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 Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pace Happenings and more: Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: Many consumers don't understand credit scoresConsumers knew more about credit scores last year than they do now, according to an annual survey. And while more men than women say they understand credit scores, women actual...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Different Styles Abound in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZDo You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Mesa AZ Homes?For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain RanchHomes Recently Sold in Red Mountain RanchFor over 30 yea...

By Lee Keadle, Keadle Real Estate Group
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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Although Summerville, SC is mostly made up of new home communities, you will still be able to find a good selection of neighborhoods with older homes if you know where to look. Below you will find some of the most popular neighborhoods for buyers looking at older and historic homes. Historic Dis...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Light House Point - Imperial Beach CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Light House Point in Imperial Beach, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Light House Point, including amenities, HOA information, condos f...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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If you are trying to buy a home in a hot market where there are multiple offers, then here are some great tips for you from Susie Kay of Plano TX:  1.            Make your offer as “clean” as possible. You may opt out in asking the seller to pay for your home warranty or closing costs or for thei...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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When you find a home you love in Port Aransas or on North Padre Island, you’ll want to jump in and make an offer right away.But when that home is “For Sale by Owner,” should you have a Port Aransas Realtor® of your own to smooth out the transaction?Should You Have a Realtor to Buy a FSBO?You shou...

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, Google may know what is happening and all the going ons but for the most knowledegeable Realtor on the tri county area you need to call me 850-476-4494 Top 10 Attractions, Tours & Things To Do in Pensacola Beach-Navarre ...           THOUSANDS OF HOMES......

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Victoria Beach: Neighborhood SpotlightVictoria Beach is located south of Laguna’s Main Beach and is known for its white sandy beach, beautiful blue-green watersand unique residences (old and new). But the main attraction is the tower that stands tall at the north end of the beach. The 16th centur...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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3 Tips for Finding a Home in a Low Inventory Real Estate Market  Many Charlotte homebuyers are struggling to find a home in this tight market. If you're currently in the market for a home in Charlotte and are having difficulty finding that perfect home, here are some ways to expand your search so...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pace Happenings and more: Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management:  Real estate Q&A: Who pays for a new fence?A homeowner didn't want a fence but a neighbor added one anyway, and, over the years, the owner repainted his side several times. Must he help pay for repairs? Read more. The Top...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561,Fed: Interest rate hikes may wait if inflation slowsThe U.S. remains on track for more interest rate hikes, but Fed Chair Yellen said unexpectedly low inflation could delay those increases if it continues. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www....

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Sitella - Rancho Bernardo CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Sitella in Rancho Bernardo, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Sitella, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and s...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: Some homeowners losing confidence in their insurerMore private S. Fla. insurers are pulling out of the market or raising rates, in large part because assignment of benefits claims make it unprofitable to stay. Read more. Are you paying too much in...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Homes for the Rich & Famous in Circle G, Gilbert, AZ Do You Need A Buyers Agent to find Gilbert AZ homes? For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ Homes Currently for Sale in Circle G Homes Recently Sold in Circle G There are numerous Circle G communities th...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
Pensacola Happenings and More: We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Google may know what is happening and all that’s going on.  But for the most knowledgeable Realtor in the tri county area you need to call me 850-476-4494 Do you know what your neighbor did last….Helpful tips to follow for s...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561,Many consumers don't understand credit scoresConsumers knew more about credit scores last year than they do now, according to an annual survey. And while more men than women say they understand credit scores, women actually know more about them than men. R...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: What does today's 'dream home' look like?What do Americans click most on home remodeling websites? Currently, they're drawn to modern, high-end finishes, spa-like bathrooms and chic industrial features. Read more. Are you paying too much in Proper...

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 Underwater homeowners drying up Report: The number of homeowners (about 1.8M) who still owe more on a mortgage than their home's current value has hit its lowest point since 2006. Read more.            THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charlesstallion...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561,Technology leads more buyers to skip actual home visitsThanks to 3-D photos, video tours and virtual reality, more buyers feel comfy making a bid without touring a property, notably in areas where homes sell quickly. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One A...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561,How to get an insurer to pay your claims The value of a property insurance policy isn't based just on cost - it also depends on how the company responds after an owner files a claim. Read more.     THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www.charlesstallions.com...