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 Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist, Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY )
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 Search Mount Dora Luxury Homes For Sale            Joyce Marsh Real Estate's New Website Features Include: Expanded Search Areas in Lake County, including Mount Dora Florida Buyers Can Save Searches and Preferences Receive Updates when new listings come on the market Easy To Use Design More Feat...

By Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist, Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY )
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        Hammock Dunes Palm Coast Flagler Search Luxury Homes For Sale            New Features Include: Expanded Search Areas in Volusia County, including Hammock Dunes, Palm Coast and Flagler Beach, FL Buyers Can Save Searches and Preferences Receive Updates when new listings come on the market ...

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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Great tips for all homebuyers:    Buyer asks - We got a home under contract, and wondering what type of inspections we need to do in Colorado.       This is a GREAT question, of which many buyers ask!    In Colorado, there are NO required inspections needed, in fact there is no requirement to DO ...

By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams)
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You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs, Before You Find Your Handsome Prince!This is the popular moral of the fairy tale The Frog Prince by the Brothers Grimm.   The princess is encouraged to seek out true love, and yet in the process may have to endure some ugliness along the way.  There can be a moral...

By Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc., 28 years in So. Jersey and the Greater Camden area
(Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc.)
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What do you think of when you hear, "Camden, New Jersey"? Do you think of all the new developments and the work that is going into a once broken city? Do you think of all the people who have banded together to make it a safer place for the children of the city? If you are like most, the very word...

By Amanda Hope, Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
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What Should My Credit Score Be To Buy a House?When you are starting to think about purchasing your first home - or your 20th - your credit score is something that you need to be aware of. You’ve probably heard that your credit score can make or break the home buying process. However, you may not ...

By George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
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While the country was braving frigid temperatures during the polar vortex, new home sales were on fire. The Mortgage Bankers Association  reported a substantial increase in sales of newly built homes last month.  The Builder Application Survey (BAS) conducted by the Mortgage Bankers Association i...

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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Here’s a great condo resort for anyone who loves playing in the water. Long Bay Resort has ten exciting water attractions, including Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, kiddie pool, whirlpools, sauna, and lazy river. Along with all the other outstanding amenities, it’s no wonder Long Bay Resort h...

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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From famous golf courses to stunning beaches, it's no wonder Myrtle Beach is such a popular travel destination. But finding a hotel or a place to stay in the city can be a hassle.Are you considering buying a condo by the ocean either as a vacation home, a retirement location, or a short-term rent...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
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With ever how many people there in America who are renting instead of owning a home.I wonder how many would become home owners, if they knew about the benefits and advantages of owning?If you are not a home owner, if you won’t talk with me.Please talk with a Realtor within 72 hours and see what y...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
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 Happy Valentines Day! There are so many well known quotes about love and home: "Home is where the heart is." "Love starts at home." "Home is where our story begins." "A house is built of walls and beams; a home is built of love and dreams." "Home is where love resides, memories created, friends ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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✴️ ▐► Handyman - Fixer Upper DWMH 3bd-2ba Summerville  Can be Moved into As Is  This Home Can Remain Here OR Move to Your Location ★ ★See at Our Wholesale Investor Website✴️ ▐►WholeSale Buyer Values:http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com ★ We contact ALL who Complete Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIP✴️...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Plenty of Sunshine 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, R...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is one of the best marketing pieces I've seen in a long time.... and direct mail marketing is the way to reach target areas..... a winning marketing piece from a champion marketer..... Do You Love Where You Live?     My February postcard with its Valentines Day theme is one of my favorite ma...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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1801 Homewood Road, TALLAHASSEE, fl Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1128 SqFt **Contact Tenant**24 Hour Notice**Seller requests closing to take place at Manausa Law Fi...

By Jennifer Carstensen, I specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(REMAX Real Estate Experts)
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    Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotio...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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8462 Proctor Rd, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | An exceptional offering poised on over 10 acres! Energy Star, Silver rated, handicap accessible home is far enough from the city's h...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Valentine Dinner 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 with lu...

By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Realty of Fort Myers & The Islands)
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 Joe Kendall Broker with Keller Williams Realty of Fort Myers & The Islands shares the real estate market information for Feburary 2019.  Welcome to Buyers Market in Southwest Florida! SEARCH PROPERTIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HERE  

By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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The First Step in Buying a Home Are you planning on buying a new home this year? Show homeowners that you are serious about buying by getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Let's get together to help you take the first step in making your dream of buying a home a reality.