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 Cindy Allen, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Call today for your appointment!  225-366-8656For all homes available, visit LouisianaHomesAndLand.com      About Brightside EstatesBrightside Estates is a gated community of condominiums near LSU's campus. These condos offer security and ease with 24-hour surveillance and assigned parking for ea...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers    Luxury Golf Course Home for Sale                     Wales, WI !     For Sale     View the Property Details, Photos, Map & School information here!   113 Legend Way Wales, WI 53183-9539   Bedrooms: 6 | Bathrooms: 7 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 12...

By Randal Jenkins
(Coldwell Banker F I Gray and Sons Residential, Inc.)
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It is easy to buy a bank owned property.  Just pay the asking price or more.Now...how do you get a good deal?There is so much competition for good deals now, that the competition heats up the price and it is no longer a good deal.Some one is getting the good deals, though...look at the solds.  Fo...

By Jumbo Mortgage Loan Advisor, Specialist in Mortgage Lending
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If you're prepared to treat yourself to finer living and want to own a luxury home with a pool and four-car garage, you're not the only one.  Lots of Americans have decided to do just that by moving up to a home with more luxuries.  In doing so, you'll likely need to apply for a jumbo loan.  Lend...

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com, Florida Space Coast Homes
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This one is just a steal...come and get it before someone wakes up before you do:The home has updated bathrooms (2.5), updated gourmet kitchen, private yard, newer flooring, private garage and much more! Check out the stainless appliances and granite counters!Give me a call at 321.223.6253 for a ...

By Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az
(Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living)
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 I see the facts, but  I still want a real estate deal! As a buyer, you have seen the local news regarding the competitive real estate market.  Your real estate agent provides you current market conditions and comps for the property you hope to make your home. But you know, we all want a deal.  I...

By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com   Custom Home Building, How Much A Square Foot?  Can you imagine calling a doctors office and asking, how much a minute do you charge for a visit? Or, asking a lawn service company, how much per inch of grass cutting? How about my favorite, how much does that car cost pe...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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Income evaluation and home buying I've had a couple of experiences recently that have created situations that could easily be avoided. I, like most loan originators and real estate agents, love smooth transactions. We want everyone to walk away happy after closing.A few months ago I was working w...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Enjoy an Orange in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ Do You Need A Buyers Agent to find Mesa AZ homes? For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch  Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch Red Mountain Ranch sits nestle...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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All along the Main Line in Devon and Wayne particularly we find Victorian homes. As stated in my post Not All Victorians are Alike there are many around the town of Wayne. On both sides of Route 30, Lancaster Avenue, in North and South Wayne we find Victorian homes, on Midland, N. and S. Wayne Av...

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 Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your Realtor® for Life!
(Keller Williams Realty)
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When choosing a location to move to it’s essential to look at the neighborhood and all it’s features based on your lifestyle. Here is a list to research on when finding your next neighborhood. Clubhouse Swimming Pool Tennis Court Tot Lots Exercise Room (Gym) School Zones (Elementary, Middle and H...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Go To http://www.flexmls.com/share/oBRm/5308PlataRosaCTCamarilloCA93012  HOMEFORECLOSURE SOLUTIONSSHORT SALES EXPLAINED BLOG FAQ CONTACT US   http://www.flexmls.com/share/oBJn/5308PlataRosaCTCamarilloCA93012  Residential Active  MLS# 217002161  DOM/CDOM: 29/29 5308 Plata Rosa CT, Camarillo, CA 9...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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An Interview with Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee , Corridor Mortgage GroupQ: How would you summarize your role as a Mortgage Banker?Bridget: I help buyers and home owners find the RIGHT financing solution for their unique situation.Q: What inspired you to enter the mortgage business?Bridget: I was...

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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 Buyers need to know what their expenses will be at closing and after moving in, and Amanda did a great job in identifying expenses they need to know about in advance.   In brisk markets, Buyers also need to know what happens if the appraisal comes in low and what their options are!    Please vis...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Mortgage rates edge up - but not muchRates rose negligibly from last week's 4.15% to 4.16% this week, and half the experts polled this week predict relative stability over the short term. Read more. Are you paying too much in Property Management F...

By Corinne Guest, Managing Broker, The Choice of Professionals
(Barrington Realty Company)
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Real estate is often a weekend job, for obvious reasons. Then along comes spring break and many families head out of town for a spring vacation. So imagine my delight when: I first have a weekend off. And second my husband is home for this one in the middle of business travel. We had not planned ...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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6623 Concord Rd, Delaware OH 43015   PROPERTY DETAILS $360,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 217008654Bedrooms: 4Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 2,784Lot Size: 158 x 320Style: 2 StoryGarage: 2 Car DetachedTaxes: $3,060 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Outstanding setting on 1.1 acres, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bat...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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143 S Highland Ave, Columbus OH 43223   PROPERTY DETAILS $66,200 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 217008878Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 1Sq ft: 1,282Lot Size: 20 x 125Style: 2 StoryHeat Source: GasTaxes: $1,605 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Beautiful updated 2-story with front porch. Great updated kitchen with stainle...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  University District home buyers now can access the entire inventory of University District homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on th...