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 Next Gen
(Keller Williams)
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440 Spillway Road Downsville Louisiana 71292  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Downsville LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Downsville Louisiana440 Spillway Road Downsville Louisiana 71292 Price: $399,000MLS number: 175612Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 4Square Feet: 6,860Lot Size: 3 AcresLi...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007  Click Here to see 3 bedroom homes in Ocean County under $250,000!!Highlights:Nationally - Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million.In Ocean County – 403 homes were sold in J...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Open House this Saturday and Sunday (February 25 & 26) from 2-4pm at Prosper's Windsong Ranch on SIX Newly Constructed Homes!     Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $728,924 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 4,144 sqftLot: 0.27 ac...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    Homes for sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Park in Lakewood California    Free real estate market update for the neighborhood of Lakewood Park in Lakewood California.  Preview recently listed homes for sale and the available inventory on the market.   Click on any one of these three links...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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  Homes for Sale in the Belmont Shore Neighborhood of Long Beach CA     Are you looking to buy or sell a home in either Belmont Shore, Belmont Park, Naples or the Peninsula in Long Beach, California?  If so, you have found a dedicated blog post for these beach communities along 2nd Street in Long...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    Homes for Sale in the Community of Rossmoor in Orange County California Welcome to a dedicated blog post focusing primarily on the real estate activity in the community of Rossmoor in Los Alamitos California.   Each week I will share with you recently listed homes for sale in Rossmoor, plus y...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Plaza in Long Beach California Welcome to the "Lakewood Plaza - Rancho Estates" weekly real estate blog post. Every week you will be updated on the activity surrounding the neighborhoods of Lakewood Plaza and Rancho Estate located in Long Beach, Cal...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Los Altos in Long Beach California   Free market update!  Gain access to any Newly Listed Homes in Los Altos. You will also have access to preview all the available homes for sale in this neighborhood.   For a complete list of all active homes for sale in th...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
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Why Pay Someone Else's Mortgage?I've always preached to my boys and their friends to save their money to invest in real estate, a home of their own.  "Why pay someone else's mortgage when you can be paying your own mortgage and building equity in a home?"A recently released report regarding homeo...

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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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113 Legend Way, Wales, WI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 6 BEDROOMS | 8 (7 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 12000 SQUARE FEET Welcome to Tuscan Amore, 22 rooms custom built - finest quality in design a materials - Barenz Build...

By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
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With all the signs and flexible open house hours, many buyers may think they can just check new homes out on their own.  Sometimes they don't want to bother their Realtor if they have been working with one (which don't ever think you are bothering me) but most of the time they just don't realize ...

By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Don’t Let Student Loans Stop You from Buying a Home Buying a home is considered by many, to be an integral part of the American dream. But what happens if you have student loans, that means that you aren’t financially capable of buying a home, right? WRONG. Student loans may affect your monthly b...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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There’s Nothing Mellow about Mello Roos in Carlsbad I read an interesting new listing today for Carlsbad. The agent stated that there were “Mellow Roos,” which is a good thing to know because it’s more money out of your pocket as the new owner. But there’s nothing "mellow" about Mello Roos in Car...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Relocation Buyers – A Niche Market for 2017 I have personally moved a bunch of times, have now owned 10 primary homes, and my wife and I have had 4 major relocations (to Boston from Michigan, Boston to the Twin Cities, the Twin Cities to Boston, and Boston to Southern California). As a result I k...

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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 Denver is experiencing another year of a HOT real estate market, and we are in the fourth year now.    In lower price points, you have to drop everything and get to a new listing right away, or there is a possibility the Seller will accept an offer as they come in.   Most Sellers want to review ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is a beautiful light fixture!  But don't forget the insulation!This is new construction.  The entry way featured an open ceiling with a circular, wrapping staircase leading to an upper level hallway that serviced all the bedrooms.A very attractive, hand-painted globe was in the ceiling.And t...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I thought I would mix up some of the blogs today about my new listings this month. It can be less interesting sometimes to read solely about square footage or numbers of bedrooms and baths, when there is also a good story behind-the-scenes that goes along with it. I know people like to read about...

By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Multi Repeat Nationally Ranked Originat
(sboyle@onetrusthomeloans.com)
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Only do business dealings with people of character and integrity .No matter what, never let yourself break that rule.  It will never be worth it.Contracts-the inevitable result of entering into a contract with a person lacking integrity is being forced to pay out huge sums of money to attorneys i...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Although lenders no longer require home buyers to obtain a property survey as part of the mortgage process, there is still a very important reason why home buyers should get a survey done prior to purchase -- because not doing one might negatively impact coverage under the title insurance policy...