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 Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Three Bedroom Home in Spring Hill, Florida - Just Sold!   This three bedroom, two bath home in Spring Hill, Florida has now sold!  The buyers were relocating to Spring Hill, Florida and came to me in July looking for a new home.  They've found it in this newer Spring Hill home located in a qu...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  4121 Winona Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 Click here for more info on this home $129,500 MLS #PM-15588 Bi-level home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tile floors, 1 car garage, eat in kitchen, family room, living room, 6 panel doors, shed...
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RE/MAX UTOPIA Laura Filip Direct: (903) 271-4978Mobile Phone: (903) 271-4978Business Fax: (903) 564-9778Website or Mobile:http://www.laurafilip.remaxtexas.com/DFW13005036E-mail: laurafilip@remax.net   402 N Clements Gainesville , TX MLS#: 13005036 Price: $46,000 Gainesville Tx Vintage 1950 home ...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Property Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group is offering a VERY nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home for sale in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.  And the price is great!  $174,900.00.3 Only five minutes from downtown Egg Harbor, yet very private. Fantastic central location--Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Fish Creek &...
By Pete X-Investment to Luxury, Huntington Beach, CA -GRI-MCNE 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(X Group Real Estate Advocates )
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Great Investment Fixers In Orange County, CA   In the market to build some instant equity? Whether on the market or off the market investment quality gems are not easy to find. Based on my experience in property wholesaling and as an investor I would be happy to search high and low to your satisf...
By Eileen Shapiro, Your Arizona Real Estate Advocate
(Sonoran Premier Properties)
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3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home for sale in Chandler, Arizona. This lovely home is located in Cooper Commons, one of the most desirable Chandler neighborhoods locations. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home boasts diagonally-laid large tile in all the right places, sparkling appliances , large pantry a...
By Linzie Payne, Real Estate Internet Marketing Specialist
(The Payne Real Estate Team)
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Open House: August 24, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 AM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Delta Homes For Sale Tsawwassen Condos For Sale Ladner Condos For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Linzie Payne Real Estate Consultant Sutton Seafair Realty 604-710-0023...
By Andrea Peters, SOLD with Andrea!
(Andrea Peters Realtors, a division Keller Williams Realty Bryan - College Station)
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  College Station TX Real Estate | 3703 Ardenne Ct, College Station, TX 77845   Edelweiss Gartens | 3 Bedrooms | $189,900 | 1,782 SF | Two Story   http://www.SOLDwithAndrea.com | 979.574.1708 | Bryan - College Station Real Estate Specialists Have a home to sell in Bryan or College Station? Call ...
By Vickie Nagy, Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
(Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932)
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San Ramon CA Real Estate Weekly Review Market Report August 17, 2014 This weekly San Ramon CA Real Estate “dashboard” summarizes: homes for sale in San Ramon CA from Sunday August 10, 2014 through Saturday August 16, 2014. Included are homes: that were listed; that went under contract (pending); ...
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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Rents Getting Too High? Have You Considered Buying? In Clarksville TN there are many rental homes and apartments that are on the rental market. But because we are a military town, these rent quickly and the rents are high. If you have a pet you will be restricted as to where you live. Not all lan...
By Cindy Hallas
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc. )
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Larry Bollinger, 602-332-9124, and Realty Ambassadors of North America are proud to this gorgeous move-in ready 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Peoria Unified District.  Would you like to see this awesome Peoria, AZ home first hand?  Contact Larry today and arrange your private showing! 6851 W Turquoi...
By John Hrisco & Associates, -"The Sign You Want, The Agent You Need!"
(John Hrisco & Associates | RE/MAX Heritage )
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Search current inventory of The Bluffs in Fort Worth, Texas Listing Details 3 Bedroom Home for Sale 8149 Plateau Drive Fort Worth, TX 76120Price: $149,475MLS number: 12178726Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1388 Call John Hrisco & Associates @ 817-725-0157 to see if this property is sti...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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Fast Funds HomeBuyers_We Buy Houses Fast (Tri-County Charleston)   Fast Cash Buyers_We Buy Houses Fast (Tri-County Charleston)We Buy Houses.See: http://www.SCHomeBuyers.net/ 843-883-3319We Will List, Buy, Sell,orRent Out Your House For You as a Rent to Own Sale,filling your home with a well quali...
By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
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Click the image below to watch the virtual tour!           Dutch Gambrel Style Cabin for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. Click Cabins for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. To view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour.    Immaculate Dutch Gambrel style 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin on street to ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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This morning, I posted my quarterly affordable home market report for one of the northern Colorado communities that we cover. And I did something that has left me deeply unsettled - I changed our working definition of "affordable".   In the past, we considered homes priced $200K and und...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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  There will be some benefits for buyers using FICO credit score model 9, but in many cases it won't make much difference. On first glance the benefits look attractive (1) " The new FICO Score 9 will no longer count medical debts as it did in previous iterations". (2)"  the new...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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One of the most important aspects of my duties is to be able to negotiate the best price, terms and set of conditions for my client. Over the last ten years I've learned a lot about myself and about people in general. It's almost always a give and take as they say. It's important to l...
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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Southshore in Aurora CO - Market Update - July 2014           Southshore in Aurora was the location for the 2007 Parade of Homes and features custom homes backing to the reservoir.      Village Homes, Capital Pacific, Pulte & Century Communities have built homes in Southshore.     A few homes...
By Katerina Brosda, Miami Real Estate Broker
(Brosda & Bentley Realtors™ ● (786) 363-8551)
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Luxury Oceanfront Loft (Townhouse) For Sale In Miami Beach At Canyon Ranch
By Leslie Stewart, Realtor , CRS, eCertified, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Prudential Real Estate Professionals)
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Brenda Bonebrake Direct: 503-385-0033Office Phone: 503-769-3448Other: 503-932-0977Website or Mobile:http://www.brendaandsandy.com/WVY680987E-mail: brendaandsandy@prurep.com   1290 Dawn Dr Stayton, OR 97383 MLS#: 680987 Price: $229,900 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Lovely updated home on over 1/4± ...