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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Are You Thinking About Buying a New Construction Home?   Q: Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Should I just go to the builder myself or do people use Realtors to buy new homes?   A: STOP, WAIT, DON'T START THE CAR! It's absolutely in your best interest to hire a buyer's agen...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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As West Springfield real estate experts and  Shannon Station residents, we are happy to share that 9003 Kerrydale Ct. Springfield, VA 22152 just sold! After 42 days and failed attempts of trying to sell with 2 other agents, our team came in and sold our clients' home in only 12 days for full list...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...  Branchburg is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey. The township includes a part of the unincorporated community of North Branch (the other part is in Bridgewater Twp.) and also a section called Neshanic Station. Branchburg Township is considered a semi rur...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Elegant Pool Home! This home is waiting for you! Excellent location in the heart of Orange Park, large yard and priced to sell. OverviewMapsPhotos $246,500 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,743 sqftLot: 0.37 acre(s) Location 356 Dunster CtOrange Park, FL 32073USA ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 60
The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Brookfield split entry home for sale in Ramsey Welcome to 16706 Limonite St NW Ramsey MN 55303. Click here for more photos and details Gorgeous home in Brookfield, Vaulted ceilings in great room, stainless steel, center island, hardwood floors, recently finished lower level has 9 foot ceilings an...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Huntsville Alabama Village Of Providence 35806 Original content published at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3642 The following link will provide daily updated information of homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE By now you know that I like the Village of Providence a lot! Working and livin...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Excellent question, especially for home buyers Here's a brief outline of our services, exclusively for people buying homes    What We Do -  Provide information with automatic updates from the Multiple Listing Service to ensure you have accurate, up-to-date data on homes of interest. This typicall...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 19
For FREE Fast SERVICE PLEASE See Someone Else! It is in my nature to be supportive whenever possible but there is a definite line drawn when someone wants to 'save money' and opts out of hiring a real estate agent but expects the help of a professional to achieve their goals. My client and I made...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Desirable amenities include: gleaming hardwood flooring , elegant cherry wood trim and moldings, eat in kitchen with granite tops, antique glazed cabinets & stainless steel appliances, modern bathroom and finished basement and fenced in charming yard with paver patio.    Web Page  http://www.njes...
By Weichert, Realtors Barton Harris & Co., Austin Tx Real Estate, Relocation for South Austin
(Weichert, Realtors - Barton Harris & Co.)
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If you've done some research on Austin Tx Real Estate, and the different types of entertainment the city of Austin has to offer, then you've definitely heard of SXSW (South by Southwest). SXSW is a 3 week long adventure into the lives of professionals within the education, interactive/tech, film,...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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    Are you a golfer with a large family or a lot of friends who like to visit, and would like a new residence to accommodate everyone?  The Naples Florida 4+ bedroom homes for sale in Lely Resort might provide the ideal solution to the question.  The golf aspect is easily handled with the three ...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
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You Can't Buy at Last Years Prices.....   Last year I paraded a client around through all the newly constructed subdivisions to buy a new house. In the end they decided to wait a year.    Yesterday, this client called me again and is ready to continue looking at homes in newly constructed communi...
By Susan Jean Horne, P.A., GRI, I.R.E.S.
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
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By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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New homes for sale at Windwood in North Venice. Windwood is a beautiful new community being developed by Neal Communities and is conveniently located just west of the interstate and just over 3 miles to US41. A Publix shopping center is just around the corner of Windwood. Restaurants and downtown...
By Cook Real Estate Services
(Cook Real Estate Services)
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The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting, and many first-time homebuyers are reluctant to purchase a home. Everyone needs a better understanding of just how much money is wasted on rent. First-time homebuyers should know the relationship between interest rates and af...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
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Why seriously consider having your "NEW construction" home inspected before escrow.   One of the mistakes that many people make when buying a newly built home is to skip the home inspection. They believe that because is a NEW construction everything shall be great. The smell of new construction,...
By Victoria Roberts, Your Alaska Real Estate Consultant
(Jack White Real Estate)
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      Hubbard Enterprises new model for 2014 going up now in the Ranch. Granite counter tops, title, laminate and more. 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath & 3 car garage. All the custom features your looking for in a new home today. For more information click the property link below: http://www.alaskabesthomes.com...
By Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
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Just Listed! $144,900 Large 5 Bedroom House in great Southwest Springfield Location! Beautiful Hardwood floors throughout the Living Room and Kitchen.     Updated Counters and Tile in the Bathrooms. The Fifth Bedroom is large and could be used as a Second Living Area.   Enjoy the Back Deck and bi...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this spring? Before you begin to shop in earnest, check out our Spring 2015 Buyers's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home."   The Spring 2015 Buyer's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home" will provi...