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, A group specializing in Lead Generating for agents
(Keller Williams)
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102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe La 71203 Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe LA102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Price: $174,900MLS number: 175653Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2Square Feet: 2,452 Year Built: 1985Listing Office: Keller ...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Negotiations After the Purchase Contract is signed   When buying a home – most of the negotiations occur before the seller and buyer sign the contract.  Although, the negotiations don’t necessarily end with the acceptance and signing of the purchase contract. In fact, especially in competitive m...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, 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 Cathy Carter, Finding You The Perfect Home!
(Re/Max Infinity)
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WriterAccess HTML ExportThe entire Chandler community is buzzing as a result of the Intel announcement that it would be investing $7 billion in a new advanced semiconductor factory in Chandler. The investment stands to create more than 3,000 high-tech jobs, which is big news for an already lively...

By Tim Stoll, Experience.Trust.Results.
(Keller Williams Urban Dallas)
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Despite rising prices and higher mortgage rates, an analysis of homes sold during the final quarter of 2016 found that 59.9 percent of both new and existing homes were affordable to a family earning the median income of $65,700. The numbers – from the National Association of Home Builders Housing...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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The Impact of Homeownership on Civic Involvement The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy an...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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 The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:“Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. ...

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 Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Late Winter Pool ClauseHere is a late winter pool clause for Buyers. The pool right now is closed and no ine=spection can be done. It's not a worthless pool. The Buyer is actually paying extra money.So, consider something like the following: Pool ClauseThe parties agree that the swimming pool sha...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce their newest listing at 413 Broad Street in Sewaren!  This immaculate three bedroom ranch house, located in the River Walk section of Sewaren, features 2 full baths, custom kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite Counter Tops, the kitchen also features ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Chicago Ridge Train Station, Chicago Ridge, Illinois - February 2017There are currently 63 homes for sale within 1 mile of the Chicago Ridge station, including 27 single family homes and 26 condos/townhomes. The Chicago Ridge train station is part of the SouthWest Service (SWS) line. Average tax...

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 Karen Ulrich, Old-Town living in the Big City and Divorce RE
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Inventory is still relatively low in the Littleton CO real estate market in January/February 2017.  With strong economic growth predicted for the region, we expect that higher levels of activity in coming months will continue to drive population growth and housing demand. The key will be inventor...

By Dimitri Zubrich, Friendly real estate agent in Westerville
(RE/MAX Impact)
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When a person drives through Westerville, he or she may have a hard time realizing how much this city has grown. Westerville has a population close to 40,000 people, and yet only 30 years ago, it was approximately half that size and considered a small town. This part of Franklin County is booming...

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 Todd Picconi, Your #1 Choice for Rancho Cucamonga Real Estate
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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 Tommy Miles, Builder/Realtor®
(Miles Realty Group)
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3200 Knob Rd Springtown, TX 76082 Amazing New Custom home located on a beautiful Corner Lot built by Tommy Miles. Can be finished in a few days. Professional pictures coming soon. This home features hand scrapped wood floors, wood burning fireplaces, granite counter tops, stainless steel applianc...

By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Are you planning to buy a new home in Auburn, AL this year? Unless you’ve recently won the lottery or can otherwise afford to pay in cash, it’s probably time to start thinking about how to prepare your credit for an upcoming mortgage application.The condition of your credit reports and scores is ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Cooperative Buyers Have Real Estate Agents that Love ThemIt's Valentine's Day Week and there is talk about what to get that special someone. What comes to mind are those special home buyers and the attributes that make them so endearing and enjoyable to work with.We that are in the real estate bu...