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 David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
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Single Family Home for sale in CROWNSVILLE, MD Overview Maps Photos IDX Search $674,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 4,149 sqftLot: 88,427 sqftYear Built: 1988MLS #: AA8620371 Location 1923 CHAPARRALL CTCROWNSVILLE, MD 21032USA David & Lisa Webbe...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Homes For Sale near Oxbow Elementary School Champlin MN 55316 Search Homes for Sale by School Zone | Oxbow Creek Elementary School Champlin MN 55316 Oxbow Elementary School is located at 6505 109th Ave N, Champlin. It’s in the 55316 zip code. They can be reached by phone at 763-506-3800 or via em...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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I am a licensed mortgage loan originator with over 16 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. I specialize in Home Purchases and Refinances in Florida. I have helped over 2000 homeowners realize their dreams of home ownership, with many repeat and referral clients. Below are some highlights o...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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 Arizona Beautiful Ranch Home for Sale in a Quiet Neighborhood of Sorrento $214,500  36970 W LEONESSA AVE3 Beds/2 Baths2291 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5280381   This home is 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Plus Den with a Formal Living room & Dining Room. Enter this beautiful home in the formal living room. Over...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Buckingham Springs is an active adult community in Bucks County Pa. I looked up the mls and found 12 active listings of homes for sale.The lowest price is $139,000 for a two bedroom 2 baths home. The highest list price is 214,49010 of these homes have 2 bedrooms and two baths, There are two homes...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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VA loans are often made without any down payment at all. Aside from the veteran's certificate of eligibility and the fact that the appraiser is assigned by VA, the application process is not much different than any other type of mortgage loan. E Mortgage Management is approved for automatic proce...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Mountain Property For Sale Western Colorado Borders National ForestThis is a great opportunity for you to own your own mountain property. This 35 acre parcel is about 35 minutes from Montrose and it's located in Ouray County. It borders National Forest land on two side and is close to area 62 for...
By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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Don't Promise Me the Moon if You Can't Deliver It Purchasing a home and looking for homes for sale can be a crazy process. Everyone says you should do it and it is just so darn cheap! You would be an idiot not to!  We all want a great monthly mortgage. Especially like this one...  Yes, owning a h...
By Doug Kenny
(Remax Pros)
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 Homes for Sale in Big Pines ValleyNorth Potomac Also called Welland (North Potomac) and Bellwood Manor (North Potomac)  Homes For Sale in Big Pines Valley Why People Live Here People live here for two main reasons. First, it is a very exclusive neighborhood with large $900,000 plus homes. The Se...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are looking to purchase an Investment Property in Florida please contact me directly for the Best Loan Program and Rates on Foreign National or Domestic - Non Owner Occupied Properties in Florida We can finance most property types such as Single Family Residence, Townhomes, Villas, Condos,...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are seeking a condo purchase as a primary residence, second home or an investment property in Florida, E Mortgage Management has financing options for you with great rates and very low feesThese are traditional Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Loans that require Private Mortgage Insurance above 80...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are a previous homeowner who completed a Bankruptcy and included your mortgage debt in the Bankruptcy but the home did not sell via a foreclosure or short sale until 2 or 3 years later. I have great news for you with the latest Fannie Mae guideline updatePer the information below the new r...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are seeking a home purchase in Florida above the $417,000 conforming guideline and do not have the required 20% down payment feel free to contact me regarding the best new loan product in Florida for homebuyers up to the $790,000 price range.This product is one loan, up to 95% LTV with No ...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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As you may or may not be aware, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently decreased their down payment requirements on a home purchase from 5% to 3%. This rule change affects all Conventional Loans.Now, all Conventional loans submitted to Fannie or Freddie only require a minimum 3% down payment. You ca...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you have a recent bankruptcy, foreclosure or have had a short sale on a property in the last 4 years you already know that you do not qualify for Fannie Mae conventional financing in the State of Florida. I have a solution for you and have answers for completing your mortgage needs in todays m...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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Below are the steps to follow for establishing credit before your purchase your first home Establish or maintain 3 credit card/installment accounts with small limits never using no more than 20% of the available balance.   Better yet, just use the cards to pay for a tank of gas, then pay it off. ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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WHY wont anyone give us a chance? were the words I heard coming from a young couple talking at a local Softball game. When I hear people talk about Real Estate, my ears tend to perk up. It is not super hearing, it is a sense that when I can help, I will. They wanted to buy a home but did not know...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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Owning a home is simple with the USDA Loan Program. If you think it is out-of-reach for you and your family, you might be thinking wrong! Jason Hands, an MLO for E Mortgage Management in Tampa, Florida explains the USDA program in this article.The guarantee provided by the USDA helps low and mode...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Do buyers really need to see a home for a second or even third time? This was a question asked yesterday by a Manchester NH area Home Seller. I was representing the buyer who wanted to see the home for a second time. The listing agent from a big time company has buyer agents contact the seller di...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce that last week our buyers closed on the condo at 102L Beverly Hills Terrace in Woodbridge.  This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo sold for $262,500!  The buyers are in Las Vegas getting married TODAY and will be coming home in a few days to start their new life toget...