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 Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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Waukesha County Real Estate is an Industry where everyday you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. In the blink of an eye you can lose that important lead. We work in an Industry that involves rigorous time management and technology changes each day. The concept of being personal...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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Discounted_$675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank Qualifying Available January 25, 2015.    **  2014 Early Bird  - 48 Hour Special  **  Reserve in December 2014 for January 2015 Move-In and Save!    ** See these December Discounted Rents: See Our Website for Details Take *$200  - *$500 ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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  NJ Real Estate Listings for Luxury New Homes, Homes for Sale,   Commercial Real Estate and Land   Five County Summary A snapshot of a town and its school report card for the towns NJ Estates Real Estate Group currently servers in Somerset, Union, Morris, Hunterdon, and Middlesex counties Somers...
By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
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"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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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You’re about to close a deal to become a tenant in Henry County. The landlord seems like a straight shooter and the place is a joy: immaculate and welcoming. Now all that’s left is to wait for the landlord’s okay after an evaluation of you as the new Henry County tenant, right? Well, not quite. J...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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It Is A Great Time To Invest In A New Home   This is a great time of year to buy your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 8 Short Sale Listings in Encinitas! If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take a look at the community of Encinitas.  There ...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
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1892 Santanova Arc Las Cruces NM 88005 New Listing! 1892 Santanova Arc in The Sanctuary subdivision is a .3 acre lot located just minutes from historic Old Mesilla just outside of sunny Las Cruces, N.M.  The Sanctuary is a fantastic location to build your custom dream home. Picture yourself walki...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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ALMOST NEW IMPECCABLE 2 STORY OverviewMapsPhotos $218,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,613 sqft Location 1342 CAMP RIDGE LNMIDDLEBURG, FL 32068USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199reo.ellen@gmail.com    Listed by: Watson Realt...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Why Do Websites Show Me Homes I Can't Buy? You're cruising the Wild Wild Internet looking for homes to buy and you keep finding a trend.  There's a home for sale, but it's not REALLY for sale!  Or it is kind of for sale.  Or it's already under contract.  Frustrating isn't it?  And the answer to W...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Buying A Home; Is It Worth It?     Is buying a home a worthy investment? If you are in the real estate business, I am sure you’ve heard (and or) you’ve been asked this question a lot. And all that ask want to know. So what’s the correct answer?   Here’s my answer – A house is most certainly an ...
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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    Every Buyer has a list of "wants and desires" with some being non-negotiable, and some are the bottom of the list and less important.     I like to have buyers make a list of seven in order of their desires, and if we can find five of these, we probably found the home.     We try hard to get ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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178 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $169,500 MLS #PM-10766     More Details About This Pocono Home In Arrowhead Lake-----> Stunning chalet in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, propane fireplace with stone surround, loft, kitchen wit...
By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams Realty Baltimore
(Keller Williams Realty Baltimore)
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  First Time Home Buyer Programs in Maryland | Baltimore Real Estate   by Helene Kelbaugh of Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan in Baltimore    Let's Chat!  Buyers & Sellers: (443) 465-8443   Programs? Tell me more!   There are lots of programs in Baltimore, Md and surrounding areas that are for...
By Eileen Covington, (The Charlotte Home Team)
(The Charlotte Home Team/Keller Williams)
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Charlotte, NC:   Recently Feddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the two biggest buyers of residential mortages, announced plans to begin allowing home loans with as little as 3% down payments.  In addition the big  mortgage lenders like Charlotte's own Bank of America and Wells Fargo have decided to have  l...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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569 Garrett A.Morris Blvd Landover Md 20785-JUST SOLD.     This two bedroom,two and a half bath Colonial townhouse is located in the Summerfield At Morgan St Subdivision. This townhouse is fully renovated. New Hardwood floors throughout the main level. It has wall to wall carpet in the upper leve...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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      Stop Listen this could save lots of grief & money   Consider if you want to OWN A HOME, and you have never owned a home, excitement and anxiousness can be in your blood streams, I know it was in mine, actually it has been in mine all 12 times I purchased homes. And when you click & watch no...
By Carrie Courtney & Company, Changing Latitudes Real Estate
(Changing Latitudes Real Estate)
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      Waterview is centrally located in central Kissimmee, less than 10 miles from the parks of Walt Disney World® and 30 miles from downtown Orlando. Plans for this 283-acre community include a spacious pool deck including poolside cabanas and nearby playground. Integrated within the natural ele...
By Derek Worchel
(Keller Williams)
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When getting a home inspection, it is important to read the pre inspection contract. This will navigate you through the terms and conditions of your home inspection. The homes inspection is only a visible inspection for items that have reached the end of their useful lifecycle or have a “conduciv...
By Robert Reid, OR & WA Real Estate
(Premier Real Estate)
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  JUST LISTED 3576 SW 103rd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon Fantastic Buying Opportunity Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half Living Area Approx: 1415 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Buyers Needed Homes for Sale Fishers Landing Homes for Sale Homes Close to Whe...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Homes for Sale: Los Angeles County Foreclosures   The Los Angeles County Bank Owned REO Foreclosure Report is now available.    Discover what newly listed bank owned homes have hit the market.  For a quick glance you can view these listings as a One Line Report , or select the Brief Report which ...