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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I just moved to SNMC 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 b...

By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
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  $219,000Beautiful Sun City West Home. This Hopi model has 2020 sqft with 2 bedrooms & 1 3/4 baths. The bright open kitchen has plenty of counter space, roll out cabinets, pantry and a huge breakfast bar. The adjoining Family room has a wall of built-ins, desk area and access to the beautiful ba...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington 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 the address, you g...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Real Estate Investments across the United States call Robert Swetz   Real Estate Investments across the United States call Robert Swetz   Robert Swetz has been purchasing real estate for investments for 30 years now. Whether you are interested in commercial real estate, ...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Fishhawk Lake Real Estate Ten Questions Buyers Ask A SeriesHaving lived in the Fishhawk Lake community part time and full time for  14 years, and having been the local expert REALTOR® at Fishhawk Lake for 11 years, I've heard all kinds of questions over and over again. General questions that come...

By Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006
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Good location on this cute 3 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Harvest Bend subdivision! Enjoy historic downtown Wylie nearby plus close proximity to two lakes! Home has large master with garden tub, sep shower and his and her vanities. Large kitchen with pantry, many cabinets, white appliances wi...

By Jill Watts, Real Estate Agent for Clark County WA
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
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      FAIRWAY VILLAGE HAS GOT IT GOIN' ON!!!   Everyone wants to live in this "resort-like" community! Here is a current and constantly updated list of homes for sale in Fairway Village! (2017 is still a seller's market so not many homes for sale yet!) Call me to tour today!!!! 360-852-1689, Fall...

By Marc Jablon
(New Harbor Realty)
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The South Florida real estate market has been trending upwards with great momentum for some time now, although that growth is likely to begin to slow in the near future. Likewise, interest rates have remained low for a number of years, but have recently begun edging up over the past few months an...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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$22000 / 3br - 1096ft2 - ▐► INVESTOR HOUSE!! St Stephen, SC PRICED to SELL RIGHT NOW_Investor Special HOUSE   image 1 of 12     3BR / 2Ba 1096ft2 available now housew/d in unitoff-street parking ▐►PRICED to SELL NOW! Investor Special HOUSE.Call For Appointment!! Lovely St Stephen, Berkeley County...

By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS)
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Price Reduced!! 26917 MAIN ST, West Point, MS 39773 MLS #16-1491 $269,900 26917 MAIN ST, West Point, MS 39773 STEP BACK IN TIME... Charming Victorian home on historic Main Street ~ Four Bedrooms ~ Three & One Half Bathrooms ~ Foyer ~ Formal Dining ~ Sitting Room ~ Parlor ~ Breakfast Room ~ Upstai...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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 Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties 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 the...

By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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  249 ELK RUN, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 MLS #PM-23659 $79,900More Details for 249 Elk RunPrice Reduced!!! Make sure you check out the drone video of this well cared-for, clean, and tastefully decorated Ranch home in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, ce...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 12 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2017. Direct Lakefront homes typically sell off at a faster rate than other homes in the Reston area. If you'd like to live on one of Reston's lakes ... This might be to moment to come...

By Keji Ogunleye, GRI, SFR, KejiYour Realtor
(Fairfax Realty, Inc)
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3013 New Oak Ln, Bowie, MD Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (1 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1120 SQUARE FEET To View this townhouse in Bowie call me @ 301-613-2043   This 3 level town house for sale in Bowie i...

By Kim Waters, Kim Waters
(The Norton Agency)
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When purchasing a home, a buyer should do a home inspection. This is typically done during the purchase and sale contract's due diligence period. Although the scope of most home inspectors covers electrical and plumbing systems, the roof, and HVAC systems, if the system is not working properly, t...

By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Just Listed:  512 3rd Street SW, Birmingham, AL $50,000Ok let's be real here.  Per tax records, this home has over 1500 sq. ft. and by any standard, that's a lot of house for $50,000.  But more than that, it's priced for the owner occupant homebuyer as well as the investor looking for a long-term...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Why Buyers Should Get Pre-Approved Before Seeing Alexandria PropertiesIf you are thinking of buying a home, do not miss the critical introductory step of getting a home loan pre-approval. What is a pre-approval? A pre-approval evaluates your financial information and credit rating to assess wheth...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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HARRY'S TOP FIVE REASONS TO HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT WHEN DOING REAL ESTATE IN TODAY'S MARKET AND BEYOND   I could not personally imagine doing real estate in today's market conditions with a true real estate professional representing my best interests. I am sure many of us get asked this questi...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forgeand surrou...

By Casas De Maryland Asesores Inmobiliarios, ¿En Qué Podemos Servirle?
(Herboso & Associates LLC- Broker 240.426.5754)
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www.CasadeMaryland.com. Nuestros servicios para compradores son gratuitos para usted, Eso es por todo, La ayuda de encontrar financiamiento, la ayuda para encontrar ayuda para su down payment (enganche) La ayuda para darle accseso a todas las casas que estan en venta, publicas o privadas y tambie...