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 June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Home Buyer Education Class for Baltimore City GrantsThere are a number of down payment assistance grants and no interest loans available for first time and repeat buyers in the City of Baltimore.  There's the Maryland Mortgage Program (old CDA) no interest loan, Baltimore City Employees grant, Co...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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This past Sunday, there was an article in our Sunday paper which was entitled "As closing costs drop, you'd better shop around." It was written by Bankrate.com, and it basically stated the cost a borrower needs in order to close has dropped by 7% in 2015 over 2014. When I read the title, I though...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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188 East 64th Street Spacious One Bedroom condo with Balcony. JUST SOLD $1,200,000.Open and spacious one Bedroom with balcony with sunny Eastern exposure is now available at the Royale Condominium at 188 East 64th Street. This Royale apartment features a renovated kitchen with Caesarstone Quartz ...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Amazing Dayton home with views of French Lake for saleWelcome to 18275 Sout Diamond Court Dayton, MN 55327 click here for additional photos and detailsReal estate market data in Dayton MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic RealtyYou must see this home to appreciate all it has for options. ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Cane Island Katy Hosts Party Under the Arches Cane Island a new Master Planned Community located just west of Old or Historic Katy and north of Interstate I-10 is hosting a party Under the Arches on Sunday September 6, 2015. The festivities start at 6 PM and last until 9 PM. This will be unveilin...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®                               OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY FROM 1-5pmTime To Buy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorThousand Oaks Home Market Trends    Thousand Oaks Condo-TownHome Market TrendsBuying a Home This SummerFirst Time Buyers More on Ventura County Real EstateTO EAST Market Activ...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
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 Buying a Home with Leased Solar Panels?  What Do You Need to Know? You found the home you love.  You're ready to write the offer.   You turn to your Realtor and ask "What about the solar panels?"   I recently listed and and sold a property that had leased solar panels.  It added an interesting l...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Affordable Homes for Sale Stone Mountain Village Delta, CO Sept. 2015This is a popular and newer subdivision in North Delta. Stone Mountain Village is a place people love to call home. It's a quick drive to shopping in Delta, and an easy commute to Grand Junction and Montrose.  There's a neighbor...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Do Holiday Weekends Offer a Buyer Advantage? We are coming upon our 3 day holiday weekend as we celebrate Labor Day.  Many folks in Colorado use this holiday to get in one more mountain camping trip or a quick trip out of town before we settle into fall.  In fact, Friday early afternoon is a good...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Affordable Homes for Sale Cedaredge, Delta...Del Ray Subdivision August 2015Nestled almost half way between Cedaredge and Delta, CO is Del Ray Subdivision. It's located just outside of the small mountain community of Eckert. The lots are larger with most of them starting at half an acre, and ther...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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Title insurance is one of the few types of protection policies available to homebuyers and one that is often overlooked because of its optional nature. Because title insurance is purchased simultaneously with the home, it can be very easy to forego when looked at alongside all the additional fees...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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You must see these fabulous Dilworth homes that are available for sale in Charlotte NC, a neighborhood that makes for an easy commute to Uptown, SouthPark, and The Arboretum. To view this Choice Carolina Homes YouTube blog post OF Dilworth homes for sale you must see in Charlotte NC, CLICK HERE>
By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estat
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
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Who says Oceanfront Real Estate has to be expensive?  Take a look at these 2BR/2BA Oceanfront Condos in North Myrtle Beach, that not only have price tags of under $250,000, but they also have affordable HOA fees. 1.  A 2BR/2BA, 1,000 sq. ft. Oceanfront Condo at Crescent Towers I, fully furnished ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4601 Taking photowalks through our Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland is a good way to get a little exercise and to relax while photographing flowers and plants. Some would classify thistle as an annoying weed but if you look closely, you can enjoy the ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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The Lise Howe Group just listed a beautiful townhouse in Laurel near the Laurel High School and the downtown area of Laurel. With three levels, three bedrooms, and two full and two half baths, this is one to put on your calendar for Sunday.  A full over sized one car garage, cathedral ceilings, a...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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YouTube Video Tours of Charlotte area Real Estate >Cameron Creek - MI Homes in Tega Cay SC >There is a new YouTube video tour from Choice Carolina Homes channel that highlights the new M/I Homes' subdivision in Fort Mill - Tega Cay SC called Cameron Creek.  And the new Brayden community from Stan...
By Joyce Thomas, Anthem Merrill Ranch AZ Real Estate
(REMAX Home Expert Realty)
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23873 N OASIS Boulevard Florence, AZ 85132 Spectacular Magic Ranch Magic Ranch Home Price : $154,900.00 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 2,221 Lot Size : 2,221 sq.ft. County : .Pinal. Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 2005 MLS Number : 5328857 click for more information and p...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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Comprised of stunning condo units and charming townhomes; the gated community of Waterside Village is characterized by its Mediterranean-style architecture and winding streets. Amenities here include two heated pools, a whirlpool, two lighted tennis courts, lighted shuffleboard and petanque court...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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New on Market, 1945 Whirlaway Circle, Bluegrass Downs in Clarksville TNIt's time and 1945 Whirlaway Circle in Clarksville TN is now listed for sale. The outside is freshly cleaned and the inside is ready for viewing. It is one of the most affordable homes in Bluegrass Downs. You will love the aff...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Pine Bluff Estates, Algonquin, Illinois - September 2015 About Pine Bluff Estates Pine Bluff Estates is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990's. Pine Bluff Estates is located in Algonquin southeast of River Road and north of Algonquin Road. Average taxes in Pine Bluff Estat...