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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Browse, Discover, Access Detailed Info on Pool Homes PSL Under $250K. Featured Pool Listing Tradition, Fl.   Americas Unique Master Planned Community Why Do People Live here? The Town of Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida is a new master-planned, mixed-use community located in the heart of one ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Who said winter is supposed to be slow?  For as cold as it is in Columbus, things are HOT at The Jackson Team Office! We have three fantastic properties that will be open this weekend. If you are in the area, come check them out!! Visit The Jackson Team for more infomation on these and all of our...
By Betty & John Knowles, REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com)
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We are proud to announce new search by neighborhood features for Springfield Missouri homebuyers on our website. Do you have a favorite neighborhood that you want to search for homes for sale? Finding your new home has never been easier! These powerful search tools do the work for you! Choose one...
By Chuck Willman, Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600
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I have spent a great number of years purchasing homes for resell, or helping my investor clients do the same. However, I have also spent quite a bit of time with people who are looking for a band new home. There is something exciting about being the first person to live in the home. You enjoy som...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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McNeal Farm, White Marsh, MD - New Ryan Homes Development Today was the Grand Opening of the new Ryan Homes McNeal Farm model in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County.   I had the opportunity to tour the Springhaven model home today and it was very nice.  I normally don't like ranch style home...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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Barbara Martino-Sliva Top Vero Beach Realtor Trulia Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach      Barbara Martino-Sliva Top Vero Beach Realtor What a nice surprise!    I received an e-mail from Truliaannouncing this ....         You've been selected as a TOP AGENT on TRULIA! You...
By Tim Stoll, Results That Move You
(Urban Dallas)
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Real Estate Minute | Tim Stoll Dallas TX Though careful not to say 2015 will be a breakout year for the housing market, Fannie Mae's chief economist, Doug Duncan, believes the strengthening economy will drag housing activity upward this year. “Strength in the broader economy, accompanied by conti...
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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    To “sea” or to “tee”?  That may seem like a peculiar question for someone looking for a new home, however it is quite pertinent when it pertains to the Naples Florida condos listed for sale in Windstar.  The “sea” comes from the fact that this development has its own marina with more than 70 ...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Bryan Davis Reporter-Birmingham Business Journal Alabama's residential sales were up 14 percent in December over the previous month. According to new data released by the Alabama Center for Real Estate, Alabama realtors closed on 3,494 units in December, up over 400 from November. That also repre...
This Home is a Great Frist Time Home Buyer Deal. It has Been Upgraded with Tile Flooring, Custom Paint, Eat-in Kitchen with Bay Windows, S.S Appliances, and in a Cul-De-Sac Lot. This Home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Great Kitchen with loads of Counter and Cabinet Space, 2 Car Garage. Located in a W...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Overland Park Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   The Mowery Group Keller Williams 913-269-0479 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Information valid for the date of this posting only. P...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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Ashley Lakes North New Construction Vero Beach Florida Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach           Ashley Lakes North Vero Beach Florida Ashley Lakes North is a gated single family community on themainland of Vero Beach Florida.  Here you will find new constructionand som...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Homes For Sale in McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale   Thinking of moving to McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, Homes for Sale , take a look at homes currentlly available for sale with details and pictures?   8206 E Del Cadena on "The Islands" at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale "For Sale" $997,000 ra...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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BEACH HOUSE VERO BEACH FLORIDA MOORINGS AREA Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach          BEACH HOUSE ON REEF ROAD VERO BEACH FL   Casual BEACH HOUSE on Reef Road in Floralton Beach.Reef Road is a true beach street ....  hidden away fromA1A ....  quiet and tropical.   This ...
By Nevin Williams, Raleigh Mortgage Pro
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh)
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Looking to buy a home in Raleigh, Cary or Apex North Carolina?  Look no further!  Craig Rutman is the one you want to call.  Professional, thorough, tenacious and a funny guy.  Craig has not only helped me with my real estate needs he also has helped my friends and family.  Call Craig today and f...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Foreclosed Homes for Sale in Orange County CA     Welcome to the Orange County, California Bank Owned Foreclosure Report.     This bi-weekly REO Blog provides you access to newly listed homes which can be viewed as a One Line Report or as a Brief Report which provides you an image and additional ...
5 Bed 2.5 Bath Home for Sale in Mesa - Mesa Home for Sale with 5 Beds This Mesa Home is located just off Signal Butte and Broadway in East Mesa. This 5 Bedroom Mesa Home for Sale was built in 1988 and has over 3,000 square feet split between upstairs and downstairs.  The home is located on an int...
By Lisa Delzompo, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(PRW Lending, Inc)
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Homes for Sale in Murrieta & Demographics, Riverside County CA, contact Lisa: 951-704-4559. This information brought to you by: Lisa Delzompo, Broker-Ass't, SandtoSeaProperties.com, 951-704-4559.  Serving home buyers in CA.         Murrieta, CA Demographics      Population - 105,000      High Sch...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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A Buyer woke up and thought it was 2009. They were prepared to write several offers on some Manchester NH area Properties. They wanted to make the LOWEST possible offers they could to and I quote "Steal these properties". I was able to inform them that the current market has a shortage of homes ...