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 Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Sampling All 31 Flavors And Not Buying A Cone: How NOT to Home Shop The month of July is National Ice Cream Month . . . and why not?  With Summer in full swing: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! How annoying would it be if all a customer does is sample the flavors, all 31 of them...
By Erik Gruenwald, Your Local Golden, CO Real Estate Professional
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COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, GOLDEN, COLORADO   COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, GOLDEN, COLORADO is located in the heart of Golden and is regarded as a “small university, serving a worldwide community, committed to a universal mission - to create solutions related to earth, energy and environment.”  Altho...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Meadows at Riverbend Subdivision Buyers who come looking for a home having already done their home have the best opportunity of coming away with the home of their dreams in this real estate market! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Mea...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
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                                          OPEN HOUSE 8/10/2014 FROM 2-4PM. Location, location, location! Emerald Valley, the very desirable gated, pool, clubhouse, and sidewalk community with walking path to Westview Elementary from the neighborhood.  Elegant and stately home with a two-story foy...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Friendly Fridley rambler home for sale Introducing 525 66th Ave NE Fridley MN 55432 Real estate market data in Fridley MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic Realty Great location near schools, parks and shopping. Quick commute to DT via University or 94. New furnace, water heater, AC and r...
By Trish Leleux
(Noles–Frye Realty, Inc. A Latter and Blum Company 4615 Parliament Drive Alexandria, LA 71303)
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New Listing - 6225 Live Oaks Lane, Alexandria, LA. 71303      Custom everything and one of the largest backyards in Tennyson Oaks!      With an open and specious floor plan, featuring 12 and 10 foot ceilings, this home is perfect for entertaining.             A designer kitchen with 5 burner gas ...
By Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
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If you missed one of our previous opens you have another chance!! Agressively priced at $525,000 this outstanding property gives you two, YES TWO, homes in one. Attached yet separate offers privacy to live a fabulous life in a log cabin yet close enough to help if needed. An ideal retreat for tho...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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The other day I was contacted by a buyer. She was interested in seeing a house. I had previously shown this house and was very familiar with it. The house she inquired about is over-priced and has been on the market for almost six months. The sellers have reduced the price 3 times for a total of ...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Price Reduced and Open House Sun July 27th 2-4 at 3524 35th St Marion, Iowa 52302 Now Priced at $133,500!   Like new condo in Marion built by Morris Wood!  You will love this cozy condo with hardwood floors on the main level as well as the upper level, perfect for those with allergies!  Open floo...
By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(CEO - Dale Ross Realty Group)
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    Listing Details Large custom home for sale in Katy Texas with a swimming pool 1162 Barkston Drive, Katy, Texas 77450Price: $474,900Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4.2Square Footage: 4,602 Call Dale Ross Realty Group in Katy Texas at 281-599-6575 to see if this property is still available and arrange a ...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
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When my grandparents left their home in Palm Springs they went back to Florida to live out their lives. They had always lived in their own home or condo, but felt maybe it was time to go to a retirement community so they could get more help. They went to Boca Raton where my mother was living, and...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Hotchkiss K-8 Back to School and Registration Information School will be starting before we know it. It's still summer, but the days of summer vacation are winding down. The stores are starting to advertise back to school specials, and it's time to start thinking about stocking up on...
By Jill Watts, Clark County, WA Is A Great Place To Live! Call Me
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
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 OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 26TH & 27TH...1-4 PM   1207 B St., Washougal, WA 98671 Vintage with Elegance & Character five bedroom home, lovingly restored and spacious inside, master bedroom and a huge office on the main floor. Soaring southern exposure windows bask the home in l...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Alhambra CA Emery Park Home JUST SOLD 3212 Poplar Blvd Represented Buyers     It was Wednesday, July 23, 2014 and I deliver the news every buyer loves….   Congratulations!   You are now the owner of your new home.   It’s especially great when the news is delivered to first time homebuyers.   JUST...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
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Volterra Subdivision SE Albuquerque 87123 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2 Living Areas, 3 Car Garage For Sale     YouTube Featuring 1828 Red Rum Ct SE Albuquerque NM 87123     The Volterra Subdivision is a highly desired SE Albuquerque community located near Central, Downtown, Juan Tabo, Tramway and I-40.  Th...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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  Get the Century 21 Mobile app and begin your Edmonds, Lynnwood, Shoreline and Brier Home Search As a Real Estate Agent/Broker myself, I too find myself accessing property listings using my smartphone. As the world becomes smaller, and the expectation for data and current information becomes mor...
By Edna Ledoux Jamieson, Realtor/ABR
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
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As of July 24, 2014 and according to the Roanoke Valley Multiple Listing Service, there are currently 64 luxury homes priced 1Million dollars and up on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.  Several are located in the prestigous Waters Edge Country Club and other great lake locations.  There ar...
By Record Team, Revolutionizing Real Estate
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  Enchanted Village homes for sale in Federal Way, WA. Enchanted Village neighborhood is located minutes away from Wild Waves theme park. This neighborhood is set up with children in mind. There is several trails, parks and shopping centers within miles of Enchanted Village community. Houses in t...
By Susan Jean Horne, P.A., GRI, I.R.E.S.
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
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By Sandy Williams
(Keller Williams, sandy@sandywilliams.com)
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  Perfectly Maintained Unit in one of Florida's Elegant Condominium 3535 S OCEAN DR # 2706 Hollywood, FL 33019 Click Here for more Info) Property Information: Style: Condo Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 4 Full Baths: 3 Half Baths: 1 Year Built: 2008 Sq. Feet: 3700 View: Ocean View, Direct Ocean, In...