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 Katerina Brosda, Miami Real Estate Broker
(Brosda & Bentley Realtors™ ● (786) 363-8551)
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  Let us get you into a brand new Broward County home this month! Our new homes are selling like hotcakes! Get yours today! Discounts and great financing available until Christmas. You may even be able to celebrate Christmas in your new home🎄 Gated community, tennis courts, bicycle trail, 70 acre...

By Leif Price, Content Marketing Specialist
(Spot Color Marketing)
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When you think about construction management, what comes to your mind? I know that there’s a lot to think about regarding construction, especially the factors that would affect the overall cost. The process of estimating house construction costs is complex, as there are many factors to consider b...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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$7775 Handyman Special SWMH 2bd - 2ba Call Steve for Appointment to Visit / Buy7775 Same Day Cash / $8775 24 Hour Cash / $11K Next WeekThoroughbred North Charleston SC 20420 Gables  MHP 2bd - 2 ba 1984 SWMH Requires roof, flooring in 1 bath Call Steve for Appointment to Visit / Buy:  ★ ★ ✴️ ▐►SEE...

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 12-15-18Click 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 l...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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“More or Less” in the Legal Description: The MeaningThe Ontario Court of Appeal dealt with the issue of the determination of an 11 foot deficiency on a 172 foot depth in Bouskill v. Campea,1976.Ms. Bouskill was the owner of a piece of property in Mississauga which she listed for sale with a real ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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The Two Parts of Every Legal Decision If a Judge has issued “Reasons for Judgment”, then you will find that there are two parts: 1.     Ratio, and 2.     Obiter. In relying upon the case, as a precedent in future cases, you must make the distinction. Meaning of "Ratio Decidendi"When it comes to t...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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 Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the New Year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone!According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of ren...

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: Why a housing market slump if the economy is booming?Nationally, personal income per capita has risen 25% since the end of 2011, but the S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index is up 48%. Read more.  Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of you r...

By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com)
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Open house Sunday Dec 16th 2-4 pm on this wonderful home for sale.  1023 E Greenwood, Springifeld, MO  65803Love at first sight! Irresistible home in south east Springfield. Brand new HVAC system, new modern shaker white kitchen cabinets with soft close doors, stainless steel appliances, stunning...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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New Funds for an Extended Closing DateFrom time to time, the Seller agrees to extend the closing provided the Buyer agrees to pay an additional fdeposit. But, this time, the Seller keeps it if the deal doesn’t close on the extended date.Here’s what that clause might look like:“The Buyer agrees to...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. Some of  these open houses come from the Napa Valley Register and for those wanting a map and more de...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Great Camas home ~ TOP RATED SCHOOLS ~huge backyard! - $425,000.00 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Year Built: 1998 /APPROX Subdivision: Winchester Hills Lot Size: 7K-9,999SF School District: Camas Square Footage: 2182 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 2182 Price: $...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Castro Valley The Median Sale Price for homes in Castro Valley during November was $870,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1m-1.49m price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search f...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Trump Tower One Sunny Isles Beach. Sale and Rent. Market Update December 10, 2018.   Trump Tower One Sunny Isles Beach  16001 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Trump Tower One Sunny Isles Beach is located on 250 feet of immaculate sands of the Atlantic Ocean, in the upscale city of Sunn...

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: Single women over 55 double their buying forceU.S. Census: Single women over 55 have been fastest-growing segment of home buyers since 1981. In 2017, older single women made up 8.2% of all home buyers. Read more.  Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for a...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32571 Pace Florida News: You're never too old to buy a first home Renters' dreams of homeownership don't end at age 65. However, older buyers who are banking on retirement income have a few other details they should consider. Read more.   THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charlesstallions.co...

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: Home prices still rising rapidly in a few Fla. metro areas ATTOM: In seven Florida metro areas, price increases aren't slowing – but in 11 Fla. metros, they are. Also: Pensacola, Jacksonville, Lakeland and Tampa metro prices today have surpassed their previous peak h...

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: Buyers catch a break: Mortgage rates drop to 4.83% Rates remain near seven-year highs, but the drop from last week's 4.86% offers a bit of relief after market anxiety over rising interest rates. Read more. Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of yo...

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: Dear homebuyers: If you want to save money, act now Even if home prices stabilize, interest rates will keep going up, and people who think it wise to wait for the next buyer's market will probably miss out. CoreLogic predicts a nearly 10% increase in buyers' mortgage...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32561 Gulf Breeze Florida News, NAR outlook: Existing sales stable, price growth continues "The forecast for home sales (in 2019) will be very boring – meaning stable," says NAR chief economist. He quickly shut down speculation of a housing price bubble, and foresees home prices continuing to ris...