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 The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Are you LOOKING FOR THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS?  Do you have a HOME TO SELL?The Temple Team is ready to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.  Give us a call anytime at 704-235-3000 and visit our website at www.TheTempleTeam.com.* Excerpt taken from the website .... www.CoreLogic.com.

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission #ListYourHome&PayNoCommission #BetterThanFSBOYour home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each ye...

By Ben Williams
(Lake Life Real Estate)
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 The inspection period is a great opportunity to completely understand what your future home has and may need prior to purchasing. Once the inspection is complete, sitting down with your Realtor to better understand the home inspection report and how to move forward. In the event your inspection ...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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5 Ways Buyers Sabotage Their Home PurchaseBuying a home is a big event and it can lead to a lot of different emotions. The excitement is wonderful but, the stress can get to you if you let it. Don’t sabotage your dream of owning a home. Steer clear of these mistakes and you’ll stay on track right...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Grab a Bite to Eat in Las Sendas, Mesa, AZCall Brian for a FREE Market Analysis of Your Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas Las Sendas is a uniquely designed maste...

By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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Columbia Heights DC/Mt.Pleasant zip code 20010 Real Estate Market Report-April 2018 Average sold price of a Columbia Heights DC/Mt.Pleasant zip code 20010 House in April 2018 was $695,289. That is down only -0.68% from April 2017 when the average sold price of a Columbia Heights DC/Mt.Pleasant zi...

By Peter Mark, SEO Specialist, Site Architecture Design and more
(Peter Mark)
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Maybe your rent or lease is coming due and you are thinking of becoming a first time home buyer. Now is a great time to buy a home and own your very own home. Buying your first home is a very exciting time in your life. Depending on which state you live in, you might also be surprised to know tha...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Brookhaven GA Luxury Homes for Sale | Brookhaven Luxury Real estate Brookhaven GA luxury homes for sale. Are you looking to buy or sell luxury homes in Brookhaven? You're in luck! We designed this Brookhaven luxury homes quick search page just for you. Now you can search GAMLS listings for luxury...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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AVAILABLE TODAY CASH SALE ONLY ★ Rehabbed Larger 3 bd - 2 ba SWMH Premier No Charleston MH Park For Sale • $29K as is - $29K CASH TODAY Prior to Rehab Completion • 3 beds - 2 baths - 1216sf (76 x 16) sqftOR $37,775 CASH OR $35,500 24 Hour CASH - FOR EXAMPLE: See by 12 Noon Today - $35,500 CASH By...

By Dan Weis, CincinnatiRealEstateGuy.com
(Comey & Shepherd Realtors)
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As a First-Time Home or Condo Buyer, which is these questions apply to you:   Are you tired of helping pay for your landlord's mortgage? Do you wish your kids could play in a back yard of their own? Can you stand to hear people yelling & TVs/music blaring? Do you want to start building equity in...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get...

By Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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It is great to be King! King of what you may ask? King of Homes For Sale with RV Garage or Gate in the greater Phoenix Metro area A funny thing to be King of a person may say. However, as a specialty, I am the KING of HOMES FOR SALE with RV GARAGE or RV GATE in the Phoenix metro area, also known ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Finding, Prepping and Presenting an Airbnb - With Style The Find The secret to finding a great spot for a home to use as an Airbnb is finding a community that has no regulatory HOA. Some, although they may currently approve use of homes/condos as an Airbnb, still stand the chance of the HOA chang...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager, 7/14/2018 "Nothing Can Bring A Real Sense of Security Into The Home Except True Love"--- BILLY GRAHAM   WHY NOT GET MARRIED & BUY A HOUSE?Some people get married just to get away from the home they are living in now. Escaping the life you live, is never a good enough reason to...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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Another home SOLD in St. George, Utah to a special first-time home-buyer. MLS# 18-193351 - Sold at $188,150 When the call came in, I was so surprised and pleased to hear the voice on the other end. A long-time friend asked if I would help her find a home to purchase. Absolutely, was the reply! I ...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Presenting The Finest in Florida Luxury Living...
(Luxury Expert, Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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Joyce Marsh proudly presents...   The Golden Sunsets Estate   2206 South Peninsula Drive Daytona Beach, Florida 32118       Joyce Marsh, Luxury Home Specialist at Premier Sotheby's International Realty is proud to present  The Golden Sunsets Estate in beautiful Daytona Beach Florida. Offered for...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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Renting is great, but it can get exhausting and expensive!Here are 7.5 really important things to do when you are even THINKING about purchasing a home for the first time. If you are a couple years out yet, even better as some of these things do take time, some work, and some "tenacity"!  Pay all...

By Kurt Davidson, Real estate agent serving Greater Portland, OR
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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Download your HOME SEARCH appWhat’s my HOME WORTH in today’s market?According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017.Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down paymen...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on th...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you g...