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 David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
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Single Family Home for sale in CROWNSVILLE, MD Overview Maps Photos IDX Search $674,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 4,149 sqftLot: 88,427 sqftYear Built: 1988MLS #: AA8620371 Location 1923 CHAPARRALL CTCROWNSVILLE, MD 21032USA David & Lisa Webbe...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Buckingham Springs is an active adult community in Bucks County Pa. I looked up the mls and found 12 active listings of homes for sale.The lowest price is $139,000 for a two bedroom 2 baths home. The highest list price is 214,49010 of these homes have 2 bedrooms and two baths, There are two homes...
By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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Don't Promise Me the Moon if You Can't Deliver It Purchasing a home and looking for homes for sale can be a crazy process. Everyone says you should do it and it is just so darn cheap! You would be an idiot not to!  We all want a great monthly mortgage. Especially like this one...  Yes, owning a h...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Mountain Property For Sale Western Colorado Borders National ForestThis is a great opportunity for you to own your own mountain property. This 35 acre parcel is about 35 minutes from Montrose and it's located in Ouray County. It borders National Forest land on two side and is close to area 62 for...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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WHY wont anyone give us a chance? were the words I heard coming from a young couple talking at a local Softball game. When I hear people talk about Real Estate, my ears tend to perk up. It is not super hearing, it is a sense that when I can help, I will. They wanted to buy a home but did not know...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are seeking a condo purchase as a primary residence, second home or an investment property in Florida, E Mortgage Management has financing options for you with great rates and very low feesThese are traditional Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Loans that require Private Mortgage Insurance above 80...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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As you may or may not be aware, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently decreased their down payment requirements on a home purchase from 5% to 3%. This rule change affects all Conventional Loans.Now, all Conventional loans submitted to Fannie or Freddie only require a minimum 3% down payment. You ca...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you have a recent bankruptcy, foreclosure or have had a short sale on a property in the last 4 years you already know that you do not qualify for Fannie Mae conventional financing in the State of Florida. I have a solution for you and have answers for completing your mortgage needs in todays m...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are seeking a home purchase in Florida above the $417,000 conforming guideline and do not have the required 20% down payment feel free to contact me regarding the best new loan product in Florida for homebuyers up to the $790,000 price range.This product is one loan, up to 95% LTV with No ...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are looking to purchase an Investment Property in Florida please contact me directly for the Best Loan Program and Rates on Foreign National or Domestic - Non Owner Occupied Properties in Florida We can finance most property types such as Single Family Residence, Townhomes, Villas, Condos,...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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I am a licensed mortgage loan originator with over 16 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. I specialize in Home Purchases and Refinances in Florida. I have helped over 2000 homeowners realize their dreams of home ownership, with many repeat and referral clients. Below are some highlights o...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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If you are a previous homeowner who completed a Bankruptcy and included your mortgage debt in the Bankruptcy but the home did not sell via a foreclosure or short sale until 2 or 3 years later. I have great news for you with the latest Fannie Mae guideline updatePer the information below the new r...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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Below are the steps to follow for establishing credit before your purchase your first home Establish or maintain 3 credit card/installment accounts with small limits never using no more than 20% of the available balance.   Better yet, just use the cards to pay for a tank of gas, then pay it off. ...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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VA loans are often made without any down payment at all. Aside from the veteran's certificate of eligibility and the fact that the appraiser is assigned by VA, the application process is not much different than any other type of mortgage loan. E Mortgage Management is approved for automatic proce...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
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Owning a home is simple with the USDA Loan Program. If you think it is out-of-reach for you and your family, you might be thinking wrong! Jason Hands, an MLO for E Mortgage Management in Tampa, Florida explains the USDA program in this article.The guarantee provided by the USDA helps low and mode...
By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
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Sadly scammers are everywhere in today's society.  Here is an alert pertaining to wiring money to the title company.Buyers - keep it in mind for Earnest Money Deposits, Increased Deposits, and funds you need to bring in at the close of escrow for your down payment and closing costs.Sellers - keep...
By Matt DAntonio
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Live in the lap of luxury in Philadelphia. Here is a list of luxury homes for sale in center city, and the surrounding area.
By Gary Frimann, California Broker and REALTOR
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Open House in Eagle Ridge in Gilroy, CAEagle Ridge Realty will be holding an Open House at 2480 Club Drive in the wonderful Eagle Ridge Golf Community in Gilroy, CA.  The hours are 1 PM to 4PM, both Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and 24th, 2015.  Stop by.  Eagle Ridge Home on Golf Course Overview M...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
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Sold Rock Creek Home ~ 2880 E Aviary Dr Cooper City FL 33026Sold by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties           Features:   4 bedroom and 3 bathroom new living room, dining room and den ceramic tile 2014 new AC 2010 den on lower level and loft on second level easily converted into 5th or ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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As you look for homes on our MLS you will notice a field towards the bottom of the page that looks like this... I have shown thousands of houses to buyers over the last 11 years, and I can firmly state that every single one of them had at least one defect the seller had to of known about. But, wh...