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 June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Home Buyer Education Class for Baltimore City GrantsThere are a number of down payment assistance grants and no interest loans available for first time and repeat buyers in the City of Baltimore.  There's the Maryland Mortgage Program (old CDA) no interest loan, Baltimore City Employees grant, Co...
By Melynda Capps, Changing Lives one home at a time.
(1st Choice Realty & Associates)
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Labor Day Weekend Open Houses hosted by Melynda Capps! Find your new home this weekend! Have you been searching all summer for the prefect home?  Well search no more! 2950 Old Ranch Circle Stockton, CA 95209 is the prefect home! Stop by Saturday the 5th from 11-1pm or Sunday the 6th from 12-2pm a...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com How Quickly Can The Builder Construct My New, Custom Home? This is certainly a legitimate question to ask any Builder but the answer isn’t always easy to determine. If you ask this question before you hire a Builder you may hear anything from 6 months-2 years. Why is the...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Amazing Dayton home with views of French Lake for saleWelcome to 18275 Sout Diamond Court Dayton, MN 55327 click here for additional photos and detailsReal estate market data in Dayton MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic RealtyYou must see this home to appreciate all it has for options. ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Today we closed 100 E. Bellevue Place #25C in Chicago's Gold Coast. A top of the line 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo for $487,500. A gut remodel awaits it's dated interior and my buyer clients are just thrilled. They are excited to choose the new kitchen and room finishes. In one of the best streets ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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This past Sunday, there was an article in our Sunday paper which was entitled "As closing costs drop, you'd better shop around." It was written by Bankrate.com, and it basically stated the cost a borrower needs in order to close has dropped by 7% in 2015 over 2014. When I read the title, I though...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®                               OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY FROM 1-5pmTime To Buy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorThousand Oaks Home Market Trends    Thousand Oaks Condo-TownHome Market TrendsBuying a Home This SummerFirst Time Buyers More on Ventura County Real EstateTO EAST Market Activ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Cane Island Katy Hosts Party Under the Arches Cane Island a new Master Planned Community located just west of Old or Historic Katy and north of Interstate I-10 is hosting a party Under the Arches on Sunday September 6, 2015. The festivities start at 6 PM and last until 9 PM. This will be unveilin...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Do Holiday Weekends Offer a Buyer Advantage? We are coming upon our 3 day holiday weekend as we celebrate Labor Day.  Many folks in Colorado use this holiday to get in one more mountain camping trip or a quick trip out of town before we settle into fall.  In fact, Friday early afternoon is a good...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
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 Buying a Home with Leased Solar Panels?  What Do You Need to Know? You found the home you love.  You're ready to write the offer.   You turn to your Realtor and ask "What about the solar panels?"   I recently listed and and sold a property that had leased solar panels.  It added an interesting l...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Affordable Homes for Sale Stone Mountain Village Delta, CO Sept. 2015This is a popular and newer subdivision in North Delta. Stone Mountain Village is a place people love to call home. It's a quick drive to shopping in Delta, and an easy commute to Grand Junction and Montrose.  There's a neighbor...
By Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
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 OPEN HOUSE  Sunday September 6th 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM  1301 S 14th Avenue, Ozark MO 65721  DIRECTIONS: From Springfield, take US-65 toward Ozark, Take ramp right for MO-F toward South St / Sparta,Turn left onto US-65 E Branch / MO-F E / W South St, Bear right onto US-65 Branch / W South St,Keep stra...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
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6570 West Battlement Drive, Boise, ID Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1216 SQUARE FEET Cute and functional single level home in the quaint neighborhood. Open and bright great room design has tall ceilings and m...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Reduced 126 Parkland Cir. Clarksville TN | Willowbrook SubdivisionIf you want a super deal on a home in the Sango area then you need to take a closer look at the value tucked into 126 Parkland Circle. This traditionally crafted home in Willowbrook Subdivision has a nicely laid out floor plan with...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Affordable Homes for Sale Cedaredge, Delta...Del Ray Subdivision August 2015Nestled almost half way between Cedaredge and Delta, CO is Del Ray Subdivision. It's located just outside of the small mountain community of Eckert. The lots are larger with most of them starting at half an acre, and ther...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Newly enacted laws and regulations have undoubtedly reduced predatory lending activity. However, it would be naïve to think that problem has been eliminated entirely. The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) advises borrowers to keep an eye out for these signs of predatory lending: Exorbitant fee...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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Title insurance is one of the few types of protection policies available to homebuyers and one that is often overlooked because of its optional nature. Because title insurance is purchased simultaneously with the home, it can be very easy to forego when looked at alongside all the additional fees...
By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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  September 2nd, 2015    4848 Purdue St. Metairie, LA 70003 Delightful home in the heart of Metairie. Has great curb appeal !!! Newer windows, Laminate wood flooring through out, great color scheme. Move in ready! Generous backyard. Come see for yourself, you will be glad you did. FOR MORE INFORM...
By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estat
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
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Who says Oceanfront Real Estate has to be expensive?  Take a look at these 2BR/2BA Oceanfront Condos in North Myrtle Beach, that not only have price tags of under $250,000, but they also have affordable HOA fees. 1.  A 2BR/2BA, 1,000 sq. ft. Oceanfront Condo at Crescent Towers I, fully furnished ...