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 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 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 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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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What is the Process of Qualifying for a VA Home Loan Are you on active duty, honorably separated from the military, or perhaps retired after serving your country proudly? Whichever category you find yourself in, did you know that qualifying for a VA Home Loan is a pretty straight forward process ...
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 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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Just Listed, Ready To Buy, Leesburg in Loudoun County VA, Call Lenn, 800-711-7988. The following homes are for sale in Leesburg:       Number of homes just listed for sale in Leesburg Virginia - 31      The low list price - $389,000      The high list price - $1,600,000      The average list pric...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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  Brilliantly combining the proximity of downtown with the tranquil suburban life, Wagener Terrace has a lovely atmosphere that attracts families, students, as well as young professionals. The neighborhood is only a short bike ride from downtown's main historic district wherein residents enj...
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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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We were out showing homes in Land Park last week to a first-time home buyer in Sacramento, just like any other week in Sacramento real estate. This home buyer expressed displeasure over the number of the house she was considering buying. I'm not going to tell you what the house number is beca...
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 Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
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    2733 Fletch Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 $204,000  New ListingSingle Family Home4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,558 sqftLot: 0.06 acre(s)More Photos and Additional Info 4 Bdrm with A/C Cozy four bedroom home in Hawthorne Village! * Open concept floor plan features kitchen...
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 Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Registration Information for Delta County CO Schools  It's that time of year when both parents, teachers and students start thinking about the new school year. Below is a list of registration dates and times for most of the Delta County Schools. You can get more registration information ...
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 The StoneBridge Team
(Keller Williams® Realty Sonoran Living)
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  3 bedroom home for sale move in ready by Desert Vista High School   2921 E BROOKWOOD Court Phoenix, AZ 85048 3 bedroom home for sale move in ready by Desert Vista High School  Price : $249,600.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2.00 Square Foot : 1,692 Lot Size : 4,600 sq.ft. Community : Mountain Park...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
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Lately the empty foreclosures that have been sitting empty for many months and even years are coming onto the market in the area. What seems to be the problem is they are loaded with mold and other major issues that a normal buyer would have to pay to have repaired. This is not really the problem...
By Wandanna Melliphant, A Name Real Estate Investors Trust and Recommend
(Royal Lepage Credit Valley Real Estate Brokerage)
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How to purchase a fixer upper home in Mississauga. Are you thinking about purchasing a fixer upper property in Mississauga, but don't know where to begin?   One VERY important first step to take, is to decide what type of fixer upper property would work best for you.   Why is this important? ...
By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Performance)
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath home- 5 Acres and Killer Views OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $150,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,296 sqftLot: 5.14 acre(s) Location 151 Elk DrCotopaxi, CO 81223USA Paula Sue Bradfield Keller Williams Colorado Performance Realty(719) 221-6108Pa...