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 Joseph Zingales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Deciding where to live should be a home buyer’s first task. Many buyers though describe the type of home they want to live in and are open to many areas. This usually results in another move within a few years because the homeowner realizes they should have considered their lifestyle and the thin...

By Lane Yates, Lake Norman NC Homes & Charlotte NC Homes
(Yates Realty Inc.)
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Houses for Sale in Carrington Ridge, NCHomes for sale in Carrington Ridge North Carolina are all around amazing homes that have much to offer at a very affordable price point! Located off of the southern shores of Lake Norman, North Carolina Carrington Ridge houses for sale are in a prime Hunters...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission #ListYourHomeandPayNoCommissionYour home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy ...

By Lane Yates, Lake Norman NC Homes & Charlotte NC Homes
(Yates Realty Inc.)
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Houses for Sale in Cedarfield, NCHomes for sale in Cedarfield, North Carolina are great options for Huntersville home buyers wishing to move to the area at an affordable price point. Just west of Interstate 77, Cedarfield, North Carolina offers great homes with many amenities! Cedarfield houses f...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Maple Terrace, Warrenville, Illinois - June 2018 About Maple Terrace Maple Terrace is a single family home community built by in the mid 2000s by Orleans Homes. Homes range from 2,950 to 3,343 square feet. Maple Terrace is located in Warrenville, Illinois south of Batavia Road and west of Route ...

By Lane Yates, Lake Norman NC Homes & Charlotte NC Homes
(Yates Realty Inc.)
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Houses for Sale in Centennial, NCHomes for sale in Centennial, North Carolina are awesome homes for sale and offer homebuyers a great deal that comes with a multitude of amenities! Located just North of I-485 and just East of I-77, Centennial homes for sale are in a prime Huntersville location. B...

By Lane Yates, Lake Norman NC Homes & Charlotte NC Homes
(Yates Realty Inc.)
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Houses for Sale in Crown Ridge, NCHomes for sale in Crown Ridge, North Carolina are awesome Huntersville homes for sale and have a great amount to offer at an incredible price point! Perfect for first and second-time homebuyers, Crown Ridge houses for sale are in a prime location and are located ...

By Lane Yates, Lake Norman NC Homes & Charlotte NC Homes
(Yates Realty Inc.)
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Houses for Sale in Crosswinds, NCHomes for sale in Crosswinds, North Carolina are great Huntersville properties and have much to offer at a very competitive price point! Situated just South of Lake Norman and West of I-77, these Huntersville homes boast an amazing location and are near all of the...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Do Kids' Opinions Impact Home Buying Decisions?A recent study by SunTrust Mortgage says the answer to this question of whether kids impact home buying decisions is a pretty definitive YES! 55% of home buyers surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust indicated that their children's opinion of...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Brownstone on Wolcott, East Village, Chicago, Illinois - June 2018 About Brownstone on Wolcott Brownstone on Wolcott is a duplex/condo building built in 2004. Brownstone on Wolcott is located in the East Village neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Brownstone on Wolcott $7,537 Average assoc...

By Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co
(239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty )
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Pelican Marsh is one of the premier gated communities in Naples offering a Florida lifestyle, convenient location to everything and a level of luxury across a wide price range. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle with all of the amenities you could wish while situated on more than two thousand ac...

By Lane Yates, Lake Norman NC Homes & Charlotte NC Homes
(Yates Realty Inc.)
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Houses for Sale in Covington, NCHomes for sale in Covington, North Carolina are amazing Huntersville homes that offer homebuyers in the area a multitude of amenities at an affordable price point! Located just south of NC-73 and East of I-77, these Huntersville homes boast a prime location and enj...

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
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People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent.The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent numbers. A...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home in CT, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, I want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent num...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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In many areas buying can require less front money than renting. Buying can make better sense and is worth exploring the possibilities. Buying A Home vs. Renting A HomeIn the spirit of June being National Homeownership Month I thought I’d revisit the topic of buying a home vs. renting. Long before...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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¿Están los criterios de concesión de préstamos muy flexibles… o muy estrictos?   Con el valor de las viviendas apreciando en niveles récord, algunos están preocupados que nos estamos dirigiendo a otra burbuja de la vivienda como experimentamos hace una década. Uno de los culpables principales de...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Los padres dicen que la opinión de los niños es importante cuando se compra una casa   Una encuesta reciente llevada a cabo por Harris Poll y publicada por Sun Trust Mortgage encontró que “55 % de los propietarios de casa con un hijo menor de 18 años al momento de comprar su casa dijeron que la ...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Samsel & Associates)
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Who do you know that bought a new house this spring?   Help them celebrate their new digs with these great housewarming gifts:   Personalized Name coasters - set of 4 for $24.99 with free engraving Everyone needs coasters, and a monogrammed set is a nice way to acknowledge a new home.     Eat Wel...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Pre-Approvals ... Mortgage Approvals are like food or canned goods.  They have an "expiration date" or shelf life of sorts.  They are not good forever.      I've Applied & Successfully Closed on a Mortgage Before. I'm Buying Again ... What Now?   Spring ...   In Illinois and the Chicagoland area,...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update June 3, 2018As of today at Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles BeachFor Sale - condos Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles BeachFor Rent - NO Reantals Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles BeachWinston Towers 500 - 301 174 Street View mapAs of today, Winston Tower...