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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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You are a Henry County homeowner, but now your family has simply outgrown the place. You’re almost ready to start hunting for a new home—but hesitate. The fact is, you’re reluctant to give up your present property. It’s been a terrific home, and you suspect it’s only going to grow in value… If yo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The Celtic Connection Team at Solutions Real Estate has a website featuring homes specifically in Maricopa Arizona. The website can be viewed at Maricopa Homes and features Maricopa Arizona homes for sale, Maricopa Arizona real estate, a search for Maricopa Arizona bank owned or foreclosures, Ma...
By Richard Michaels, 100% Dedicated to Servicing My Clients
(Keller Williams Macomb)
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Here is a complete and current list of all home available in Macomb Twp. ,MI   If you have been looking for a home in the Macomb Township area, I have put together a free list of all homes available.  This list is updated in real time and allows you to search for your perfect home. Macomb Twp., M...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Haven't You Always Wanted to Live on the Water? Now you can at The Riverfront at Harbour View. Discover spectacular sunset views across the Nansemond River, with  breathtaking, long distant views across the James River. This Craftsman style home by Sasser Construction is proposed for Lot 117 on R...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Condo's in Penn Quarter Chinatown Loving Where You're Living in Washington DC  Washington DC made Forbes magazines list of one of the Top Twenty Coolest Cities   What makes DC so cool? Great neighborhoods like Penn Quarter and Chinatown. We love the Farmer's Market which covers a city block in Sp...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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     New Construction Homes in Orlando, Florida   New Construction Homes in Orlando Florida is more affordable than you may think, you can find the most comprehensive directory of new construction homes in Orlando, Florida and with a large verity of homes to choose from, you'll be sure to find on...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you looking for a home that's right for you? We can help. It doesn't have to be difficult or stressful at all. You can find the right home in Arlington, Texas. How? Watch the video below to get started or call the Marla Yost Team at 817-382-9791.     If you would like to buy or sell a home an...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You called your lender, you discussed your private finances and you agreed upon a number that will allow you to buy a house AND have a life.  Feels pretty good, doesn't it? Now, you and I can meet and start the process of looking at houses.   When we first meet in person, I MUST tell you about ag...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupPink House Team806-290-1920http://pinkhouseteam.com Everyone Wants Outside The City Limits With A Shop in Amarillo Well, not everyone.  The ones that do want to move there all seem to want the same thing--a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a garage/shop on an area. ...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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 Are You a Renter On the Fence About Buying You probably have lots of questions, right?  Perhaps you’re worrying about a down payment, what your credit rating is, what effect interest would have on your monthly payment – and a slew of other thoughts running through your mind. The amazing thing is...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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For many first-time buyers, buying a home can be a scary experience. They know they'll be maintaining or improving a home with little to no maintenance experience, so the solution is to buy a home in perfect condition. So they hire a home inspector to point out all the flaws. The problem is -- no...
By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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There are a variety of circumstances that can lead to a low credit score. Learn how you can get a badcredit mortgage Arizona and qualify for a home loan, even if your credit is less than perfect.     Bad credit can make you feel like a failure. Many Americans who have bad credit report feeling al...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Looking for the right home can get difficult if you're not sure where you should be looking in the first place. Well, this is a good place to start! Below you will find information on just listed houses in Arlington TX for sale. For more information, call the Marla Yost Team at 817-382-9791.     ...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Homes For Sale near Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin Courtesy of Heidi Herda Real Estate ~ 612-807-4858 Your Champlin Realtor & Resident!   Why Do People Live here? Champlin is snugly located near the Mississippi River between Anoka, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park. The city of Champlin is within He...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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  Is there anything cuter than a puppy? No, of course not! Budweiser has the best marketing group I've ever seen. This commercial is no exception.  Think about it...and what we can learn from this. They are selling beer...BEER! There is nothing sweet or tender about beer. Their competitors' comm...
By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Realty)
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What's it like to live in a community where you can take a casual stroll to a summer street concert, dine at a fine restaurant, and still enjoy the luxuries of a small town? The City of Greer will be the answer to that question!  Full of great schools in the award winning Greenville County School...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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New Homes in North County San Diego - North County San Diego New Homes Some home buyers in North County San Diego prefer buying new homes rather than remodeling older homes. Sometimes it's easier to go to a design center with some ideas and color schemes and pick and choose and then let the build...
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 Purcellville, VA, 5-25 Acres, priced under $1,000,000,  Call Lenn 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP!! The Purcellville zip code, 20132, includes a large area in Northwest Loudoun County.  Homes for sale in Purcellville with acreage are well priced and offer homes for families and horse...
By Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
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It is easy to lose money on Orlando New Construction.  Here are some grand ideas: Go alone. What do you need an agent for? Rely on yourself.  You don't need an expert opinion. Trust the builders sales person, they smile so nicely. Don't hire your own Buyer agent. You are smart enough. It's just t...