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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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The Monthly Supply of Inventory in Westwood/Century City is up by 39%! This is a very interesting data since November 2014 and December 2014 these numbers have been climbing. One would think this would have a negative effect on the Prices. The more inventory the bigger the competition. Once we lo...
By Juli Jenkins, Opening Doors and Closing Deals
(Keller Williams Realty First Choice)
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Search current inventory of Homes For Sale in The Lakes At North Park in Denham Springs.   Listing Details Home in The Lakes At North Park 29561 Tiger Dr, Denham Springs, LA 70726 Price: $163,000 MLS number: 2015002456 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Footage: 1431 Call Juli Jenkins at 225-366-939...
By Chris Bonin, Your Texas Mortgage Expert
(Chris Bonin Loan Team)
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VA jumbo loans of any amount are available, and rates are low! By: Chris Bonin The standard VA loan limit is $417,000 in most areas, but up to $721,050 in high cost areas as determined by VA. There are two kinds of VA jumbo loans: those that are within increased county limits, and those that are ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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♥ GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL! ♥   Gilbert Beautiful Home for Sale w/ Pool in San Tan Ranch  $265,000   3472 S JOSHUA TREE LN 3Beds/2Baths  1844 SqFt of living space MLS# 5242426          View All Photos: http://www.mysinglepropertywebsites.com/37664/#   Gilbert Beautiful Home for Sale w/ Pool in ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  Open House Sunday 03/1/15 - 12:00PM - 2:00PM   To view this Easy Living Condo in detail click here   Living Is Easy In This Snug Harbor Condo OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $420,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,034 sqft Location 137 S Harbor Rd.Amityville, ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Homes For Sale in Aurora CO Between $200,000 & $300,000   Thinking about buying a home in Aurora Colorado?    Currently, there are 43 homes for sale in Aurora CO between $200,000 & $300,000   Average Square Feet:    1529 Average List Price:     $248,142 Average Days on Market:                17 A...
By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
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OPEN HOUSE  Saturday 2.28.2015 From 1 pm to 4 pm    3672 Thomasson Crossing Dr. Triangle VA 22172         3672 Thomasson Crossing Dr. Triangle VA 22172For Sale Close to Quantico & Fort Belvoir  Features:   3 Level Single Family Home 4 Bedrooms  3.5 Baths  Fully Finished Basement  Rec-Room and Ext...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...  Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey. Summit was originally incorporated as Summit Township in 1869, it was reincorporated as a city in 1899. Summit is a major transportation hub with 30-minute direct access to Manhattan, major highways and the Newark Ai...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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In Henry County real estate as in many other businesses, successfully drawing the public’s attention, then communicating value, are what separate can-do practitioners from the pack. It’s pigeonholed under “marketing” instead of “selling” because the latter sounds more like a one-on-one activity, ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Which Should You Buy A House Or Condo? A decision when purchasing a home here in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama especially for the first time home buyer is whether to buy a house or a condo or possibly a town home. The difference between them can be huge; with a house the home owner is responsib...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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Buy What Makes You Smile   Long Island is aptly named. With so many neighborhoods to choose from - an estimated 198 divided between two counties - Nassau and Suffolk - how does an out-of-town buyer even begin to know where to start?   The answer lies in jotting down, early on, the lifestyle choic...
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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Why not buy NEW HOMES when construction prices are now competitive against existing home? The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie are proud to announce our new affiliation to represent the comeback of New Home Construction Builder of Fine Custom Homes in the Torino ...
By Katerina Brosda, Miami Real Estate Broker
(Brosda & Bentley Realtors™ ● (786) 363-8551)
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX By The Bay)
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It’s usually a sound idea to gather all the facts before making a decision, especially a decision of this magnitude. Buying a home is generally the largest financial transaction the average person makes in a life time. So if you’re thinking of buying a home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire or anywher...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realty     How To Get A Loan To Buy A House Amarillo TX:  The Truth About Secured Credit Cards Sometimes in order to get a loan to buy a house your credit score isn't quite where it needs to be. Most of the time you will get advised to get a sec...
By Mark and Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Georgia Realty Source)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   WOW!! AMAZING HOME--BEST BUY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!     Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info Hoschton Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?      PRESENTED BY         Mark and Ca...
That’s right!!! This Great Home is Only $140,000 This Fine Home Has: *3 Bedrooms *2 Full Bathrooms *Vaulted Ceilings *Pool Also… This home is a former model and located on a big Cul-De-Sac lot! Features include a split floorplan, tiled entry into a greatroom, as well as tile in the bathrooms, va...
By Mark and Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Georgia Realty Source)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Beautiful 4 bedroom home for sale in Gainesville, GA !     Just Listed       Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info Gainesville Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?      PRESENTED...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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Massapequa,NY Home For Sale Open House Saturday  2/28/15 -  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM View this home in detail  This home is in  School District  23 We invite you to visit www.longislandrealestatesearch.com to view this Short Sale Home In Detail View Similar Massapequa Homes Currently Available For Sal...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Just in case you missed it I just listed a fantastic parcel of land in Beverly Hill. Please check out my video and let me know what you  think? If you have a client or you are a principal and is interested in more details about this magnificent property please reach out to me directly.       Kirk...