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 Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
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Real Life vs. Reality TV -  Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV 'show hole'*? We've all been there... watching entire seasons of "Love it or List it," "Fixer Upper," "House Hunters," "Flip or Flop," "Property Brothers," and so many...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 23
Earlier this week I went into a local pet store.  And shame on me, I made a mistake.  There is a store a couple of towns over that shares the same color scheme and I mistakenly thought it was part of the same chain.  I'd bought a product in the out of town store that I was looking for locally.If ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Dunwoody GA Subdivisions Search Homes for Sale | Dunwoody NeighborhoodsDunwoody GA Subdivisions search homes for sale, condos and town homes listed for sale in the Dunwoody GA area listed by their subdivision names.  Are you looking to buy a home in the Dunwoody area in the near future?  Do you k...
By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Are you LOOKING FOR THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS in the Charlotte, NC Area?  Do you have a HOME TO SELL?The Temple Team is ready to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.  Give us a call anytime at 704-235-3000 and visit our website at www.TheTempleTeam.com. * Source:  NAR & US Census
By Tim Stoll, Experience.Trust.Results.
(Keller Williams Urban Dallas)
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Homes for Sale in the Greenland Hills Neighborhood Dallas, TXWhy Do People Live here?Greenland Hills also known as M Streets is a beautiful neighborhood of upscale single family homes that is conveniently located just outside of Downtown Dallas. Greenland Hills is part of the M Streets conservat...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Comments 1
Residential Income or OwnershipTake advantage of these newly completed Townhomes in Meridian- before they are gone!   Three Recently Completed Townhomes to choose from:Click to see each one:  • 2042 W Pine Ave. Meridian, ID 83642 • MLS: 98630912• 2044 W Pine Ave. Meridian, ID 83642 • MLS: 9863090...
By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Only Repeat Nationally Ranked Originator
(sboyle@onetrusthomeloans.com)
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Take  abreak..To retain something, you have to pay attention and be deeply engaged, but after awhile, the mind wanders. Take a break evcery 30-60 minutes.Tune out the Internet.  When taking in information online, it's easy to let links and social media distract you.  Get a productivity app to blo...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 9
Treat ALL People with Respect...We all share this planet space together!!It's been a crazy busy day for me - Up BEFORE dawn...Showed five properties before NOON...Working from my mobile office (aka: my SUV)...Running, driving, running, driving, running...Stopped home for a minute - I walked in fr...
By David Vandermyden, Real Estate Professionals working for you
(Pacific Coast Group)
Comments 2
1959 Shelby Circle, El Dorado Hills, California Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE August 27, Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 3477 SQUARE FEET Spacious, Cutom Designed home with an...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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This program is designed for borrowers who have experienced an extenuating circumstance which has resulted in a credit score that does not meet standard FHA guidelines. • Primary residence, purchase 1-4 unit properties, condos in FHA-approved condo projects • All borrowers must occupy the propert...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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A wide variety of loan products and Jumbo loan alternatives to help you achieve both peace of mind and small mortgage payments. Let your dreams take flight! Call or email today to see how I can help you own a home of your own. Cell 602-326-4983 svetlanam@snmc.comFor more information visit: Securi...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Give your business a BOOST! Join a team that is growing despite today’s difficult ecomomic times. Get started, call today! Cell 602-410-4340 jeff.thomas@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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VA Program Highlights: • Short Sales and Foreclosures seasoned 2 years • Exceptions apply on short sales less than two year (call your AE for details) • Lender Paid compensation available up to 4% • Use all above par pricing to be applied to third part closing cost (NO caps) • VA IRRRLS available...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Our “super powers” lie in the ability to help more of your clients with their mortgage needs. Time to suit up and join the good guys. Securitynational mortage is growing! See what we can do for you. Call today. Cell 602-326-4983 Cell 602-410-4340 jeff.thomas@snmc.comFor more information visit: Se...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Fast - Easy – Convenient SNMC Offers a Great Line of Products, which include: -Bond Programs* -Commercial - Up to 90% -Conventional Purchase & Refinance -Delegated Jumbo - Up to $2 mil -FHA Purchase & Refinance - 580 FICO with 3.5% Down -Foreign National/Investment -My Community - 97% Financing -...
By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
Comments 2
Happy Wednesday to you all! We are almost through the week, and we've got some great Open House events this weekend: 4336 Murryhill Ter $449,900 (East Medford)Open Saturday 1-34bd/3ba CB Pro West Liz & Ashley 541-261-7469  316 Medford Heights Ln $329,900 (East Medford)Open Saturday 1-33bd/3.5ba C...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Low Down Construction Loan Buy with just 5% down, 3.5% down for FHA or 0% down for VA SecurityNational Mortgage makes the loan process easy. -Low construction rates -Quick underwriting turn time -Simple builder approval process -Informative yard signs Cell 602-421-4300 Cappy.Capozzoli@snmc.com Fo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Talking about Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland I talk about Kentlands flowers and post photographs of the flowers all of the time.  Kentlands is within the City of Gaithersburg and Gaithersburg is located in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland.  There are several homes for sale in the com...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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Schaumburg Homes for Sale There have been total of 309 closed Single Family Homes in Schaumburg from January to July 2016. The most popular price range is between $250,000 to $300,000 which is very affordable for our area. Let's view some Schaumburg Homes in the $250,000 to $300,000 price range r...
By Shane Cato, Realtor serving the Conway AR area
(eXp Realty)
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Greenbrier was recently named the safest city in the state of Arkansas by Safewise.My wife and I have lived here for about 6 years and I can honestly say that, it comes as no surprise. Greenbrier is one of those areas that still has the small town feel with most of the conveniences of bigger citi...