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 Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
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Open House in Royse City 10/21/2017 10am-12pmOne owner well maintained home! 4 bedroom 2.5 bath in Royse City has north facing elevation. Lovely 2 story with no carpet on the first floor, has newer laminate wood floors. Grand foyer with natural sunlight. The kitchen and half bath have newer tile ...

By A List Properties of eXp Experts from Beaches to the Mountains, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(http://rachelllara.san.exprealty.com/ 619.316.7445)
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Search current inventory of Del Cerro Condos for Sale in CaliforniaListing DetailsDel Cerro Condo For Sale in California6911 Alvarado Rd 41, San Diego, CA 92120Price: $250,000MLS number:170044679Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms:2Square Footage:879Call Rachell Agent at 619-316-7445 to see if this property is ...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here is...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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  Algunos aspectos destacados: Históricamente, la elección entre alquilar o comprar una casa ha sido una decisión difícil. Mirando al porcentaje de ingresos necesarios para alquilar hoy una casa con precio medio (29.1 %) vs. el porcentaje necesario para comprar una casa con precio medio (15.9 %)...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Affordable Homes For Sale Near UL- Lafayette La Real EstateIs your career bringing you to UL-Lafayette in the near future? Or perhaps now is the time to pursue the degree to take your life to the next level? Either way, local housing market knowledge is key to making a wise decision. Let's take a...

By A List Properties of eXp Experts from Beaches to the Mountains, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(http://rachelllara.san.exprealty.com/ 619.316.7445)
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Search current inventory of El Cajon Homes for Sale in CaliforniaListing Details1186 Dawnridge Ave El Cajon CA 920211186 Dawnridge Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021Price: $460,000MLS number:170049242Bedrooms: 3 and 2 bonus roomsBathrooms:2Square Footage: 2,106 plus approx 800 sqft Granny ApartmentLot size ...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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Buying A Home With Little or No Down Payment You don't have to break the bank these days to buy a home. There are many low or even no down payment programs available. Here is how I approach the subject with potential home buyers. What are your goals? Have you saved money specifically for a down p...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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A new townhome development in South Reston has opened the sale of 34 New Construction Townhomes. It’s been over 15 years since new townhomes have been available for sale in Reston. If you've been hoping for a new townhome, this might be your moment. Like to see currently available new constructio...

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
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No Down Payment for a Brand New Home in Woodcreek in Fate Texas If you have been waiting to buy a brand new home because you don't have the down payment, STOP waiting and call me! There is a loan you may qualify for with NO DOWN PAYMENT!  Builders are also DRASTICALLY reducing the prices of some ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Evening Bliss in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous with luxur...

By Christine OShea
(RE/MAX Realty Select)
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A video published from our local board of Realtors, Naples Area Board of Realtors.Sharing, great PR and Naples Beaches were just named Top Ten Beaches!  Enjoy the video:    My name is Christine O’Shea Broker-Associate with RE/MAX Realty Select, the leading Real Estate Franchise in the Naples Mark...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (877)507-2006
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Are you in the market for a new home? If you are planning on borrowing some or most of the home’s purchase price, you’ll want to prepare yourself for the mortgage process. Let’s take a look at four key questions that you will want to ask your mortgage professional when you first meet to discuss y...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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New Price Organic Vegetable Farm in Central FLUSDA Certified Organic Farm is back on the market at a new price, great opportunity for those who missed their opportunity the first time.Whether growing Organic produce is a business for you or simply looking to eat healthier without paying the price...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Buying a home should not be scary.Yes it can be a bit nerve wrecking at times because of the excitement.But if you are working with an agent that understands your needsit could go very smooth.Before you start looking, talk with a few agents about your needs andask how they will go about helping y...

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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Let's face it, some homes are a bit of a trainwreck.  Sometimes it's apparent from the moment we walk in the door, other times things LOOK great on the surface, but when you start to look closer you find the problems. Wiring not done properly, some termite dust in the basement, some insulation mi...

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

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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 One of the Best lakes in White Lake; White lake!This is a great lake located in White Lake Michigan!  White Lake, is a good size lake, its all-sports an is a lot of fun, with a lot of fun people who live on it! This is a lake typically known for its local bar right on the water, and also the gre...

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

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Sell My House in MD | The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC] Most real estate brokers and agents don’t really have all the tools needed to provide 100% selling services to sellers that need to sell their houses  quick, for cash and at a fair price. This is why we have integrated full...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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650 Pacific - Santa Monica CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on 650 Pacific in Santa Monica, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on 650 Pacific, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour,...