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 Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
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      From a brand-new ondo and a Mahwah NJ to a golf course community in Wyckoff NJ, there’s a plethora of choices in Luxury homes in New Jersey. Consider these tips from luxury home market pros before buying that dream home in Franklin Lakes New Jersey 1. Learn the search process. Many luxury ...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Leesburg VA Foreclosures, Bank Owned Homes For Sale, 800-711-7988 or 540-822-9907 There are 6 bank owned homes, already foreclosed for sale in Leesburg Virginia as of today. To tour any of these homes for sale, just call Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.  We'll make an appointment to sh...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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TROPICAL POOL HOME VERO BEACH FLORIDA WITH CHARM GALORE Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach                                                            Vero Beach Pool Home With Pool Cabana This charming home offers a very private and serenepool and patio area!   It is compl...
By Frank Rubi, Homes for Sale Kenner - Metairie, La.
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC.)
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  FRANK RUBI REAL ESTATE, LLC    Las tasas hipotecarias PARA LA SEMANA DEL:    13 de octubre 2014    30 años Fijo 3,97%    15 años Fijo 3,18%    VA 3,5%    Las tasas de interés presentados están sujetos a cambios.      Hay varios factores que debe considerar al comprar una casa para la venta en K...
By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
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Maryland First Time Home Buyer Class November 8, 2014 There is a Maryland Home Buyer Seminar being held on Saturday November 8, 2014 in Frederick, Maryland at the Hampton Inn Hotel from 10 AM till Noon.  Call 410-412-3319 to register or you can register online at Maryland Home Buyer Seminars The ...
By Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758
(BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes)
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There are 33 homes being held open to day between Westport and Brookside.  See Open Houses. Most will be open between 1 - 3 or 2 - 4. It's a lovely, sunny day so enjoy touring these beautiful homes!   
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
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New Construction Homes For Sale at Drake's Cove in Larkspur Hills, CAWhy Do People Live Here?The Drake's Cove homes are a semi-custom, luxury home development under construction in the hills of Larkspur, California. They are located at the end of Drake's Cove Court as new construction to finish a...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     One of the things that I always do and I instruct the other members of my team to do is to take pictures of the major appliances and serial plates on all of the appliances in the property. The reason we do this is that invariably, something will go amiss and I will get "the dreaded phone cal...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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New October Listings of Homes for Sale - Lovettsville Virginia. The homes listed below are NEWLY LISTED FOR SALE.  To tour homes in Lovettsville, just call Lenn, 800-711-7988.  In Lovettsville, you'll find extraordinary value.  If you're looking for acreage, we have that. If you're looking for in...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
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Would you like a golf hole in your backyard? It makes perfect sense for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to have a private golf hole in their backyards. And they can sure afford it! Tiger's is on the left...               But ordinary folk who love golf with a passion for golf are doing it too!  Ch...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Decorative Window   There are many things a buyer notices that I find extraordinary but are never listed in the property description.   This building is not for sale but I use it as an example to drive my point home. Most buyers are in search of something different, unique, architecturally ple...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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There are three bank owned, foreclosed homes for sale in Purcellville Virginia. Purcellville is a popular town in Loudoun County Virginia, just 6 miles west of the county seat of Leesburg and an easy commute, about 30 minutes,  to Dulles International Airport.  This opens up transportation routes...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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Whether you are looking for a first home, a move up, or new construction, the affordable West Cobb County Georgia communities surrounding McEachern High School offer wonderful options to fit any budget. McEachern High School was founded in 1908 and is located at 2400 New Macland Road, Powder Spri...
By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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We Realtors are constantly writing about our communities, listings, good and bad experiences. We say that listening to Buyers and Sellers is important. I agree, so I am asking Buyers and Sellers to talk to us, to talk to me. I want to hear directly from you. So here are the questions. You can ans...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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    836 Thomae Avenue   Bridgewater, Somerset County, NJ $629,000 Style: Custom Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Acres: 0.48   Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-1358   Or, Contact: Jane Nicastro-Disch 908-313-7180     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE     PROPERTY DETAILS   Move in Condition Home for Sale in Bridge...
By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
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Maryland Home Buyer Seminar - November 22, 2014 in Towson, Maryland Maryland First Time Home Buyer Seminar - There will be a Maryland First Time Home Buyer Seminar on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM. The seminar will last about 2 hours and each participate will be able to recieve a free co...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Frank Lloyd Wright Trained John Van Bergen Home Moved To Evanston The other day I wrote a blog called Historic Wilmette Home Being Moved To Evanston IL  The property was in FLW style and located in Wilmette IL which is one of my favorite villages with its cobble stone streets, vintage homes and b...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Cold Feet Or Hot Flashes?   I've been working with a lovely woman for the past couple of months. She was pretty hard to get a feel for in the beginning. There were a few types of homes that would make her happy. The key was unusual....and it didn't matter if it were a Mid-Century Modern or Anahei...