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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Sometimes you gotta' kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince or Princess!   Sometimes you gotta' look at, and ride in, a lot of cars before you find one you want to take home!    Sometimes you gotta' cast a lot of throws before you drag in the big bass!   Sometimes you gotta' look at a wh...
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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Open House - Ranch Home in Brighton, CO  80601  - Sunday  August 31, 2014   OPEN HOUSE Sunday - August 31, 2014 12- 2 pm Brighton brick ranch home has been remodeled and shows beautifully.    The home is located close to Benedict Park and has easy access to Highway 85 in Brighton, CO.     Residen...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Sherman Plaza 807 Davis Evanston IL The Sherman Plaza at 807 Davis in Evanston IL is one of the top of the line buildings in downtown Evanston. Located at the intersection of Davis and Sherman it is the heart of downtown Evanston. Just steps away on Davis street is the Metra and El trains which g...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision With plenty of available homes for sale, it does not take seasoned buyers very long to find a home they like in middle GA...such is the case with this SOLD home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark w...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
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New Listing! SOLAR HOME - 917 Stagecoach Drive This charming 2248 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, solar home is located on a quiet street in the highly desirable Sonoma Ranch area. The home is situated on a raised, corner lot with fabulous valley mountain views. On the main floor, you will find a la...
By Andrew Sherant, Realtor of the Google age, like an app but better!
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Whether this is your first big purchase, or your family is moving to a new location or looking for more space, buying a home has its share of ups and downs. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious about whether or not you’ve found the right property. Here are some things you can do to make yourself...
By Chris Gurnee
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Are you looking for an up to date search for homes in Ballard Washington neighborhood? Click on the link (Ballard Homes for sale to get up to date information on the area and whats new on the market.    Ballard Homes for sale  
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Heritage Estates Harvest Alabama Homes For Sale  Click on this Heritage Estates link to see all available homes complete with photos and details.   If you want to be close to everything, but far enough away for that country feel, you might want to take a look at Heritage Estates subdivision in Ha...
By Steven Schafer, CDPE, SFR, ABR, SRES
(Balsley Losco Real Estate)
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Blue Heron Pines Homes For Sale and Real Estate. Blue Heron Pines features single family homes in Galloway Township NJ just off Jimmie Leeds road. The community of Blue Heron Pines consists of 3 separate organizations. The residential homes “The Village of Blue Heron Pine”, The apartments are “T...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Arbor Glen homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Arbor Glen. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Arbor Glen.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Arbor Glen   Arbor Glen Arbor Glen is a family-friendly subdivision in the Stonebridge ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale in Bowie.  Compare New to Resale. A telephone call from a prospective home buyer client this morning was very interesting.  New or Resale Isn't The Only Question?  The caller is interested in buying a new home in Bowie.  However, while searching homes for sale, he saw the Homefinde...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Arbor Hollow homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Arbor Hollow. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Arbor Hollow.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Arbor Hollow   Arbor Hollow Arbor Hollow is a neighborhood located in the Stonebr...
By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales
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  Summer is closing. But our Welcome Home Centers are open.   Lennar is open all day Labor Day. This Labor Day, begin making dreams of home ownership come true.Visit a Lennar community today. We will be open Monday, September 1st, from 10am to 6pm.     404-831-2111 Text or Call Julie Chapman New ...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker, We Are Passionate About Real Estate
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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If you happen to own horses and are getting tired of boarding them and paying the fees associated with that, you may wonder if you should buy a "horse property".  A property that has a bit of acreage, room for a barn with some stalls for the horses and the equipment that is needed to take care of...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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  Just listed for sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate this affordable ranch home in Valparaiso, IN 46385 is priced below the assessed value and seller will contribute up to 2% towards buyers closing cost or pre-paids allowable by lender with an acceptable offer! Worth your careful considerat...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Aspendale homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Aspendale. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Aspendale. View All MLS Homes For Sale in Aspendale   Aspendale Aspendale is a family-friendly neighborhood located in the heart of Mc...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Offices Atlanta homes for sale with a office. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an office then you in the right place.  In today's busy world many people work from home.  For those that work at home... a well equipped home office is a nec...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Adriatica homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Adriatica. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Adriatica.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Adriatica   Adriatica Village Adriatica Village is a small community in the Stonebridge Ra...
By Trela Bird, Realtor, Salt Lake City Utah
(Urban Utah Homes & Estates)
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When you going through the buying process there are lots of mistakes you can make, but some of them are more common than others. Here are 6 of the most common mistakes made by home buyers. 1. Selecting the wrong neighborhood Selecting the right neighborhoods should be one of the first things you ...
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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Farmington Subdivision Phase 3 Homes for Sale in Clarksville TN What a beautiful neighborhood Farmington Subdivision is in Clarksville. Home buyers like it for several reasons. In Phase 3 you will see new brick homes but the building is quickly coming to an end. The community is located in the co...