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 Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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There’s no better way to fully experience the beauty of the Myrtle Beach coastline than in a luxury condo. Maisons Sur Mer Condos stands out as one of the premier condo resorts on the entire stretch of Myrtle Beach residences. These condos are where you’ll find plenty of full-time residents, beca...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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While the picture might be a bit gloomy thanks to a rainy day, inside there was happiness, happiness that might have been thought impossible last summer.The house above?  It's not the FIRST house the builder built for my buyers in the last year.  About four doors down there's another ranch home w...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Colorful Winter Skies in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous wi...

By William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
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PROS & CONS OF HAVING HOME WITH A POOLA swimming pool in your home compound is not considered a luxury amenity anymore. “Most” homes that have been constructed in the recent past have been offered to their discerning prospective buyers with a swimming pool. The foregoing sentence brings out one i...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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  Have you been looking for that perfect house? Afraid to make the commitment. Always finding something wrong. Maybe the walk to the property is too far maybe you just don't have that feeling. That is what happened to this couple I was working with. We were looking for almost two years. There was...

By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit Real Estate Services)
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Homes Just Listed in Davidson County NC  More homes that just came on the market in Winston Salem, Lewisville, Clemmons, Advance, Mocksville. Just Listed in Piedmont Triad Just Listed in Davie County Just Listed in Forsyth County Just Listed in Davidson County Just Listed in Winston Salem Just Li...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Dear Real Estate,Remember when we first got together? People didn't think we’d last. Maybe they didn't always say it, but they thought it. “You could do so much better. Why would you be a real estate agent?” “What’s your back-up plan?” “You should get a real job...” I’m sure they were well-intent...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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Options – that’s the name of the game at Berkshire Forest, where you’ll find a selection of affordable condos, homes, and lots that are ready and waiting for you to build your dream home. When you add the beauty of the neighborhood, with its large private freshwater lake, white sandy beach and bo...

By William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
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ARE THERE BENEFITS LIVING IN A CONDO?You could be at a very important crossroad in life trying to decide what would be the best dwelling that you could choose which would be ideal for your family, you and also keeping with your lifestyle. The choices are many and you could choose any as there are...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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 Disclosure of Stigmas in OntarioQuestion:Would you have to disclose a stigma to a customer? If so, should that be disclosed by the selling or buying agent?Answer:The issue of a stigma is an interesting topic. A stigma is something about a property (usually other than a physical defect) that coul...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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4461 Cool Emerald Dr, Tallahassee, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: Florida  ...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
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 Your First Step... If You're Serious About Buying A Charlotte Area Home In 2019 Are you planning on buying a home this year? Do you know the first step you need to take to show homeowners you are serious about buying is to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you do anything else! Getting pre-...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Today is snow day #Ilostcount, the perfect day to share this picture below. This custom home is being completed off Oak Hill Road (a designated rural road in Montgomery County), and its white exterior blends in perfectly with the winter wonderland. What you cannot really appreciate is, the massiv...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Documenting Your Assets - Verifying Your Down PaymentWhen buying a home, it is not enough to just come up with the money. With the exception of no asset verification loans, lenders want to verify where the money for your new home will be coming from. If you can document that the funds are coming ...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Lakeway Area Real Estate Talk Live - Episode 113 February 20, 2019 Today we will be discussing 6 fees often overlooked when buying a home. Join us at 12 noon EST. LIKE-SHARE-INVITE Watch our Live shows on Facebook airing Wednesday’s at 12 pm. Elite Realty Group – Your Morristown, TN Real Estate F...

By Derrik Carlson, Real Estate In Park City
(KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate)
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Old Town Park City, Ut Real Estate for SaleBasic Statistics of Park City Real Estate:(active MLS listings)Vacant Land: 28% | Condominium 58% | Single-Family Homes 28%Search Old Town Park City, Utah Real Estate for SaleStatistics include every home, condo, or piece of land listed for sale in Old T...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
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Naples Year End Real Estate Transactions SummaryThe Naples Year End real estate transactions review for the week of December 24th show there were 182 Naples Properties Sold versus 299 during the previous week. Since it was the week of Christmas, we expected real estate transactions to be lower th...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
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Don’t Miss Out On This Incredible Home for Sale in Villages at West Chester Canal Winchester #CanalWinchesterHomesForSale$414,990 - 4 Bedrooms, 2.1 Bathrooms | Canal Winchester Schoolshttps://www.thebuckeyerealtyteam.com/property-search/detail/111/218020563/6147-Dietz-Drive-Canal-Winchester-OH-43...

By Lisa DiNoto Group, The Key To Unlocking Your Dream Home
(Mainstreet Realty)
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Open House Saturday! 2/23 12-3 pm!Buy this home and it comes with FREE electricity for life!! Solar Panels are 100% paid!! This Beautiful Windrows Single Story home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1347 square ft of living space, and lots of upgrades throughout the house – Including a water soft...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
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Take a Look at This Amazing House in Clarkshaw Meadows Powell #PowellHomesForSale$369,586 - 3 Bedrooms, 2.1 Bathrooms | Buckeye Valley Schoolshttps://www.thebuckeyerealtyteam.com/property-search/detail/111/219001202/4346-Bobwhite-Trace--Powell-OH-43065/?tlid=617a57e284ec496eb0788c056d60c1bf30-Yea...