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 Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 58
A few months ago I was working with a young first time home buyer.  He was a really fun client to work with.  He was appreciative of my time, my efforts, and my knowledge. Or so I thought. This year the Fort Wayne real estate market has been more of a seller's market than a buyer's market.  I exp...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 8
What Does Home Ownership Mean To You? Click on the photo to start your home search. There is a different relationship you have with the home you live in depending on whether you own it or are renting. For one, it's less personal if you're renting...just call the landlord if something breaks and t...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 20
Southwest Home With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Swimming Pool NW Albuquerque 87120   Coming Soon!   Albuquerque Homes Realty and REALTOR® John McCormack will soon be listing this beautiful Southwest style home in NW Albuquerque 87120.     This gorgeous southwest home located at 4112 Rancho Gusto NW Albu...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Alpharetta Homes for Sale in Swim Tennis Communities Alpharetta homes for sale in swim tennis communities.  Alpharetta GA is a great place to live and has a lot of lovely communities.  If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Alpharetta in any of these fine Alpharetta swim tennis comm...
By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Freedom High School Freedom High School has been serving students living in homes in Woodbridge, VA since 2004.  Freedom High School is part of the Prince William County Public School (PWCS) district. The PWCS system is the second largest school system in the state of Virginia, continuing to grow...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 3
Hey everyone.  The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team is here to share exciting news for the Real Estate industry and the perfect source for targeted lead generation.   As the calendar has now turned, many of these good folks who lost their homes are now ready to enter the market once again.     For many of...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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This is a 572 Square Foot, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom condominium located at The Lodge at Lincoln Station in Lincoln, New Hampshire. These units feature; metal roof, a covered porch, a deck with mountain views. The Lodge includes the following amenities; club house, exercise facility, indoor pool, out...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Million Dollar Luxury Homes for Sale By City Search Atlanta million dollar luxury homes for sale by cities and counties. Atlanta is a beautiful city, but many persons do not realize that the metro area comprises a lot of adjoining counties and their cities.  There are luxury million dolla...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459)
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Thinking of buying a lake home for sale in Waukesha county Wisconsin or any of the Waukesha County Lake homes for sale I think you would do wise to click on the MLS icon below next to my business card and do an advnced search. It shows any and every agents lake listings. When one looks nice just ...
By Andrea Peters, SOLD with Andrea!
(Andrea Peters Realtors, a division Keller Williams Realty Bryan - College Station)
Comments 2
  College Station TX Real Estate | 15401 Baker Meadow Loop, College Station, TX 77845  Creek Meadows | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | $183,900 | 1,444 SF | Reduced Listing in College Station http://www.SOLDwithAndrea.com | 979.574.1708 | Bryan - College Station Real Estate Specialists   Have a home to s...
By Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions)
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Why use a Buyer’s Agent to Help With Your Home Purchase? For most Americans, a home is the most significant and costly purchase they’ll make in their lifetime, with significant financial and emotional ramifications for the parties involved. Having proper representation, therefore, is critical. In...
By Frank Marta, Texas Home Loan Specialist
(Nuhome Group, LLC - Houston Tx|Mortgage Broker| 713-373-0345)
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How to choose between an FHA, VA or conventional home loan? People who work with home loans every day can forget just how confusing their jargon can be to outsiders. Here is a quick overview of the three main types of mortgage from which both first-time buyers and old hands may choose. In Americ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in College Park, Maryland, 20740. College Park is a convenient location for folks employed at the University of Maryland, Washington, D.C. and areas of Prince George's and Montgomery County. Below are homes listed for sale priced in the $350,000 to $500,000 range.  To tour homes fo...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459)
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Den Kauf eines See-Haus zum Verkauf in Waukesha County Wisconsin oder einen der Waukesha County See-Häuser zum Verkauf Ich glaube, Sie wäre klug zu tun, um auf der MLS-Symbol unten neben meiner Visitenkarte klicken und tun eine advnced Suche. Es zeigt, jegliche und alle Agenten See Inserate. Wenn...
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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Massapequa 11758 Four Bedroom Colonial  Home For Sale Just Price Adjusted  View Homes Currently Available For Sale In Massapequa     Listing Details Home For Sale In Massapequa - 159 N. Manhattan Ave.,  Massapequa, NY 11758 ML #2692325 Price $599,000.00 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2.5 Garage Full Basem...
By Allison Bernard, Real Estate Salesperson 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
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Site Map For Rhode Island Home Online     AboutLearn more about the services that a real estate expert can offer you. Contact UsIf you have questions or comments, need information about local real estate trends, or need help selling or buying a home, please contact us. Create an AccountCreate yo...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Many homeowners that lost their homes to a foreclosure or short sale between 2007 – 2013 are now back on the market searching for another home that they can call their own. Industry experts predict that this segment of the population will account for about 10% of all homes purchased this year an...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 0
First Floor Master Suite House For Sale In Nassau Shores Massapequa Newly Price Adjusted Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in  Massapequa Listing Details Home For Sale In Massapequa 81 Ripplewater Ave.,  NY 11758 Price $599,000.00 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3.5 Square Foot...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Market Update - Greenfield - Centennial CO - July 2014         You will find Greenfield and Greenfield Estates located in Centennial between Arapahoe Road and Smoky Hill Road West of Picadilly.    This popular community has a common pool, and tennis courts, and residents love the trails throughou...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 13
Things I should have Done Differently when Buying a Home   Some of the best advice that you or anyone else can get about buying a home is from people who have done it before. Many times its better if the advice comes from a third party and not someone like me being a Realtor in katy TX. I came ac...