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 Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate,HUD: 'Worst case housing needs' increased in 2015Study: Out of all the very-low income families not receiving public assistance, 8.3 million had to dole out more than half their monthly income for housing. Read more.   Upcoming Events in Pensacola, FL | Pnj Events...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Cordova East - Pasadena CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Cordova East in Pasadena, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Cordova East, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and ...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Delfino - Westwood CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Delfino in Westwood, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Delfino, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so much more! O...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Pineville La Real Estate- Open House 1pm-3pm SundaySearching for a large 3 bedroom home in Pineville, Louisiana? Need space, but want the finer things too? If so, stop by 122 Ron Mar Drive Pineville La Sunday October 15, 2017 from 1pm-3pm. Come by and see for yourself the time and money invested ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Ask Yourself These QuestionsHome buyers are having to make quick decisions in our now fast paced market. Since emotions come into play and also urgency to not let one slip away how is a buyer to know that this is the one and action is required sooner than later? Can you see yourself living in the...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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I thought that Debbie Reynolds was right on the money with these questions.  Sometimes our buyers have seen so many homes that often time cross over into different communities that they may get very confused about what they should do. They may wait so long that they lose out on the home they real...

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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Spacious Colonial Home31 Boxwood Lane-New Milford,CT  06776 ' Newbrook Heights/Pumpkin Hill Neighborhood'Listed Price: $469,900MLS number: 170022134Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.5Square Footage:2698Call or Text Agent Jonathan Hall  with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 if you...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Austin Texas - Updated home in North Shoal Creek area close to Burnet restaurants and entertainment. Updating includes HVAC in 2015, granite counters, stainless appliances, flooring, paint, hardware, fixtures, lighting, electrical panel, landscaping, privacy fencing, windows, ceiling fans, win...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Homes and Real Estate, Owner can't sell home until long-lost ex is off the deedReal estate Q&A: It's better to deal with co-ownership issues before a divorce is final; the first step now is to try to find the ex to settle the issue. Read more.  Gulf Breeze Florida - Things to Do & Att...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Recently Closed - Perfectly Smooth Delaware Home Purchase      When I first spoke to my client, we went over what she was looking for in a loan - monthly payment range, timeline, rate, costs, and how the process would go.      This was a fun one - perfect credit, down payment in a single savings ...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Rancho Niguel - Laguna Niguel CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Rancho Niguel in Laguna Niguel, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Rancho Niguel, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a pho...

By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultima Real Estate )
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Shoal Creek is a community located in West Plano between Spring Creek Parkway and Midway Road.  It’s about one mile south of Highway 121 and one mile west from Dallas North Tollway.  It offers many amenities such as a community recreation center with both indoor and outdoor pools, a weight room a...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Don't do a new home inspection without thermal imaging! The walls were wet in the middle but not at the bottom?  Why? And that was the question.  I couldn't answer it!  I only knew what I found. During the thermal image sweep of this condo I found walls and ceilings wet, but only on the lower lev...

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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Listing DetailsSpacious Townhome2 Brook Lane-Danbury,CT 06810 'Woodland Hills'Listed Price: $3000 per monthMLS number: 170005860Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3.5Square Footage: 3000Call or Text Agent Jonathan Hall  at 203-417-0523 if you are interested in this property or to confirm current availability ...

By Filomena M. Thompson, Realtor, ABR, CDPE, CIPS, MRP, SRES, TRC
(REMAX Results)
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Beautifully updated home!4 bedrooom, 2.5 Baths.    YrBlt. 1999      SqFt. 2,040     MLS# FR10068597        $360,000Tour Link: http://www.imagemaker360.com/155928Beautiful colonial on cul-de-sac in sought after Willow Brook community. This home features 4 BD, 2 1/2 updated baths, new flooring and ...

By Abby Stiller, Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida
(Premier Realty Homes of SWFL)
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   I’m happy for my clients /friends that just got this vacant lot at a great price! Excellent location in South West Lehigh Acres, Florida. Sold just a few days before hurricane Irma. New owners might want to keep it for investment or to build their dream home in the future!  Please call/text me...

By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell & Associates)
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We all know what a listed home is. When a homeowner wants to sell their home they list it with a realtor. The realtor then markets the home to potential buyers by puting a for sale sign in the yard and posting it online to places like zillow, trulia, realtor.com and facebook but what is a listed ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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★ ★ Deluxe and UpScale In This Wonderful Prestigious Summerville YES Community Windgate Mobile Home Park! Move In Ready - Residential / Wholesale / Investment Potential Fantastic Location in Owner Occupied Park. 3 Bd - 2 Ba Mobile Home RTO or Cash Sale (334 Vicksburg Road) Summerville 3 Bedroom -...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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"Agreement of Purchase and Sale" (Successors and Assigns) By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)The Successors and Assigns clause is a traditional provision that has been included in agreements for hundreds of years.Let's have a look at the standard form agreement of purchase and sale...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Bank Owned Home - Preview with Gas MaskI was showing property Saturday morning 2/26/2011  First stop 364 Shamrock Drive, Campbell, CA 95008Owner of Record: First Horizon Home Loan When I arrived at the property at 10:00 am my clients and their two twin boys (who will be 2 in April) were standing ...