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 Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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  Sylvan Grove     Home Photos Local Schools     PRICE REDUCED!         The Mowery Group Keller Williams 913-269-0479 Questions?Schedule a Showing!       7515 W. 98th Street Overland Park, Kansas 66212 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms : 3 ( 2 full, 1 half ) List Price: $175,000 Living Area Approx : 1486   ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta GA One Story Ranch Homes for Sale | Ranches Atlanta GA One Story Ranch Homes for Sale in Fulton County GA.  Are you tired of going up and down stairs?  Do you watch TV on one level, sleep upstairs, and do laundry downstairs only to have to carry it upstairs to put it where it belongs?  We...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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Overland Park Homes for Sale near Blue River Elementary School   Blue River Elementary School5101 W 163rd TerraceOverland Park, KS 66085   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Blue River Elementary in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct feed f...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Elegant Pool Home! OverviewMapsPhotos $267,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,743 sqftLot: 0.37 acre(s) Location 356 Dunster CtOrange Park, FL 32073USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199reo.ellen@gmail.com    Listed by: Watson Re...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  That Stain Is A Good Indicator of a Leak     That discoloration in the vinyl flooring can mean that there is a leak under the tub in your bathroom. Don't ignore the problem, it will probably only get worse. It may be a drainage problem or a water supply leak, both can be fixed. The plumbing rep...
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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Magnificient Split Level Home OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesMarket Stats $629,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomLot: 6,000 sqft Location 3278 Judith LaneOceanside, NY 11572USA Katherine Giordano RE/MAX Wittney Estates(516) 902-7388krealtory@aol.comhttp://www...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$675 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐►Rent to Own 48 Hour Special_Available for Occupancy TODAY (Park Hill Properties )   * Rent to Own 48 Hour Special * Apply Now *Available for Occupancy TODAY! *Painting, carpeting, and landscaping renovations are completed. By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Plan...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Coming Soon Home For Sale South Huntsville Alabama Gourdneck Subdivision To see photos and details of all currently available home in this community follow this link: Gourdneck Subdivision Homes for sale. Gourdneck Subdivision is in a quiet area of South Huntsville with the mountains to your east...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSES BOTH DAYS THIS WEEKEND! Saturday September 27th from 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm! Sunday September 28th from 2pm – 4pm! 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms 3374 square feet Now priced to sell at $434,000 Covered Bridge living at it’s best! This open floor plan features a fantastic kitchen with cente...
By Maryland Luxury Group
(Keller Williams Select Realtors )
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Furnished Condos for Sale on Hutchinson Island Use the link below to search for condos for sale in Hutchinson Island that are being offered with the furniture included.  Furnished condos are an excellent way to enjoy a second home in Martin County Florida without the added expense of purchasing n...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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  Offering spacious floor plans and luxurious features such as ceramic tile floors, built-in bars, Roman tubs, walk-in closets and spacious terraces; the luxury condo community of Halcyon is conveniently located to beaches and to the cities popular attractions. Amenities here include tennis cour...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Meadow Wood condos in Warminster are very affordable. I looked up the mls and found 8 active listings. there is a studio apartment for $49,900. There are 7 one bedroom units for sale ranging in price from $72,500 to $102,000. If you are looking to buy a home in warminster you should look at these...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Property Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group is offering a VERY nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home for sale in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.  And the price is great!  $149,900.00 Only five minutes from downtown Egg Harbor, yet very private. Fantastic central location--Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Fish Creek & S...
By Solutions Real Estate
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Open House! Sat 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM  Stunning 3 bed/2.5 bath home in the highly sought after Gardens neighborhood. This beautiful home has been immaculately cared for and sits on a beautifully landscaped lot. The open floor plan of this home boasts wood floors through out the main level which in...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Regency  Glen is an active adult communty in Bensalem Bucks county.I looked up the mls for active listings in the communty. There are 2 active listings listed in mls. One is a home listed at $204,875 with unfinished basement. Another has 3 bedrooms and finished basement and is listed for $225,000...
By DJ Morris
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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  Comprised of condos and lake villas; the seaside community of Sea Colony is surrounded by swaying palm trees bringing in the laid-back Mediterranean-style vibe. Community amenities include a community pool, fitness center, tennis courts, children's playground, club room, 24-hour security and o...
By Ron and Kat Becker, #1 Top Selling Team in our Market
(The Becker Group ~ Real Estate Agents)
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#TheBeckerGroup just CLOSED on this beautiful home for one of our buyers. We can help you find YOUR perfect home too! www.FreeMLSHomeSearch.info
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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Today, I sat down with a couple who is looking to purchase a Franklin TN new construction home. We did what so many of these builders do--we sat down and outlined all the things my clients want in their new home. When we were finished, the couple was in sticker shock. As is so often the case, the...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Golf Course Home in Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club - Just Sold! by Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida   This beautiful pool home in the upscale community of Glen Lakes in Weeki Wachee, Florida, just sold! My buyer drove down from Ohio to attend the closing and ...