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 The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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 They already know what and where they want ...Millennials will do lots of research before ever contacting you so they will already know the area they want and possiblly even the exact neighborhood so you need to be an expert in the area.Text don't call ... Phone calls are an inconvenience and th...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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Its a common problem! People go out looking to buy a condo, doing all the home work to find the perfect place...only to find out that the condo complex doesn't allow pets. So how do you find a condo that allows owner pets?Here in Myrtle Beach South Carolina people ask me all the time so I made th...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission #ListYourHomeandPayNoCommissionYour home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy ...

By Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services
(Big Bear Realty)
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 Let's face it, everyone's got two cents, and everyone's got two minutes. Here's my two cents in under two minutes... Click below to watch: Tired of Living On A Dirt Road?  Make sure to watch the video embedded in this vBlog:  Tired of Living On A Dirt Road?  by clicking the image above.  Connect...

By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
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 11 - 2590 Panorama Drive, Coquitlam, BC  3 Bedroom TownhomeLocated conveniently close to Schools! Coquitlam home For Sale    #11-2590 Panorama Drive, Coquitlam, BC -Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom townhome walking distance to elementary school located on a beautiful and serene greenbelt. Modern ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 40
The Premier Agent Never Called I have a listing and as is the case with all of my listings, it was borrowed by zillow so that they could advertise it on their web site. An interested potential buyer saw my listing on zillow and decided to inquire about it. Instead of contacting me directly, the p...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Just listed! Well Maintained Camas home with PERFECT location! - $470,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Year Built: 2001 /APPROX Lot Size: 7K-9,999SF School District: Camas Square Footage: 2469 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 17430658 Price: $470,000 1802 NW POP...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Ratification: Buyer’s AgentWith ratification, we have an agency appointment "after the fact".Let's look at an example of this situation.Agent Bob is a great site assembler. He gets four people to agree to sell. He needs the fifth which is in the middle to put it altogether.He submits an Offer, "B...

By Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services
(Big Bear Realty)
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 Let's face it, everyone's got two cents, and everyone's got two minutes. Here's my two cents in under two minutes... Click below to watch: Wanna Live Near A Hospital?  Make sure to watch the video embedded in this vBlog:  Wanna Live Near A Hospital?  by clicking the image above.  Connect with me...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Delayed Possession Date (Ontario)Question:How do you approach the issue of closing early but renting to seller for two months (something that would ensure they actually do leave on xx date)?Answer:While it seems initially attractive to prepare a simple 2 month Lease this provides the Seller with ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Ratification: Seller’s Agent It’s more difficult to come up with a proper Seller’s example, but the perfect example crossed my desk this week.A Condominium developer is conducting pre-sales at the Sales Centre.In house agents are paid $500.00, while those outside agents who bring a buyer are paid...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pace Homes and Real Estate:Mortgage rates hold at 3.94% this weekLong-term home loan rates tend to track the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, which have risen since early September, possibly in anticipation of tax cuts. Read more. The Top 5 Things to Do in Pace 2017 - Must See Attractions in...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. These open houses come from the Napa Valley register and for those wanting a map and more details, he...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Take the first step on the road to buying your affordable home. First, start by choosing the right Clarksville agent. You need a buyer's agent that will work hard for your interests and give you valuable advice and knowledge about the buying process. You need to also work with a reputable lender ...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Lake CarolinaAshland Downes   Located near the Kelly Mill Rd entrance, Ashland Downes is a mainly all brick home section of the Ahsland section of Lake Carolina. Homes in Ashland Downes were originally built by Essex Homes and have remained popular after completion ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate, Fla. Constitution Revision Commission OKs homestead proposal A commission that can place amendments directly on the ballot is considering one that makes it more difficult for crooks to hide ill-gotten gains in real estate. Read more.     Upcoming Events in Pensac...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Saxony Manor   Condos, Warminster. Bucks county Find Saxony Manor    condos for sale at www.gitabantwal.com. Register on my site to be automatically notified of new listings.Get the value of your Warminster home or condo    in today's marketCall Gita Bantwal for FREE MARKET ANALYSIS of your cond...

By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultima Real Estate )
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In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Fed Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate from 1.25 to 1.5 percent.   It is also projected that the Fed Fund Rate will increase three more times in 2018.    The Fed Fund Rate is the short-...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On On November 16, 2017, Cathie Ericson published the fallowing valuable helpful report on Realtor.com about list of reasons to buy a home during the Holidays.1. Less competition from home buyers,2. Motivated (OK, desperate) home sellers,3. Tax avantages,4. A realistic picture of the house,5. Gre...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  GORGEOUS Camas dream home in Holly Hills!! - $550,000.00 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3.5 Year Built: 1999 /APPROX Lot Size: 7K-9,999SF School District: Camas Square Footage: 3450 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 17024050 Price: $550,000.00 3631 NW ENDICOTT ST   Cam...