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 Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Haven't found the perfect home yet? The house you've been dreaming of could still be out there. And if you're looking to buy a home in Mansfield, Texas then boy do we have great news for you! To bring you closer to your goal of finding your dream home, we will give you free information on the mos...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  171 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $160,000 MLS #PM-14325     More info about this Pocono home Contemporary style well cared for home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, one bedroom on the main floor with a window seat, large loft, 2 full bath...
By Jennifer Manchester, GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager
(Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC )
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Homes for sale in Summerwood, Mint Hill North Carolina.  If you have not checked out Homes for sale in Summerwood, Mint Hill North Carolina you might be missing out on a great opportunity to buy into a fabulous neighborhood with a tree preserve, walking trails and the new pool and clubhouse sched...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Okay, granted: a new family home won't fit under the tree...   This year, Henry County TVs have been filled with commercials that mix Santa with new automobiles. If you believe the ads, a number of automakers apparently offer models that will fly like reindeer onto driveways for big boys and girl...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  105 Flo Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $155,000 MLS #PM-13642     Click here to learn more about this Pocono home Chalet located in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, all season florida room, open space living with living room, updated ...
By Alan Brock, The Hardy and Brock Team
(Keller Williams Realty Points East)
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Homes for Sale in Sutton Farms Neighborhood Greenville, NC Why Do People Live here? Homes for sale in Sutton Farms Neighborhood are located in a quiet country setting just outside the Greenville NC City Limits meaning no city taxes to pay.  The subdivision is located within 10 minutes of the med...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
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10 Tips to Save You Time and $$   When shopping for your home, you'll discover that most homes on the market are resales. Yet, one out of four homebuyers purchases a new home. Both new homes and resales offer advantages. Before you make a decision, let's . . . Compare These Points! New Homes off...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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This is the time of year to start looking for your next home!   This is a great time of year to buy your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 130 Homes For Sale in Encinitas Today! Lets take a Home tour! If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Buying or Selling Real Estate; You Can’t Afford to Mess Up!     When it comes to buying or selling real estate, the last thing you can afford is making a mistake. Searching for listings, I remember sifting through “thick books” in order to find the perfect home for clients. Back then, the only ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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   Long Beach CA Real Estate: Income Properties for Sale      Long Beach California offers real estate investors many opportunities in purchasing residential income properties from a duplex up to multi-family properties.   Twice a week (Mon/Thurs) you will be updated on the newest properties to h...
By Audry Wolff, for Real Estate in Phoenix Mesa and Gilbert
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Augusta Ranch AZ Community is a favorite among concerned parents who want the best education for their young kids.   Although the community is in Mesa, it borders Gilbert and lies within the Gilbert Public School District, known to be one of the best districts in the Phoenix valley.  Augusta Ranc...
By Cindy Allen Fekete, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Homes for Sale in Juban ParcDenham Springs, LA Why Do People Live here? Juban Parc subdivision is located in Denham Springs, Louisiana. This popular subdivision is conveniently located off of Juban Rd., approximately two miles from I12. If you have children, you will be pleased to know that the c...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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RESTON VIRGINIA - For Sale Today, 12/22/2014.  Call Lenn 800-711-7988. There are 34 ACTIVE listings for single family detached homes for sale.   To tour homes for sale in Reston, just call Lenn, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP.   City ListPrice   Type Style BR BathsAll # Gar Reston $309,900   Detached...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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We’ve heard it said a thousand times that “this is a good place to live”. But what exactly does that mean? To parents a good place to live would certainly include good schools but what if you are retired, or perhaps don’t have children, or are single? There are some factors that everyone would a...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Testimonial - Sea Ranch in Boca Raton FL                                                                                                                                                                                              Last month, I had 24 hours to call "my own." So, I opted to get on ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Why Do Websites Show Me Homes I Can't Buy? You're cruising the Wild Wild Internet looking for homes to buy and you keep finding a trend.  There's a home for sale, but it's not REALLY for sale!  Or it is kind of for sale.  Or it's already under contract.  Frustrating isn't it?  And the answer to W...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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139 Safro Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $159,500 MLS #PM-16233     Click here to learn more about this Pocono home Contemporary style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features modern updated spacious kitchen with pantry, open floor plan, central controls for lighti...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Newport Beach Homes for Sale The weather is about 70 degrees and the skies are bright blue. I took my dog for walk this morning on the beach, and there were quite a few surfers out. The wind was minimal and and it was a beautiful morning to enjoy the beach. Also, the tide has been quite high, and...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
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Campestres Living Custom Homes offer a unique, resort style, luxury community at Rockin J Ranch in Blanco, TX, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. If you’re considering a retirement lifestyle where you can build your next Dream Home, Second Home, or that vacation getaway home tailored...