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 christine & James prestininzi-madalone
(NEXTHOME Real Estate Executives)
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Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property? The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 perc...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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                Pocantico Hills completely renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath home w/attached 1 car garage on an acre of level land. Lots of privacy. Pocantico Hills School & Recreation. Pre-K - 8th grade. Choice of high school: Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville or Sleepy Hollow. Residents enjoy access to...

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 11-17-18Click 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 Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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1539 Sweet Plum Cir, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | Don't miss this move-in ready home in the Groves of Summerbrooke! The soaring ceilings and flowing floor plan create a warm and ...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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1088 Landings Loop, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | Great Piney Z townhome with upgrades! Lawn Maintenance included in HOA plus community pool, community gym, and playgrounds. Neigh...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Pre-Closing Inspection (Ontario)Question:If it’s not mentioned in the Agreement of Purchases and Sale, May the Buyer see the property before closing?Answer:Whether stated or not stated, the Buyer has a common law right of inspection before closing. This is to determine whether or not there are an...

By Everest Vaught, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(www.yourmyrtlebeachproperty.com)
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Beachfront Condos For Sale In Myrtle Beach, SCHello everyone, and welcome to todays blog/article.  We are here discuss beachfront condos for sale in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Certainly we could all agree, Myrtle Beach is among the nations top vacation destinations.  With that being said , there are seve...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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After the open houses today, we begin the countdown to Thanksgiving and then Christmas and New Year. This is the time of year in Sacramento that our real estate market typically slows down. Buyers are not as active in the winter months, but when they have to buy a home, they need to purchase a ho...

By Robin Spangenberg, Opening the Finest Doors
(Northeast Signature Properties)
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107 Village Street, Millis, MA  02054 Single Family Home for sale in Millis, MA Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $515,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsMLS #: 72413264 Location 107 Village StreetMillis, MA 02054USA Robin Spangenberg Northeast Signature Pr...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Are you a Veteran? If so, there is a special benefit just for you to help you buy and finance a home. Top 5 Reasons to Take Advantage of Your VA Mortgage Loan Option Let me begin by wishing you a happy Veterans Day and thank all veterans so much for your service. We are all indebted to you for yo...

By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
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 Oradell Home For Sale proudly presented by Jeana Cowie, your Bergen County REALTOR©Fabulous 4 bedroom 2.5 bath expanded S/L in thedesirable  White Beeches Country Club section of OradellJust reduced to $719,000View the virtual tour of this amazing Oradell home for sale at:https://tours.tourssell...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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Successful closing 35703 High Pines Drive Eustis, FL 32736I had the pleasure of working with my customer's again. I helped them purchase their home a couple of years ago they were both so happy when they found their perfect home; even though, they had to wait awhile because it was a short sale. I...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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I have the tendency to notice things about a house I am to inspect when I am driving up to it.  When pulling up to this seven year old house I noticed even before I got into the driveway that the front porch roof seemed to incline toward the house.  Looking closer I determined that it did! That ...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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THINK YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY?  LET'S TALK!!! GIVE US A CALL TODAY!!! YOU'LL BE AMAZED!! Are you LOOKING FOR THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS in the Mooresville, Lake Norman, Charlotte or Asheville, NC Area?  The Temple Team is ready to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.  Give us a call anytime ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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ortgage rates mostly held stable this week, a welcome relief to home buyers.“Despite recent market volatility, mortgage rates remained steady this week,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The stability in mortgage rates reflects the moderation in inflationary pressures in the econo...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Open House28 Berrybush Lane, Hastings On Hudson NY 10706Saturday Nov 17th 2018 from 1 PM to 3 PMGorgeous Clarewood Village Town House For Sale - $711,000Clarewood Village, in Hastings-on Hudson, is a great place to live! Beautiful town homes, Low Taxes, Low Maintenance charges with access to 3 ma...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Open House315 Saddle Trail Ossining NY 10562Sunday Nov 18th 2018 from 1 PM to 3 PMBeautiful Fox Hill Town House For Sale - $459,500Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home in Ossining's popular Fox Hill condo complex. Covered front entrance opens up to entry foyer w/powder room & doors to laundry ...

By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
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Sandcastle South began its life at 2200 South Ocean Blvd. as a typical oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resort hotel in 1997. With new sections added in 2000 and 2007, the high-rise hotel was reincarnated as a condo resort.With stunning ocean views from private balconies, Sandcastle South offers 400 squar...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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✴️ ▐► NEW PRICE! 3bd - 2ba FLEETWOOD FULLY REMODELED SWMH Whispering Pines MHP DeerWood Drive Premier North Charleston MH Park 29406 ▐►WholeSale Buyer Values: Website Information on This Property is Below, ✴️ SWMH 3bd FULLY Rehabbed  Whispering Pines - Premier North Charleston MHP ► Only $24,775 ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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✴️ ▐►DWMH Hanahan 3bd - 2ba FLEETWOOD FULLY REMODELED Premier Hanahan MH Park 29406 ▐►WholeSale Buyer Values: Website Information on This Property is Below, ✴️ DWMH 3bd FULLY Rehabbed  Premier Hanahan MH Park ► Price Change for Quick Sale Only $29,775 ► SEE Web Site Video ► Occupants Now in Proce...