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 Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long would it take you to save for a down payment in each state? Using data from the United States ...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 24
It's (Not) Up to You How many of us have ever worked with a professional on a highly important matter where, regardless of the issue at hand, we reached that critical inflection point, the one where we needed help and answers the most?  What happened when the advisor in whom you put your trust lo...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordabil...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Address: 1414 S 89th ST 1416 West Allis, Wisconsin 53214-4347 Taxed by: West Allis MLS #: 1511560  CONGRATULATIONS RODRIGO ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR FIRST HOME/DUPLEX/INVESTMENT PROPERTY!!!!         357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.c...

By Cindy Allen, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Call today for your appointment!  225-366-8656For all homes available, visit LouisianaHomesAndLand.com         PRICE CHANGE on Beautiful Prairieville Home BETTER THAN NEW CONSTRUCTION! This Energy smart home is DSLD's highly sought after Dupre floor plan which is a spacious 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath op...

By r&b realty group, For all your relocation needs.
(Keller Williams Realty New Tampa)
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These days, if you're looking for new home communities in the Tampa Bay area you might want to head north - as in - all along SR 54 in Pasco County - which rivals the Southshore area of Tampa when it comes to new construction! One of the newest communities is Bexley, being developed by Newland Co...

By Monica Hess, Kentucky's Feng Shui Master
(Feng Shui This Kentucky)
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 So many new subdivisions, and so many choices!  People want to control as much as possible of their immediate environment, so new homes are often a way to do this. You can pick the orientation of the door, the bedrooms, anything you want.  Sounds like the perfect Feng Shui opportunity, doesn't i...

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 Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment? Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long would it take you to save for a down payment in each ...

By Scott Hubbard, Realtor Resident and Specializes in The Villages
(ERA Grizzard Real Estate)
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JUST LISTED in The Villages, FL1426 Carrillo St. 32162 Check out this BEAUTIFUL Bougainvillea Designer Series Home located on an over sized corner lot just a golf cart ride away from Spanish Springs Town Square that offers all of the dining, shopping and entertainments you need!!  Featuring the f...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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349-351 E 19th Ave, Columbus OH 43201   PROPERTY DETAILS $300,000 LISTING INFORMATION Duplex Bedrooms: 3 - both sidesFull Baths: 1 - both sidesSq ft: 2,949Lot Size: 52 x 60Heat Source: GasTaxes: $4,174 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 349-51 E 19th Ave. Currently leased through July 2018 at $1,200 & $1,185....

By Martha Brown, You're Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
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When You Aren't The Only Offer On A Home Our home market around Annapolis is brisk. Homes are moving fast as inventory is low. When this happens it means more than ever that Buyers need to be prepared. You see  there is no guarantee that your offer will be the only offer. So what's the best way t...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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6 Buyers Strategies for Moving Fast in the Housing Market In today’s housing market buyers need to move fast.  Sometimes buyers realize this, sometimes they don’t. But I had a buyer the other day comment, once she started looking at homes in her price range, that “I guess we need to move fast” si...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Open Saturday, April 141-4 PM  $949,9872370 Club Drive, Gilroy, CA 950204 Bedroom2.5 BathApproximately 2578 sq. ft.SINGLE STORY! Rarely offeredNew Paint and Carpets.Open 1-4 pmGolf Course Lot!Golf course views front and rear.Low HOA-- only $155/monthThis home is in a wonderful location within the...

By Nancy Almodovar, Leading Luxury Realtor in Houston
(Nan and Company Properties Christie's International Real Estate)
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Many sellers often underestimate the power of an open house. Holding one can be a great way to receive multiple offers on your property! However, a great open house takes hard work and collaboration from you, the other residents, and an agent if you have one. When preparing for your open house, k...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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Friday, April 21, 2017 Beautiful Homes For Sale Las Vegas Nevada by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz   Beautiful Homes For Sale Las Vegas Nevada by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz   Las Vegas, Henderson and the surrounding Las Vegas Valley has some high end luxury homes along with some great deals. Compared to most...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
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Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long would it take you to save for a down payment in each state?Using data from the United States Ce...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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True fact, I almost moved to Curtis Park when I relocated to Sacramento in 2002. My husband and I looked at a ton of homes in East Sacramento, made offers on several and lost, a bunch in Land Park and Midtown, but it was Curtis Park that captures the heart. Even though it is right next to Land Pa...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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8668 Aconite Dr, Blacklick OH 43004   PROPERTY DETAILS $239,900 LISTING INFORMATION Bedrooms: 4Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 2,231Lot Size: 50 x 1230Style: 2 StoryGarage: 2 Car AttachedHeat Source: GasTaxes: $4,008 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION BEAUTIFUL, almost NEW home in desirable Cedar Run! Ove...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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3811 Shady Grove Rd., Clarksville TN, Just ListedThis country home with almost 22 acres is on the market for sale. It was custom built by one of Clarksville's best builders, is an all brick home that has been well maintained. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths (one of the baths is in the basem...