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 Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
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Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?... ...Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a particular complex or subdivision, about available rentals (...
By Anita Allen, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Pace and Milton, FL
(Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - 850-377-4410)
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How to Buy a House With a Low Down Payment in Pace FL   Buying a home can be less expensive than renting in most markets and this is true in Pace FL.  If you are renting, you are paying the mortgage for the owner.  Buying a home is an investment, something that you can get your money back from.  ...
By Patrick White, Put our 28 years experience and technolgy to work
(Home Driven Realty, Inc)
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Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-July 28 2014 Baldwin New York Homes for Sale Baldwin, New York Real Estate Baldwin, New York 11510   The purchase or sale of Baldwin New York Real Estate maybe one of the largest financial decisions made. Having current information on Baldwin NY Homes for Sale...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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The Price Has Been Trimmed at 1665 Autumn Dr. Clarksville TN This sharp looking Clarksville home at 1665 Autumn Drive has had its price trimmed and now it is a better value than ever before. Located in the new Pisgah Elementary School district children can walk to school from this convenient loca...
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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Palm City FL Homes with Private Pools If you’re in the market for a home with its own private pool in Palm City FL, here’s a quick way to search by price range. Palm City FL lies just west Stuart in Martin County FL and is to the north of Palm Beach County and south of Saint Lucie County. Palm Ci...
By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
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FEATURED LISTINGS Located off of the ever popular Webb's Road in Denver this gated community offers very large wooded and waterfront home sites. Webb's Chapel Cove is the perfect community for people looking for privacy, stunning homes at a convenient location.  Community: Webb's Cha...
By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
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FEATURED LISTINGS Nantz Road at Lake NormanLocated in the popular town of Cornelius, Nantz Road has become a hot spot for luxury home building. It's central location and waterfront home sites make Nantz Road one of the most sought after locations around Lake Norman. New luxury homes at this ...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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---- Plenty Of Nails So It Won't Shake" Those words were spoken in 1905 by Thomas J. Moore, a newly elected Trustee of Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas.Prior to that Buckhall was served once a month by a Methodist circuit rider pastor. In June 1905 Joseph and Lydia Hensley do...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
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The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category.  The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for brand new and probably ...
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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That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!   I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house.  Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work.  Well do not blame me.  You are not my client and...
By Pat & Ed Okenica, Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate
(RE/MAX Agents Realty Lake Oconee Ga)
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LAKE OCONEE - 10 Tips on How To Maximize Your Lake Living Experience on beautiful Lake Oconee. 1.  Lake Oconee (of course!) - 2.  Golf at one of the 5 premier golf course communities, which offer award winning golf courses. Golfing is also available at one of the public courses in the area outsid...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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60203 Real Estate Skokie-Evanston or Skevenston 60203 Zip code which is on the Skokie and Evanston border but has access to Evanston schools park district, and services but with Skokie taxes is a good deal for some people looking for more bang for the buck. Skevanston is less expensive than Evans...
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 Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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               Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Round Rock Texas with in ground pool and spa. Move in Ready! Sellers can close fast. Home located in a great school district. Cul-de-sac property with incredible mature landscape. Close to shopping and groceries.         It is like living in a vac...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Buying Bank Foreclosure or Short Sale properties are a great way to get a stellar deal on a home in Springfield. However, it is not always easy to find these fantastic deals, as buyers have to keep searching when one comes up. If you're a buyer and getting a great deal is of interest to you,...
By Monica Hess
(Feng Shui This, Kentucky's Feng Shui Master)
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A few years ago a new friend bought a house before I could do a feng shui assessment of it.  I had no idea they were buying it until it was a done deal.  When I found out, I immediately checked the chart and then sat down and cried.  I knew then that they were in for some very tough times.  I did...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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People often think that they need a lot of money for a down payment when buying a home, which holds them back and makes them think buying a home in Springfield isn’t possible for them. However, there is a new program that allows qualified buyers to save their cash and buy a home with a very low ...
By Amy Jones Group, Recognized as the #1 RE/MAX Team in the Valley
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
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More Information   Beautifully remodeled home in sought after Mountain Park Ranch – offering 3 community pools, tennis courts, parks & ramadas. Home has been dramatically upgraded w/ high-end finishes you typically don’t find in this price range. The kitchen features staggered 42'' r...