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 Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Dreaming about owning property? Dream BIG!Ten Tips to Owning Property  Why not? I've always been a believer in dreams. Having them, shooting for and making  them come true. Build foundations under them and dreams CAN come true. Here are ten tips to BUILD A FOUNDATION to owning property.   1. Make...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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My good friend Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 has a featured post.  I am impressed with it for its value, to us, for everything we do...not just searching for homes.  Well done Gayle.  Dreaming about owning property? Dream BIG! Ten Tips to Owning Property   Why not? I've al...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
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Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Los Angeles with its extremely low inventory, you will need to pay attention to the value of comps, or how the list price of a home is calculated. I am sure you have heard the term "comps" bandied about. Comps are comparison properties, and ...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Surveys, Boundaries and Adverse Possession The course on the “Surveys, Boundaries and Adverse Possession” will run on 8 February 2016, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Nelson Goulart’s offices, Better Homes and Gardens, Signature 186 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3G1.What is a survey? ...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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A closet case or not? Defining the Bedroom.Wenatchee Home Inspections This comes up often in many forums and discussions. I even recently had a discussion with a very good builder I know.  Like so often I hear “Closet” attached to the defining a bedroom. Now I know many in the appraisal industry ...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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The High of the Accepted Offer...Back to Reality! Once the excitement of the accepted offer wains down, it is time to get back to work.  I mean, now the real work begins.   Over the weekend, I wrote an offer with a first time home buyer.  We were able to get our offer accepted with a couple of co...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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"Way to Stay" Socialsponsored by Live BaltimoreJoin Live Baltimore for a "Way to Stay" Social in Northeast Baltimore.Learn about various schools and education options for your school age children, mingle with parents of school age children and socialize with other families of school age children ...
By James Potenza, POTENZA Team Realtors. Sell Your Home, Buy A home
(TEXAS BUYER REALTY LLC)
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Here you will find homes for sale in Meridiana Texas. Meridiana Texas is a new community located in Manvel, Texas, just south of Houston.In this article, I have included resources to find homes for sale in Meridiana Texas as well as important Meridiana Texas community information.  This is a good...
By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
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Hoolei Wailea Maui luxury Villa's Wailea Resort     Hoolei means to give a lei. a Hawaiian tradition of welcoming you to the Hawaiian Islands. Hoolei Wailea is part of a planned developement in Wailea Resort. Marty Quill, a local Maui Resident is the developer of Hoolei. There is over 30 acres of...
By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (800) 591-6121
(John Aaroe Group)
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Opportunity Alert!  South Maui condo for only $175,000! While looking through listings, I came across this one-bedroom condo in South Kihei.  It just hit the market today.Ever wanted to own your own Maui get-away condo?  Here's your chance for only $175,000!Just a short walk to beautiful Charley ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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Everybody knows that "cash is king" and that cash buyers have an edge in the real estate market.If you are planning on buying a house in Tallahassee in the coming months and you know you'll need to borrow money, does this mean you have to be at a disadvantage to the fortunate buyers who are curre...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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Here in South Orange County, we have several new communities popping up.  Locally we have Baker Ranch, The Oaks at Portola Hills, Skyridge in Mission Viejo, Camden Square in Foothill Ranch just to name few.  This is good, as resale inventory is very tight.   However, it is also an area that Home ...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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The tiny house movement is very attractive to people who are searching for ways to lower their cost of living in order to work less or avoid a mortgage. While it's common to see claims on the internet of tiny homes being build for only $5,000, less than one year's rent for many people, these stic...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Does Buying a Home Mirror Falling in Love?  Some surveys are better than others, and I just happen to stumble on a survey I want to share that compares buying a home to falling in love. I always find surveys interesting, especially when the survey is about real estate. So, what happens when the ...
By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 Lakeway Texas - Foreclosure with in-ground pool, hill country views, and limited lake views, being sold As-Is by VA (Veterans Administration). 2,842 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, pool, 2 car garage on an oversized 0.324-acre lot. Built in 1986. Slab foundation. Contemporary design with ope...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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A Home Buyer with a puzzled look asked how they would know Which Manchester NH area would be RIGHT for them? They have been looking at homes for 3 months with another agent and today they came to the realization they needed a new agent. When meeting with a new buyer the standard starting questio...
By Victoria Roberts, Alaska Best Homes
(Real Estate Brokers Of Alaska)
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View Every Eagle River  Home ForSale Here! New Listings Added to the site daily. Take look below and click the photo to check out the current stats, schools and more....Search all Eagle River Homes available by clicking here    Victoria Roberts - BrokerAlaska Best Homes 907-351-9434www.alaskabest...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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It sounds so funny but the tradition these days says that the Spring Real Estate Market starts the minute the football season is over. I think that is a little bit silly but it is all good. Whenever you think it is time to make change in your life, we have help for you. Below are direct links to ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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 Sunday! The day to relax...or work...if you're a real estate professional. But I don't mind, I love what I do. I'm going to be working today, or at least this morning. I will be meeting a new couple who are looking to buy their next home.I love that!I have had people ask me if I mind working on ...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
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11611 6th Ave Ocean, Marathon, Fl 33050 305-395-0814 Waking up refreshed in the morning with a smile on your face, it really does not matter if your first thought is devoted to your swim with dolphins, your new golfing record, the wonderful taste you gifted yourself at the restaurant by the boat ...