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 Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
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Student Loans have caused turmoil when buying a home... Here is a possible solution! Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi for another very informative post!!!    Student Loan Debt Solution Found via  Fannie Mae's "Student Loan Cash-Out Refinance"     ...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Condos for sale in Herndon was 23 homes active on the market as of 15 December 2018. There are quite a few new townhomes under condominium ownership available in Herndon’s two Zip Codes.  If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping.  Visit Avai...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Home design trends continue to change at supersonic speeds. With New Year right around the corner, the home design world is focusing on trends that will probably reign big in 2019. So, as you make your annual resolutions or consider revamping your home, it’s worth knowing them. After all, we all ...

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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If you’re a first-time buyer looking for an affordable home in a beautiful community in Myrtle Beach, Osprey Cove is the ideal location to find the perfect home for your family. And you don’t have to be a first-time buyer to appreciate these affordable homes. Osprey Cove features newer homes that...

By Rene Burchell, Experience Luxury Real Estate Service
(Coldwell Banker Residential Frisco)
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 “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” ~ The Holiday season is right around the corner and homeowners’ dust off their Christmas lights and decorations, to lighten up their beautiful neighborhoods.Have you found the perfect house, to lighten up your Christmas lights? Did you put a new hou...
Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line stations (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale. If you've been considering buying...
Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been c...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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Are you looking for a Townhome priced below $325k or a Single Family Home that you could buy for less than $450k? If so … You ought to give the Sugarland Run community in Sterling Virginia a serious look. Here's a link to information on available homes in Sugarland Run visit … http://www.sugarlan...
Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  Parking for the Herndon Station has already been expanded. There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line stations (w/i a radius of 1 mile) curr...

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 did Amendment 1, a new homestead exemption, fail?Almost everyone expected Fla. voters to approve a new homestead exemption, but it was the only proposal that failed to receive the needed 60% for passage. Read more.  Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494...

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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Get a title search!!  I almost typed that in all caps like I was yelling at you.  If you buy property and get a loan you will have a title search. However, for a cash deal it isn't a legal requirement, nor is title insurance, but IT'S STUPID NOT to get a title search. Even if you are inheriting p...

By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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 What is a short sale? A short sale means selling the house for less than what is owed on it. Short sales can be a long drawn out, frustrating process for both buyer and seller. Keep in mind that just because a home is listed as a short sale sometimes does not mean it can be bought. The lender mu...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Well maintained Woodland home ~ RV parking ~NO HOA! - $365,000.00 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Year Built: 2005 /APPROX Lot Size: 5K-6,999SF Square Footage: 2760 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 18265235 Price: $365,000.00 2070 STATESMAN DR   Woodland, WA 98674 Vi...

By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
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 On the Broker tour today, we saw the incredible variety of homes the older neighborhoods in Tempe zip codes 85281, 85282 and 85283 offer.The picture above is from a custom-built home in 1981, in Tempe AZ 85282. It is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home on almost 20,000 sq.ft. lot. Lovely, tranquil ba...

By Marti Steele Kilby, CRS, Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA
(Steele Group Realty)
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I’m excited to announce that my first book will be published in December! And I couldn’t have done it without ActiveRain! The blog posts that I’ve been writing here since 2011 served as the foundation for this book, a step-by-step guide to home buying. The book is written in chronological order, ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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 Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach. Sale and Rent. Market Update December 10, 2018.    Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach.  15901 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach is located on 250 feet of immaculate sands of the Atlantic Ocean, in the upscale city of S...

By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector & Mold Assessor
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HOME INSPECTIONS ORLANDO, FLORIDA Do you need a Home Inspection in Orlando, Florida? For more information relative to Home Inspections Orlando and Mold Inspections Orlando, Florida visit HOME INSPECTOR USA. We are state of Florida licensed Home Inspector and licensed Mold Assessor in Orlando, Cle...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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7123 Wooded Gorge Rd, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2504 SQUARE FEET Exquisite RENOVATED split floor plan Summer Brooke home on large private fenced lot. E...

By Robert Quesada, The 4EverTeam
(Mitchell Realty)
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 View all Braun Oaks area Homes for Sale  There are several neighborhoods around the Braun Oaks area.  There is Braun Station, Braun Point, Braun Willow and a few others that make up this nicely treed area.  If you are looking at Homes in the Braun Oaks area for sale and you want oak trees, this ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
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Luxury Rentals Sunny Isles Beach. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<              ML#: A1611438 Address: 17885 COLLINS AVENUE # 2301 List Price: $18,000 Property Type: Residential Rental City Name: City: Sunny Isles Beach #Beds:  #Beds: 4 #FBaths: #FBaths: 4 #HBaths: #HBaths: 0   SIB Realty | Featured Propertie...