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 Joe Gonzalez, Montgomery County FHA Jumbo Mortgage Pre-Approval
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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The most popular time of year to buy a home is in the spring, and this means that if you’re preparing yourself for getting into the real estate market, you may be experiencing a time crunch. If you’re wondering if you’ll be ready to put your home up for sale in time to take advantage of the seaso...

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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 My favorite lender called one day and said some friends that are in their weekend four-wheeling club was talking about buying a home and in my area.    He gave them my name and number, and was exciting the day they called me.    They currently rent a home two minutes from my house!  They got pre...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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I advise buyers to read the restrictions before they buy so there will be no surprises after the sale. This post shares what you are likely to find in the Deed of Restrictions.  DEED  RESTRICTIONS - WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?   What are Real Estate Deed Restrictions and how can you...

By Sean Whaling, Founder, CEO
(eCommission)
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There has been a movement over the past decade or so that you may have become aware of. It involves people who want their homes (and themselves) to be prepared in case a natural disaster or man-made catastrophe were to strike and they would need to be self-reliant for an extended period of time.T...

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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It's been a few years since I've spotlighted the homes at The Pines at Continental Ranch and I thought I should bring them up again!New construction has been completed and there are two Phases, one gated and the other not, within the community.  The Pines II has a heated pool, and is in the gated...

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 No mortgage due to 'thin' credit: What does that mean?A buyer was told her credit was too "thin," meaning her credit report had too little info to create a credit score. But there are ways around the problem. Read more.                   THOUSANDS OF HOMES...

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
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 New Townhomes in Irvine Opens March 25th but you can Purchase on March 22nd - 714-588-7676Model Grand Opening March 25th!  Elevating the beauty of attached new home design, Delano will offer the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of with open living spaces and indoor/outdoor living areas designed to...

By Kim Gaston, Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987
(FRONT PORCH TEAM REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY STYLING - Brokerage, Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC)
Comments 31
Is this house flip worthy? 7 simple tips for 2017 Recently, I’ve been researching possible investment properties for a client whose interested in flipping. If you’ve tried it, you know. There’s an immense sense of pride and satisfaction you and your team feel when buyers appreciate all the sweat ...

By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
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Short-term condo rental (furnished or unfurnished) in a fabulous location - $1,075 per month rent includes utilities! Available between May 1 and November 30, 2017! This beautiful, meticulously-maintained complex with lush green landscaping has five swimming pools & heated spas, inviting reisdent...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 19
This neighborhood sits between Delta and Cedaredge. It has wonderful buyer appeal. That's due to the nice mountain views and the well made ranch style homes. We don't typically see a lot of turnover in this neighborhood, because it's a place that people love to call home. The location makes it ea...

By Edward "Eddie" La Rosa, P.A., Selling Miami!
(EWM Realtors)
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1040 Biscayne Blvd #4008 Miami, FL 33132Call 305-968-8397 for SalesEnjoy the ultimate Miami lifestyle near dining, arts & entertainment in Downtown's most exclusive luxury building. Spacious, bright & contemporary 1bed/1.5bath home in the sky with top of the line appliances, premium finishes, cus...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Ideal-Living Real Estate Expo, Greater Washington, DC, March 4-5 The Ideal-Living Real Estate Expo for the Greater Washington, DC area will take place on March 4-5, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton-Tysons Corner at 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Virginia. The Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the ...

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
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  OLVERA & SOLANA La Floresta Community Brea CA NEW HOMES - Commission Rebates Ann Urias Offers Commission Rebates on New Construction Homes!Purchase any new construction home with an Ann Urias at any of the Participating communities and receive up to 60% of the selling commission as a Rebate at ...

By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 2
Searching for a home is becoming easier every day with more access to web sites across the country Realtor.com is the king of real estate listings. There are real estate company sites such as nesbittrealty.com where you can access the local affiliates and all their listings in Northern Virginia. ...

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
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NEW CONSTRUCTION REBATE PROGRAM! CASH BACK  Buyer Rebates CLICK ON CASH BACK FOR MORE INFO  Or CALL ANN 714-588-7676 For more info!       Emily Li 李暢   949-562-3962   NEIGHBORHOODS IN EASTWOOD VILLAGEGrand Opening: February 13th Avalon Grand Opening: February 13th Irvine Pacific 1,161 - 1,544 Sq....

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
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    Save Thousands now on a purchase of a home.Click on picture for more details! Do not miss out on this great opportunity.                   Homes for sale, Discounts on real estate, homes at a discount, new homes for sale, the villages of irvine, the enclave yorba linda,yorba linda new homes, ...

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Dorchester Towers Condo #2126 JUST RENTED You just can't help but notice the Views from this Convertible Two Bedroom/ One Bathroom Condominium we just RENTED at the Dorchester Towers Condominium and for good reason.A commanding Eastern view looking across the Upper West Side towards Central Park ...

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Application Pending Dorchester Towers unit 507 FOR RENT155 West 68th Street #507 For Rent $2850 Per month Dorchester Towers Condo Alcove Studio #507 For Rent NOW WE HAVE AN APPLICATION PENDING.Dorchester Towers condo 155 West 68th Street unit #507 is a fully renovated alcove studio on the fifth f...

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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 Union Square Condo 115 Fourth Ave For SaleNow available for sale is this Loft Condominium in full time doorman condominium The Petersfield at 115 Fourth Avenue.  The Petersfield is one of the only loft condominiums in the Union Square neighborhood.  Over 900 sq ft large with the bedroom area in ...

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 5
 155 West 68th Street alcove studio #507 for RENT | Dorchester Towers Condo #507 FOR RENT $2850 per month. This fifth floor, renovated alcove studio is now available for rent at $2850. The floorplan of this unit is perfect, the layout easy to configure and has lots of closet space with a very lar...