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 Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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           Summer Time Fun in Florida. Own Your Own Pool Home.                       1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2572 SQUARE FEET Spectacu...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Complete remodel and update. Granite counters. Glass tile back-splash. Stainless appliances. Ceiling fans. Large bedrooms. Master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Mature trees. Quiet street. Fireplace. Open floor plan. Recent roof, laminate floors, hardware, fixtures, and lighting. Gas r...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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         Search Here for More Homes for Sale in Heritage Oaks Located in Tradition of Port Saint Lucie Florida         10067 Southwest Chadwick Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Complete remodel and update. Granite counters. Glass tile back-splash. Stainless appliances. Ceiling fans. Large bedrooms. Master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Mature trees. Quiet street. Fireplace. Open floor plan. Recent roof, laminate floors, hardware, fixtures, and lighting. Gas r...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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A  strong credit history is built over time. Prospective home Buyers have a lot of control over their mortgage loan credit worthiness and should strive to safeguard their financial lives to improve probability of success in obtaining a mortgage loan.  Loan denials are usually due to one or a comb...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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Baxter Village Homes for sale provide your family an opportunity to live in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the Charlotte metro area.  Just minutes from 485 and 77 and a great commute to Uptown Charlotte NC.  One of the reasons the neighborhood is so charming is the thought that went into the...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Real Estate is all about choices.  Those Choices come down to decisions about where you want to live and what kind of property do you want to buy or rent.Alternative Life Styles affect real estate choices.  Let's look at several of these new choices: 1: Live/Work Space: Many urban centers are whe...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
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As a first time home buyer in Northern Virginia area it can be over whelming on amount of information you need to process or know while going through house hunting. Here are few simple Dos and Don'ts while purchasing your home in Northern Virginia. DOs:  Financing: Do learn everything about your ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  When looking for a new residence sometimes the search can be generic, while at other times quite specific.  The Naples Florida homes for sale for $500,000 in a golf course community is an example of one of the latter, especially when targeted at single family dwellings.  Considering the area's ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Without a doubt, advancements in technology, and photography in a digital age, have advanced marketing techniques for selling real estate by leaps and bounds. At the touch of a keyboard linked to the internet, homebuyers and sellers have learned they are dramatically empowered in their quest to b...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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 A Tub In The Master Bath Or Not?If I've learned one thing over the years, everyone has a different get ready process. Guys mostly take showers and are in and out of the bathroom in quick order, for the most part. The ladies are quite different. Some take a shower and others are soakers frankly, ...
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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Take a look at this 5 BEDROOM; 2 Bath home in Auburn, AL for ONLY $159,500!!!  What a great deal!!!!!Great open floor plan with large living room and huge private fenced in back yard with many well established flowers/trees. Open foyer with a large dining room. Spacious kitchen with pantry and br...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners are pleased to share this 5-Star Review  from one of our favorite clients, who was a first time home buyer needing a lot of encouragement and hand-holding through the process. (It is nerve wracking to buy your first home, even under the best of circums...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Ever been shopping and in the center of a big box outlet and out of gas happens?Blurred vision, the sounds around you on the PA and din of other shoppers, squeaky wheels on the wire car just make you start to shut down.Searching for real estate property listings that fit, off the rack. It can bec...
By Patty Blackwelder, REALTOR-Buyer Specialist
(Twins Selling Real Estate)
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Are you a Homeowner in Nothern Virginia with No Equity or Not enough to sell your present home?Have you looked for Options and become frustrated with the answers?If you  have a home with No  Equity or Not enough to sell and pay real estate selling fees in Northern Virginia you are not alone. Unde...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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  Lago Vista Texas - Bank foreclosure fixer-upper close to Lake Travis sold As-Is. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,351 square feet on a 0.242 acre lot. Slab foundation built in 1975. City utilities. Fireplace. Not in a flood plane. HOA features pool, parks, playground, hike and bike trails, fitness center, ...
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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SOLD - Stroh Ranch - Parker CO  80134 This home is now SOLD and buyers are thrilled to have their new Colorado home.     The buyers relocated from Florida and knew exactly what they were looking for on the home tours.    After seeing homes for a couple days, they had a hard decision between a few...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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My LUXURY HOME OF THE WEEK is a new construction Ranch plan with full finished Basement as well as an upstairs Bonus Bedroom en-suite. Built by one of Charlotte NC's most highly-regarded home builders.  Full brick home on three levels and three car garage.  And the only new construction home left...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Monday Morning Surprise The week started out with a pleasant Monday morning surprise when the Spring Hill community manager of Adams Homes, a local builder, stopped by the office to see me and delivered cake and wine as a thank you for a recent new home sale.   Since inventory of resale homes is ...