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!

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By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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how to buy a home in nova scotiaproperty migration nova scotianova scotia land transfer tax calculatordeed transfer tax nova scotiareal estate nova scotia mlsIf you are planning to buy a home in Nova Scotia here are some links to sites that will help you find answers to some of your questions. He...
By Barrett Henry, SRS, MRP, ePRO, The NOW Team is your RE/MAX team for Tampa FL
(RE/MAX Bay to Bay)
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  Tampa First Time Home Buyer   First Time Home Buyer How to Buy a Home in Tampa With Little or No Money Down Buying a home in the Tampa area with little to no money down is what we’d like to call “music to a home buyers ears” right?  GET STARTED Did you know a First Time Home Buyer is a person w...
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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If you are thinking of buying a Cincinnati area new construction home, whether a regular single family home or a patio home,  you need to be aware of how pricing for new construction homes works.For the most part, the advertised price you see on the community entrance or builder website "Starting...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult? There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced between ...
By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
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I have been selling homes full-time in the Austin area for nearly 20 years now. As a result, I have a breadth of experience in every price range, and I have worked with clients of all kinds. Every home buyer is unique, and so are their specific needs. As such, we try to tailor our services to hel...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring!1. Prices Will Continue t...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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SUNDAY PHOTO FOR ALL  I always have my camera with me for moments like this one. This is a recent home that we purchased to Phoenix fix and flip it. The grass in the backyard was completely over grown since it has been neglected for months. I do not know the whole story behind this home. However,...
By Barrett Henry, SRS, MRP, ePRO, The NOW Team is your RE/MAX team for Tampa FL
(RE/MAX Bay to Bay)
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WELCOME TO A NEW PATH TO HOMEOWNERSHIP Are you close to being able to buy a home but aren’t quite ready? Did you just move to the Tampa Bay area and aren’t sure where you want to live? Do you need to rent right now but really want to buy a home in a couple years? This Lease with a Right to Purcha...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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     Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult? There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to financ...
By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the Connecticut housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring! 1. Prices W...
By Charra Bennett, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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When you’re buying a home, whether you’re looking at homes for sale in Port Aransas or you want to find an equestrian property in North Florida (or anything in-between), you have a lot of options—and you might want to consider condominium living.Is Condominium Living Right for You?Whether a low-r...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Short-term rentals come with risks and rewardsFirst thing: It's critical to understand the legal, zoning and tax rules about owning a short-term rental, which is any property rented out for 30 days or less. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address ww...
By Steve Fox
(DFW Urban Realty)
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It’s a fair bet that anyone who is taking a serious look at the current assortment of new homes for sale in Rockwall is someone who places a value on sheer newness. It’s about more than prestige—although owning a new home does carry at least an element of the kind of special pride that goes with ...
By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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    Here is your Friday Night Listing Report for Lakewood Park in Lakewood, CA. This weekly report offers you both newly listed homes and all available listed homes for sale in this neighborhood.   Preview photos and detailed information on the newly listed homes. To gain instant access visit New...
By Joseph Zingales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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When it comes to purchasing a home, there is nothing more important to buyers than making sure they know all of the upfront costs associated with the new home purchase as well as the ongoing monthly costs. One thing many first time home buyers overlook is the homeowner’s insurance policy that is ...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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PEOPLE ARE MOVING THEIR CASH FROM WALL STREET TO MAIN STREET REAL ESTATE INVESTING   Wall Street continues to have terrible days when it comes to returns, Fortune 500 companies continue to lay off thousands of workers, and people are taking their money out of the stock market and placing them in...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Did vacation homebuyers cause the listing shortage?A Capital Economics economist says nearly 1 million homes are now held vacant for "personal reasons" - an increase from just under 800,000 in 2012. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charle...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, What if a possible listing has a reverse mortgage?A reverse mortgage, part of HUD's HECM program, is insured against loss by the FHA - but various programs could affect a potential home sale in different ways. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Feds update their guidance on 'sober homes'Sober homes - group homes that serve recovering addicts - are protected under fair housing laws, but new guidance could give cities a bit more oversight. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charless...
By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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 The Los Altos Friday Night Listing Report is ready for your review. This blog shares with you newly listed homes for the weeks with pictures, and I also provide you with a full inventory list of homes for sale within Los Altos. Do you have any questions?  Need additional information or would you...