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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Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ. Open House Sun. 04/19 from 1-4Web Page. http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/homes-for-sale/green-brook/165rock-road-west More Listings:   http://www.newjers...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827What's the Neighborhood Like?Our new Orange County, FL new construction homes feature modern and transitional architectural styles. Laureate Park area of Lake Nona is a totally wired-in fiber opti...
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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Q & A - Layers of Roofing Buyer - The Sellers have two layers of roofing (one shake shingles and the other asphalt composite), and have never heard of this.     Is this legal?    How will this affect my homeowner's insurance?   Will this be an issue to us down the road?    The Seller says she had...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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   6 COMMON BUYER TRAPS TO AVOIDA new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakesthat homebuyers make when buying a home.Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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When you are shopping for a house, not needing to dig so deep into the hard earned savings works best.Maine is a place where the real estate property listings are loaded with extra value. Because this New England state is the crown. A little ways up the pike. Almost in Canada. So everything costs...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Why New Home Builders Use "Preferred Lenders".  An Agent's View. This post inspired by John Meussner in CFPB targeting MSAs? About Time!             The matters of preferred lender, closing help, etc., are very complicated and often above the pay grade of most home buying consumers and many inexp...
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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Take a look at this beautiful home located at  202 Cedar Creek Drive in Opelika, AL as it has a new price!$164,900Brand new AC and Heat Pump 2014. Beautiful new deck (2015)and screened in back porch overlooking a private wooded lot. Wet land behind the home. Fiber optic cable lines. Fans througho...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Perry GA in Lake Forest Estates SubdivisionSorry buyers, you need to be quick in the Perry GA real estate market or the home you want will be long gone when you decide to make an offer. Such was the case here as my buyers quickly contracted the perfect home for their needs...the resu...
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 in Laurel/Burtonsville, MD, Convenient and Priced Right.Montgomery County public schoolsLocated conveniently to BurtonsvilleLocated conveniently to THE DUTCH COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET!  Status: ACTIVE (40)     List Price Bedrooms Baths FB HB DOMM DOMP Acres Lot Sqft Yr Built Min $299,...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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College Park Homes for Sale April 2013, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP.If you're interested in finding a home to buy in College Park, call Lenn.  WE CAN HELP!!See examples below then call us at 800-711-7988 to tour homes for sale._________________________ Status: ACTIVE (13)     List Price Bedrooms B...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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East Side Costa Mesa Homes for SaleEast Side Costa Mesa is a highly sought after area of Costa Mesa. With close proximity to 17th Street and the Westcliff shopping center, it is a highly sought after area. East Side Costa Mesa features wide tree lined streets and some of the streets include Flowe...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Evaluating Properties so Home Buyers Make Informed Decisions  Buyer's Edge is an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Company offering full representation to home buyers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. We bought our home with Buyer's Edge so we've lived the experience of being first time home buye...
By Richard Stewart, REO Realtor - RDCpro CDPE Member NRBA
(REO Specialists llc)
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19 Photos Status: FOR SALE Price: $56,800 Address: 38314 CR-352 Type: Residential Style: Single Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Suite: No Living Area: 1,500 square feet Year Built: 1942 More Details Virtual Tour View Rooms Request More Info | Email Listing Description 38314 CR 352 Decatur MI 4904...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living in Luxury in the Golf Course of Arizona* Affordable 3Beds Home for Sale UNDER-$180K- in Ranch of Estrella Mountain in Goodyear AZ!**WELCOME HOME** Perfect vacation home or first time buyers or just looking to downsize Home has been very well maintained.Hurry on this one!! Beautiful Award ...
By Arik Eller, Arik Eller
(Keller Williams Professionals )
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OPEN HOUSE, April 19, Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 14473 Memorywood Drive, Baxter, MN Get Directions Click Here Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (1 full, 1 half) 1180 Square Feet Freshly painted Baxter home w/ big back yard. 2 stall ga...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Cupertino, CA…once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.                 More Real Estate and Less Hype; 0 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned.1 Single family homes currently listed as short sa...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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 CO-OP MAINTENANCE FEES There are not many co-ops in the Washington DC area, although some of the older buildings like the Westchester and the Broadmoor are co-ops, and the Watergate buildings all are co-ops. The most recent co-op to be built in DC is the Capitol Hill Tower, a nine year old high ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*   Goodyear Perfect for Snowbird Vacation Home for Sale in Estrella Mountain Ranch in AZ!***Fantastic View Home with Solar*** This low maintenance home !This house features 2 bedrooms 2 baths plus a den that could be converted into a third bedroom if needed...
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, New-home sales surge in February Despite a harsh winter, U.S. home sales rose at their highest pace in seven years – 7.8%. Strength came from the South and, surprisingly, the Northeast. Read more. Homes in Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 with buyer rebates, 32563, 32566    ...
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Citizens Ins. has record-low number of policies A move to lower the number of policies under Fla.-owned Citizens Ins. appears to be working – the number dropped below 600K for the first time since inception. Read more. Homes in Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 with buyer reb...