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)
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Welcome to our Open House Real Estate Section. In this section we proudly present well-cared for real estate properties from starter homes to custom built luxury residences. The experienced staff at NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors is dedicated and ready to assist you in the home...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Web Page:  http://www.njestates.net/nj/counties/somerset   Search Somerset County New Jersey Homes for SaleFind Real Estate Listings, New Homes, New School Report Cards and more Somerset County NJ Real Estate You need to have the best representative possible to assist you with buying or sellin...
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 Jeff Gould
(Kings Realty & Property Mgmt.)
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Photo credit: Maks Karochkin / Foter / CC BY Great, you've made the decision to buy a home. Now is the time to get a mortgage pre-approval (not a pre-qualification) and start getting your finances together. If you break any of the rules below, your chances of getting a mortgage will decrease dram...
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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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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 George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
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These two pictures say it all; Home prices are stable and increasing and interest rates remain at historical lows making this a great time to consider your first home purchase.  The third photo is where you go to finance it!
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Breaking News, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett said: Good Profits to be made in the United States! Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by Endre Barath in Economic Outlook |  Breaking News, Warren Buffet Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) spoke  in a video address to t...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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    I am often asked about "the best way to find five bedroom ramblers in Tooele County". I suspect that, no stairs to climb and room for overnight visitors. ( can you say grand-kids?), are just a couple of reasons clients often ask for one level living and lots of bedrooms in the homes we look a...
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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How many times have you been asked "What is the difference between a pre-qualification letter and a pre-approval?" Here is a basic rule of thumb and why you should always get a pre-approval from a prospective client. A pre-qualification can be obtained anywhere. You tell the loan officer what you...
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 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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Pinellas County Florida has a great down payment assistance program that is available not only to first time home buyers but also to anyone who has not owned a home for the last three years. Naturally, it isn't as simple as that. You have to have a good credit score, not perfect but over 640. Inc...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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  Buyers change their minds.  It's their prerogative and it's also human nature.  The buyer who begins a home search with a big lawn as one of her must have items, may decide to shrink the size of the lawn and increase the size of the view once she has gazed at the view from a few Palos Verdes v...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Have Cash and Want to Buy Your House Words that Inspire Real Estate Agents   There is something that home sellers need to appreciate when the online marketing is so good that the calls come in saying I have cash and want to buy that house on X street.  The caller keeps a constant stream of words ...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
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            My buyers are many times, first time buyers. I enjoy showing them all the steps in the process and explaining not only “what” is happening, but “why” it’s being done.             I’ve found that over the years, the most anxiety-riddled part of the home buying process for new buyers is...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Found an Active Bird Nest While Showing Property   My clients and I were looking at a home yesterday and in the backyard we found an adorable mother bird sitting on her eggs. Here is the picture of the nest when we first walked outside. Here is a close-up of the Mourning Dove. We oohed and awed o...
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 Home Foreclosure Report is now available.    Stay on top of this market with my bi-weekly REO Blog which posts you on newly listed bank owned homes for sale.  I invite you to preview these listings as a One Line R...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Just Listed 126 Parkland Cir. Clarksville TN | Willowbrook SubdivisionIf you are in the market for a like new home with 4 bedrooms in the Sango area of Clarksville TN, this may be it. This contemporary designed home in Willowbrook at 126 Parkland Circle has a great floor plan with 3 bedrooms on t...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale Upper Marlboro 1/2 - 3 Acres.  $500 Buyer REBATE.  Help with Closing Costs or Closing Gift.   Homes for Sale in Upper Marlboro MD with 1/2 - 3 Acres. 800-711-7988. Upper Marlboro is the County Seat for Prince George's County.  While there are some small lot communities, the rural a...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Majestic Hudson River Views. Absolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom 3 bath Croton On Hudson home which was built from the foundation up in 2007. Open floor plan on first level with gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace and balcony with water view. Custom cabinets, granite and stainless appliances in kitchen...