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 Stephanie & John Webb, Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC
(Latte Stone Realty LLC)
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11 Acres, 900 SF, Perimeter Fence around the whole property! Cross fenced with horse shelter, hay shed with water and electric, Great Views! Overview Maps Photos Features $100,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 900 sqftLot: 11.00 acre(s)Year Built: 1978...

By Treasure Coast Real Estate- Homes & News, Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292
(BEX Realty Treasure Coast)
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                 Beat out other Buyers to Great Golf Homes in St. Lucie WestReceive Priority Access To ALL New Listings That Match Your Home Buying CriteriaHere's how it works...Our Exclusive Buyer Profile System saves you Time and Money. Simply tell us what you're looking for and get priority ac...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-price...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of Gilroy, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
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Looking for a Sweetheart Deal? With the many news outlets sharing our current real estate market, a strong sellers’ market, I’m always surprised at the number of home buyers who submit low-ball Offers these days!  After a conversation last week with a buyer who is coming into town later this mont...

By Treasure Coast Real Estate- Homes & News, Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292
(BEX Realty Treasure Coast)
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             How to Avoid 9 Common Buyer Traps BEFORE Buying a Home                       Avoid Paying Too Much When Buying a HomeBuying a home is a major investment no matter which way you look at it. But for many homebuyers, it's an even more expensive process than it needs to be because many f...

By Mike Schneider, ABR, CDPE, SFR
(Brokerocity Real Estate)
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Check out that weather for Chicago...70 degrees today ! (yesterday since its after midnite)... Well whats the surprise...The Cubs won the World Series so anything goes !!The streets were filled with shoppers in t-shirts, shorts. sneakers, and the motorcycles and lambos were kicking the carbon out...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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How to determine if there are structural issues with the home you are considering to buy? This question seems like a complicated question and you need to hire a Structural Engineer or at the minimum, or  at least a  Home Inspector at the minimum just to be on the safe side.Well sometimes things a...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Lakefront Log Cabin on Fishhawk Lake Now in Sale Pending! The inventory at Fishhawk Lake is dwindling....better call for your appointment now to see property at Fishhawk Lake!   Gayle C. Rich-Boxman REALTOR® Vernonia Realty Direct: (503)755-2905   Fishhawk Lake Lakefront Log Cabin--Just What You...

By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
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3518 High Bluff Drive, Largo, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2097 SQUARE FEET Desirable Harbor Hills is the setting for this beautifully remodeled home. This impressive...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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The harsh truth about bargain hunting for Los Angeles fixer homes: advice to beginners...Most of you will agree with me, that all home buyers want, is to get a good value when purchasing their home. This is not just the Los Angeles home buyer’s phenomenon, it is prevalent all around the country.S...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Buyers with Agents, But No RepresentationWhen someone is looking to buy or sell a home, usually the first person they go to is an agent that helped them previously.  If they have never bought or sold before, maybe they reach out to friends and family for a recommendation.  Or, they can look to th...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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As a kid I remember the pre-deluvial Jack Benny TV show where the lead character was a violin playing scrooge who always claimed to be 39, season after season. In a similar context, I've seen some agents list the age of a renovated home as the effective year of the reno. This is poor practice and...

By Mike Schneider, ABR, CDPE, SFR
(Brokerocity Real Estate)
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Feb 19th ....National Chocolate Mint Day...had no idea..so  i thought i would share......Have a great day !!

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Our weather seems like it is already April or May, we have seen temperatures in the high 50's and into the 80's.   The bulbs are popping up everywhere, bushes are budding and so are some of the trees.    Mother Nature --- it is FEBRUARY in Colorado, and we should be seeing snow still.   We have ...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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New construction inspection - would you like to take a bath here?I do a lot of pre-drywall and then final inspections on new construction.  And it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.  We never know what we will find.On every inspection I do a sweep with my thermal camera.  Mighty Mo is great at finding miss...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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$39,500 / 3br - 1280ft2▐►WholeSale Mobile Home with Land in Ridgeville SC WholeSale Mobile Home with Land in Ridgeville SCOnly 7 Miles From the Dorchester County Border!Is on the Paved Road 3/4 Acres of Country livingCOMING AVAILABLE!!3/4 Acres of Country Living. WholeSale Mobile Home with Land.S...