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 Foster Smith Summerville, Summerville & Charleston Homes for Sale SC Realtor
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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When people begin their search for a new home, it often begins online.  Here are four things to never forget when you are house shopping online! Images Look Bigger Online: That wide angle lens  the realtor or photographer is using is going to make small rooms look much larger than they are in rea...

By Casas De Maryland Asesores Inmobiliarios, ¿En Qué Podemos Servirle?
(Herboso & Associates LLC- Broker 240.426.5754)
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CasasdeMaryland.com Ya sea que esta buscando su casa de sueño o busca una propiedad de inversion Trabajando con nosotros, le damos accseso a nuestra lista completa de miles de propiedades encima de lo que existe en el MLS publico. Esto es en todo Maryland incluyendo, Casas de ejecucion hipotecari...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
 Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties 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...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
  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 Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale with Water Views in North Kingstown It tis the spring season when buyers are in a hurry to shop for southern RI homes near the water.  Oh what a bustle of activity awaits all real estate agents but lo and behold the houses are few in number causing quite a stir.  What is on the RI ...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
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In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 3.8-month supply. This is ...

By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
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The spring home buying market is heating up and the DMV area DC MD VA markets are all experiencing multiple offers. Here are 6 steps to win a bidding war when negotiating a contract.The 7th step is to let me represent you. DMVRealEstateChick.com GreatDCMetroHomes.com Home Buyers Marketing II Inc 

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 2
  Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington 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 g...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 35
©Patricia Feager, 4/19/2017 "Here's the challenge: Share 3 strategies, tips or ideas that increase the chances your offers are noticed and accepted. Get creative and don't be afraid to share a little secret or two. We are kindred spirits and have shared before. This will help all of us..." Debbie...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 4
We're currently remodeling our own home and much of our search starts online.  Farmhouse sinks, faucets, appliances.  Other things we've found to be best in person:  kitchen cabinets, counters and stone to go around the fireplace.Some things just don't lend themselves to online shopping. Nuances ...

By Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
(The K Company)
Comments 3
 Victoria Parc Estates in Port St. Lucie, FloridaSeneca Floor Plan!Builder DR HortonI just love New Construction!  No multiple offers!  I had to take my buyer 1.5 hour from Broward County. This house in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale would cost around $400,000.00.  My buyer wanted more "cluck for her buck!...

By Joyce Marsh, Broker Associate, Premier Sotheby's International Realty
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 4
 Feel the ocean breeze. Smell the salty air! This is the perfect beach house located in beautiful Coquina Key, Ormond Beach FL where residents enjoy private beach access and miles of quiet beaches nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.  3730 EGRET DUNES DR, Ormond beach, FL...

By Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services
(Champions Real Estate Services)
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  For Professional Real Estate Services contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Champions Real Estate Services. Call, text or email for more information    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com  Is owning Single Family Real Estate kinda like legalized gambling?   Connect with me on:           ...

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 Best markets for single-family rental returns in 2017ATTOM report analyzed data in 375 U.S. counties and more than 6,000 U.S. ZIP codes: Last year's average annual gross rental yield was 9%, down from 9.1% in 2016. Read more.                    THOUSANDS O...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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How to Help Kids Transition to a New Home in CharlotteMoving to a house for sale in Myers Park is an exciting time for the whole family. However, for little ones, it can also be especially overwhelming. Whether you are moving from a different state or are just moving across town, children have at...

By Jim Starwalt, Better Agents, Better Results
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Comments 0
Grayslake Home for Sale - Real Estate Home Search App Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Home Search App Discover the new Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Home Search App. With maps, filters, and customized assistance, you can find your new dream home in no time! Download the app here: An...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
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                                                               If they plant it they will come.I been seeing on Facebooks fields of sunflowers on Maui.  I was like what is going on I better check this out. I was heading out to Kaanapali to show properties at Honua Kai Resort.  On my way back ther...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: Study: More owner-occupied homes becoming rentalsWhich homes tend to become rentals? A study finds that underwater/low-equity homes do, largely because their owners have a lower incentive to keep them maintained and periodically updated. Read more...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Bay Sotheby's International)
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The Median Sale Price for homes in Castro Valley during March was $785,000 with the highest number of units sold in the $800,000 - $899,000 price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, or are looking for your home value...

By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS)
Comments 2
9171 NEW LIGHT RD, Starkville, MS 39759MLS #16-1870$350,0009171 NEW LIGHT RD, Starkville, MS 39759Beautiful Two Story Home Located on 10 +/- Acres 4 BR/2.5BA home ~ 3,216 sqft Large sunroom with an additional kitchen Outside patio with hot tub overlooking 2 acre stocked pond 40x50 workshop with t...