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 Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
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3 Important Considerations When Buying Land for New ConstructionBuying Land to Build a New Home In Charlotte?  Don’t Forget These Three Important ConsiderationsWhen we talk real estate, most people envision buying an existing home on an already-landscaped property with all appointments intact (li...

By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder, with thousands of floor plans and almost unlimited customization available! )
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Click here for 2017 Property Tax Rates in Granville County NCClick Here for Updated Property Tax Rates in NC Granville County NC Property Taxes - How to Find out How Much You'll Pay Whether you're considering relocating from one side of the Triangle to the other, are relocating to Fort Bragg, or ...

By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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  Home Buyers - Don’t  Forget To Get  Home Inspected Purchasing a home is a huge investment which maybe the largest investment you will ever make. You don’t want to incur buyer’s remorse because you moved into a home and then realized it has some major structural flaws or other significant issues...

By Rachael Collins
(Buyers & Sellers Realty)
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With Spring just around the corner and the $8000.00 Tax Credit almost in effect why would you wait to buy a home! There are millions of opportunities right now in every area for homes htat are just waiting on a owner. Bettwen great deals, prices, and financing options any one with the means shoul...

By Rachael Collins
(Buyers & Sellers Realty)
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The English Pointer:   A bird dog, like the English Pointer, is used for his/ her hunting instincts. For hundreds of years the dog has been used to find and retrieve game for hunters. These independent dogs are enthusiastic hunters; wise and adaptable to their environment, alert and easily train...

By Michele Roberts
(Keller Williams )
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1011 Hilton Street Monroe LA 71201 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe LA1011 Hilton Street Monroe LA 71201 Price: $144,900MLS number: 173912 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Feet: 2,157 Lot Size: 0.34 Acre Listing Office: Keller Williams...

By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(First Team Real Estate)
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There are many benefits to home ownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. There are many families renting in Irvine, CA who may be wishing they could buy their first Irvine home. Check out thes...

By Pat & Sharon Mistowski, Horizon Lending Services, LLC
(Horizon Lending Services, LLC)
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15 Year Fixed Mortgage Rate in Prosper Texas Purchasing property of any kind is a solid investment that has, and will continue to stand the test of time. From the flat oil-rich lands of Texas that saw men amass great fortunes, to the beautiful coastal cities of the golden state, real estate has a...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Homes with hangar or large workship for sale in Arizona MLS with pictures, prices, details map locations and more in a full page format.  Well a Boeing 747 in your 3 car garage? No, this is a garage door mural, but we do have homes with hangars at airports for sale in Arizona. Also here are all r...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious abou...

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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55 Wilton Crest-Wilton, CT 06897 2 BR condo 1st floor master updated Gorgeous, contemporary condo located within walking distance to Wilton town center with shops, restaurants, a Starbucks, CVS, a movie theatre, a library and a Stop n’ Shop.  The double-wide sidewalks on River Road (which runs al...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm is Minot North Dakota's Real Estate Guru.
(National Marketing Realtors)
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Our Realtor Offered To Drive Us To Look At The Houses We Picked Out, Should We Ride Along?As recently as 10 years ago it seemed as though buyers who asked to see homes would jump into a Realtors car without giving it a second thought. Today however it is rare for a buyer to ride along. There are ...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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3% Down Payment on FannieMae Conforming Purchases and Limited Cash Out Refinance With affordable property values and historically low rates this is the perfect market for home buyers. Contact us today for more info! Cell    602-410-4340 jeff.thomas@snmc.com For more information visit: SecurtyNati...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Fresh Start Program is here Security National Mortgage Company is pleased to offer expanded guidelines to meet home financing needs. The Fresh Start Program is designed to serve borrowers who have a foreclosure or bankruptcy on their record, but are working hard to re-establish their good credit....

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  The first step in buying a house! Read the attached article and then call me,  I can help you get per-approved!   Don Hess  KW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  Why Pre-Approval Should Be Y...

By Stephanie McCarty, REALTOR
(Georgia Properties)
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Looking good for 2017.   Don't hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in buying or selling in metro Atlanta.   Even if you live or want to live in an area that I don't service regularly, we have many offices around metro Atlanta and I can always refer you to another great Berkshire Hathaw...

By Lori Webster, REALTOR Sharing Fountain Hills, Scottsdale & more
(RE/MAX Sun Properties)
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   So, you made an offer on a home... Now what? Do you know what a home appraisal is, or why it’s so important for you to have? Many people misunderstand this crucial component of the home buying experience. In a nutshell, an appraisal is a valuation of your home; it’s a way for lenders to ensure...

By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to do it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional!You Need an Expert Guide if You Are Traveling a Dangerous PathThe field of re...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Exclusive Portfolio Loans- 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 el...

By Christine OShea
(Premier Plus Realty Co.)
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Just Listed in Verona Walk, Naples FL  34114 Soak up the Florida Sun and enjoy the long lake view of this 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Carrington Model in the community  of Verona Walk. The lanai was recently extended with all new custom paving and a retractable awning.   Beautiful plantings are landscaped a...