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 Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 4
The by far easiest way to get information on a new area of the country, the property listings for sale in it is using show and tell video. You the real estate buyer are suddenly able to be in the small Maine town to experience the local community events.On your limited time, able to on demand ope...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
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Manitou Springs $200-400k http://ppmls.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=131780XHG9S&p=DE-5543956-492 Click on link to see listings
By Cheryl Daly-Benjamin, Associate Broker
(Realty ONE Group)
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A new construction home offers a lot of promise. It will give you the latest in technology, the most energy efficiency, new appliances, and, of course, built to the latest codes. Being the very first resident is another big benefit. Buying new construction is an exciting time but it's also one th...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
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In the market to buy a home in Hunter Oaks in Waxhaw, NC? The ChooseMichaelBrown team can help! View all current houses for sale in Hunter Oaks in Waxhaw, NC  Hunter Oaks Sales History  Year 2013 2014 2015 Homes sold in the MLS 44 28 39 Average sales price $371,174 $381,123 $405,388 Price per squ...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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5766 E Scrivener, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1607 SQUARE FEET Updated South of Conant home featuring 4 bedrooms plus office, 2 bathro...
By Wanda Fears, ABR CRS GRI SFR WCR
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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    Condos come in all shapes and sizes, the same as the variety of people who chose to live in them.   There are high-rise, low-rise, freestanding, condos above storefronts, townhome style, brand new or converted.  These days there are lots of reasons to opt for condominium living over traditio...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
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In the market to buy a home in Abbington Subdivision in Harrisburg, NC? The ChooseMichaelBrown team can help!View all current homes for sale in Abbington  Abbington Sales History Year 2013 2014 2015 Homes sold in the MLS 30 25 27 Average sales price $408,612 $423,650 $439,471 Price per square foo...
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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1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2572 SQUARE FEET Spectacular 4 bedroom 3 full bathroom ready-to-move-in home! The home is locat...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
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Life in Alpharetta, GeorgiaAlpharetta, Georgia provides a growing business community, mixed with a small town ambiance within thirty minutes to the city of Atlanta. Here, businesses and residents alike, enjoy a friendly community complete with a thriving economy and a school system known for its ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 14
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Designer Treehouse in Sale Pending!71898 Northshore Drive Birkenfeld OR 97016I am representing both the buyer and the seller on this--as I do most of the listings and sales at Fishhawk Lake. Are you looking for property on a private lake in Oregon?Call Gayle for a tour o...
By Hank Ewing
(Bellator Real Estate & Development)
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Homes for Sale in Creekside, Daphne, Alabama Why Do People live here? Creekside is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located in Daphne, Alabama. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets of this quaint little oasis during the summer. It's fa...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
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8/26/2015 Charlotte is a wonderful city full of entertainment, and life. Charlotte is one of the fast growing cities, and is the 17th largest cities in the U.S. in total population. The largest city in NC. Ranks 2nd among the largest cities for most desirable place to purchase a home, and for goo...
By Wanda Fears, ABR CRS GRI SFR WCR
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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     The national rent average has steadily increased with demand and not just in U.S. major cities.  These increases aren’t in pace with the average renters’ incomes, meaning that a higher percentage of their income is allotted to housing.  In addition to this financial pressure, there are more...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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 Home Owners Associations can be a very positive and necessary component to a neighborhood. They ensure cleanliness of the streets and sidewalks. In some subdivisions that have common green belt areas, parks, and playgrounds, they are in charge of trimming trees, grass, bushes, and the upkeep of ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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 How Do I Prevent My Ceramic Tile Floors From Cracking? In Central Florida, Luxury Custom Homes are constructed on a poured, solid, concrete slab. No matter how qualified the Custom Home Builder, the House slab is going to crack.  Since by it’s very nature concrete slabs crack, we must have  a me...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 13
188 East 64th Street Spacious One Bedroom condo with Balcony. JUST SOLD $1,200,000.Open and spacious one Bedroom with balcony with sunny Eastern exposure is now available at the Royale Condominium at 188 East 64th Street. This Royale apartment features a renovated kitchen with Caesarstone Quartz ...
By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
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This morning I read an article in a local Tucson paper – a new student housing project will be completed by the Fall of 2016 near the University of Arizona.  It will be beautiful with lots of amenities the article boosts!  Then the quick, few word sentence – the rent price per bedroom (yes per be...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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What Are the Crime Stats in That Colorado Neighborhood? This is a question I get asked a lot when showing homes to buyers.  Of course, as Realtors we cannot answer this question with our opinion of the neighborhood.  We must direct our clients to resources where they can do the research about dif...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 0
  52% Likely to Buy in the Next 5 Years!! Are You?  Thursday August 27th, 2015  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers According to the recently released BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. America...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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There are some luxurious and also budget minded condos, townhomes and patio homes in Scottsdale. If you are budget minded and would like to purchase in Scottsdale for the first time there are still condos for less than $80,000. This is a great way to participate in all that Scottdale has to offer...