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 Glen Henderson, San Diego Realtor & Broker Associate
(Alliance Group Real Estate)
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Waterpoint Condo Complex in Point LomaStunning townhome located within the highly desired Waterpoint Point Loma. This popular floor plan showcases innovation and attention to detail throughout. High-end finishes include quartz countertops, Bosch appliances, state of the art smart home technology,...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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Huge Price Reduction to 3:00PM Saturday 10 21 2017.Two Choices are Available for You:(Lot Rent and Insurance is Included in Monthly Payment.)★★ We can work out specific special pricing for you on this home to accommodate your budget. We will be filling this home with a Tenant Buyer this month! (O...

By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
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Blaine MN | Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs We are fortunate in Minnesota and the Twin Cities to have a number of down payment resources available to first time homebuyers. In particular, buyers considering the Blaine 55449 zip code can find programs in not only the State of Minne...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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If your house no longer fits your needs or you’re thinking of a “Beach House” in Ocean County and you are planning on buying a luxury or vacation home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyer...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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 Alex,"Real Estate for $2000, please"."Knows the most about the local real estate market."Bzzz.   Yes Sam?  "What is Zillow?".I'm sorry, Sam, that is NOT the correct answer.Bzzz.  Yes Pat?  "Who is my friend at work?".Sorry Pat, but you don't have the right answer either.Bzzz.  Yes Alice?  "Who i...

By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
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I recently sold a house in Destin Florida. The buyer’s agent asked repeatedly for the seller to turn over all the keys – they only had a couple of them. Where were the rest? Who knows? They had two teenage sons and there was an ex-spouse. Perhaps they had extra keys. Maybe a neighbor, or two, had...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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A new townhome development in South Reston has opened the sale of 34 New Construction Townhomes. It’s been over 15 years since new townhomes have been available for sale in Reston. If you've been hoping for a new townhome, this might be your moment. Like to see currently available new constructio...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (877)507-2006
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Are you in the market for a new home? If you are planning on borrowing some or most of the home’s purchase price, you’ll want to prepare yourself for the mortgage process. Let’s take a look at four key questions that you will want to ask your mortgage professional when you first meet to discuss y...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Ventana - Tustin CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Ventana in Tustin, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Ventana, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so much more! Our w...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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650 Pacific - Santa Monica CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on 650 Pacific in Santa Monica, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on 650 Pacific, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour,...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Surfside - Huntington Beach CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Surfside in Huntington Beach, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Surfside, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, ...

By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
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Charming split level in Gardner Park! Full brick home with walk-out basement and lots of space for rent. Hardwood floors on the main level. Kitchen is spacious with lots of cabinets. All kitchen appliances included. Living room gives the rustic feel with exposed beams. 3 bedrooms upstairs. Downst...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Pointe Monarch - Dana Point CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Pointe Monarch in Dana Point, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Pointe Monarch, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Affordable Homes For Sale Near UL- Lafayette La Real EstateIs your career bringing you to UL-Lafayette in the near future? Or perhaps now is the time to pursue the degree to take your life to the next level? Either way, local housing market knowledge is key to making a wise decision. Let's take a...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Quail Meadows - Tustin CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Quail Meadows in Tustin, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Quail Meadows, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and s...

By A List Properties of eXp Experts from Beaches to the Mountains, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(www.WhereToBuyInSanDiego.com 619.316.7445)
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Search current inventory of Del Cerro Condos for Sale in CaliforniaListing DetailsDel Cerro Condo For Sale in California6911 Alvarado Rd 13, San Diego, CA 92120Price: $250,000MLS number:170044679Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms:2Square Footage:879Call Rachell Agent at 619-316-7445 to see if this property is ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ Looks Great from Above!Do 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,...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Villa Espana - Encino CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Villa Espana in Encino, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Villa Espana, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so m...

By A List Properties of eXp Experts from Beaches to the Mountains, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(www.WhereToBuyInSanDiego.com 619.316.7445)
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Search current inventory of El Cajon Homes for Sale in CaliforniaListing Details1186 Dawnridge Ave El Cajon CA 920211186 Dawnridge Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021Price: $460,000MLS number: 170049242Bedrooms: 3 and 2 bonus roomsBathrooms: 2Square Footage: 2,106 plus approx 800 sqft Granny Apartment  Lot s...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Evening Bliss 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 luxur...