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 Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Have Student Loans? Think you Can't Buy a Home? WRONG!  Do you ... Want to buy a home? Have Student Loan debt? If you answered "Yes" to the questions above, it's important for you to know that contrary to what is commonly seen and believed, it is possible to buy a home when you have Student Loan...

By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
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With the easy-going, tropical ambiance of the Eastern Caribbean community for which it was named and designed, Antigua is a Myrtle Beach paradise. The small neighborhood of elegant homes offers streets lined with lush foliage and yards full of trees. The entrance is posted for residents only and ...

By Lee Gallaher
(Gallaher Group KW)
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Homes Near Skyline Elementary School in WA Find homes for sale near Skyline Elementary School in Lake Stevens WA. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Northwest MLS and is updated multiple times per day.The homes near Skyline Elementary School in Lake Stevens WA have easy ...

By Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
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Cadence in Henderson has become a popular choice for New Homes in Las Vegas, NV.  Located in the southeast valley, this Master Planned Community has really grown since it's soft opening in December of 2014.  It was recently named one of the top 25 best selling communities in the nation for the fi...

By Vanessa Calhoun, Coweta Real Estate
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate)
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3139 Roscoe Rd, Newnan, GA Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Follow This Home! Newnan Search All Homes For Sale Free Home Values Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance FREE HUD Report: How to Buy Presented By: The Vanessa Calhoun Team Bett...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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The thing about selling entry-level homes in Rancho Cordova is the fact we get a lot of agents showing these types of homes to their buyers. Our first day on the market resulted in 12 showings, and that was just Friday. By our Sunday open house, we had so many buyers coming through we couldn't co...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager  BAR NONE - NO EXCEPTION Trespassing is against the law. Buyers, do not ask me to show you property if you are not qualified to buy. Just because I have a license, doesn't mean I have the authority to allow anyone who isn't qualified to roam, take a look around with the pretens...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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La bella comunidad de Arlington Sur en Riverside, fue parte de la ciudad de Riverside desde su incorporación. La Histórica Avenida Victoria es una avenida importante, esta registrada en el sitio “Nacional de Lugares Historicos“.Los  limites hacia el Sureste de la comunidad de Arlington Sur son L...

By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
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Point Loma 5 Bedroom Home for SaleAbsolutely stunning, highly upgraded, exceptionally designed masterpiece home in Point Loma. With close attention to detail, this home will please the most distinguish buyers. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, built-ins & custom touches throughout. Grand gourmet ...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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La bella Comunidad de Arlington en Riverside CA, es una de las comunidades mas antiguas de la Cuidad de Riverside, comenzó en el año 1876, como la Villa De Arlington. Arlington cuenta con una rica historia y su edad es evidente en su diseño tradicional de sus calles.La Avenida Magnolia es la part...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Sea Breeze Beach Cottages - Oceanside CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Sea Breeze Beach Cottages in Oceanside, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Sea Breeze Beach Cottages, including amenities, HOA informa...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Richland Villas - San Marcos CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Richland Villas in San Marcos, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Richland Villas, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a pho...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Locust Street Condos - Point Loma CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Locust Street Condos in Point Loma, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Locust Street Condos, including amenities, HOA information, condos ...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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Si usted está considerando mudarse a Fontana California, pensando en comprar o vender una casa, en busca de casas de venta en Fontana CA, cualquier otra información sobre Fontana Real Estate, usted ha venido al lugar correcto.Casas Para La Venta En Fontana, Real Estate En Fontana California La B...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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El centro de la bella comunidad de Arlington Heights en Riverside CA, fue historicmente la agricultura, aun se pueden ver grandes extensiones de campos de naranjos y campos de cultivos. Arlington Heights es el lugar de reunión del Riverside de ayer y el Riverside de hoy.Como Luce La Comunidad de ...

By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
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Open-House Events:                       Saturdays from 1-4p Property:                                          37437 Tye Pl, Palmdale, CA 93551Virtual Tour:                                    www.37437Tye.comOffered At:                                       $525,500Call:                         ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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If you love living in the woods with no one close to you, then a Cincinnati patio home might not be the perfect fit!  Cincinnati patio homes are typically one smaller lots (think 1/4 acre or less), so you're typically in fairly tight proximity to your neighbors.  However, that doesn't mean you to...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Blue Water Villas - Pacific Beach CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Blue Water Villas in Pacific Beach, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Blue Water Villas, including amenities, HOA information, condos for...

By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
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Mira Mesa Condo by The Lewis TeamEasy walking distance to Miramar College, shopping, dining and freeway access, location location location!!!!Here's a wonderful opportunity to own a charming, move-in ready, first floor 1 bedroom 1 bath condo in the desirable Quail Creek complex in Mira Mesa. Fres...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Lucent II - Mission Valley CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Lucent II in Mission Valley, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Lucent II, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, a...