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 Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  University District home buyers now can access the entire inventory of University District 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 th...

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

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Our team is preparing to list a great home in Northglenn Homes for sale this week. We wanted to give you a sneek peak here: 10271 Monterey Cir. Northglenn $349,500 3 bed, 3 bath   Great multi-level home with tons of surprises!*Set on large lot that backs to greenbelt, small creek, and schools*Mat...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Every time the weather changes a bit colder , the complaints rush out.I hear many people say they are moving out of the state.But yet, Every year I see they are hear.There are a few that go south for the winter, but always return.That really means one thing...North Branch, Mn is a great place to ...

By Gina McKinley, ABR, CIAS, CDPE, CRS, SFR - Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, & Scottsdale
(RE/MAX Masters)
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COMING SOON! Adorable home with a fantastic location close to the 101 & 17 freeways! Bright & open family room has plenty of room for entertaining! Kitchen has lots of counter space & overlooks spacious yard. Large bedrooms feature low maintenance laminate flooring, & travertine mosaic mirrors ad...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley.If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. For those wanting a map and more details, here is the link to the Napa Register’s open house page.   N...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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We wanted to showcase our team's newest listing in Homestead Centennial Homes for sale. 6711 South Kearney CourtCentennial, CO 80112 $562,000.00 Beds: 5    SqFt: 4346 Baths: 4   Year: 1981   Acres:0 # Of Photos Avail: 33 V-Tour Available:  Yes MLS #: 4447687  Presented By Mb The Brian Petrelli Te...

By Lori Webster, REALTOR Sharing Fountain Hills, Scottsdale & more
(RE/MAX Sun Properties)
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Start with me! Lori Webster Sells AZ

By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
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I cannot count the number of times I have been asked this question by potential buyers and it always throws me a little, because it's irrelevant when it comes to determining what to offer on an Alexandria VA home for sale.  Now, if someone wants to know the rate of appreciation for a neighborhood...

By Pat & Sharon Mistowski, Horizon Lending Services, LLC
(Horizon Lending Services, LLC)
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The Four Ingredients of a Texas Mortgage PaymentIt is often asked what is all included in that bill that comes every month called a mortgage payment. I advise checking up on exactly what portion of your payment goes toward principle every few years. That thought brings me to explain the four ingr...

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 raises key interest rate for first time in yearThe Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point, which could impact some adjustable-rate mortgages and other consumer loans. Read more.                                             ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 What's Your Motivation to Buy and Finance a Home?        During conversations with my new mortgage applicants, I try to discern what their "motivation" is for purchasing a home ...       Is the motivating factor ... the stimulus to buy and finance ... obvious or unclear?  Is the motivation based...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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When you’re searching for a new house, pesky plumbing problems could be overlooked - especially if you don’t understand how to identify issues lurking behind the walls. Some plumbing flaws are an easy fix. Others can lead to serious damage and major financial woes if they aren’t addressed (prefer...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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If you’re looking to purchase a manufactured home, or you already own one and would like to refinance, here are some things to keep in mind. See how here Tips to get a Loan for your Manufactured House

By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 UNDER CONTRACT / ACCEPTING BACK UP OFFERS!Canyon Lake View from this all level building site surrounded by gorgeous oak trees in the elite Peninsula gated section of Mystic Shores.This corner lot features huge hill country views as well from your back deck or second story. Bring your own builder...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Milford East Hants Homes For SaleEast Hants homes for saleEast Hants, Milford, Nova Scotia homes for saleOur Homes over $100,000 for sale East HantsHants Real Estate Homes for sale$149,900 2105 Highway 2 Milford ExclusiveCozy 1.5 storey home with municipal sewer and drilled well. Features 3 bedro...

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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 Milford East Hants Nova Scotia Real Estate 2105 Highway 2 Milford$149,900Cozy 1.5 storey home with municipal sewer and drilled well. Features 3 bedrooms, full bath, potential for 4th bedroom on main floor, newer roof shingles, siding, windows and oil tank (inside), wiring upgraded, wheelchair ra...

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
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Buyer Tips:  How to Find the Perfect Charlotte NeighborhoodCharlotte has a multitude of areas, subareas, communities, subdivisions and neighborhoods and if you're new to the area, you really do need a knowledgeable agent to guide you through the process of elimination as far as neighborhoods are ...

By Foster Smith Summerville, Summerville & Charleston Homes for Sale SC Realtor
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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The new year is underway and today is the first day back for many to work after the holiday. As the new year rolls in, many of us are excited about the promise of new beginnings and new goals. If one of your goals for 2017 is to buy a home in Summerville, here are five bad habits you need to kick...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Good information for families planning a move to Florida... Considering a move to Florida?  If so, begin your research with these ten articles. How to start your Florida home search Don't start at the top of your budget The first step to take when buying a Florida home Buying a home in Florida - ...