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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage style home situated on a large lot just minutes from the town of Livingston. The home features laminate flooring throughout all the living areas and ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen and bath rooms. The master bath room has a garden soaker tub, a double vanit...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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    Click for All Town Listings ...    Readington Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, NJ. It includes the unincorporated community of Whitehouse Station. The Township was incorporated as Readingtown Township, one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships, on February 21, 1798...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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If you're trying to buy a home and you haven't found "the one" yet, then maybe what you're looking for just got listed yesterday... yes, 24 hours ago!      Over the last 24 hours, 25 new homes were listed in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. There are 18 from Arlington, 4 from Grand Prairie, 1 from Crowl...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Alvarado Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth?   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 12078396   Licensed In:Texas License #:0525481...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Click for All Town Listing     Scotch Plains is a township in Union County, New Jersey. What we know now as Scotch Plains was incorporated as Fanwood Township on March 6, 1878, the names was changed to Scotch Plains in 1917. Scotch Plains is a family oriented community many parks including a park...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Arlington Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Arlington,Tx Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Search All homes for Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Quest...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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If you're looking to buy home and you're interested in short sales, then you've come to the right place. Would you like a list of short sale homes in Arlington? We got you covered!     To access the list, please click here.    Planning to buy or sell a home in Arlington, Mansfield or anywhere in ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Marietta GA Homes for Sale by Prince Range Search Marietta GA homes for sale by price ranges.  Search listing of homes for sale in Marietta GA by prices. What better way to search for homes in the price range you can afford to buy in?  For more information about buying or selling a home or real e...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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Will Mortgage rates under 4% get potential first time home buyers off the fence?   Realtor Magazine published an article last week called "Spread the Word: Mortgage Rates Below 4%"   Now while low interest rates can spark some people interest,I am not sure that it will get cautious home buyers of...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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Does Subliminal Advertising Work in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Market? There have been many studies throughout the years about the effectiveness of subliminal advertising. And quite often the results are inconclusive. But, hey, anything that helps you gain an edge over your competit...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Depending upon what price range you are interested in buying, you’ll be happy to know that the number of homes for sale increased steadily throughout the month of October. While this represents more choice (and possibly lower prices) for home buyers there is a difference between how much this wi...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Arlington Homes For Sale Mansfield Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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    Long Hill Township, NJ includes Gillette (07933), Millington (07946), Stirling (07980) &                                                                                 Meyersville. Click for All Town Listings   Long Hill Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Ori...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Dunwoody GA Homes for Sale | Homes Features Dunwoody GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Dunwoody area of Atlanta GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighbor...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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So why should you work with us? There is much we could say, but we'll let this guy do the talking... or should we say rapping?      Planning to buy or sell a home in Arlington, Mansfield or anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex? We can help you. We can give you the best tips on how to get t...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Carlsbad New Short Sale Listings - Shortsales just listed in Carlsbad Many buyers want to know if Carlsbad has any short sale listings. Even though shortsales are harder to come by because the banks have been modifying like crazy, we still find Carlsbad new short sale listings. Right now there ar...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Marietta GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Marietta GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Marietta area of Marietta GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighb...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Closed 1686 Tannerson Rockwall, Texas     What did my buyers find most attractive?   Five bedrooms, three and one half baths, location, price, 3,301 square feet, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large game room, huge covered patio in large backyard and the house was well maintaine...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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  Unfortunately Realtors® are always being compared to used car salesman. It really makes me mad. I personally see nothing wrong with being a car salesmen at all. In fact, I believe it's a tough profession just like my own. It's hard dealing with the public on a regular basis. BUT ...... Let me ...
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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    If you are in the market for a new condominium home in a gated golf community, one possibility would be the Naples Florida condos in The Quarry.  The development, which is centered around an old limestone quarry that is now called Stone Lake, is located off Immokalee Road, east of Olde Cypres...