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 Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
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I believe many people want to know what are the biggest and best all sports lakes in White Lake Township.  If you are a water sports enthusiast you need and want a bigger all sports lake.  Finding that information on the internet is tough.  I have several websites where I list everything I can ab...

By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
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Carolina Forest Myrtle Beach SC - 843, REALTOR, Carolina Forest is a section of Myrtle Beach that has some popular residential Communities. Carolina Forest homes for sale will include The Farm at Carolina Forest, Plantation Lakes, Waterbridge, Waterford Plantation, Covington Lakes, Southgate, Bel...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Under discussion at the moment is the matter of designated agency. It is being suggested as a possible solution to some current agency problems.Before we look at it designated agency, let’s understand the context.A brokerage firm is entitled to act as an agent for both buyers and sellers under th...

By John Winzenried
(843, REALTOR)
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Walkers Woods Carolina Forest Myrtle Beach SC 29579 houses for sale -  http://www.843realtor.com/Walkers-Woods-Carolina-Forest.htmlhomes for sale  in Walkers Woods Myrtle Beach SC can be view at www.843realtor.com A Carolina Forest Real Estate Agent can help you purchase a Carolina Forest home fo...

By Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
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Wesley Chapel Florida Homes for Sale May 18th 2018  Today there are 371 single family homes FOR SALE in Wesley Chapel, Florida.   142 single family homes HAVE SOLD in the last 30 days in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Hello -My name is Jeff Miller.I have been a local Realtor in Wesley Chapel for 14 year...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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1028 W. Old Mill Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045List Price: $685,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 5 3 1973 3,309 ft2 2 $16,165 85 days Beautiful home situated on 1.6 acre lot with lush landscaping & highly sought after Lake Forest District! Each room comes with generous amounts of sp...

By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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1916 7th St SE, Puyallup, WA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE May 18, Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM May 19, Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (1 full, 1 ¾ bath ) BATHROOMS | 1501 SQUARE FEET Welco...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related questions. Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida Homes and Real Estate for sale or for rent. Pensacola Realtor Charles Stallions ask what are you waiting for?. Let’s start shopping. Consumer confidence rebounds i...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Beautiful home for sale in lovely Camden Ridge subdivision.  House located at 2058 Keystone Drive in Auburn, AL. 4 bedroom 3 bath home. MLS 133272Great patio for grilling, entertaining or relaxing. Master bedroom boasts of tray ceilings. Cozy fireplace in den. Kitchen features granite counter top...

By Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Think young and live long in a 55+ age restricted active lifestyle community in the Phoenix Arizona metro area. Read on... Do you feel too young to live in a 55+ age community like the Canta Mia gated community in Goodyear, Arizona? Do your friends tell you that you look younger than your age. Do...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Homes For Sale In Oxnard, 2021 E Bard RD Oxnard CA 93033 IS Remodeled Refreshed & Ready for move in 😊YouTube:  https://youtu.be/etWEBTGEgpEMLS Link: https://www.flexmls.com/share/1OIHk/2021EBardRDOxnardCA93033Web Address: http://2021bard.ihousenet.com/ActiveRain: http://activerain.com/droplet/5bH...

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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  There's 1 Reliable Way to Learn  How Much Home You Can Afford     Want to know how much home you can afford?  To do that you must consider ...    Your Income Outstanding Debt Credit Scores Savings Accumulated for Down Payment/Closing Fees Interest Rate Loan Term Property Taxes Possible HOA Fees...

By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
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Property: 32700 Vista De Los Ondas, Malibu, CA 90265Price: $3,700,000Contact: Bandele Oguntomilade 818-825-6996Virtual Tour: www.32700VistaDeLosOndas.comDescription: Architectural Beach Home with Guest House – Breathtaking Ocean Views Everywhere!Call 818-825-6996 to schedule showings. One-of-a-ki...

By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
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 "A Great Place to Come Home To" is Stucki Farm's slogan and from my experience that's how home owners truly feel.  Stucki Farms is a fabulous master planned community on a grand scale!  Located just off the Southern Parkway,  the development encompasses almost 600 acres that will include parks, ...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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TRADE OFFS: What is most important when buying your Dream Home?  By John Henry Architect, www.dreamhomedesignusa.com What are the most important features of an existing property for sale to you, the potential buyer?If you have a young family or are single/living alone the answers would be differe...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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$29975 / 5br/4br - 2400ft2 -▐► NEW DWMH OFFERING 2400sf 4-5bd 2ba Investor Special SOLD AS IS - 1234 Main Street Hywy 17 - Take It Away ★ ★ See ALL Details on Our Special Buyers Website: ▐► http://www.StopRentingSC.com★ ★ 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Doublewide Extra living room with fireplace  Extra storage...

By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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 Beechtree North Village Upper Marlboro MD Houses JUST SOLD-March 2018Beechtree North Village Houses are in the Beechtree community in Upper Marlboro MD. Many builders who have and are building homes in this area include Ryan Homes,Lennar Homes,Haverford Homes,D.R Horton and Dan Ryan Homes. Here ...

By Pat & Sharon Mistowski, Horizon Lending Services, LLC
(Horizon Lending Services, LLC)
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Are you looking to buy a home? The process can be very exciting but also tremendously stressful all at once, and it leaves many home buyers feeling as though they're being spun in circles. In this quick article, we'll give some advice that will help make things much easier for you when it comes t...

By David Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality
(Fairfax Realty)
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Planning a Sale or Purchase in Hayfield Farm Alexandria, VA. What if you wait a year to make the move? The focus of this post will cover why Hayfield Farm owners, sellers and buyers may not want to wait a year if they are planning a move in the near and begins just after the area information.FOR ...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
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Naples Homes Sold Week of March 19thOverall, the number of Naples Homes Sold during the Week of March 19th was 323 properties.  This is down slightly from 338 homes the previous week.  Once again, North Naples had the most real estate transactions for the week. And, East Naples had the second mos...