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 Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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By Christine OShea
(Premier Plus Realty Co.)
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Trio Naples Florida is the first ultra luxury high rise to be built at the entrance to 5th Avenue South have just become available in our Multiple Listing System which is showing 15 units available.  The building will stand 112 feet high.It does not appear that construction has started, however, ...

By Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon)
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So, you want to buy a floating home in Portland  I can't remember how the idea of buying a floating home came about, but my hubby and I are now the proud crazy owners of one. We started looking in the summer and after the bank (yes..it was bank owned) turned our initial offer down, they had a cha...

By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder, with thousands of floor plans and almost unlimited customization available! )
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For 2017 Johnston County (Clayton Area) Property Tax Rates, Click HereRaleigh Relocation Package - Tax RatesJohnston County NC Property Taxes - How Do They Compare?How To Read Property Tax Rate ChartsWhether you're considering relocating from one side of the Triangle to the other, or coming to th...

By Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & personality!
(Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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Every once in a while something good shows up in my mailbox.... Once a month I can count on the delivery of New York State Realtor, the Official Publication of the NYS Association of Realtors.    This month I was intrigued to see the profile of "the typical New York State Realtor": * 55 year old ...

By Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance)
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 FHA Approved Condos in Branford Connecticut If you've been qualified for FHA financing and are looking to purchase a Branford condo it is critically important to know which complexes are on the FHA Approved Condominium List before you begin your search.Don't risk the disappointment of finding a ...

By Jill Watts, Real Estate Agent for Clark County WA
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
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      At 55+ Fairway Village Your "Golden Age" Becomes "Platinum with FUN!" Fairway Village is located right off of Highway 14 and 162nd Ave. It is only 5 minutes to the Portland Airport if you are a big traveler or work in Portland.  Check out today's hottest home and condo listings located in F...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Do You Have Any Fixer Properties In Your Inventory? I received a call the other day from a person who wanted to know if I had any fixer properties in my San Jose - Silicon Valley inventory.  I asked a lot of questions like what area they are looking in, price points, if they are fixing and flippi...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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TOP 10 CHARACTERISTICS THAT MOST INFLUENCE THE HOME PURCHASE DECISION IN 2013 TOP 10 CHARACTERISTICS HOME BUYERS Living space and number of rooms to meet ones needs Energy efficient features Better insulated and sealed home Proximity of the community to locations want to go work, school, shopping...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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When Scheduling a Showing Common Courtesy is a Two-Way Street We often hear about sellers complaining that buyers' agents that do not call and let sellers know when they plan to show the property, or, if they are not going to show up after they have scheduled an appointment. I understand that. It...

By Jill Watts, Real Estate Agent for Clark County WA
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
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55+ Fairway Village Excellent Way to Retire55+ Fairway Village....An Excellent Way to Retire in Vancouver WA! Fairway Village is one of the most sought-after retirement places to live in Vancouver, WA. And Clark County has just recently given notice that there won't be anymore 55+ retirement area...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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 Let's Get Moving On Our First Time Home Buyer Search in San Jose CA   First time home buyers in San Jose CA, and their agent, have their work cut out for them in our sellers' market. While many markets in San Jose and the bay area are experiencing a "seasonal" slow down, there is still a lot of ...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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STRATEGIES TO CLEAR UP CREDIT TO PURCHASE FIRST HOME When considering purchasing your first home, whether you get the mortgage or not, may depend on your credit score.  Your score is determined by a network of credit reporting agencies, that either share information with, or are owned by, three m...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors New Jersey Real Estate for Sale and LeaseWelcome to NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes...

By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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239 Muskwink Dr, Pocono Lake, PA 18347$233,700 MLS #PM-33868 Click here to see more on this Arrowhead home -------->Ranch home with upstairs ''bonus room'' in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Home is only 4 years old, with 6 years left on Builder's Warranty! Corner lot property has circle d...

By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
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It's an unusually warm day in the Washington D.C. area The sun is shining it's 65 degrees! My client and I open the front door of a cute Cape Cod house and the smell of old cigarettes wafts out the door. She looks at me, wrinkles her nose and says, "Is there a surefire way to get that smell out o...

By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, PWAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Northern Virginia Home Buying ProgramsEquity First Realty® understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors th...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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            17,000 Different New Home Design Ideas.Home Page.  http://pinterest.com/njestates/boards/   Architectural Design Ideas,    http://pinterest.com/njestates/architectural-ideas/     Attic Design Ideas. http://pinterest.com/njestates/attic-ideas/     Backyard Design Ideas.   http://pinter...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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What is a home inspection?A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of a home's structure and operating systems, and should result in a report describing the overall condition of the home.Why do I need a home inspection? The main goal of a professional home inspection is to educate yo...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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This property had it all for anyone looking to move to the country. Grand Mesa, mountain and valley views surround this home. It was used as a hobby farm for 4H projects, and it's setup perfectly for anyone wanting to garden or raise a small amount of livestock. I was the listing agent for the sa...