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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Are You Thinking About Buying a New Construction Home?   Q: Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Should I just go to the builder myself or do people use Realtors to buy new homes?   A: STOP, WAIT, DON'T START THE CAR! It's absolutely in your best interest to hire a buyer's agen...
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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
  Click for All Town Listings ...  Branchburg is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey. The township includes a part of the unincorporated community of North Branch (the other part is in Bridgewater Twp.) and also a section called Neshanic Station. Branchburg Township is considered a semi rur...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 59
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 Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 2
Excellent question, especially for home buyers Here's a brief outline of our services, exclusively for people buying homes    What We Do -  Provide information with automatic updates from the Multiple Listing Service to ensure you have accurate, up-to-date data on homes of interest. This typicall...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 17
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 Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 1
Huntsville Alabama Village Of Providence 35806 Original content published at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3642 The following link will provide daily updated information of homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE By now you know that I like the Village of Providence a lot! Working and livin...
By Weichert, Realtors Barton Harris & Co., Austin Tx Real Estate, Relocation for South Austin
(Weichert, Realtors - Barton Harris & Co.)
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If you've done some research on Austin Tx Real Estate, and the different types of entertainment the city of Austin has to offer, then you've definitely heard of SXSW (South by Southwest). SXSW is a 3 week long adventure into the lives of professionals within the education, interactive/tech, film,...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 18
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 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 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 John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
Comments 3
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 Victoria Roberts, Your Alaska Real Estate Consultant
(Jack White Real Estate)
Comments 3
      Hubbard Enterprises new model for 2014 going up now in the Ranch. Granite counter tops, title, laminate and more. 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath & 3 car garage. All the custom features your looking for in a new home today. For more information click the property link below: http://www.alaskabesthomes.com...
By Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
Comments 2
Just Listed! $144,900 Large 5 Bedroom House in great Southwest Springfield Location! Beautiful Hardwood floors throughout the Living Room and Kitchen.     Updated Counters and Tile in the Bathrooms. The Fifth Bedroom is large and could be used as a Second Living Area.   Enjoy the Back Deck and bi...
By Cook Real Estate Services
(Cook Real Estate Services)
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The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting, and many first-time homebuyers are reluctant to purchase a home. Everyone needs a better understanding of just how much money is wasted on rent. First-time homebuyers should know the relationship between interest rates and af...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 4
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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 11
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 Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
Comments 1
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 Monica Lang, Celebrity Homes
(Celebrity Homes)
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CALL MONICA LANG for information on ALL Celebrity Homes!! Monica has represented Celebrity for over 17 years & can help you in all locations. 402-689-3315 www.MonicaLang.com, New homes from the $130's to $300! Omaha Metro Area Stop by this weekend & check out Celebrity Homes newest ranch plan the...