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 Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
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Wesley Chapel Florida Homes for Sale October 19th 2018 In Wesley Chapel today, there are 418 single family homes FOR SALEand 132 single family homes HAVE SOLD in the last 30 days  Hello -My name is Jeff Miller. I have been a Realtor for 19 years. I have extensive local contacts and insightwhich m...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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✴️ SWMH 3bd -  2ba Interior Rehabbed Whispering Pines - Premier North Charleston MHPAVAILABLE Move in Ready   Exterior is HandyMan Special Only $7775See Our Walk Through Video on Our Wholesale Website ★ ★ ✴️ ▐►WholeSale Buyer Values: http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com  ★ We contact ALL who Com...

By Peter Mark, SEO Consultant
(Peter Mark)
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Did you know each state sets aside billions of dollars for first time home buyer grants? That’s right. There is a lot of opportunities out there that even banks don't know about or don’t want you to know about. Down payment assistance programs, bond programs and tax credits can really help you to...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Proud to Own in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZDo 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, Red Mou...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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Well, I just expressed in my title about all I know about basketball, and this post isn't even about sports. It's about the net amount of money a seller is looking for when they sell a home. You can get to this net several different ways.Many times I speak with buyers who wish to make a low offer...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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#5StarREALTOR®Your 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 year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year becaus...

By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
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Open-House Events:               1-4pm on Sunday 10-21-18 and Saturday 10-27-18 Property:                                        27416 Rondell St, Agoura Hills, CA 91301Virtual Tour:                            www.27416Rondell.comOffered At:                                $399,000Call:           ...

By Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc., 27 years in So. Jersey and the Greater Camden area
(Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc.)
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You can spend hours online, getting lost on the many pages that tell you when you should purchase a home. One site will tell you to keep an eye on real estate market changes and hold out for a buyer’s market. Others will tell you that you should jump in head first and simply negotiate on your dre...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Is the increase in the Barnegat housing inventory a bullish or bearish sign for real estate?In a recent article, National Housing Inventory Crisis Reaches Inflection Point, realtor.com reported that: In Barnegat, new listings are up 36.8% over the same time last year. Nationally, new listings jum...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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3823 Bell Rd, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | It's not often that you find a pool home for under $150K! Step inside this adorable and conveniently located home and find tile floors,...

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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You're ready for a change of homes.  Your house is too big or not too big, but there's just sections of it that don't serve a purpose any longer.  That 4th bedroom is one bedroom too many, as are those extra bathrooms.  And the yard?  You're tired of pushing a mower on hot summer days aren't you?...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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  Thinking you want some space between you and the neighbor?    You can purchase a property with 1+ acres within the zip code of 80016.     Most of these homes allow horses, and some allow farm animals, and within 20 minutes of Denver City limits. Homes with the zip code of 80016 all are within C...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Built-in Dishwasher RemovedQuestion:The Buyer is Customer. A property sells and when the transactions closes, the Buyer finds out that the Seller has removed a built-in dishwasher. Dishwasher was only pointed out in the listing agreement. The Buyer contacts the Seller and the Seller points out th...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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Although the internet can be a great resource for a variety of information, a lot of that information is incorrect. One of the most important and expensive decisions in your life, home buying, tends to circulate a lot of misinformation. Most of that misinformation is in regards to how much of a ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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Do Mortgage Pre-Approval Letters Really Mean Anything? Minneapolis, MN: When buying a home, everyone will tell you that you need a Pre-Approval Letter, and pretty much no sellers will look at your offer without a Pre-Approval Letter being attached to your offer. But do Pre-Approval letters reall...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 This scenario was brought up many years ago when we were in a very strong Buyer's market, and a Buyer may ask to stay at the home for 2-3 nights and decide if they could themselves living in the house and neighborhood. I have a REALTOR friend that was recently approached with this very same scen...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Living the Dream 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 lu...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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Yes it is in demand! From the 55+ market to young families, more and more people are looking to one level living for ease.It's not for everyone. In our area many of the one level living homes have one bedroom on the main level plus will have a full lower level with one to three bedrooms. This may...

By Joe Resendiz, Jr. Research Analyst
(ValuePenguin)
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In 2015, four Florida residents and a Pennsylvania homeowner filed a class action lawsuit alleging they were being overcharged for force-placed insurance by their lenders. In September, a federal appeals court unanimously voted to dismiss the case. The lawsuit's implications and final results mak...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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John Muir Elementary School, Hoffman Estates, IL - October 2018 About John Muir Elementary School John Muir Elementary School is a P-6 school in District 54, and is located at 1973 Kensington Lane in Hoffman Estates, IL. It services homes in Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Streamwood. Average t...