar Creek Drive in Opelika, AL as it has a new price!$164,900Brand new AC and Heat Pump 2014. Beautiful new deck (2015)and screened in back porch overlooking a private wooded lot. Wet land behind the home. Fiber optic cable lines. Fans througho...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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When you are shopping for a house, not needing to dig so deep into the hard earned savings works best.Maine is a place where the real estate property listings are loaded with extra value. Because this New England state is the crown. A little ways up the pike. Almost in Canada. So everything costs...
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 Laurel/Burtonsville, MD, Convenient and Priced Right.Montgomery County public schoolsLocated conveniently to BurtonsvilleLocated conveniently to THE DUTCH COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET!  Status: ACTIVE (40)     List Price Bedrooms Baths FB HB DOMM DOMP Acres Lot Sqft Yr Built Min $299,...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living Luxury in Golf Course Goodyear Arizona*   Goodyear Great Pool Home for Sale w/ 4Beds 3Car garage on Golf Course in Palm Valley AZ! Large yard so you can add even more entertainment activities - dream it and you can put it in this yard!  You can bring the indoors out side to relax on the f...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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College Park Homes for Sale April 2013, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP.If you're interested in finding a home to buy in College Park, call Lenn.  WE CAN HELP!!See examples below then call us at 800-711-7988 to tour homes for sale._________________________ Status: ACTIVE (13)     List Price Bedrooms B...
By Richard Stewart, REO Realtor - RDCpro CDPE Member NRBA
(REO Specialists llc)
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19 Photos Status: FOR SALE Price: $56,800 Address: 38314 CR-352 Type: Residential Style: Single Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Suite: No Living Area: 1,500 square feet Year Built: 1942 More Details Virtual Tour View Rooms Request More Info | Email Listing Description 38314 CR 352 Decatur MI 4904...
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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East Side Costa Mesa Homes for SaleEast Side Costa Mesa is a highly sought after area of Costa Mesa. With close proximity to 17th Street and the Westcliff shopping center, it is a highly sought after area. East Side Costa Mesa features wide tree lined streets and some of the streets include Flowe...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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 CO-OP MAINTENANCE FEES There are not many co-ops in the Washington DC area, although some of the older buildings like the Westchester and the Broadmoor are co-ops, and the Watergate buildings all are co-ops. The most recent co-op to be built in DC is the Capitol Hill Tower, a nine year old high ...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Evaluating Properties so Home Buyers Make Informed Decisions  Buyer's Edge is an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Company offering full representation to home buyers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. We bought our home with Buyer's Edge so we've lived the experience of being first time home buye...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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It won't be long before the triple-digit temps heat up Henderson NV for summer. Looking for a home with a sparkling pool to cool down? Take the plunge with one of these current Henderson homes for sale (as of April 18, 2015): See all the current Henderson homes with pools at HendersonRealEstateGu...