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 Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
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Calling all Military Veterans-We have one heck of a deal for YOU!  First, it was No money down-as it should be!!!  NOW, it is also, NO funding fee for your loan!  Land Home Financial has waived the upfront funding fee, and are not charging any fees associated with setting up your loan either!  An...

By J. Michael Manley
(J Michael Manley Team)
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Why Consider Relocating to Spartanburg, SC?Here are 7 reasons why you should move to Spartanburg, SC and make it your next home!Why Move to Spartanburg, SC? Lосаtеd in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, northwest region of South Carolina, Spartanburg offers many scenic towns, family attra...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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$875 / 3br - 1950ft2 - ▐►39 Dollie Circle Summerville DoubleWide 3 Bd- 2 Ba Mobile Home Cul De-Sac $1275 / 3br - 1900ft2 - ▐►Summerville DoubleWide 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath Mobile Home (Summervlle)On the Cul De-Sac!★ ★ Deluxe and UpScale In This Wonderful Prestigious Summerville Mobile Home Park!YES Co...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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A Day at the Beach in Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZ    Click Here to request your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!   For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ   Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista Lakes   Homes Recently Sold in Val Vista Lakes   Val Vista Lakes is mor...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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255 Ceramic Dr, Columbus OH 43214   PROPERTY DETAILS $415,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 217009174Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Sq ft: 1,798Lot Size: 70 x 140Style: RanchGarage: 2 Car AttachedHeat Source: GasTaxes: $4,526 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Opportunity knocks to be the next owner of this 3 bedroom, 2 ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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Musings by Patricia Feager, 5/21/2017  RISK MANAGEMENTSomething you don't see everyday is buffalo. I shot this photo on Friday evening, May 19, 2017. I just left my clients who were driving their own car from a property we saw in Justin, Texas. One of her final words to me before we went our sepa...

By John Van Hogen
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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 Buy Investment Properties with 100% Financing Yes, it's true!You can get 100% financing for investment properties…..as long as you have a line of credit to fund your down payment. With the right lender, you can set up a line of credit for free with no appraisal cost.This is how many smart invest...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Germantown MD | 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!At a local level in Germantown Maryland, buyer confidence remains strong with some changes that varies on the price level and what type of houses they are looking for. As you are aware, for most families, choosing...

By MaryKay Shumway, Door County, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
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Townhouse Condominium for Sale at Crows Nest Estates in Sister Bay, Wisconsin Sister Bay's most exclusive waterfront community....only 10 homes, 20 families.  Townhouse living, privacy abounds.   Wonderful waterfront.  Hundreds of feet of common area shore, and a tram to take you down to the wate...

By Gayle Harvey
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
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This gorgeous estate has everything: a circa 1780 manor home with a modern addition, 278+/- acres of land with farming infrastructure, wildlife, trails, and a pond, a two-acre vineyard, 6-car garage, 8-stall stable, and a luxury athletic facility complete with a basketball court, batting cage, an...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Just listed! Perfect Vancouver home in sought after Sherwood area! - $435,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Year Built: 1993 /APPROX Lot Size: 7K-9,999SF Square Footage: 2290 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 17319290 Price: $435,000 1516 NE 33RD AVE   Vancouver, ...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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  Million Dollar Homes in MD| 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! Most real estate brokers and agents don’t really have all the tools needed to provide 100% assurance services to their clients that they are integrated fully with all the data on the MLS and beyond....

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Manassas Buyer Success on a Tight BudgetWhen first connected with this buyer-client in mid-March, the budget given for our house hunt (given from a lender he had qualified with) gave the buyer many options.  However, as our search got more serious and my buyer found a home or two he wanted to pur...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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The Beauty of Las Sendas in Mesa, AZ Who Should I Call For A Market Analysis of My Mesa AZ home? For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ Homes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas Las Sendas is a uniquely designed master planned...

By Rob Rosa, Personal Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway)
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I have read a few posts today about Mondays and how hard they can be. I was starting to go there myself (just a little) when I read this email about a buyer that I had a closing with last week. Feels great to get such good news! I would like to thank Jessica and Christian for being such appreciat...

By Nathan Lawrence
(Lawrence & Associates - Keller Williams )
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2216 Country Club Drive, Lynn Haven, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2,430 SQUARE FEET Lawrence & Associates Keller Williams Realty. Call us at 850-814-8588 or email Inf...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Thornton Foreclosures remain in extremely limited supply. The lack of inventory for Thornton Homes, has forced buyers into bidding wars on limited number of foreclosures that are on the market. HUD helped us out a little by recently releasing a East glenn Thornton Home .Listed by HUD at $316,000,...

By Gina McKinley, ABR, CIAS, CDPE, CRS, SFR - Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, & Scottsdale
(RE/MAX Masters)
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This is very interesting...these loan programs would help a lot of first time buyers buy their first home in the Phoenix area. Buying a home now can be a great option as paying a mortgage will help you build wealth and equity versus paying rent for money that you would never see again. Read on to...

By Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your Realtor® for Life!
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Georgetown was founded in 1751, nearly half a century before the District of Columbia, as a bustling port city on the banks of the Potomac. Today Georgetown is a neighborhood with a vibrant business district, an active residential community, and a popular recreational waterfront. It is D.C.’s pre...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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  Crown Heights Brooklyn One Family Brownstone Home For Sale - Needs TLC $1,500k  Crown Heights   - Revere Pl  (Dean street & Bergen Street)  Bring you creativity and  view this Crown Heights Brooklyn 5 bedroom, 2 bath one family home for saleAsking $1,500,000 Year Built 1901Bldg 18 x 45log 18 x ...