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 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 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 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 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 Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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You might be from Porterville California if you have an Annual Jackass Mailrun - and this year was the 54th!You might be wondering what exactly a Jackass Mailrun consists of - Here is the City of Porterville's description of the run:In 1961, as part of the City of Porterville Centennial Celebrati...
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 Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Clearwater Florida's magnificent intercoastal waterway is something I just cannot get enough of! We are indeed lucky to be living down here and with the inventions of modern technology, I manage to take a few hours once or twice each week to get out on the water and still be in communication with...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Right now, some of the nicest condo options in Washington, DC are units in townhouses that are being converted into 2 to 4 unit condos.  Typically, a developer will start with a DC row house with two main living levels, plus attic and basement.  Then the space will be transformed into two 2-level...
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 E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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4:00PM HotList Rent to Own Fre.e Rent 3bd - 2ba ** ★ ★ This Our Last Available Rent to Own Home!Our Homes Go Quickly  - Act Now!★ ★Just Lowered Price - Available TODAY - Reserve Now For Discounts!** Early Bird - 48 Hour Special **** Our Homes Go Quickly - Apply Now!!SEE:136 Two Pond Loop,3 Bedroo...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team at Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
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The greater Dallas Area Metroplex offers a wide variety of homes for sale.There is something for every taste and budget - but our available inventory of homes for sale remains at historic lows in every price range.  Buyers need to be ready to act quickly to secure the home of their dreams.  Conta...
By Judy C Jennings, Broker Associate in Plymouth County MA
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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If you have traveled Route 3 southbound lately, you may have noticed this new billboard on the side of the highway. I have sold and found many homes for clients in The Pinehills and I have no doubt they would tell you that it has been a life-changing experience for them to reside in The Pinehills...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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There are two main types of smoke alarms- Ionization smoke detection: is generally more responsive to flaming fires.(Most common type in homes and more prone to nuisance tripping) Photoelectric smoke detection: is generally more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smoldering (smo...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Search other homes for sale in HummelstownListing Details:22 Banbury Road, HummelstownMLS Number: 10267770Bedrooms: 5Baths: 3 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 2,9943+ acres, 4+ bedrms plus a 1 BR efficiency Aptmnt w/separate entry, finished walkout LL w/full bath & stone fireplace. Lrg barn w/3 horse sta...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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TRADITION, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987 Click for Free Home SearchHomes For Sale in Tradition, Port St. Lucie Florida 34987,$100s-$500's:We Love Tradition!  Why?  It is the best planned community on the Treasure Coast.  There are nine communities with homes priced from the $100's to over $500,00...
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 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...