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 Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (877)507-2006
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Last week’s weeks economic releases included readings on the NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits issued and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.NAHB: Builder Confidence in Housing Market Holds Steady in Februar...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Buying your first home can be overwhelming, we understand that! Today we want to run through some of the terms you're likely to hear during this process and hopefully give you a general understanding of them to make it a little smoother for you!Prequalification - This should be your very first st...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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If you're changing jobs or planning to change jobs in the near future, you need to know that any job switch can have major impacts on your ability and plans to buy a home.  Buying a home while switching jobs can be challenging, because most lenders require both income and job stability to approve...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
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Homes for Sale in Houston: 6030 Darkwood Dr., Houston, TX 77088 6030 Darkwood Dr., Houston, TX 77088MLS #: 87529302Bedrooms: 4 Bed(s)Baths: 2 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)Square Footage: 2,013 Built. Sqft. Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a showi...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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  Have Alot of Equity In  Your Brooklyn Home And Thinking Of Buying A MultiFamily Investment Property - Are You Ready For A Second Home in Brooklyn   Brooklyn home owners if you have zero debt and  sitting on a lot of equity and always wanted to be a small landlord in Broolyn - now maybe a good t...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
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Thank you Pam Graham  Tuesday's Tip: Build Credit When You Have No Credit! Today's Tuesday tip is about how you can build your credit, especially when you have no credit. Don't you hate that? You don't have credit, but can't get credit in order to build credit. It's a vicious cycle! There is a wa...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Is a Deposit Consideration for a Contract?This question keeps coming up, so let’s have a look at it.There are a few things to consider when we are talking about a contract. First of all, you have to get it going in the first place. There are two choices here: either 1) a seal, or 2) consideration...

By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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PRICED BELOW APPRAISAL!! This move in ready, four bedroom, two bath home in the highly desirable neighborhood of Freeman Farms is located just minutes from San Tan Village. Upgrades include plantation shutters, Nest thermostat, owned security system, surround sound, and security screen door. The ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate: Pensacola Realtor says3 Fla. cities in top 10 for increase in millennial residentsA Census data study on millennial population growth finds Orlando in the top 10 along with two attractive retirement areas: Cape Coral and Sarasota. Read more. Upcoming Events in Pen...

By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
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Tuesday's Tip: Build Credit When You Have No Credit! Today's Tuesday tip is about how you can build your credit, especially when you have no credit. Don't you hate that? You don't have credit, but can't get credit in order to build credit. It's a vicious cycle! There is a way tho and I'll tell ya...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Are There More Keys to My New House?When a buyer closes on his new home in Clarksville TN, the keys are handed over at the closing table. Sometimes there is only one key or the listing agent has left the key to access the home in the lockbox at the house. With most homes having 3 or more exterior...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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The Coronado Model, 26 Park View Dr, Warren NJ 07059  (Quick Close 30 to 60 days) Luxury Condo/Townhome for Sale for $877,000  Web Page. with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, 1 half bath and full basement. This home was built in 2017 and available January or February 2918.Coronado Model in Building #...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Experts in Listing and Selling Waterfront & Luxury
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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  DIRECT OCEANFRONT with Two Separate Living Areas at 6200 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL North Of Orlando central Florida. This 3 Level home was remodeled and updated previously and has been well cared for and never used as a vacation rental. There is great potential with this property...

By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
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 Meadow Winds - Newburgh NY Townhouses for Sale SOLD OUT! New Townhouses are available for sale in Newburgh NY.  It is exciting to announce the final phase of 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhomes at the Meadow Winds Community.  A Grand Opening of 18 new townhomes will now be available in the Town of Newb...

By James Potenza, New Home Experts, Sell Your Home, Buy A home
(Texas Buyer Realty LLC)
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New Homes for Sale in Meridiana - Iowa Colony Texas.Why Do People Live here?Meridiana is the newest Master Planned Community, located just south of Houston and Pearland. The developers are from Las Vegas and as you can imagine, their creative flare is apparent at Meridiana. The amenity village i...

By James Potenza, New Home Experts, Sell Your Home, Buy A home
(Texas Buyer Realty LLC)
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Brand new Highland Home in Meridiana. Move in ready. Open Kitchen and Family Room Concept on Highland's Stunning 'Fairhall' Plan. Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring is Featured throughout the Majority of this Home, along with Elegant Kitchen Upgrades. The Kids will love the Play Room separating the Secon...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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Found this in my draft folder.  I thought I post it for posterity, as it is 4 years old.  It is amazing how much the market has bounced back from dark days of the great recession.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FROM MARCH 2012 Here is a market snapshot for the San Francisco Bay Area Counties.  The economy se...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Here are a few tips to help when buying a home ... 1. Don't buy if you can't stay put.When purchasing a home, plan on ideally staying in that particular location at least a few years to make the move more worthwhile financially.2. Make sure your Credit is in orderPrior to your house hunting adven...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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ARE YOU CONSIDERING PURCHASING YOUR FIRST NEW HOME? Here are a few things to consider and help you to be well prepared ... Save for your downpaymentCheck your credit score to make sure there is nothing on there that shouldn't be that could hurt youPay down as much of your debt as possibleDo NOT p...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Author: Patricia Feager, 2/17/2018 In the business world, bad news is usually good news - for somebody else. --- James Surowiecki The process of buying a home is very exciting and nerve-wrecking too, especially when the agent representing the buyer is told: No we're not working on any offers."  T...