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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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6109 Chickasa Drive, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $199,900 MLS #PM-10549  More Details About This Pocono Home----->Stunning chalet in Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, lower level family room/game room, upper level deck, propane fireplace, over sized kitchen cabin...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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When a Home Buyer makes an offer, how long should it take to get a response from the Seller? How long it should take and what happens in reality may differ. There are lots of factors that may affect the amount of time. First off it will depend if the owner is owner occupied, bank owned or a short...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert RealtorsNew Jersey Real Estate for Sale and LeaseWelcome to NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes,...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Should I Save The Trees On The Building Lot For My New Custom Home? To tree or not to tree, that is the question? I know it's bad but I just couldn't help myself. I guess like most choices in life it depends upon your priorities. If you want to have an energy efficient home with lots of shade tre...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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I've been working with a buyer for the past seven months. It seems like much longer than that actually since I was first contacted by this potential homeowner. She is a young, single mother who is putting herself through college. She is of Native American descent and would be the first of her gen...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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  With multiple offers being submitted on many homes in Denver this year, many times we are seeing the first offer does not get to closing.    Many buyers are writing on more than one home in hopes that one of their offers will "stick".   If the first offer crashes, the listing agent has to go ba...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
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Rainy and stormy season can really put a hurt on the home owners and potential buyers. Water leaks can develop on your roof covering and structure resulting in issues with Mold development. Our experience this season in Gainesville has been extraordinary. The numbers of calls regarding water leak...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Anthem Homes for Sale - Henderson NV 89044 and 89052 - August 2, 2015Anthem offers a great selection of homes in one of Henderson Nevada's most desirable master planned communities. The development has regular, gated, guard-gated and active adult neighborhoods, plus some fantastic golf courses an...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  Condos for Sale in St Kitts Naples Florida The local real estate market must always account for the high-rise condominiums of Pelican Bay, and the condos for sale in St Kitts Naples Florida are no exception.  This 22 story structure sits right in the heart of development as part of the Crown Co...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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MultiGenerational Housing Solutions in East Clark County, WAEach week, we try to highlight a neighborhood, or a particular home style in Camas, Washington and the surrounding communities of Brush Prairie, Hockinson, Fisher’s Landing and Washougal. Today, we’re presenting the homes with dual livin...
By Jamie Chambers, USDA /FHA Mortgage Source
(USDA / FHA Mortgage Source)
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North Florida homebuyers should take note that Columbia & Baker County are still eligible for the 100 percent USDA Rural Housing program.  USDA (Rural Development) is a great fit, especially for first time home owners that have little cash saved up.  The USDA program has invested almost $20 billi...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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When it comes to making legal distinctions, the ones connected with buying and selling Henry County houses have lasting consequences—so it’s important that they be the intentional kind. Although Three Dog Night might have sincerely believed that One is the Loneliest Number—that’s not necessarily ...
By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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New Homes for sale in Greyhawk LandingGreyhawk Landing is an established, gated community, less than 4 miles east from the freeway. The community was developed in the early 2000's. However, it was not completely built out and buyers looking for new homes for sale in Bradenton have now different b...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
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With homes for sale in Erie PA selling quickly writing a back up offer makes sense.  Your buyer agent will suggest contingencies and terms to create win win scenario for both buyer & seller.     With multiple offers being submitted on many homes in Denver this year, many times we are seeing the f...
By The Harris Group, Your Kansas City North Real Estate Experts
(The Harris Group)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   JUST LISTED     323 Tamera Drive, Kearney, MO   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews       The Harris Group   323 Tamera Drive Kearney, MO 64060   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3 full | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 0 square feet     If sp...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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 How Can I Save $$$ On The Water Bills For My Custom Built Home?Every year, prior to the spring rains, I hear from neighbors how much they are spending ($300 /mo) to water their lawn.  My bills are always $25.00 per month or less and we have one of the greenest lawns in the community.  How is thi...
By Brian England, Realtor, GRI, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Over the weekend I revamped my website, as it was in dire need of some TLC, haha.  I really appreciate all of you on ActiveRain and learn so much from all of you, so I am hoping that you can give me feedback on my website.  Please don't hesitate to criticize, as I won't be offended and it will he...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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Million dollar homes in million dollar Charlotte NC neighborhoods must include the Weddington, Waxhaw, Marvin corridor just south of our great city in Union County.  Skyecroft is one of them, for sure.  If you've been searching The Club at Longview, Providence Downs South, and Highgate, watch thi...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Champlin Real Estate & Homes Sold July 27th-August 2nd, 2015Courtesy of Heidi Herda ~ Herda Home Team ~ 612.807.4858YOUR Champlin Realtor & Resident!Wow!! I can't believe it's August already!! Where has the Summer gone! Thank you for for visiting my, this is a weekly blog post geared to letting C...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Under Contract- Idyllwilde - Parker, CO  80138  It was a joy to present an offer to these sellers!   The buyers are relocating from Houston and needed a quick close.    It is a joy to work with a Buyer's Agent that I have known and respected for years! Beautiful 2013 Village home that is absolute...