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 Home Pocket, Advanced digital marketing and lead generation
(HomePocket)
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Real estate buyers, sellers and and the professionals working in the business, agents included, are currently a favorite target for cybercriminals. And the target is getting bigger very quickly.   What can happen in real estate, you may ask? Theft of wire transfer funds Identity theft and impers...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 7
We just got my buyer clients under contract on 601 Dodge Ave in Evanston IL 60202. A 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom raised Ranch house that we scooped up the second day it was on the market. It was listed late in the day any first thing the next morning we looked at it and submitted a contract.I have b...

By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
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  For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Broker/Owner, Big Bear Realty. Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com ***************************** Homes near Chase Lake Elementary School in EdmondsFind these and similar home...

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Remax New Beginnings)
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First Time Home Buyer ClassThe Maryland Real Estate Academy and Remax New Beginnings is pleased to offer a  home buyer seminar. Be Part of the American Dream Learn about programs for low to middle income buyers Programs for credit scores as low as 580 Programs for little or no money down Realtors...

By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
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Working in Washington DC and living in Northern Virginia or Maryland  The lines between urban and suburban in the Greater Washington DC area are merging thanks in large part to the Metro subway system.  MARYLAND Takoma Park, Silver Spring & Bethesda Maryland are cities adjacent to Washington DC. ...

By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
Comments 0
  For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Broker/Owner, Big Bear Realty. Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com ***************************** Homes near Seaview Elementary School in EdmondsFind these and similar homes f...

By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
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A deck railing needs to withstand a 200 lb force exerted laterally against it.  The perfect installation of a wood deck will have 4x4 or larger guard posts bolted and blocked to the joists.  This makes them extremely sturdy.  You don't have to worry about 2 adults leaning against the railing and ...

By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
Comments 0
  For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Broker/Owner, Big Bear Realty. Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com ***************************** Homes near Westgate Elementary School in EdmondsFind these and similar homes ...

By Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322, When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com
(PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties)
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Pet Friendly Condos for Sale in Lakewood Ranch FloridaLooking for a Condo in Lakewood Ranch Where You Can Bring Your Pet?Lakewood Ranch Florida Just South of TampaLocated in Manatee & Sarasota counties, Lakewood Ranch has a nice assortment of condos, villas and townhomes for sale that are conside...

By Michelle Knobloch, Unlocking Dreams One Door At A Time
(Keller Williams Realty)
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6242 Tiger Trace Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE March 05, Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1629 SQUARE FEET Beautiful home in a great location! Less then a year old, th...

By Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322, When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com
(PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties)
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Pet Friendly Condos for Sale in University Park Florida 34201Looking for a Condo in University Park Where You Can Bring Your Pet?University Park Florida Near the University Town Center (UTC) MallLocated in Manatee County, University Park has a nice assortment of condos, villas and townhomes for s...

By James Potenza, POTENZA Team. Sell Your Home, Buy A home
(RE/MAX Top Realty)
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★★★ HOT LISTINGS IN PEARLAND ★★★  Located right off the Pearland Parkway in the most sought after Clear Creek Park. Right next to Lowe's, and the new HEB and Academy shopping centers.  Pearland Schools, Easy access to BW-8, Everything you need is right here ! One of these listings already has an ...

By Nathan Gesner, Cody, Wyoming Property Manager, baldness expert
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 21
Some Sellers want a few extra days (sometimes weeks or months!) after closing to pack up and move. This isn't unusual but Buyers should educate themselves on the pros and cons of this type of agreement.CAVEAT EMPTOR (Buyer Beware)I don't need the house for a couple more weeks. Is there anything I...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 27
Should a listing agent ever tell a Home Buyer they do NOT need a home inspection. Well one told my buyer just that. Yes, this Manchester NH area home was completely renovated. Yes it appears everything has been redone. But t is what you do not see that you need worry about. A foreclosure, bought...

By Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate
(Realty Executives)
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Interested in moving to Scottsdale, but don't know where to start? Curious where you can find that mid-centuy modern ranch or colonial bungalow amongst the sea of Spanish style homes? Wondering which neighborhoods offer gated options? Parks? Top-rated schools? Looking for lakefront living? Desert...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Show up or put up! Entering into an agreement to purchase property depends on both buyer and seller to perform. Once contingencies are removed and deadlines have passed, the expectation is to move forward to the closing table.  What happens when the buyer fails to show up as scheduled to sign at ...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
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If you like to explore Las Vegas Zip Codes, you are in the right place! The area is pretty large. Instead of breaking us into counties as some cities do, we got lot’s of zip codes instead. Enjoy this list of the Las Vegas Zip Codes, their area, and average price range based on recent MLS Data. Sc...

By Next Gen
(Keller Williams)
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1529 Woodland Street West Monroe Louisiana 71291  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in West Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in West Monroe Louisiana1529 Woodland Street West Monroe Louisiana 71291 Price: $129,500MLS number: 175719Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Square Feet: 1,303Lot Size:...

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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  This family just closed on their home in Castlewood Ranch, Castle Rock.    This family is moving into the Denver metro area due to  their job relocating to Denver.    The home was perfect for them the day they viewed it, and never looked back.  There is room to grow, large yard and a basement t...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Understanding Preliminary ReportsAfter months of searching, you’ve finally found it -- your perfect dream home. But is it perfect?Will you be purchasing more than just a beautiful home? Will you also be acquiring liens placed on the property by prior owners? Have documents been recorded that will...