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!

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By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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          Nova Scotia Country Living Living in the Country in Nova Scotia            
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
4 Bed 2 Bath Home for Sale in Queen Creek - Skyline Ranch Home for Sale  Skyline Ranch is located just off Hunt Hiway and Gary Roads in Queen Creek. This community was built between 2002-2006, it feautres walking and biking paths as well as Tot Lots and Playgrounds. This 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home for...
    As I have started to blog, I've been told to "write what you know"  (shout out to Shannon Milligan for the advice and direction). Well, I know KIDS and I know the FAN DISTRICT! So it seems only natural that I'd  write about this topic early on.   When we moved to the Fan we didn't have kids a...
By Five Stars Mortgage, Florida USDA, FHA and VA Loans
(Five Stars Mortgage)
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USDA Rural Housing still offer 100% financing in select locations around Florida.  The best part is most of Polk County is still eligible for the USDA Rural housing program in 2015.  The USDA rural loan program continues to grow in popularity with Polk County homebuyers searching for 100% financi...
By Five Stars Mortgage, Florida USDA, FHA and VA Loans
(Five Stars Mortgage)
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FHA home loan presents a great home financing opportunity for first time buyers around Pensacola. Why you might ask?  FHA loans still only require 3.5% for a down payment, which is great for many first time home buyers in Escambia County.  Also the loan amount limits are pretty generous with FHA,...
By Kathy Dunton, THE QUEEN TEAM KELLER WILLIAMS ARIZONA
(Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty)
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By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
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Regular store bought carbon monoxide detectors are manufactured to go off when the CO levels reach 70 ppm for 1-4 hours! These detectors will not protect your family from low levels of carbon monoxide. At lower levels, these detectors will not protect infants, young children, grandparents, and pe...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns,[1]Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard)[2][3] was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Living in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington DC       NoMa is on Metro's Red line at the NoMa-Gallaudet Station More than 40 thousand office spaces, shopping, condos, town homes, row houses and entertainment at NoMa NOMa's southern tip is near Union Station and Capital Hill Homes in the NoMa nei...
By Jamie Chambers, USDA /FHA Mortgage Source
(USDA / FHA Mortgage Source)
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Did you know USDA  (US Department of Agriculture) still offers 100% mortgage financing here in Florida in select locations.  The Section 502 Loan Guarantee Program, or Rural Housing program as it’s also know is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is fantastic for Sarasot...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  3% Downpayment and waived fees by some lenders A growing number of lenders are reducing downpayment requirements so that borrowers can contribute 3 percent or less of a home's purchase price and still qualify for financing. In addition, some lenders have waived mortgage-related fees, and others...
By Richard Stewart, REO Realtor - RDCpro CDPE Member NRBA
(REO Specialists llc)
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s: 1109 Sherwood Kalamazoo MI 49001 $14,900 4 bedroom 2 bath home for sale. Kalamazoo Promise qualified. Seller is selling the property AS IS. Buyer to verify all data. Clients may see all data and schedule showings at www.REOmamma.com or call Richard Stewart 269-345-7000 REO Specialists llc   
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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We've all heard the chatter over the past few years. There have been countless articles written about what the future holds for Real Estate Agents. The emergence of popular websites allowing consumers more access to finding their own homes is supposed to be the death nail of the Real Estate indus...
By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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Ellicott City MD is one of Maryland’s most unique and charming community. This great community offers great outdoor activities such as camping, biking, hiking, boating, golfing and many more. Situated in a scenic valley along the rolling Patapsco River , this city offers a great real estate optio...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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Homes Currently For Sale in Port Orange Florida priced between $150,000 and $250,000     There are currently 131 Port Orange Single Family Homes For Sale priced between $150,000 and $250,000 that are active listings on the market. SEARCH HERE for Port Orange Florida homes priced between $150K-$25...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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Homes Currently For Sale in Port Orange Florida priced between $250,000 and $500,000   There are currently 112 Port Orange Single Family Homes For Sale priced between $250,000 and $500,000 active listings on the market today!     SEARCH HERE for Port Orange Florida Homes For Sale priced between $...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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The Incredible 2015 St. George Parade of Homes This is one amazing experience you don’t want to miss this February. The St. George Area Parade of Homes will be celebrating a full 25 years of homes on display for visitors to get ideas of what they want in a home or to buy the home on display. Thi...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Choosing a city to live in is probably just as important as choosing a home to buy. Where you live would directly affect your lifestyle, the education of your children and other essential factors that you would encounter day to day. If you haven't already chosen a city, here are some reasons to l...