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

(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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      Family is important.  One of the reasons we work so hard is to be able to provide for them.  Not only providing for your children, if you have them, but the opportunity to take care of your parents because they took such good care of you.  Living in a struggling economy where retirement isn...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  If you are in need of a good size home in a gated golf community, you should not overlook the four bedroom homes for sale in Bonita Bay Bonita Springs Florida.  Of course it is hard not to think of any development of the magnitude that would 5 golf courses within its grounds such as here.  Anot...
By Ashley Cox, Dallas City Center Realtors
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It's interesting to watch some of my clients go through the move-in process, and begin to personalize and accessorize, putting their touch on their new house. But what is it that makes a house a home? The home itself? The neighborhood? How do you really settle into your new digs to create a place...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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1572 Maple #302 Evanston IL 60201 For Sale $660,0002200 square foot condo in the middle of downtown Evanston IL. Hard Wood floors, 2 garage parking spots in the attached and heated garage, all KitchenAid Stainless appliances, side by side washer and dryer, Fire place, private outdoor space and a ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract in the Lenah Mill Subdivision in Aldie, Va 2010524282 Misty Dew Place Aldie, Va 20105Lenah Mill is a new community being constructed by Toll Brothers in Aldie, Va. Misty Dew Place is a quick delivery home and my buyers are looking forward to closing. They just relocated to the Nort...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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You’re eager to get your home sold quickly with a minimum of fuss. You’ve been over the comparables with your Realtor®; and the listing looks and reads great. It’s getting close to showing time—and although you know that your Henry County property is a great buy that any new owner would be proud ...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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We just closed escrow.  SOLD 9.33 acres in Old Town Idaho Partial River views from this level to gently sloping property. Extremely convenient location between Priest River & Newport. The 9.33 acres of land is nicely treed with both young and mature trees. Enjoy the mountain views. "End of the ro...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 One of the things that has happened to our real estate practice is that we have more Buyers than we have had in a long time.  This is because our listings sell quite quickly, there is less inventory, and Buyers who have missed the opportunity to buy our listing, are still looking to find the ho...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating . Not only the qualifying first step . You know  where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information . Your pay stubs ,bank statements and tax-forms.You know all the things you had to search for . ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Yes, there are foreclosed homes for sale in Bowie Maryland.  WE CAN HELP you find a wonderful home in BOWIE now owned by a bank. Call Lenn, 800-711-7988.  We'll take you on a tour of homes you select or we can select and help you all the way to settlement.  THIS IS A BEAUTY. MLS #: PG8586895 Pric...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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No matter how long you're in the business of real estate you never stop learning. Partially because the industry never ceases to shift and change itself. Contracts and forms are always being tweaked by attorneys to cover more grey areas. Markets are constantly shifting up and down. New laws are p...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
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Close enough to bike or jog to CFB Kingston, schools, shops, sporting activities - the perfect location. This is a generous sized home which is far more spacious than it appears from the outside.On the main level is a light and bright living room with gorgeous hardwood leading to the spacious eat...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Gita Bantwal Phone Number Direct: 2153438206 Mobile Phone: 2152758491 Toll-Free: 8005478483 Office Fax: 2153438222 Email Address gita01@aol.com Web Site www.gitabantwal.com Mobile Search m.gitabantwal.com Mailing Address RE/MAX CENTRE REALTORS2701 York Rd Jamison PA 18929 http://www.gitabantwal....
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Foreclosed Bank Owned Homes For Sale In Bowie MD, 800-711-7988.There are well priced homes for sale in Bowie Maryland.  Some of the best "deals" are found in homes that have been foreclosed by a mortgage company or bank and are now owned by the mortgage company and offered for sale.  You may be a...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Save Located at the end of a sweeping private drive is this custom built tudor style home for sale in Warren Township features enormous appeal and is situated on a private professionally landscaped 1.5 acre lot. This home has been attentively maintained and beautifully updated: Main Bath 2012, P...
By Bill Davis, Real Estate Agent, Realtor 1st Time Homebuyer, luxury homes, Investor Specialist, Bill Davis, Experienced and Professional
(West USA)
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                                                                                 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Mesa, AZ. 85208 with zero down financingFor more Information, Pricing, Address ,Virtual Open House, Text "2620" to 79564 Are you looking for a 3 bedroom home in Arizona? If yes, please cont...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Laurel MD Foreclosures for Sale Anne Arundel County, Call Lenn, 800-711-7988. Maryland City is a popular location for home buyers looking for value.  There are rarely many for sale, but today, there are two foreclosed homes for sale in Maryland City, Anne Arundel Laurel MD. Call Lenn 800-711-7988...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 This is a chart that displays the pending condo sales in Franklin MA which is a reflection of the active condos.  There are currently only 8 resale condos pending in this extreme sellers' market with only 1.5 months of inventory remaining. The prices of these pending condos range from a low of $...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Luxury Homes for Sale Leesburg Virginia.Call Lenn 800-711-7988.Click photo of homes for sale below for more photos and information.  For help, just call Lenn, 800-711-7988.  Enjoy The Home Buying Adventure              Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988   $995,000 18837 RIDGEBACK ...
By Brandy Smith, Real Estate Agent (Homes By Brandy)
(Homes By Brandy Inc. Keller Williams Realty Partners Inc.)
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CALLING ALL GOLF LOVERS!! CALLING ALL GOLF LOVERS!! DREAMING LIVING ON THE 18TH HOLE. Amazing home with all the upgrades, Granite, new carpet, new interior paint, all new stainless steel appliances! This home features 2 full kitchens, 2 laundry rooms one on each level, and a full finished basemen...