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 Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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If you are buying a home that was built in the late 60s or early 70s there is a good chance that your home may have aluminum wiring instead of copper. At that time, home builders were using aluminum because it was cheaper than copper.Aluminum wiring is something that many people prefer not to hav...

By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
Comments 1
Are you expecting a child and thinking about shopping for a home at the same time? Deciding whether to buy the home before or after your baby arrives is a very difficult decision and one that only you can make.Some important things to consider before making your decision are: Qualifying for a mor...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: New home construction rose 1.5% in Oct. The gain came exclusively from apartment construction with single-family starts dropping 1.8% for the month – however, single-family rose 4.7% in the South. Read more. Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Winter is Beautiful in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZDo You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Mesa AZ Homes?For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain RanchHomes Recently Sold in Red Mountain RanchFor over 30 years, ...

By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty)
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Charming Townhouse in Countryside Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood Open House Market Stats IDX Search $315,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,088 sqftYear Built: 1983 Location 7 Mercer CtSterling, VA 20165USA Gina M. Tufano Pearson Smith Realty(7...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Student Loan Debt Solution Found via Fannie Mae's "Student Loan Cash-Out Refinance"   Mounting Student Loan debt has become a huge concern ...  This is true not only for individuals carrying student loan, but for GSE's (Government Sponsored Enterprises) like Fannie Mae that oversees and ensure m...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Establishing Legal Ownership: Condos, Dwelling Parcels, PUDs I've "been around" ...  Around the mortgage business, that is.  For over 40 years. And during those 40 years,  besides being a Mortgage Originator, I also held an IL Real Estate Appraiser license for around 2 decades.  Plus I was hono...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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16 Bryant St, Crawfordville, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 L...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Too Late for 2385 Rancho Del Oro #61 in Oceanside CA This beautifully remodeled upper level 3-bedroom condo came on the market Monday morning, offering the Oceanside lifestyle just a few miles to the beaches and close proximity to abundant shopping, dining, services, and major commuting routes in...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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Student loan debt is often a HOT topic in real estate...valuable information from our friend and trusted loan officer Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi    Student Loan Debt Solution Found via  Fannie Mae's "Student Loan Cash-Out Refinance"       Mounting Stu...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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► SEE Web Site Video Below .SEE AT WholeSale Buyer Values: ▐► http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.comNEW PRICE! 3bd - 2ba FLEETWOOD FULLY REMODELED SWMH Whispering Pines MHP DeerWood Drive Premier North Charleston MH Park 29406✴️ SWMH 3bd FULLY Rehabbed Whispering Pines - Premier North Charleston M...

By Krystyna M Ryan, Honesty Trust Technology Service Results
(Atova, Inc)
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What is Boise Bench? The area gives the appearance of a bench or a step due to the sudden rise and elevation above downtown Boise, thus the name "Boise Bench".The area is bound by Garden City, Cole Rd and Federal Way.  That's where one of the iconic Boise landmarks - Boise Union Pacific Depot - i...

By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
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Student Loans have caused turmoil when buying a home... Here is a possible solution! Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi for another very informative post!!!    Student Loan Debt Solution Found via  Fannie Mae's "Student Loan Cash-Out Refinance"     ...

By Nathan Lawrence
(Lawrence & Associates - Keller Williams )
Comments 2
6528 Northwood St, Youngstown, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | ''A rare find'' is an understatement! Not only do you get a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that's more than 2,200 sq. Ft, you get almo...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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5470 Rockwood Court Columbus, Ohio 43229NOW’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY to purchase this affordable 3-bedroom condo home in North Columbus!! Many updates include newer windows, Beautiful new flooring in the Living room and kitchen and a partially finished basement area for extra living space. You’ll LOVE ...

By Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality
(Fairfax Realty)
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 ORIGINALLY POSTED AT: https://www.comehomevirginia.com/happy-veterans-day-va-mortgages-what-you-should-knowWhile Veterans Day has come and gone for the year the needs, hopes and dreams of Active Duty and Retired Vets goes on. One of the most important and powerful benefits for vets is the VA Mor...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
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Late November Real Estate Sales DoubleBased on the latest Southwest Florida Real Estate trends for late November, during the week of the 24th in the Southern Ft. Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs area, there were 164 properties sold. This is double the number of sales from the prior week when 82 u...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Get a title search!!  I almost typed that in all caps like I was yelling at you.  If you buy property and get a loan you will have a title search. However, for a cash deal it isn't a legal requirement, nor is title insurance, but IT'S STUPID NOT to get a title search. Even if you are inheriting p...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Trump Tower Three Sunny Isles Beach market update. December 10, 2018.   Trump Tower Three Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty  15811 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Trump Tower Three Sunny Isles Beach is located on 250 feet of immaculate sands of the Atlantic Ocean, in the upscale city ...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Several new clients have been contacted us this month asking about Maher Ranch Castle Rock Homes. Demand for Castle Rock Homes remains incredibly high as Buyers continue to work to find homes on the market. As we were researching properties for one of our clients, we created this report and thoug...