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 Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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As a first time home buyer some people are anxious to get a jump in real estate and think they would like to buy their first home but also would like to buy a rental property.  How about buying both?  I know what you are thinking, you only qualify for one loan.  Exactly! Did you know you can buy ...

By Tai DeSa, Husband and wife team. #diapersandrealestate
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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I hear a number of people, from investors to agents to sellers, mix up these terms and situations. I will clarify the meanings while providing some insights on how to buy each. Definitions Short Sale (per REALTOR® Magazine): A short sale occurs when the net proceeds from the sale of a home are no...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Phoenix Arizona we knew was a fast growing city. But, Buckeye, Arizona?  Phoenix Arizona leads US in population growth for 3rd year in a rowWell Phoenix, Arizona is the fastest growing in population numbers (# of People) per the US Census data. (Photos: Wikepedia) Buckeye Arizona is booming!Bucke...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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How Long Does it Take to Find Your Dream Home?The answer to that question is going to depend on a lot of circumstances.  Today, May 24th 2019, I was delighted to help a couple finalize the purchase of their first home.  Mind you, I was first in contact with this couple back in August 2018.  The w...

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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A comfortable and secure life awaits you at Brighton Lakes! This beautiful community owes its beauty to the bordering pristine wetlands and lakes, along with its meticulously landscaped lots. You can take it all in as you enjoy your own private owner’s club, or sit back and relax by the pool at t...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Address: N88W18057 Christman Rd Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051-2631 Taxed by: Menomonee Falls   CONGRATS TO MY BUYERS DAVE AND KARYL ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR OFFER ON THIS GREAT HOUSE!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU! MLS #: 1638434       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  F...

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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You're ready to make a change from your current home.There's a lot to consider and one of the chief decisions to make is Resale or New Construction?Resale homes are out there, no matter what the market.  They may be scarce or plentiful, but there's always some out there.New construction reacts to...

By Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229)
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  Listed -   Detached  6 Bedroom  2 Family Canarsie Home For Sale  Looking for a Detached 2 Family Home For Sale In Canarsie Brooklyn ?  See this Detached  Conklin Ave & East 90's Canarsie home for sale.  Featuring  two 3 bedroom , 2 bath apartments with full basement  -  plus private drive with ...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
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3 bed  3 bath  3,632 sq ft  $485,000 This exceptional waterfront home sits on one of the most sought after spots on Carter’s Creek which flows out to the Rappahannock River. This spectacular river home is nestled in the quaint, storybook town of Irvington, VA and just minutes away from the luxur...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Let's Go Get You HomeThinking about buying your first home in Auburn or Opelika? You should. And I am ready to turn the butterflies into smiles and high fives.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Auburn Realtor, Opelika Realtor, Homes for Sale Auburn, Houses for Sale Opelika 

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Sunny Isles Beach is our city and these days we celebrating 22 anniversary. Sunny Isles Beach is 22 years young. The past few years we have a lot new condominums on the beach. And here is updated list on condominiums in Sunny Isles Beach. In very future we will have a few more!  When you visit Su...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach Condos for Sale and Rent. Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach Market Update May 26, 2019 with SIB Realty Valeria Mola Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach 18101 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160As of today 28 condos are offered for Sale in Trump Palace Sunny Isles Be...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Trump Tower One Sunny Isles Beach. Sale and Rent. Market Update May 26, 2019.  Trump Tower One Sunny Isles Beach 16001 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160Trump Tower One Sunny Isles Beach is located on 250 feet of immaculate sands of the Atlantic Ocean, in the upscale city of Sunny Isles B...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group )
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Tips For Millennial Home BuyersMillennial home buyers are defined as someone who is in the 18-35 year age bracket. Many millennials have thought about purchasing a home but, due to rising home prices and student debt haven’t taken the leap. Although millennials have seen the struggle in real esta...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Luxury condominium copmplex on Atlantic Ocean - Trump Towers Sunny Isles Beach. Market update with SIB Realty Valeria Mola May 26, 2019.  Sales and Rentals in  Trump Tower One, Trump Tower Two, Trump Tower Three127 condos are for sale in Trump Towers Sunny Isles Beach107 condos are for rent in Tr...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Trump Tower Three Sunny Isles Beach market update. May 26, 2019 Trump Tower Three Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty 15811 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160Trump Tower Three Sunny Isles Beach is located on 250 feet of immaculate sands of the Atlantic Ocean, in the upscale city of Sunny Is...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 5-25-19Click Here to Request Your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline AreaThe Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well lo...

By Gail M. Travers, Going the Extra Mile for You!
(RE/MAX BRE #01240306)
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According to niche.com, the top 10 places to live in San Francisco for Millennials in 2019 are Mission Bay, Showplace Square, South Beach, Telegraph Hill, South of Market, Lower Haight, Nob Hill, Mint Hill, Dolores and Polk Gulch.  These rankings are based on data from the US Census and other off...

By The Villages Realty, "Our Performance Will Move You!"
(The Villages Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE!Saturday, May 25th 1-3pm1266 Oregold Place, San Jose, CA 95131Check out this 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Condo in North San Jose.Conveniently located to many amenities and located in a beaufully maintained condo complex.  2 Bedroom Condo for Sale in North Valley San Jose Overview Maps Photos Fe...

By Gail M. Travers, Going the Extra Mile for You!
(RE/MAX BRE #01240306)
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There may be no better time to buy a home than right now. Interest rates have fallen back to a national average of 4% for 30-year fixed loans (https://www.bankrate.com)and California Association of Realtors reports that cooling housing prices are combining with lower interest rates and improving ...