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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335 Lea Drive West Monroe Louisiana 71291  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe Louisiana335 Lea Drive West Monroe Louisiana 71291 Price: $729,000MLS number: 175423Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3.5Square Feet: 4,823Lot Size: 10.7 AcresListing Off...

By Next Gen, A group specializing in Lead Generating for agents
(Keller Williams)
Comments 7
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 Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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US Housing Market Is Moving into 'Buy Territory'! According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index ...
 This question comes up pretty often, A Veteran is seeking to purchase a home with a VA Mortgage and wants to add his girlfriend to the loan or vise versa. Maybe they are engaged and not married yet, sometimes the plans for the wedding are for a date that will come after the purchase of the first...

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 Bill Bodouva, Jr, 2016 #1 TOP PRODUCER AWARD BUYER-SELLER
(COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE)
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There's nothing more gratifying than receiving a phone call from a Home Buyer who did what all Home Buyers should do; Research! To find the Most Qualified Buyer's Broker or Listing Broker. You research info online when buying a car, computer, television, you must find an expert; a lot can go wron...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 46
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 Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Looking to move to Southeast Phoenix, Arizona next to Scottsdale? Southeast Phoenix is immediately west of Scottsdale, north of Tempe, south of Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley and east of the 51 freeway. Many of the homes were built from the 1950s through 1970s. Homes in the area provide a...

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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585 Stoney Brook Farm Court Vero Beach FL Gated HomeBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach    LAKEFRONT STONEY BROOK FARM VERO BEACH FLGorgeous custom built home in 2013 on premier lakefront                    lot with fountain and preserve views.  Lakefront Gated Home Stoney ...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
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According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the q...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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I Don’t Mean to Question Your Lifestyle, But I Must!! Perhaps that sounds like an intrusive question, but it’s an important one when searching for a new home in Carlsbad, or nearby. I work with a lot of buyers who are relocating here from other parts of California, or other states, and usually th...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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I think the #1 challenge working with Buyers in 2017 is to get them motivated enough to live in the Real World instead of the Virtual World.Lets face it the Virtual World can be quite appealing and quite compelling but its not the Real World and I am not sure why young buyers want to reside in th...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Five bedroom homes give the owners a lot of possibilities. The rooms can be used for more than sleeping. They make great home offices, hobby rooms and can also be used for storage. There aren't a lot of five bedroom homes on the market in the Cedaredge area at this time. This report will cover Ce...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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US Housing Market Is Moving into ‘Buy Territory’!According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.The BH&J Index is...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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3/2.5 Single Family Forest Ridge Cluster Home Sells in DavieAn immaculate 3/2.5 single family Forest Ridge cluster home sells in Davie!  This great turn key home features a beautiful white on white kitchen with stainless appliances, a downstairs master bedroom suite, a great community pool and cl...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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 Did you know that there is a home loan program for potential home buyers to make as little as a 1% down payment on a conventional loan? Not only that, the program also provides for a 2% lender contribution toward down payment on the home, essentially allowing the buyer to purchase a home with eq...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hemingway House, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Hemingway House Hemingway House is a condominium high-rise built in the late 1960's and converted to condos in 1979. Hemingway House is in the Lincon Park neighborhood of Chicago. Hemingway House is located in Lincoln Park on Clark between...

By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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13212 W. 77th Place, Lenexa, Kansas open house Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Follow This Home! Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: The Mowery Group KWLS 913-269-0479   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincoln Park Towers, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Lincoln Park Towers Lincoln Park Towers is a condo building built in the early 1970's. Lincoln Park Tower is located in Lincoln Park on Clark & Armitage at 1960 N. Lincoln Park West in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in Lincoln Park T...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Kennelly Square, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Kennelly Square Kennelly Square is a 22 story condo building built in the early 1970's. Kennelly Square is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Wells between North and Lincoln at 1749 N. Wells. Average taxes in Kennelly S...