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!

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By Gwynn Burns, Going Above and Beyond to Find Your Next Home
(EZ Sales Team -Keller Williams)
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        Answer:  There is a huge difference that could be a significant benefit to you.  Being pre-qualified is pretty simple and can be an initial step in your purchase of your first home.  You supply a lendor online or via telephone your income, assets and debt for an evaluation of your financi...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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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 Norma Skeete, ABR, GRI, SFR, SRES, CNE, MRP, Arlington VA
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Townhomes For Sale in Alexandria VA 3 Bedroom Townhome located at 264 Stevenson Square, Alexandria, VA OPEN HOUSE: September 25, Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: 264 Stevenson Square, Alexandria, VA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score $ Click for curren...
By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Pearland)
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3222 Lakefield Blvd., Sugar Land, TX - $425,000 This gorgeous Perry Home, nestled in the Lakes of Austin Park, is a site to see! This beautiful home offers many features which includes 3,577 sq. ft., 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms (renovated master bath),  2 car garage, 2 fireplaces, sceni...
By Sana Solanki, Homes!
(Kingsway Real Estate)
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Investment Property - Tax ConsiderationsI have been asked many times about the tax implications on Investment Properties.  My answer is always the same - talk to a Real Estate Lawyer, or talk to your accountant before you venture into buying a Investment Home.Here is recent video - Sabina Mexis -...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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20526 W. 89th Street, Lenexa, KS Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE September 24, Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM September 25, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 5 (3 full, 2 half ) BATHROOMS | 4523 SQUARE FEET For...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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14404 Ballentine Street, Overland Park, KS Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE September 24, Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM September 25, Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 5 (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 4354 SQUAR...
By Brian England, Realtor, GRI, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZTrish was taking some photos of the sunset and someone called her out on not having the power lines.  As I said yesterday, it seems that the power lines have become somewhat of a trademark for her pictures, so people m...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Moon Valley Home For Sale 714 E Forest Hills Drive Phoenix AZ 85022  Priced Improved to $382,900  View the Virtual Tour 714 E Forest Hills Drive Phoenix AZ 85022 Fabulous Entertaining Home!  Open Floor Plan with High Ceilings New Pool/Spa Equipment 9/2016  ($6000) New AC 2014 2 way Fireplace Liv...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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A controversial but true statement is "that you may only have 1 chance to make an offer on a home, so make your best offer first". Welcome to Day 5 of my 10 blog series of the "Top 10 tips" for Home Buyers looking to buy their dream home. #6. HOW do I get my offer accepted on my dream home?It is ...
By Michael Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.)
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Just Listed in Western Olathe. 2268 W. Sheridan. This California split level features a wide open floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathroom and a finished daylight basement. Close to Lake Olathe, easy access to Hwy's, shopping, schools and more.........Shadow Ridge Subdivision$275,000Click Here...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST RATE is a question I hear everyday, right along with "WHAT ARE YOUR CLOSING COSTS? But it's NOT about rate or cost, it's about the best deal for you. So why does every homebuyer focus on rate? Because they have been socially conditioned to do so by: Every commercial Every fr...
By Brian England, Realtor, GRI, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZThis is such a neat picture because the sky is so dark, yet the lightning strike lights it up nicely!  There is a very mysterious feel to it as well.  One thing I notice, which is becoming kind of a trademark for Trish...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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This is our entry into the Romanticize Your Marketplace: September Active Rain Contest! hosted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel. As some of you already know, in addition to the Phoenix/Scottsdale real estate market area, we have also lived and sold property in London, and with the Keller Williams expa...
By Richard Smith, FHA VA Rural Development in TN GA
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Assets for closing are one of the most important requirements for your home mortgage approval. If a buyer does not have adequate funds, often a gift can help. Gifted funds are allowed with most programs, FHA, VA, USDA, and even conventional mortgage loans.If you are using gift funds for closing c...
By Zohar "Zack" Zamir, Fair Lawn, Bergen County & Northern NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Town Life)
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This Sunday, September 25th we have 4 Open Houses in Bergen County. There are 2 in Fair Lawn 1 each in Bergenfield and Hackensack (All from 1-3 PM). We feature a variety of home styles and price points, including a new listing, a new construction and a home available to rent as well as buy! See o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Maybe you don't think real estate agents serve a useful purpose, just collecting big checks for opening a few doors and pushing some paper around.  While from doing the job for over a dozen years I KNOW there's a lot more to it than that and a great real estate agent will more than earn their com...
By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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To Be Built in Ashbury! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $334,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,025 sqftLot: 0.15 acre(s)Year Built: 2016MLS #: 98635640 Location 3287 S Wallberg AveEagle, ID 83616USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Real...
By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
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There are currently 10 New Albany Park New Albany Ohio Homes for Sale in Columbus Realtors MLS. The average days on site for New Albany Park New Albany Homes is 45 Days with the average listing price for New Albany Park New Albany Homes being $128,530. The most expensive New Albany Park New Alban...
By Richard Smith, FHA VA Rural Development in TN GA
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Cosigners can help some buyers qualify for a home purchase. Typically what is intended with the word cosigner is more technically called a non-occupant co-borrower. This is a person who will sign as a borrower on a loan that is used to purchase a primary residence for the primary borrower.Non-occ...