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 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 Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 8
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 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 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 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...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 52
Why Isn’t YOUR Buyers Agent Making Your Appointments?   It occurs many times each day - leads come in from our websites, registering with us to view listings.  No, not all of the listings are ours - our home searches are high-tech, super-Savvy and pull all leads from our MLS several times each ho...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Do you think there is a Secret to Buying a Dream home? There is to many Buyers who do not understand the Home buying process. What do you think is the most common question from Home buyers is? The mortgage process? finding homes to see? Making an offer? The inspection process? For those that thin...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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HotList _$675 Monthly No Bank Qualifying 4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home 707 Alston Street, Summerville SC 29483 This is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitySummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools**Acclaimed Best in The State ** in the Alst...
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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
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 Mary Ellen Vanaken, North Atlanta Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty)
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THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION BOOST NEW HOME SALES  The baby boomer generation is boosting new home sales across the country with Southwest Florida becoming the largest market for new homes.     This generation has the Purchase Power as they have had decades to build their credit histories and wealt...
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 Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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         The Ballen Group 702-604-7739 How Can I Keep Track of all the Homes I See? How Can I Keep Track of all the Homes I See? Bring a camera or use your smart phone to take pictures of your favorite areas. When you get home, catalog the pictures by address so you can quickly review and decide ...
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 Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    I would like to thank you all for having taken the time to visit my blog over this past year.  I will continue to provide you with information plus keep you posted on key trends in the market.   Have a safe New Year's Eve and thank you again for your support.  Take care and be safe.     The L...
By Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH
( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., )
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Nobody wants to pay condo fees, until they understand what they are getting for the money. Little do some know, a buyer can get a great group discount on all kinds of things they hadn't taken in to account. I have been selling real estate in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for over 30 years,...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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About Homes for Sale in Brunswick, MD, on the MARC Train line, Lenn Harley, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP!!   One of the more popular features about Brunswick, MD is that it is right on the Brunswick MARC Train stop.      Train Station in Brunswick, MD   _____________________________________________...
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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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No Down Payment Home Loans in Brunswick, MD, Call Lenn 800-711-7988.   Homes for Sale in Brunswick, MD Are Eligible for USDA Financing. Most homes for sale in Brunswick, MD are eligible for USDA financing.  If you qualify by income limit for USDA financing, you can buy with no down payment and lo...
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...