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 Joshua Jarvis, Putting the REAL in Real Estate in Gwinnett County
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlanta Real Estate)
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If you are buying a home in Lawrenceville, GA, or anywhere in the Metro Atlanta area, and are looking at townhomes, you likely have figured out that there are a ton of great deals right now on condos and townhomes.  Have you wondered, "How do HOA Fees Affect Your Mortgage?"  One thing you might n...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore, RealtorKeller Williams Realtyhttp://iloveamarillo.com806-290-1920Licensed Loan Originator#289635  For many years owner financing or investor financing was a popular way to finance a house.  The buyer would put down a down payment, GET THE DEED, and then make payments to the seller ...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 MORE INFO  Awesome remodeled house in Lawndale.  The seller likes granite and tile and you can tell by the qualify of workmanship.  Take a look at the kitchen cabinets!  And seller will pay $2000 in closing costs, a $500 home warranty and a survey...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 You know how you want to buy a new house and can't find one in your price range?  The only houses available are the old houses. Well in this case that is OK!  The owner of this house rebuilt it from studs in.  New electric, new plumbing in the hou...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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  I have been in the real estate and mortgage business all of my adult life.  I have seen ups and downs and been a part of all of them. The first house I ever bought the interest rate was 3%.  I lived in a rural area so it was a subsidized loan.  The second house I every bought the interest rate...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 2708 Marrs Amarillo Awesome remodeled house in Lawndale.  The seller likes granite and tile and you can tell by the qualify of workmanship.  Take a look at the kitchen cabinets! 2708 Marrs  Amarillo Great open living, dining and kitchen combo.  All appliances ...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 Whether I am representing a buyer or a seller, my main job is to do the best job I can to see that you are treated fairly and and stupid  things don't happen. In order for that to happen, I must have earned your full trust. In order to that we nee...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-290-1920   5 Reasons Your Dream House Told Me To Give You A Call!       You have been on the fence long enough!  Your dream house is waiting for you and it is time you came to see it.   It is exactly what you are looking for. Stop riding up and down the stre...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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I Want To Buy A House.   Where Do I Start?   4238 Sw 15th Ave , Amarillo, TX 79106     Do you remember when you were in kindergarten?  For some of us maybe we don't.  It was too long ago. But here you are.  Your first day of school ever.  So you have your mom or dad drop you off.  You go in to t...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 Do You Want To Live In Your Car Or Your House?   I was looking at a house that came "back on the market" the other day.  When you see that you always wonder why it fell apart in the first place. There was a private note (Realtor to Realtor) in the...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-290-1920     We live in a country that believes in capitalism.  We are encouraged to start our own businesses and to create jobs for others.  To be self-employed is common.           Our tax system allows us to deduct our expenses from our gross income to cr...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-290-1920 5 Reasons Why You Think You Can't Buy A House   Buying a house is a giant decision.  Then there is a process of thinking it through.  Trying to do a little planning.  Googling "how to buy a house" and Pinterest decorating ideas.  All that is fine bu...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-290-1920 Why Banks Scare Buyers Into Thinking They Are Deadbeats And Can Never Buy A House?    No. Really.  I am asking you.  Why do they do that?  How crappy does that make you feel when you are told you are way below average.  I have to say that really hit...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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7988 Duncan Plains Rd NW, Alexandria OH 43001Retreat to the country every day in this lovely, well-appointed, custom built cedar A-Frame home. After dinner, relax in the beautiful screened in porch off the kitchen and enjoy the view of wooded area in back. Slip into bed for the night in the firs...

By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
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With the easy-going, tropical ambiance of the Eastern Caribbean community for which it was named and designed, Antigua is a Myrtle Beach paradise. The small neighborhood of elegant homes offers streets lined with lush foliage and yards full of trees. The entrance is posted for residents only and ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager  BAR NONE - NO EXCEPTION Trespassing is against the law. Buyers, do not ask me to show you property if you are not qualified to buy. Just because I have a license, doesn't mean I have the authority to allow anyone who isn't qualified to roam, take a look around with the pretens...

By Lee Gallaher
(Gallaher Group KW)
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Homes Near Skyline Elementary School in WA Find homes for sale near Skyline Elementary School in Lake Stevens WA. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Northwest MLS and is updated multiple times per day.The homes near Skyline Elementary School in Lake Stevens WA have easy ...

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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 FURNISHED ISLAND CONDO VERO BEACH FL          DEEDED BEACH ACCESS FURNISHED ISLAND CONDO VERO BEACH FLORIDA                  DEEDED BEACH ACCESS Enjoy the perfect carefree island lifestyle in this spacious penthouse condo in the prestigious community of the MOORINGS.   This unit offers are wide ...

By Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
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Cadence in Henderson has become a popular choice for New Homes in Las Vegas, NV.  Located in the southeast valley, this Master Planned Community has really grown since it's soft opening in December of 2014.  It was recently named one of the top 25 best selling communities in the nation for the fi...

By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, PWAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Virginia Homebuyers Take Advantage Of New Construction Rebate For Their Ryan Homes New Construction Home Being BuiltGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your next home in Virginia. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to help represent the Gibson and Dissinger family when getting thei...