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 Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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    Executive Home For Sale In Antigonish Antigonish Home For Sale Home in Antigonish For Sale Homes in Antigonish For Sale 40 Brierden Court, Antigonish$739,900 MLS Grand Executive Home - Impeccably maintained and spacious family home surrounded by acres of manicured lawns and landscaped garden...
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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Home for Sale - Green Mountain - Lakewood CO 80228     This ranch home is now for sale and buyers should not wait, as it won't last long!    Located in Hutchinsons Green Mountain, there are limited homes for sale under $300,000.    This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two ca...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
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4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria La- 3227 Marye  Searching for a four bedroom home in Alexandria La? Need space, desire homes with charm/character, and a great location? If So, 3227 Marye Street should be on your must see list. For only 227,500 dollars, This Alexandria Louisiana Garden Distr...
By Suzie Townley, Relaxed Professionalism
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Open House Etiquette for Buyers.  You didn't know you had rules when you went to open houses?  Well, there are some!  First, be polite.  The agent there is not there for you to practice your rude behavior.  If you are working with a Buyer's Agent, just present your Open House Pass, or their busi...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Real Estate Sales Still Hot The Evanston IL home buyers and sellers are still out in full force writing contracts on homes and listing their property for sale. This is the second year in a row the seasonal market lines are blurred and being ignored by people choosing to shop for Real ...
By Steve Halen, Arizona Dream Home Search
(Century 21 Arizona Foothills )
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For a tour of this home click here.   Golfer's Paradise!It's still possible to find a 2,000+ square foot home on the golf course for only $129,910! If you like country living with a home town feeling, you'll love, love, love Florence, Arizona. This sun drenched location is quickly becoming one of...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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    Two monumental decisions in U.S. housing regulations this week are major victories for homebuyers – and the housing industry at large. 

For starters, the final qualified residential mortgage, or QRM, rule eliminates the highly controversial requirement of a specific down payment amount, bri...
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 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 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 close an amazing amount of ...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Steve Halen, Arizona Dream Home Search
(Century 21 Arizona Foothills )
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If you would love a tour of this home, contact me here.   If you are considering moving to one of the many beautiful  Scottsdale neighborhoods, Stonebrook is certainly worthy of your consideration.  This neighborhood is home to some of the finest in Scottsdale real estate, with great opportunitie...
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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      Some of the options available if you want your new residence to be on the Gulf of Mexico are the Bonita Springs Florida homes for sale on Bonita Beach.  This community is located on both sides of Hickory Boulevard, north of Bonita Beach Road and south of Big Hickory Island.  Most of the pro...
By Cody Burnett, Real Estate Pro
(Connect Realty)
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I recently polled some of my friends and family about the things they look for most when they're considering a move. I wanted to know what they felt were the top things that matter so that I could better prepare materials that will help potential home buyers with their shopping. I have a word for...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Carmel Valley Homes For Sale   Carmel Valley is a master-planned coastal community in the north-western corner of San Diego. Carmel Valley has local hotels, retail stores and dinning.  If you enjoy the beach, you would be conviently located to nearby Torrey Pines State Natural Reseve.  If you lov...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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Overland Park homes for sale nearLakewood Middle School   Lakewood Middle School6601 Edgewater DriveOverland Park, KS 66223   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Lakewood Middle School in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS ...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Homes For Sale in Unversity City   If you enjoy the convienece of great shopping, dinning and the beautiful La Jolla Beaches, then living in UTC could be the next place you want to live. Located in the Golden Triangle area University City is easily accessed by major freeways. It is also located n...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                      153 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-4305       Pocono Alpine Rancher One story living 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home located in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community. Walking distance to the Minisink pool. Home features spacious updated kitchen, Propane fireplac...
By Connie Webb, | Cheyenne Real Estate
(Century 21 Bell Real Estate)
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It's Dissappointing, frustrating and sometimes, discouraging when you lose a home you want to buy. One of the Hardest lessons for todays's buyers is that writing an offer doesn't mean that you'll get the home or even a counter offer on your home in Cheyenne. Wy. Here are a few tips for you to con...