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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 1108 Fleetfoot Dr A Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186-6950 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1410888           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-P...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Home for Sale in Lovettsville.  Priced Below Appraisal, 540-822-9907.  MLS #: LO8601362 Price: $575,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 full  1 half City: LOVETTSVILLEListing Office: RE/MAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.Contact Jeff Pearl, 703-727-4876 Owner/Agent 800-711-7988, 540-822-9907     Upgraded,...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Home Buying Repair Requests No Time for Dallying It is the thrill of buying your new home that sometimes clouds the minds of the home buyer.  You love it, you want it and you lose track of time.  Yes, your real estate agent is there guiding you but you need to listen to them when time is of the e...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Falls Church is a suburb of Northern Virginia and within it lies the small lakeside community of Lake Barcroft. A key point of interest is Lake Barcrofts’ accessibility from several locations, such as D.C., Fort Myer and the Pentagon, which makes this area attractive for people looking for a resi...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
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Open House Sun May 3, 1-4 pm 19930 Buhrstone Dr.Gaithersburg MD 20886in Watkins Mill CommunityLovely 3 Bedroom, 3 Level Townhome in Watkins MillList Price  $240,000 MLS# MC8616523  / 1,220 sq. ft. Home Features:·         Great location in Watkins Mill walk to schools·         Brick front townhome...
(Keller Williams Realty )
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116 Ingle Pl, Alexandria, VA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE May 03, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1776 SQUARE FEET FULLY RENOVATED 1 car garage townhome with remodeled kitchen, bathroom...
By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
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Will You Buy at The Top of Your Price Range?At some point while weighing the pros and cons of buying a new home, you begin to mentally fix on a price range. If you are able to depend on a family income that’s fairly predictable, the issue is simplified. If not (small business owners, entrepreneur...
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
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  Searching for more Riverton UT homes for sale from $205,000? Here are snippets of 6 recent listings that showed up on our search page. There are generally about 130 to 140 houses and condos listed in this area.If you are on the market for a Riverton Utah listing, you can find all homes on the M...
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
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  Here is the monthly report for May about Foreclosures in the Salt Lake area. This report will also include pre-foreclosed homes (short sales) as well as HUD Homes that are listed on the local MLS. Foreclosures and HUD Homes have been separated by city. Short sales are viewed by clicking on the ...
By Ed & Tracy Oliva, Arizona Agents
(West USA Realty - Arizona)
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16636 E KINGSTREE Boulevard Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Stellar custom home SLIDESHOW VIEW A VIRTUAL TOUR SPECIAL FEATURES Price: $874,900 MLS Number: 5126504 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6 full and 1 half Approx. Sq. Ft.: 4535 Fountain Hills Formal Dining Area Maricopa 5 Bedrooms Arizona 6 Bathrooms 852...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
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SOLD ~ 3190 NW 93rd Ave Sunrise FL 33351by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties Congratulations Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties​ for finding this beautiful home for her clients. Top condition home boasts a roomy 4bd/3ba, stainless steel appliances, enormous patio in a perfectly lan...
By Bruce Parker
(RE/MAX Best)
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Bruce Parker Phone Number Primary: 732-819-8895 Cell: 908-202-5738 Business Fax: 732-393-0610 Office Phone: 732-707-4000 Assistant: 732-266-3366 Email Address jerseybest@msn.com Web Site www.jerseybest.com Mobile Search m.jerseybest.com Mailing Address RE/MAX Best Realty Highland Park42 Woodbrid...
By Curtis Van Carter, Napa Valley's Broker Extraordinaire in Yountville
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, Yountville Napa Valley)
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This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. For those wanting a map and more details, here is the link to the Napa Register’s open house page. Nap...
By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
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Buyer Can Agree to Waive Repair of Warranted Items There are a series of Q&A articles by the Arizona Association of Realtors that discuss issues related to the purchase and sale of Arizona Real Estate. They are very informational, and excellent examples of what can happen during a real estate tra...
By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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107 Crimson Ct Se Rainier, WA 98576 107 Crimson Ct Se Appointed with a gas fireplace, kitchen with SS/appliances, granite counters, breakfast bar & large dining area. The huge yard beckons for play, BBQ's, gardening, Smores around the fire-pit etc. Interior Features: Family Room, Laundry Room, D...
By J. Michael Manley
(J Michael Manley Team)
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  25 Kirkshire Lane, Simpsonville, SCHome for Sale in Fairview Pointe Subdivision, Simpsonville Real EstateCome and see this gorgeous home in Fairview Pointe, a family friendly neighborhood in Simpsonville SC. This home features 4 beds and 2 baths and plenty of space! The home appears larger than...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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  Open House   May 02, Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Address   2904 LEISURE WORLD BOULEVARD, SILVER SPRING, MD   Click for Directions!     View Property Website for more information, pictures, current price, maps, schools and more!   $265,000 | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1480 SQUARE FEE...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  2137 Sheshequin Dr, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $119,500 MLS #PM-22674  Click here for more on this Arrowhead Lake Home ---->Very well maintained Prow front chalet located in amenity filled Arrowhead lakes. NEW CARPETS! FRESH PAINT! NEW KITCHEN and BATHROOM FLOORS! NEW WATER FILTER SYSTEM! Located on...
By Michael Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.)
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We all know what a listed home is. When a homeowner wants to sell their home they list it with a realtor. The realtor then markets the home to potential buyers by puting a for sale sign in the yard and posting it online to places like zillow, trulia, realtor.com and facebook but what is a listed ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Buying into BaltimoreTwice a year the folks at Live Baltimore sponsor a home buying fair for would be home buyers and anyone interested in finding out more about the over 200 neighborhoods that make up Baltimore City.  If you are not familiar with Baltimore City this is an excellent opportunity f...