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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
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Edenton Subdivision, Clayton NC, Market Update.     Edenton Subdivision on Buffalo Road on the outskirts of Clayton has some beautiful large wooded lots, the homes range in size from about 1550 sq ft up to about 2400 sq ft.    Prices range from the low $170's to about the mid $250's, from April 2...

By George Kando, New England Realty Group, Southern Maine's Real Estate Team of Choice
( New England Realty Group)
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Search all Maine Properties Here!    New England Realty Group This is a re-post I did a while ago but it still rings true today. Buyer Agency, whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced buyer, the buyer agent can help you locate, research due diligence, faciltate offers and help yo...

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 ...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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Found this in my draft folder.  I thought I post it for posterity, as it is 4 years old.  It is amazing how much the market has bounced back from dark days of the great recession.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FROM MARCH 2012 Here is a market snapshot for the San Francisco Bay Area Counties.  The economy se...