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 Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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As West Springfield real estate experts and  Shannon Station residents, we are happy to share that 9003 Kerrydale Ct. Springfield, VA 22152 just sold! After 42 days and failed attempts of trying to sell with 2 other agents, our team came in and sold our clients' home in only 12 days for full list...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Elegant Pool Home! This home is waiting for you! Excellent location in the heart of Orange Park, large yard and priced to sell. OverviewMapsPhotos $246,500 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,743 sqftLot: 0.37 acre(s) Location 356 Dunster CtOrange Park, FL 32073USA ...
By Susan Jean Horne, P.A., GRI, I.R.E.S.
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
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By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
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You Can't Buy at Last Years Prices.....   Last year I paraded a client around through all the newly constructed subdivisions to buy a new house. In the end they decided to wait a year.    Yesterday, this client called me again and is ready to continue looking at homes in newly constructed communi...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
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Why seriously consider having your "NEW construction" home inspected before escrow.   One of the mistakes that many people make when buying a newly built home is to skip the home inspection. They believe that because is a NEW construction everything shall be great. The smell of new construction,...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this spring? Before you begin to shop in earnest, check out our Spring 2015 Buyers's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home."   The Spring 2015 Buyer's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home" will provi...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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Pool Homes in St. George UT for Sale St. George’s pool home buying season is now upon us and homes with pools in St George are a hot commodity! If you're looking for a home with a pool in St George Utah you'd better start looking now. Temperatures are rising and so will the demand for pool homes...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
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            My buyers are many times, first time buyers. I enjoy showing them all the steps in the process and explaining not only “what” is happening, but “why” it’s being done.             I’ve found that over the years, the most anxiety-riddled part of the home buying process for new buyers is...
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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    Are you a golfer with a large family or a lot of friends who like to visit, and would like a new residence to accommodate everyone?  The Naples Florida 4+ bedroom homes for sale in Lely Resort might provide the ideal solution to the question.  The golf aspect is easily handled with the three ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Just Listed 126 Parkland Cir. Clarksville TN | Willowbrook SubdivisionIf you are in the market for a like new home with 4 bedrooms in the Sango area of Clarksville TN, this may be it. This contemporary designed home in Willowbrook at 126 Parkland Circle has a great floor plan with 3 bedrooms on t...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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For FREE Fast SERVICE PLEASE See Someone Else! It is in my nature to be supportive whenever possible but there is a definite line drawn when someone wants to 'save money' and opts out of hiring a real estate agent but expects the help of a professional to achieve their goals. My client and I made...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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OPEN HOUSE, March 29, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3507 Murdock Rd, Kensington, MD Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (3 full) This story book Cape Cod in the hottest part of Kensington gives you a happily ever after. Co...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Bayview Terrace Homes for Sale in Newport Beach Bayview Terrace is a gated Newport Beach community of homes in the Eastbluff area. Bayview Terrace is located near the back bay, and many of the homes do have a back bay view. The homes were originally built in 1986 by JM Peters and the street names...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Luxuria Condos for Sale in Boca Raton Florida Find similar luxury condos for sale in Luxuria in Boca Raton FL. Luxuria sits on the beautiful sandy beaches of Boca Raton, FL offering unobstructed ocean views and outstanding service. This luxury condominium in Boca Raton FL was built in 2009 and of...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Housing Inventory Slowly Disappearing March 26 2015 The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Home Sales Report ...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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Offered at $165,000   Beautiful corner apt. 1 BR 1.5 Baths + Den, short walk to the beach, secured, well-maintained gated community, assigned parking space, new AC just installed, SS appliances, low maintenance includes basic cable, appliances maintenance & more, low taxes. Live among the millio...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living in Luxury in the Golf Course of Arizona*   Palm Valley Beautiful 4 Beds Heated Pool Home for Sale on Large Corner Lot in Goodyear AZ! This property is close to schools, shopping, restaurants, Palm Valley Golf courses and convenient to I-10. What are you waiting for?? Visit now! $329,900 M...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Shucks.  Last year a cucumber cost about 69 cents.  This year it's 89 cents.  The real estate market changes every year and rarely to home prices go down.  In fact, in new construction communities, historically, prices will go UP. As I've said many, many times, the consumer has little to no real ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Have Cash and Want to Buy Your House Words that Inspire Real Estate Agents   There is something that home sellers need to appreciate when the online marketing is so good that the calls come in saying I have cash and want to buy that house on X street.  The caller keeps a constant stream of words ...