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 Sonya Davis, Realtor, Keller Williams Gulf Coast Realty
(Keller Williams Gulf Coast Realty)
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  This Home is an all brick Home that sits on a large Corner Lot. It has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bathrooms. The kitchen comes complete with an electric stove and side by side refrigerator. There are french doors that lead out to a 11x15 open deck great for summer cook outs. There is plenty of room ...
By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
(Safe Haven Realty)
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Why did the real estate agent cross the road? To have a chat with Gladys Kravitz. For those of you who have no idea who I'm talking about, Gladys Kravitz was a mortal homemaker who lived across the street from Samantha, Darrin and Tabitha Stevens in the hit series Bewitched. During many of the sh...
By Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new toolkit that guides consumers through the process of shopping for a mortgage and buying a house. Developed as part of the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” mortgage initiative, the toolkit will help consumers take full advantage of the new...
By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California))
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Getting cold feet??? 5 simple ways to overcome!   So we won!  We got you in contract to purchase your dream home….  It took weeks, maybe months, but we did it! There was competition, we stretched ourselves, and finally secured that home of your dreams! But… You now have apprehension or strong do...
By Carol Judd, Vernal Utah Real Estate
(Patriot Real Estate)
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Meadows Edge Town Homes are moving along in construction.  Now is the best time for your selection in the First Phase.  There are 4 floor plans with one featuring the Master Bedroom on the Main floor.  Lots of open greenspace , clubbhouse and RV Parking.  Patriot Real Estate. 435-789-7325
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl &  Are proud to announce that the property at 408 Richard Avenue has SOLD!!!  Our buyer is now the proud new owner of a lovely, updated 2 bedroom ranch.  We know that she will enjoy many wonderful times in her home and we're wishing her all the best! If you or anyone you know wants to b...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Coming Soon in the New Providence Village Subdivision in Falls Church, Va 22042 7725 Inversham Dr #144 Falls Church Va, 22042 A rare offering in New Providence Village – this true 3 bedroom 2 bath condo is turnkey ready and loaded with upgrades. The home has 1,064 square feet and is just 2 miles ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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777 Hinman #23 Evanston IL 60202, a  2 Br 1.5 Bath Condo was listed today. It is in a great location one block from Main street with access to the Metra and El trains and so many great unique stores, restaurants plus a 5 minute walk to the Lake Michigan Lake Front and beaches. 777 Hinman #23 The ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  When you think of what kind of homes might be for sale in a gated golf course community, do not forget the condos listed in Cypress Woods Golf and Country Club Naples Florida.  These low-rise (1 to 3 floors) units are centered around the 18 hole layout designed by the renowned architect Gordon ...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Excellent condition and Move in Ready - Single Level For Sale in Eagle Idaho     Just Listed       Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info Boise Idaho Relocation Guide Eagle Idaho Homes for Sale Search All Boise Idaho Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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    Often....especially with younger buyers...there are family members who attend inspections...The concerned parents, the Uncle who is an electrician...the Cousin who is a plumber. Most of the time, in our experience, they are quiet observers and advise the "Home owners to be" after the inspect...
By Lori Lincoln -Broker/Associate, Keller Williams Taunton, Rehoboth, Swansea, Fall River and surrounding areas, Success selling Taunton,Dighton Rehoboth and more
(Serving Dighton Taunton, Rehoboth and more!)
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  508-878-0917 Welcome to Titania Estates in Swansea Mass!  Lori Lincoln of Keller Williams Realty- official listing broker 508-878-0917  Proudly presenting Titania Estates.  Located  in Swansea Massachusetts, Brand New Homes for sale! With fewer homes for sale, why not build new? Titania Estates...
By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
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You see it all over the news, websites and Facebook.  "Seller's Market" here, "House sold in 24 Hours" there, "Winning Bid $30,000 over Asking Price" here.  This is all find and dandy for the sellers, but where does it leave the buyers? For home buyers, it looks something like this: Searching, se...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
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Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality announces the debut of Villas at Villa Del Lago, a brand new collection of luxury homes situated within the gated, master-planned community of Ocotillo in Chandler, AZ. Priced from the $300,000s, the floor plans range fro...
By Shawn Bronson, Right Price, No Hassle
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335. COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND HOMES FOR SALE. Downingtown is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 33 miles (53 km) west of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 7,891. Downingtown was settled by English and European colonists in the early 18th century...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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 What To Do When Your Home Doesn’t Appraise At Its Purchase Price   Experienced home sellers in Isanti know that reaching a sales agreement with a potential buyer can be just the start of the negotiation process. There are often inspection issues to resolve, among other items. One particular nego...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Sweet Colonial for Sale in Norwalk, CT 32 Wolfpit Avenue.    This is a sweet house that is priced to sell!    Come place your offer!    Location, condition, - all amazing!    New roof 2010, new soffits 2010, new boiler 2009, new hot water heater 2009, new fridge 2013,  new range 2013,  new septic...
By Ernie Gonzales, Keller Williams Realty Henderson NV
(The Gonzales Team at Keller Williams Realty )
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Steps To Buying After a Short Sale or Foreclosure in Henderson NV ►►►See original article here   Get a FREE List of HOT HOMES in Henderson and Las Vegas NV Start your search today for a new home or contact the Gonzales Team with any questions at ernie@gonzalesteam or 702-291-8126. In the last few...
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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Under Contract - Highlands Ranch, CO  80126     It is a joy when you get a call from potential buyers wanting to meet with you to discuss a home purchase.    This was a referral from a Colorado Springs REALTOR® that gave you glowing recommendations.     These buyers have been renters for a couple...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Paradise Valley has the most expensive homes for sale in Arizona with many well in excess of $300/sf and $1 million.   Take a look at Paradise Valley Homes for sale with pictures, prices and details. Surrounded by landmarks, Camelback and Mummy Mountain, Paradise Valley is home to business owners...