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 Matt Riley, Premier Home Builder in Greater Raleigh Area
(Royal Oaks Homes)
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People purchase homes at different stages in their lives. There are the starter homes for the first-time homebuyer. Then comes the move-up home. But as life changes, you might need to consider a home that allows wheelchair-bound residents to feel comfortable and as independent as possible. Univer...

By Jennifer Carstensen, I specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(REMAX Real Estate Experts)
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 Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?Conlon responded:“I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in this count...

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
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Monarch Walk New Homes Huntington Beach Townhomes start at high $600's3 bedrooms 2.5 to 3 baths 1514 to 1900 sqft Click on pic to learn more about our new construction rebate program. We save you thousands on new homes. or Call 714 588 7676

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Expecting a new addition soon? Does your current home not have enough room? Find Your New Home in the Tampa Bay and Surrounding Areas. Start here  Need More Room? Is Your Family Outgrown Your Current Home?

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Whitewing in Gilbert, AZ has Style! Who Should I Call For A Market Analysis of My Gilbert AZ home? For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ Whitewing Homes Currently for Sale Whitewing Homes Recently Sold Whitewing is another name synonymous with luxury in G...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Finding a Niche in Gilbert, AZ   Click Here to request your FREE Relocation Guide!!!   For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ   I am not sure that I truly have a niche, but I believe that it would be a really good thing to have.  I know that my biggest ob...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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 Some Highlights: CT interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall. Contact a Real Estate professional from Dave Jones Realty who can assist with all of your R...

By Joyce Marsh, Broker Associate, Premier Sotheby's International Realty
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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  4283 Mayfair Lane in Port Orange has been SOLD!  A lovely home | All one level split plan with 2 car garage 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths + Office + Dining Rm, Screened Porch, Breakfast Nook, and Safe Room Listing Agent: Joyce Marsh | Premier Sotheby's International RealtySelling Price $320,000 | Listed,...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires-  Not a fan-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Not a fan”, or should I state not another fan since I see this so often. It seems that bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are just troubled in many older homes anyway, but way too often I see th...

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 Most millennials plan to buy first home in next 5 yearsHSBC study: Millennials named slow wage growth, rising house prices and a need for better financial planning as challenges to their dream of homeownership. Read more.                    THOUSANDS OF HO...

By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS)
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Price Reduced!49 POINTE DR, Starkville, MS 39759$379,900MLS #15-247549 POINTE DR, Starkville, MS 39759Hilltop View of Browning Creek Lake ~ This Five Bedroom, Three Bathroom Home Offers Formal Dining Room, Office, Breakfast Area & Enclosed Sun Porch ~ Living Room w/Gas Log Fireplace & Tray Ceilin...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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The proposed rezoning of the Deer Creek Golf Course soon will be discussed by the Jefferson County Planning Commission. The discussion revolves around an application to rezone some of Deer Creek Golf Course to allow for a variety of homes and businesses, including single-family homes, attached ho...

By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 MONTH REALTY)
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Can a Home Inspector "Kill a Deal?" Here's My Story ... and I'm Sticking To It!  As an ABR, Accredited Buyers Agent, I was representing my clients -- first time homebuyers -- for a home they wanted to buy out in the county.  They were your typical homebuyer ... excited and anticipating their firs...

By Stephanie Frost, CDPE, SFR
(Sellstate Next Generation Realty)
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 Why Do People Love Candler Hills?Candler Hills is a beautiful 55+ gated community of single family homes that is conveniently located just 10 miles west of Ocala, Florida. Candler Hills is a golf cart community, so it's not uncommon to see residents in their golf carts driving through the street...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka is located at 1110 Chatfield Road, just south of Tower Road. Children that attend this school live north of Pine Street, south of Scott Street and a section of east Winnetka that is north of Tower Road.See all homes for sale with photos and full details at: Hubbar...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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Found this in my draft folder.  I thought I post it for posterity, as it is 4 years old.  It is amazing how much the market has bounced back from dark days of the great recession.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FROM MARCH 2012 Here is a market snapshot for the San Francisco Bay Area Counties.  The economy se...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Homes For Sale In Montgomery County, MD - Lender Owned Foreclosures ***New links below for home energy audits and home buyer grants now available.*** Home buyers and sellers are carefully watching the local real estate market to make their spring purchase and sale decisions. It is a good idea to ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Homes For Sale In Frederick County, MD - Lender Owned Foreclosures     ***New link below for home buyer grants now available.*** Home buyers and sellers are carefully watching the inventory of homes for sale in Frederick County, Maryland in order to make good purchase and sale decisions during th...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Homes For Sale In Prince George's County, MD -  Lender Owned Foreclosures (REO)     ***New link below for home buyer grants now available.***   The real estate market in Prince George's County, Maryland is flooded with a high volume of homes for sale in trustee auctions. The secured mortgage lend...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Homes For Sale In Washington County, MD- Lender Owned Foreclosures ***New link below for home buyer grants now available.*** Home buyers and sellers are carefully watching the inventory of homes for sale in Washington County, Maryland in order to make good purchase and sale decisions during the s...