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 Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A Large 5 Bed/3 Bath Whispering Pines Pool Home FOR SALE in Davie!A Large 5 Bed/3 Bath Whispering Pines Pool Home FOR SALE in Davie!  This is TRUE Davie living! This large ranch style pool home is nestled on over an acre of lush green lawn with direct access to AND picture perfect view of the nat...

By Stefanie Cohen, PA, "I Love to Sell Real Estate and it Shows"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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SUMMERTIME ISLES SINGLE FAMILY HOME - COOPER CITY FOR SALE                                                               5181 SW 95th Ave. List Price $279,900   Charming 2 bedroom 1 bath single family home with carport for sale in wonderful Cooper City, FL! Located on the canal, this home has a s...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Columbine Hills Littleton Homes are always popular and we're very excited to announce our new, ranch listing in the neighborhood: 5834 West Alder AvenueLittleton, CO 80128 Columbine Hills  $479,900  Beds: 5    Fin SqFt: 2610 Baths: 2   Year: 1960   # Of Photos Avail: 32V-Tour Available:  No MLS #...

By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultima Real Estate )
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 Forget about the old ways to rob a bank with a gun or digging underground.  The new way is in, wire fraud is the new bank robbery! The Real Estate industry as a whole has become the target of wire fraud. This includes title companies, realtors and mortgage companies. False wiring instructions ar...

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
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 Leisure World condo for sale 3330 N Leisure World Blvd #431Silver Spring, MD 20906List price $324,900  

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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Successful closing 19644 E UMATILLA BLVD.UMATILLA, FL 32784I am so happy my Buyer's were able to find the perfect home. My Buyer was my niece and her husband it meant a lot to me that they put their trust in me and gave me the opportunity to help make their home buying dreams become a reality. It...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Market Update 2 Bed Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach 06/23/1019 via SIB Realty LLC and Evelina Tsigelnitskaya Buy Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach.  If you are planing to buy a condo at Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach - we will be honored to help you to find your future home. Evelina...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Market Update Studio Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach 06/23/2019 via SIB Realty LLC and Evelina Tsigelnitskaya Buy Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach.  If you are planing to buy a condo at Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach - we will be honored to help you to find your future home. Evelin...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Our team has heard from several of you asking about Westgate Lakewood Homes the past month. While the current demand from homebuyers continues to outnumber the available homes, we continue to watch the active inventory of Lakewood Homes every day, waiting for properties as they are entered into t...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Market Update 1 Bed Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach 06/23/2019 via SIB Realty LLC and Evelina Tsigelnitskaya Buy Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach. If you are planing to buy a condo at Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach - we will be honored to help you to find your future home. Evelina ...

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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For those in the market for the perfect luxury condo in Myrtle Beach, you can’t do much better than Caribbean Resort. You’re sure to find a condo with the options you need, with 4 buildings each offering their own wide variety of condo styles and layouts. And with a strong rental history, these c...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Maket Update Porto Bellagio Sunny Isles Beach June 22, 2019. Porto Bellagio Sunny Isles Beach offers 1, 2, 3 bedroom condos.  For Sale today in Porto Bellagio Sunny Isles Beach. One bedroom condo Porto Bellagio Sunny Isles Beach for sale from $239,000Two bedroom condo Porto Bellagio Sunny Isles B...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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It is a major life decision to buy a home and yet many do not consider how much they will pay on the interest over the life of the loan. All they usually think about is if they can afford to pay the monthly mortgage payments.It is helpful to learn how different loan structures impact the amount o...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Jade Signature Sunny Isles Beach. Market Update June 24, 2019 Luxury condos on the beach Jade Signature  Sunny Isles Beach are offered for Sale and Rent. Contact Valeria Mola for private views the property for sale or rent in Jade Signature Sunny Isles Beach 305-607-0709 directlyCondos are for sa...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Here's an explanation of what a Piggyback Mortgage is ..... good information to know. What's a Piggyback Mortgage?   As if!  As if mortgages weren't complex enough, now you're going to tell me there's such a thing as TWO mortgages stacked on top of each other --- just to buy the same home you cou...

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: Storm season could be met with 'skittishness' The 2019 hurricane season debuted Saturday, and after Michael's devastation last year, many Floridians have a heightened sensitivity to perceived threats. Read more. Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mo...

By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty)
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Keep in mind that I practice in Virginia. Your state rules about Personal Property, as it relates to home sales, may vary.I recently sold a townhouse. The day before closing, I got a note from the buyer's agent saying that the powder room mirror had been removed and they hoped it was moved for cl...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Condos for sale in Condo Ocean Four Sunny Isles Beach starts from $699,000 and higher.  Condo Ocean Four Sunny Isles Beach has great location - steps from shopping plaza, restaurants, shops, CVS, parks, Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Four Sunny Isles Beach.  17201 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 3316...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Sunny Isles Beach Condos. West of Collins Sunny Isles Beach. Kings Point Imperial Sunny Isles Beach.  Do you know, Kings Point Imperial in Sunny Isles Beach is the oldest condominium? Kings Point Imperial was built in 1962, Kings Point Imperial Condominium is a 83 condos and Kings Point Imperial ...