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 Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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    Due to the weather and the local lifestyle, water has always been major aspect of living in the area.  That may be why the Naples Florida single family homes without a pool in Olde Naples may seem to be quite an oddity.  Nothing speaks higher regarding the elegance, culture and history of the...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
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Homes For Sale in Desired West Mobile, AL Baker School District West Mobile, AL Market and Community Information West Mobile Market & Community Info: West Mobile is growing fast and Home Sales and Prices are continuing to increase. With plenty of entertainment, restaurants, and shopping West Mobi...
By Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
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New home construction is a markedly different process than buying pre-owned housing. Whether buying a spec home (built to the Builder's specificiations, also known as an 'inventory home'), or whether starting from scratch -- new home construction has its own timeline, vocabulary, and rules. Two i...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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That housing needs change as people get older goes without saying. For Henry County Baby Boomers, the “getting older” concept has gradually morphed from the distant abstraction it seemed in the 60’s and 70’s to a more immediate concern. And of all the decisions that will have the most impact on t...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
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There are 6 mistakes you can easily avoid when moving up to a larger home if you are aware of them.  We can help you avoid all of them.  Click here for your FREE Industry Report! A new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakes that homebuyers make when ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Trilogy at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona is a premier 55+ active adult golf community.  Escape to this gated, private resort community where you'll find modern amenities that support a highly active and healthy way of life. Located right inside of Trilogy you'll have access to all of these won...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Here is another happy buyer who now calls the beautiful PGA Village of Saint Lucie West home. They were able to negotiate a bargain of a decade with the help of the Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie. We aggressively negotiate for our buyers to get the best bargain...
By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
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Maryland First Time Home Buyer Class January 17, 2015 There is a Maryland Home Buyer Seminar being held on Saturday January 17, 2015 in Frederick, Maryland at the Urbana Public Library from 10 AM till Noon.  Call 410-412-3319 to register or you can register online at Maryland Home Buyer Seminars ...
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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Olde Cobblestone Madison Alabama Homes For Sale The following link is updated daily with all available homes for sale in Olde Cobblestone:  Olde Cobblestone Homes For Sale To search all homes for sale in Northern Alabama try my website and Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource.  And to read more a...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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How to Work With Home Buyers in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area!   Let's face it folks, not every home buyer is easy to work with. Each and every Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home buyer has their own particular wants and needs when it comes to choosing a home to make an offer on. But there's a very simp...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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PLEASE CONTACT ME TO RESERVE YOUR LOT TODAY!!! The Legacy at Cary Creek has been planned with the active resident in mind, to compliment their unique lifestyle.  Each house has been designed to cater to the residents, with main level living home floor plans, open, accessible floor plans, and stai...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
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  It's the question that every buyer asks and MUST know --   What are the taxes on this property?    It's a financially important question.  A buyer's housing purchase budget and approval may only allow for $400 per month in property taxes. If the house taxes are more, the home becomes unafforda...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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We hear that a lot "I got to get out of this place". Like the song cranked loudly by Eric Burdon and the Animals. The  relocating, retiring to Maine talk. The reasons why the need for the move to Maine. Always always topped with the just "too many people, it's not safe, we're drowning in high cos...
By Curtis Van Carter, Napa Valley's Broker Extraordinaire in Yountville
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, Yountville Napa Valley)
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 A question I get asked often, when is the best time to buy a home. The obvious answer, when you need to, is probably your first thought but if you have some discretion in when you can buy then you might want to consider doing so in the winter.   This fact was expressed concisely in the latest i...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Is there a Secret to Hiring a BUYER AGENT? What does it cost to hire one? How do  i start the process? Can they help me find my Dream home? The answer is not a secret. There is many Buyers who do not understand the Home buying process. There are many parts if the process that have to take place. ...
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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Planning To Buy A Warren County Ohio Home in 2015?  10 Tips to Get Ready! It's time isn't it?  You've been renting for awhile and you're tired of paying "extra" for someone else to profit when it could be YOU getting the tax breaks, it could be YOU with control of how you can change your place, a...
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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 Lake homes for sale in Waukesha County Wisconsin come in many different styles and floor plans, and best of all they are on some beautiful lakes.Waukesha County Lake properties for sale require a knowledge of each lake, and what each Waukesha County Lake property for sale offers. Perhaps it is t...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Fox Hollow Real Estate Information Delta, CO December 2014 Fox Hollow is one of Delta's newer subdivisions. Most of the homes feature custom high end finishes like built in stereo surround sound systems, upgraded kitchens with high end touches, custom cabinets and wonderful landscaping.  Fox Holl...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
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In the morning when I see standard requests for information about a condo-hotel unit in my email, I can already tell which unit it is about, and I rarely miss. Nowadays, it is about three units for $27,500 in Daytona Inn, a condo-hotel. What I do not like about these requests is that it takes mor...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  7 Home Ownership Benefits 1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations ar...