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 George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
Comments 3
In Rhode Island, there are essentially three mortgage programs where you can purchase a home with 100% financing through either RI Housing,  Veteran's Administration (VA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).   The following is a brief description of each program and general restrictions....

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 61
Why Pay Someone Else's Mortgage?I've always preached to my boys and their friends to save their money to invest in real estate, a home of their own.  "Why pay someone else's mortgage when you can be paying your own mortgage and building equity in a home?"A recently released report regarding homeo...

By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
Comments 0
Established in 2004, Riverwood Farm sits in the heart of the picturesque countryside between Greer and Greenville. This exciting new gated community of about 300 homes in Greer offers three distinct subdivisions called The Townes, The Cottages, and the Estates with something sure please everyone....

By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
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  For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Broker/Owner, Big Bear Realty. Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com Choose to work with a full time, full service Real Estate Broker who can be trusted with all your real esta...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Let's face it, the home buying process can be overwhelming.  For first timers, the home buying process can be especially intimidating.   The good news is that Idaho Housing and Financing Association has a wonderful educational program for first time home buyers.  Finally Home! is an outstanding p...

By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Comments 2
With all the signs and flexible open house hours, many buyers may think they can just check new homes out on their own.  Sometimes they don't want to bother their Realtor if they have been working with one (which don't ever think you are bothering me) but most of the time they just don't realize ...