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 Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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The furnished high-rise condos for sale in Pelican Bay Naples Florida could be the ideal solution for someone who wants to move into a new home right off the Gulf of Mexico and bring only a suitcase and a toothbrush.  Most of these taller buildings in the development are either on or just west o...
By Un-Real Estate Blog, The Real Estate Blog
(Residential Home Funding Corp)
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679 BLOOMFIELD AVE NUTLEY NJ - Home Sweet Home! If you're looking for a really well priced, attractive Colonial Home For Sale in Nutley NJ you have to check out 679 Bloomfield Ave - perhaps Nutley New Jersey's Best Value.  Nutley NJ is a great "small town" with a nice looking downtown, great scho...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Seals the Deals in Temecula Valley California
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
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Bear with me and come buy homes at Bear Creek! Click on Display, and then click on Split (map with details) for list of Bear Creek homes for sale. If still having trouble click on the re-center button.   
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Testimonial - Sea Ranch in Boca Raton FL                                                                                                                                                                                              Last month, I had 24 hours to call "my own." So, I opted to get on ...
By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
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It is wonderful to have a list of needs and wishes when hunting for a house. But what if the wish list cannot be satisfied in the price range that is available to you? What if there of plenty of homes that satisfy your needs and wants, but you feel you must get a killer deal on price? If you are ...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
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It’s time to recap Cobb county short sales for November 2014 and its impact on the current market. It’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market. Also, keep in mind that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has not been ex...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
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It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for November 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. Also, keep in mind that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has not been extended. This really shouldn’t have any impact...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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About Homes for Sale in Brunswick, MD, on the MARC Train line, Lenn Harley, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP!!   One of the more popular features about Brunswick, MD is that it is right on the Brunswick MARC Train stop.      Train Station in Brunswick, MD   _____________________________________________...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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                                     SEE: http://www.SCHomeBuyers.net/   We Buy and Sell Houses Sell Your House in 7 Days or Less Special Note: We are licensed real estate agents!   We Buy Houses Charleston SC Sell Your South Carolina House in 7 Days or Less - We Buy Houses!"We are the #1 Real E...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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USDA eligible areas being updated for 2015. The very popular no down payment home loan for rural areas of the country is changing slightly for 2015. A new "USDA Announcement (posted 12-22-14) indicates President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 201...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE THIS COMING SUNDAY DECEMBER 21st FROM 1pm – 4pm!  This stunning Haymond Home sits on 1.92 acres +/- and features top notch finish out with an open floor plan which include granite tops everywhere, high ceilings with exposed beams, and so much more. Gorgeous exterior features a blend o...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Are you trying to find a single family home in St Francis, MN in your price range? There are lots of home in St Francis under $150k. Like this one on 3625 226th Ave NW. For $134, 900 you can get this 3 bedroom/ 2 bath good affordable single family home in St Francis. There are other larger homes...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
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Moving can be an overwhelming experience; unfortunately it can also create opportunities for identity theft. Whenever you change addresses, you leave yourself vulnerable to identity theft.  However, if you know why you might be vulnerable and how thieves can use your move to their advantage, then...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Mizner Tower Condos for Sale in Boca Raton Florida Find similar waterfront condos for sale in Mizner Tower in Boca Raton FL. Is it time to sell your condo in Mizner Tower in Boca Raton FL?    Mizner Tower condos sit on the grounds of the famed Boca Raton Resort & Club of Boca Raton, FL in Mizner ...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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Your Buyers Agent Does More Than Write Up the Offer! Most buyers start their search for a home on the Internet. In fact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says more than 90% of buyers start there. As you look at listings online, you will start to identify the style of home and features ...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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It really is the pits-  Zinsco Panels   There are documented issues with Federal Pacific Panel (FPE) and the associated issues with their breakers and how the the Stab-Lok breaker attaches to the buss. The other infamous panel is the Zinsco  (which I have written on before).   (Zinsco split bus m...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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No Down Payment Home Loans in Brunswick, MD, Call Lenn 800-711-7988.   Homes for Sale in Brunswick, MD Are Eligible for USDA Financing. Most homes for sale in Brunswick, MD are eligible for USDA financing.  If you qualify by income limit for USDA financing, you can buy with no down payment and lo...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Search Lebanon Ohio Homes For Sale in Cincinnati MLS Whether you're just curious about what's for sale in your community, just starting to think about where to live next or ready to get really serious about searching Lebanon homes for sale, you need to know what is listed from Cincinnati MLS.  Yo...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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We hear that a lot "I got to get out of this place". Like the song cranked loudly by Eric Burdon and the Animals. The  relocating, retiring to Maine talk. The reasons why always always topped with the "too many people, not safe, drowning in high cost of living and regulations" where the phone cal...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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8470 S 92nd Place Boynton Beach, FL 33472 | Boynton Beach Equestrian Property For Sale Welcome to Palm Beach Farms, where your private Boynton Beach equestrian property awaits. This five acre property boasts of a great central location. Just a quick drive from the Wellington and Boca Raton horse ...