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 Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Common Reasons to RefinanceHERE ARE THE COMMON REASONS TO REFINANCE:• TO OBTAIN CASH - Home Improvements - College Tuition - Pay Off High Interest Credit Cards - Making Your Dreams a Reality• TO LOWER YOUR RATE• TO BUILD EQUITY FASTER• TO SWITCH TO A CONVENTIONAL LOAN• TO SWITCH TO A FIXED LOAN R...

By Renae Freeland
(Keller Williams Parishwide Partners)
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Search current inventory of Waterfront Homes in Farmerville LA.Listing DetailsWaterfront Homes for Sale on Lake D'Arbonne in Farmerville LA246 Duty Road Farmerville LA 71241Price: $150,000MLS number: 174496Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms:2Square Footage: 1488   Call Paul 318-737-0374 or Renae Freeland at 31...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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Even though inventory of available homes is low, I can find you your Dallas area Dream Home.  Are you ready to take advantage of the low interest rates and Buy a home in Dallas, TX or one of its surrounding suburbs? Here is a quick link of homes that you might love, and this provides a search fea...

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
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6 Things that Stress Charlotte Home Buyers  When it comes to purchasing a home, there can be MANY pain points!  The top six stressors, following our current issue with inventory, that are causing home buyers the most anxiety are as follows per TD Bank:  • Confusion around paperwork required (31.8...

By Casas De Maryland Asesores Inmobiliarios, ¿En Qué Podemos Servirle?
(Herboso & Associates LLC- Broker 240.426.5754)
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CasasdeMaryland.com le puede enseñar diferentes opciones de productos de crédito diseñados para satisfacer las necesidades de su situación particular. Además, le ayudaremos en aconsejándole qué productos son los mejores para su situación?, recomendarle a hablar con un prestamista aprobado que se ...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker.
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
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A great job explaining how to search for a home .  Very nice post and thanks for joining Active Rain. One question a Realtor® is asked often is how to find the perfect home. Finding the right place to call home is important for every buyer and it is a process that should not be rushed. It will ta...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Franklin Building, Chicago, Illinois - January 2017 About Franklin Building Franklin Building is a condominium loft building in the historic Printer's Row neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Franklin Building is on Dearborn between Polk and Harrison at 720 S Dearborn. Located near the CTA Red Lin...

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 Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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  - 8.99% Interest rate (stated income)- 7.99% Interest rate (full doc)- 30 year amortization term with five year balloon payment - Max LTV of 65% on purchase transactions - Non-owner occupied purchase, cash-out or rate and term refi- Foreign nationals eligible- Loan eligible to close in name of ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Yonder wind blows, tickling your smeller!  When you visit the local County Fair there is no shortage of things to do, see and smell.  Deep-fried food, corn or dog on-a-stick, ooey, gooey tasty treats, BBQ, chocolate-dipped and just plain delicious. Gut tickling rides, arcade games requiring mad s...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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200 N. Dearborn , Chicago, Illinois - January 2017 About 200 N. Dearborn 200 N Dearborn is a condominium high-rise located in the Loop neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Within walking distance of the Clark/Lake and State/Lake “L” stations, Michigan Avenue, the downtown Chicago Theatre District ...

By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Yes We Are Students and TeachersIn Alabama, to become a licensee, we are required to prepare by taking a pre-license course and then after passing the course and the licensing exam, we are issued a temporary license. Before we can obtain our permanent license, we have to take and pass a post-lice...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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 As a valued client of mine, I wanted to let you know about my move to SecurityNational Mortgage Company!If you are looking to refinance your current home to take advantage of lower interest rates, purchase a new home, or start taking advantage of low real estate prices and become an investor, I ...

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 Vantage Point East and Vantage Point West Hi Rise BuildingsA private gated community for adults who are at least 55 years of age, Leisure World of Maryland offers a variety of housing styles for its 8,000+ residents. The Vantage Point East and Vantage Point West condomin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Mentor Building, Chicago, Illinois - January 2017 About Mentor Building Mentor Building is a 17-story condominium building built in 1906 in the Chicago Loop and recently converted to a mixed-use property with office, retail and residential uses. Mentor Building is located on the corner of State ...

By Gina and RJ Hackworth, South Florida - The Hackworth Real Estate Group
(Coral Shores Realty)
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  Broward County Property Search thrives to bring you the most up to date listing information from the MLS. We are syncing with every MLS that feeds homes into Broward. We update every 5 minutes. Check it out today !Coconut Creek | Cooper CityCoral Springs | Dania BeachDavie | Deerfield BeachFort...

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
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Lifestyle Choices | City Living Or The Burbs – What Charlotte Home Location Will You Choose?If you are looking to buy a Charlotte home, you might be wondering whether you should be looking for properties that are right in Center City (Uptown) or whether a better option for you would be to buy a h...

By Fulton Gaylord, 1st-Time Home Buyer Realtor - Charlottesville, VA
(Keller Williams Realty)
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How do HOAs work?When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods. The idea is to keep common areas clean and maintained, and there’s usually an HOA b...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Arlington on the Ponds, Arlington Heights, Illinois - January 2017 About Arlington on the Ponds Arlington on the Ponds is a townhome community built in early 1990's by the Mitroff Company. Arlington on the Ponds is located on Courtland off Thomas east of Rand in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Aver...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cambridge Chase, Aurora, Illinois - January 2017 About Cambridge Chase Cambridge Chase is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990's by Cambridge Homes. Cambridge Chase features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,571 to 2,204 square feet of living space. Cambridge Chase...