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 Deborah Giger, Real Estate Agent Serving Monroe
(Keller Williams Parishwide Partners)
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2960 Deborah Drive Monroe Louisiana 71201  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe Louisiana2960 Deborah Drive Monroe Louisiana 71201 Price: $525,000MLS number: 175737Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4 1/2Square Feet: 5,233Year built: 2003Lot Size: 0.3...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Does it matter what the Seller paid for  a home. A buyer asked "Why shouldn't I Look to see what the Seller paid?" They then proceeded to offer half price on a new listing based on how how low of a price it showed the seller paid. Curiosity then killed the buyers deal as it was not only rejected...

By Michele Roberts
(Keller Williams )
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103 Stowaway Drive Monroe LA 71203 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe LA103 Stowaway Drive Monroe LA 71203 Price: $155,000MLS number: 174717 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Feet: 2,000Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Pa...

By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, PWAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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HUD, Ben Carson and the Donald Trump Administration today indefinitely suspended a pending rate cut from mortgage insurance required FHA backed loans. These loans are popular for first-time home buyers and those with poor credit. These rate cuts would have saved homeowners hundreds of dollars eac...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 Totally Remodeled El Dorado Park Estates home Reduced to sell Today!   8000 Damar Street, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2,788 SQUARE FE...

By Katerina Brosda, Miami Real Estate Broker
(Brosda & Bentley Realtors™ ● (786) 363-8551)
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Katerina Brosda of Brosda & Bentley Realtors presents a 15,000 SF lushly landscaped Mediterranean-style estate with spectacular Spanish courtyard in prestigious Golden Beach, Florida. The oversized 2nd floor covered patio overlooks the pool; a second balcony offers vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. T...

By BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate
(RE/MAX Inland Empire)
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New Construction Neighborhoods/Homes in Spokane WA are under serious demand at this time. Partially because there are not enough existing homes on the market, and also because we have such great new construction neighborhoods and builders. Buying a brand new home is very exciting, but it is not f...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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12200 Montecito Road H206, Seal Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE January 21, Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM January 22, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BA...

By Katie Coleman, Real Estate Broker/Attorney/Professional Mediator
(RE/MAX Alliance)
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Condos tend to be a great starter purchase for Millennials.  There are a few things to keep in mind, however.  After being miserable in a condo for months, I moved out. I really wish someone had given me these tips:1. Know EXACTLY what is included with your unit. The sales people always show you ...

By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Clearwater Florida's Inverness Condos - another popular condo community in beautiful Clearwater Florida. Within walking distance of Westfield Mall and minutes to the Gulf Beaches and Honeymoon Island State Park, many of the buildings in Inverness Condos are 55+.Convenient to both Tampa Internatio...

By Darin and Mary Waldeck, Exceeding Expectations!
(SunState Realty)
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Click on our logo above to go to our search page, and search for your new home in beautiful sunny Venice,  FL. Darin and Mary WaldeckOwners/BrokersEnglewood, FLwww.movetofl.netjustsold2002@gmail.com

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434, Weichert Office 301-681-0550)
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Leisure World of Maryland Building Styles AvailableLearn all about this 55+ Senior Community conveniently located to all the conveniences you need. About Leisure WorldLeisure World of Maryland is a private, age-restricted community located in Montgomery County , MD.The Leisure World Community was...

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434, Weichert Office 301-681-0550)
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Leisure World of MD in Silver SpringCondos For Sale in The Greens  Leisure World in Silver Spring, Maryland provides many on-site housing options for its 8,500+ senior residents, and the Greens condos on 15100, 15101, 15107, and 15115 Interlachen Drive offer excellent living opportunities within ...

By Deborah Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Weichert Realtors-Jenkintown Pa)
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Buyer's will find it easier to get a home loan using these tips according to an article written 07/13/2016 by Johnson Fedrick.1. Always pay on time.2. Keep your credit owed within limits. A good ratio to have is below 50% of annual salary.3. Always pay your dues on time, in full.4. Use two credit...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    Homes for Sale in the Community of Rossmoor in Orange County California Welcome to a dedicated blog post focusing primarily on the real estate activity in the community of Rossmoor in Los Alamitos California.   Each week I will share with you recently listed homes for sale in Rossmoor, plus y...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Money back from taxes?We’ll Help You Turn That Into Home Ownership! Quit throwing away your hard earned money While paying your landlord’s mortgage! Available first-time buyer down payment assistance Zero-down loan options Credit problems ok Call or email First and Last today and receive a FREE M...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 Homes for Sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Plaza in Long Beach California Welcome to the "Lakewood Plaza - Rancho Estates" weekly real estate blog post. Every week you will be updated on the activity surrounding the neighborhoods of Lakewood Plaza and Rancho Estate located in Long Beach, Cal...

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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 You need a starter home, a retirement house and this home for sale at 26 Smyrna Street Houlton Maine 04730 can be both.Or buy, rent out for profit, use this property in Houlton Maine for a 2nd home, vacation destination. Low cost, highly maintained, quick occupancy because the ranch style home i...

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    Homes for sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Park in Lakewood California    Preview all of the listed homes for sale in the neighborhood of Lakewood Park in Lakewood California. Discover newly listed homes and starting later this month of January, you will have access to home sales data for...

By Cutberto & Rhonda Salas, Salas Home Team
(Halo Group Realty LLC)
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 So you’re thinking: why not cut costs by going through the home buying process on my own? There are so many things involved in the home buying process that can make it very costly on your time and money. On the one hand, you need professionals when searching for homes because it takes time to fi...