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 Richard Michaels, 100% Dedicated to Servicing My Clients
(Keller Williams Macomb)
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     Kimball Township, Michigan is a great area to buy or build your next home.   With the housing market rebounding and prices going back to pre-crash highs in many areas, Kimball Township, Michigan housing prices are still very affordable.  As some areas have seen 20-30% increases in housing pr...
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 Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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To show my appreciation to you I will give you a $100 gift certificate when you pick me to be your Realtor when buying or selling any real estate. You may apply your gift certificate towards any closing costs and prepaids you choose at closing.   Please contact me today at (334) 332-7263 or Laura...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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PLEASE CONTACT ME TO RESERVE YOUR LOT TODAY!!! The Legacy at Cary Creek has been planned with the active resident in mind, to compliment their unique lifestyle.  Each house has been designed to cater to the residents, with main level living home floor plans, open, accessible floor plans, and stai...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Tired of looking and looking but not finding the home that you want? We have a solution for you. Watch the video below to find out how we can help you in getting the home you want in Arlington, Texas.      Buying a home can be tough if you're not that sure what exactly you should be looking for. ...
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 Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Here is another happy buyer who now calls the beautiful PGA Village of Saint Lucie West home. They were able to negotiate a bargain of a decade with the help of the Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie. We aggressively negotiate for our buyers to get the best bargain...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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This is the time of year to start looking for your next home!   This is a great time of year to buy your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 130 Homes For Sale in Encinitas Today! Lets take a Home tour! If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take ...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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We are coming to the end of the year!! It is time to start looking for your next home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new property! What are you waiting for? Today there are 90 Listings in Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley is a master-planned coastal community in San Diego. The community has comm...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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A Great Time To Invest! Four Short Sales Available!   It is a great time to invest in a new home! There 31 Homes For Sale in University City, what are you waiting for?  If you are looking for a neighborhood that gives you a quiet residential area and then  have the city for entertainment and busi...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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It Is A Great Time To Invest In A Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new home! Check out this new Short Sale in La Jolla!If you love the San Diego coast, then La Jolla could be where you will find your next Dream Home.Located along the western edge of north coastal region of the City of Sa...
By Walt Fish, Upper Michigan's Most Experienced Home Inspector
(Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC)
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  We all know interest rates will go up. It's just a matter of time. For those of you considering a home purchase in 2015, now would be a good time to start a checklist. I have mentioned the importance of choosing the right buyer agent, in another post. The agent can help you with a checklist. A...
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 the need for the move to Maine. Always always topped with the just "too many people, it's not safe, we're drowning in high cos...
By Cindy Allen Fekete, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Homes for Sale in Azalea Lakes subdivisionBaton Rouge, LA   Why Do People Live here? Azalea Lakes subdivision is located in Baton Rouge Louisiana. This popular subdivision is located off of Old Jefferson Hwy, approximately 1/2 a mile from Hoo Shoo Too Lane and 1 mile from Highland Road. This area...
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 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 Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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It Is A Great Time To Invest In A Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new home! Check out this new Short Sale in La Jolla!If you love the San Diego coast, then La Jolla could be where you will find your next Dream Home.Located along the western edge of north coastal region of the City of Sa...
By Denise Dimares, Realtor, Investor Serving DC and MD
(Exit Bennett Realty)
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For Baby Boomers, the “getting older” concept has gradually changed from the distant abstraction it seemed in the 60’s and 70’s to a more immediate concern.  And of all the decisions that will have the most impact on those nearing their golden years, buying the right home is one that makes the mo...
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 Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH
( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., )
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Nobody wants to pay condo fees, until they understand what they are getting for the money. Little do some know, a buyer can get a great group discount on all kinds of things they hadn't taken in to account. I have been selling real estate in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for over 30 years,...