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 Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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By Tolbert Real Estate Group, Helping you to buy, sell and invest in Real Estate
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        Tolbert Real Estate Group is happy to announce they just listed 6507 Cimarron Cir. Anchorage, AK 99504. This home features over 1,200 square feet of living space, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1 car garage.  Light & Bright beautifully maintained End Unit. Spacious features all bedrooms upst...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   Maricopa 3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island. ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island.   3Beds 2...
By Ana Moniz, "Excellence in Real Estate"
(Keller Williams Valley Realty )
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Featured Woodcliff Lake Real Estate for Sale Bergen County has many beautiful homes for sale. This post highlights two homes in the lovely town ofWoodcliff Lake. Both listings have links to virtual tours where you can get inside the homes and see all they have to offer. Contact Ana Moniz at 201-...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Real Estate Sales Still Hot The Evanston IL home buyers and sellers are still out in full force writing contracts on homes and listing their property for sale. This is the second year in a row the seasonal market lines are blurred and being ignored by people choosing to shop for Real ...
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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735 Cloud Dr. Clarksville TN- Now Pending Lucky buyers have placed an offer and it has been accepted. This home was on the market just a few weeks and has so many great features that make it special. The main floor is very open with easy care tile flooring and a floor plan good for entertaining a...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
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New Listing in Hixson, TN. 3708 Taggart Drive. $144,900.                                   One owner home and move in ready * Curb appeal and convenience at its BEST  * Many updates and improvements * NEW windows in 2013+/-  * NEW garage doors in 2013+/-  *NEW interior doors   * NEW hardwood floo...
By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix, San Tan Valley
(Homesmart)
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4718 E THUNDERHEART TRL 103  Gilbert, AZ 85297 Price Reduction in Power Ranch Original Price $175,000   Price Reduced to: $170,000 Power Ranch 4718 E THUNDERHEART TRL 103  Gilbert, AZ 85297 Award winning neighborhood and award winning schools, you can't go wrong here! This gorgeous and open home ...
By Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL
(Right Choice Realty - Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL)
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  Common Sense Points to Buying a Home over Renting   Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Lee County FL can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments about the factors at play, the ‘just f...
By Jill Watts, Clark County, WA Is A Great Place To Live! Call Me
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
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  Goats and CCRS.  I did mention that in the title didn't I? Odd title isn't it? Well, you learn something new every day it seems.   I showed a 10 acre piece of land today. We met a builder out there and discussed with him that my client wanted to put in maybe a cow or two, chickens and goats ont...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Colorado Real Estate Resource!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorado)
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Two Bedroom Homes For Sale in Aurora CO 80013   Thinking about buying a home in Aurora Colorado?    Currently, there are 17 2 bedroom homes for sale in zip code 80013 in Aurora CO.    Average Square Feet:                   1219 Average List Price:                         $188,263 Average Days on ...
By Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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8 Saint Lucia Place, Tiburon, CA, 94920 w/ REX 12.5% Down Payment Option   Using RPM Mortgage and REX Homebuyer, this home can be financed today as:   Purchase Price:  $1,695,000 REX Down Payment:  $211,875 Your Down Payment:  $211,875 Monthly P&I Payment:  $5533     Here are the terms for the sc...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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When you decide you want to buy a home, you should prepare to enjoy a fun and exciting home buying process. Of course, this won't just happen automatically, you must select the right real estate buyer's agent who can guide you through the seen and unseen aspects of the move that often times ruin ...
By Suzie Townley, Relaxed Professionalism
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Open House Etiquette for Buyers.  You didn't know you had rules when you went to open houses?  Well, there are some!  First, be polite.  The agent there is not there for you to practice your rude behavior.  If you are working with a Buyer's Agent, just present your Open House Pass, or their busi...
By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
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3427 Glastonbury OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $199,999 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,182 sqftLot: 8,628 sqft Location 3427 GlastonburyPearland, TX 77581USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.th...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived  in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 4
I have lived  in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Hidden Home Buying Costs Before buying, it is critical to know the various costs associated with purchasing a home so you can be prepared. Hopefully your agent has discussed with you any potential extra costs you may incur so you are not caught off guard at the closing table. Knowing what fees yo...