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 Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan
(Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan - Baltimore)
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Homes for Sale in the Hawthorne - Middle River 21220 - Baltimore, MD   Considering buying a new home? Do you need to sell your Hawthorne home first? We serve Hawthorne and the surrounding areas.  Click for a free NO OBLIGATION personalized home valuation to see the potential value of your home i...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Buying a home takes preparation and commitment. Nicole Doty Broker and Owner of Zion Realty in Gilbert, AZ makes 5 excellent points of what buyers need to be ready to commit too in order to be successful in their home purchase. If you’re considering buying a home and aren’t ready for these steps ...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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If you've been looking at houses for sale in Ft Mill SC, have you noticed The Forest in Fort Mill? The video below demonstrates not only homes are in The Forest, but also the southern living look and feel of the new home construction homes for sale.The Forest by Standard Pacific Homes in Fort Mil...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  I WAS THIRSTY While showing houses to buyers I was feeling hot and thirsty. The weather has been hot in North Dallas. Then I saw this cat and my heart began to understand what it must be like for animals who are left outdoors during showings. Many can't go indoors where it's cool. They can't ev...
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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Sometimes You Get A Second Chance At A Home!Murphy's Law can REALLY work against a buyer!  You have plans to see a home this evening, it goes under contract at 3.  It's not under contract, you write an offer on the kitchen counter before leaving the showing....and it went under contract just mome...
By Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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Sampling of Laguna Beach Open Houses this weekend.We can provide Open House choices tailored and updated to your needs.                       154 Cliff Drive     2b/2b      8-2-2015    1-4 p.m.     $1,998,0002970 Dorn Ct.       4b/3b      8-1            1-4 p.m.      $1,950,000836 Diamond St.   4...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Many of our home buyers who work with the Elizabeth Weintraub Team come straight from the Internet. We work with these buyers because so many other agents in Sacramento will not. They think that buyers from the Internet, guys who cold call on viewing a home, are not really buyers. They aren't any...
By Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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                                                         LAGUNA BEACH   Caravans scheduled for most weeks, this week 7 luxury homes for $1.2 to $2. million including more than one unlisted home (pocket listing). Meet-up at office on Broadway St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Pete Xavier Luxury Group303...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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McCullough homes for sale in Pineville NC is John Wieland's extraordinary "Front Porch" community in Charlotte's southern suburb.   It is no secret that I love new construction here in the Charlotte metro area, including Mint Hill, Matthews, Weddington, Waxhaw, Marvin, and Pineville.  And of cour...
By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
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As a professional, full-time real estate agent I have found that there are 3 key objectives for a Purchaser to have a home inspection on a property under contract to buy.  The first is to have a clear understanding of the physical condition of the property so that the Purchaser knows what they ar...
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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                   PGA Village Open House August 2, 2015                                PGA Village St Lucie West                        9620 Enclave Circle, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE August 02, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Prin...
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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              Open House August 2, 2015  -  1 PM to 4 PM                             Featured Home is located at:               7152 Maidstone Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986                 For More Information Contact                 Jordan Kane 772-834-0091   Get Directions Click Here OPEN ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Featuring a vast inventory of NJ Real Estate Listings from Luxury New Construction to New Jersey homes for sale, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents “Our Featured Real Estate Listings” section. We also offer Land for Sale in NJ and a diverse catalog of Commercial R...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale and apartments for lease in North/Central New Jersey. With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction h...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make in your life. The responsibility of being a homeowner is not to be taken lightly. The maintenance, the mortgage, and the headaches that come with homeownership are very real and very frequent. However, there are so many positives ...
By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
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 53 New Homes coming to City of Seminole! Exciting news for the City of Seminole in the heart of Pinellas County! KB homes is in the process of building a brand new subdivision called Seminole GrovesThis community is located close to 57th Ave on Seminole Blvd. Take a video tour of the community! ...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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Open House Sunday, August 2 from 12 to 2 p.m. - 423 Massapoag AveHome for Sale Sharon MA   Nina Rogoff just listed another beautiful home for sale in Sharon MA. Stop by the Open House on Sunday, August 2 from 12 to 2 p.m. to see this 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom Multi-level home with a Magnificent ...
By Paul David Hiebing, Quad-City REALTOR®, @ Grampp, Realty of The Q.C.
(Grampp Realty: Real Estate in the Quad-Cities)
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July 31, 2015       IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY RATE WATCH:  The Iowa Finance Authority's interest rates as of   Friday July 31, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. are below.  "Call Paul"@ (563) 508-1649 for Details!! No-Cost, No Obligation Home Loan Pre-Approval Help for all types of Loans. Please feel free to give...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Caution when buying a Fixer House! Remodeling has its challanges…. Posted on Jul 30, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |  Caution when buying a Fixer! Remodeling has its challenges: Patience, Money and good Planning make it easier!Often time you hear someone saying I wi...