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 Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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GFCI’s and Garages, got them all protected? Douglas County Home Inspection   As a requirement of Washington State SOP for Home Inspectors we are to identify any missing or inoperative GFCI’s per industry standards. With GFCI’s we are required to tell our clients that they should be installed in a...

By David Bailey and Erika Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-589 3600
(The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
Comments 2
Mortgage Pre-Approval Fire Island Pines | The Mortgage Outlet. Before you start shopping for a dream home in The Pines Fire Island you should get a pre-qualification from The Mortgage Outlet to confirm that you are able to close on your dream vacation home. Take 2 minutes and use our quick applic...

By David Laven
(Keller Williams Realty Boston Metro)
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Tom Brady, the superstar Super Bowl winning quarterback of the the New England Patriots owns a brownstone in Boston's Back Bay on Beacon Street. Tommy's pad went for roughly 10 million which is a steal compared to some of these killer Back Bay brownstones. So, come on over and check out our Back ...

By David Bailey and Erika Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-589 3600
(The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
Comments 2
The Mortgage Outlet | Mortgage Broker in Bayport NY 11705  We at The Mortgage Outlet understand borrower’s needs to make sense of all of the complicated processes involved in getting a mortgage to purchase or refinance your dream home.  As a Mortgage Broker in Bayport NY 11705 Since 1987 we under...

By David Bailey and Erika Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-589 3600
(The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
Comments 2
FHA Government Loans Oakdale, NY - The Mortgage Outlet Did you know you can Apply Online for an FHA Home Loan?  FHA home loans have been helping borrowers become homeowners in Oakdale, NY since 1934.  The Mortgage Outlet offers a better interest rate then most commercial lenders in Oakdale, NY. O...

By David Bailey and Erika Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-589 3600
(The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
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FHA Loans in Suffolk County, NY - The Mortgage Outlet FHA Loan QualificationsWhen buying a new home or refinancing an existing mortgage, it is important for you to be ready for the mortgage application process. Traditionally qualify for a conventional mortgage can be very difficult in the tough e...

By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
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We met with a couple this week that has been renting in their condo building for 5 years and wants to move because of the people upstairs (long story!).  I mentioned the high cost of renting in the Odenton/Crofton area and asked if they could even get a 30 year mortgage because they are 70.  The ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 5
 907 E Monte Cristo PHX AZ 85022 For Lease   Virtual Tour 908 E Monte Cristo PHX AZ 85022  Lovely, Move-in-Ready Moon Valley Single Family Home. Living Room, Family Room, Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, Pantry and Breakfast Counter. Split Master Ensuite with Walk in Closet. 3 Guest Rooms & Gue...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 25
I showed a house recently where the prospective buyers liked the "blank slate it offers."  The blank slate referred to this property's very neutral decor (a lot of white spaces).The prospective buyers started adding up the costs to make the house like they want (make it their house, I suppose).  ...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
Altair - La Jolla CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Altair in La Jolla, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Altair, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so much more! Our ...

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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The Ranch Retreat by Ore BuildersThe finishing touches are being added to this Coastal Cottage style home located at 1205 Founders Pointe Trail, Carrollton, Virginia. The Grand Opening of this furnished model is September 15th and 16th weekend. But, you can come out now for a sneak peek! Founders...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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FICO® Scores and Your MortgageYears ago, credit scoring had little to do with mortgage lending. When reviewing the credit worthiness of a borrower, an underwriter would make a subjective decision based on past payment history.Then things changed.Lenders studied the relationship between credit sco...

By Lee Keadle, Keadle Real Estate Group
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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Many buyers search for South Carolina real estate but don't know where exactly in the state to live. I've listed below 5 of the most popular places to relocate in South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina Columbia is South Carolina's capital, and a lot of people choose to live here. It's centrall...

By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com   If Soil Tests Are Basically The Same, Then Doesn't It Make Sense To Get The Cheapest One? I've been building homes for over 30 years and reviewed a lot of soil tests. Usually, the current Owner receives one from the prior lot Owner or gets one done before I enter the p...

By TIM GARTON, "Highly Skilled Pro"
(RE/MAX Gold)
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Dear Future Home Buyers, News you can use form Tim Garton a Vallejo CA real estate expert.  Tim's focus on Vallejo CA helps both buyers and sellers in a big way and did you know that home buyers spend a average of $10,600.00 the first year of home ownership?  These expenses include furniture, hom...

By Bret & Meredith Amon, Real Estate Breckenridge,Keystone,Silverthorne CO
(LIV| Sotheby's I R)
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Waters at Silver Trout Homes for SaleIdeally located between two bodies of water with spectacular Gore Range mountain vistas. The Waters At Silver Trout is a new development in Silverthorne, Colorado close to the Angler Mountain Ranch neighborhood. The bike path and hiking trails are a stone's th...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
2243 N Buena Vista St - Burbank CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on 2243 N Buena Vista St in Burbank, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on 2243 N Buena Vista St, including amenities, HOA information, condos for...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
Jamestowne Homes - Yorba Linda CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Jamestowne Homes in Yorba Linda, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Jamestowne Homes, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, ...

By Lee Keadle, Keadle Real Estate Group
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Comments 0
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina is one of the most popular suburbs of Charleston with master planned communities. Home buyers often choose Mt. Pleasant because it has such good neighborhoods to choose from (not to mention great public schools). If you're looking for neighborhoods with great amenitie...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
On 34th - Normal Heights CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on On 34th in Normal Heights, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on On 34th, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so ...