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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Are You Thinking About Buying a New Construction Home?   Q: Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Should I just go to the builder myself or do people use Realtors to buy new homes?   A: STOP, WAIT, DON'T START THE CAR! It's absolutely in your best interest to hire a buyer's agen...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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As West Springfield real estate experts and  Shannon Station residents, we are happy to share that 9003 Kerrydale Ct. Springfield, VA 22152 just sold! After 42 days and failed attempts of trying to sell with 2 other agents, our team came in and sold our clients' home in only 12 days for full list...
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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Purchase this Mercedes Home, Ascott Bay Model, located at 2001 Akorot Port St Lucie, Fl. 34953, just in time for the summer. This is a great house for family and friends to enjoy during summer. Have a BBQ, summer party, football party; all while cooling off in the pool.   Gorgeous Mercedes Ascott...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By HomeInsurance.com LLC
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Weather professionals will tell you that tornado season in this country runs from March through July. But folks who live in Tornado Alley – that area of the central U.S.  that includes Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and other states – know that things really crank up ...
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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15861 Coldwater Dr. Harvest, AL Open House 3/29/15 2-4 PM New Price $134,900 Best priced home in the neighborhood of Rock Creek. This link ROCK CREEK HOMES FOR SALE will provide accurate daily updated information of homes for sale in this Harvest, Alabama neighborhood. Rock Creek Subdivision 1586...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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    Click for All Town Listings ...  North Plainfield is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Originally created from portions of Warren Township, North Plainfield became an independent municipality in 1885. Residents have access to a very comprehensive schooling options in No...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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We are so excited for our clients who purchased a new home in Leesburg. We had the privilege of not only helping them find their dream home, but we negotiated $136,000 off the list price...yes, you read that right! Here's what they had to say about working with us: "Aaron recently helped my famil...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Breaking News, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett said: Good Profits to be made in the United States! Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by Endre Barath in Economic Outlook |  Breaking News, Warren Buffet Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) spoke  in a video address to t...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Scottsdale Arizona has been voted as one of the best places to  live in the US. Although more expensive to live and buy a home than other cities in Arizona, a Condo, Townhome, Patio Home For Sale in Scottsdale, Arizona is a less expensive way to go.  Check here for pictures, prices and details.  ...
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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Please join me for an open house on Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th from 11-3 and Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th from 1-4 pm at 1686 Livvy Lane in Auburn, AL.  You don't want to miss this beautiful home for sale in East Lake Subdivision.   Introducing our newest plan-The ...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this spring? Before you begin to shop in earnest, check out our Spring 2015 Buyers's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home."   The Spring 2015 Buyer's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home" will provi...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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  New Listing - Greenbrier Pines Subdivision, Lewisburg WV 24901   This beautiful, well-maintained home in the superb residential subdivision, Greenbrier Pines, is located within the city limits of Lewisburg, WV.               Owners have taken pride in this home and is move-in ready. Boasts of 5...
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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    Finding a residence in a newer development without golf in this mecca of the sport can be difficult.  A possible solution to the dilemma could be the homes listed for sale in Riverstone Naples Florida.  This gated community of strictly single family homes is located off Immokalee Road, just a...
By The Williams Team, 985.727.7168 www.TheWilliamsTeam.com
(Keller Williams Realty)
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140 Mossy Oaks Drive, Slidell LA - Luxurious Home Situated on 1.8 Acres!     Click here to see additional images of this home    140 Mossy Oaks Drive, Slidell LA 70458 Price: $750,000 Listing #: 2004132 Subdivision: Mossy Oaks Bedrooms: 4 / Baths: 3 ½       Approx. Square Footage: 5686 Approx. Lo...
By David Dorman, It's All About You!
(CENTURY 21 Professional Group, Inc.)
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Picture this...I get an offer from an agent via email.  The offer is 20MB and in pieces so it's virtually impossible to open on a mobile device.  Once I get to a computer to view it, I see the agent has hand written the offer, written "Owner of Record" as the seller and left out numerous spots on...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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Pool Homes in St. George UT for Sale St. George’s pool home buying season is now upon us and homes with pools in St George are a hot commodity! If you're looking for a home with a pool in St George Utah you'd better start looking now. Temperatures are rising and so will the demand for pool homes...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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Quail Ridge New KB Homes in Danville CA I’m excited to talk to you today about the new Quail Ridge single-family home community in Danville California. This new community is built by KB Homes and projected prices are from $795,000 to about $900,000. This new community will be located in the covet...
Spring 2015 Is a Great Time to Be a Minneapolis Move-Up Home Buyer With an early preview of spring last week, home buyers and sellers in the Twin Cities are gearing up for a hot real estate season. The unusually warm winter and early spring have jumpstarted the housing market. That makes it the p...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Douglas Commons Townhomes for Sale, Champlin Post courtesy of Heidi Herda Real Estate ~ Your Champlin Realtor & Resident! 612-807-4858 See all Chamlin Townhome's For Sale Douglas Commons Are you looking to sell a townhome in Douglas Commons, Champlin? Why Do People Live in Champlin? Champlin is s...