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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Pristine 6 bedroom center-hall colonial in prestigious Warren Ridge section of Martinsville. Custom kitchen, raised maple cabinets with granite, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. Main floor solarium with vaulted ceiling completes this bright and open floor plan. First floor bedroom or...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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A Hat Trick - Home Inspection Findings                                              Chelan Home Inspections   Hat Trick n. Sports   1. Three goals scored by one player in one game, as in ice hockey. 2. Three wickets taken in cricket by a bowler in three consecutive balls. 3. Three consecutive win...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Homes for sale in Houlton Maine, take a peek at three. Then let us know what your reaction is to the property listings. And we can fine tune the selection suggestions. Let us hear from you, reach out, don't swallow the questions needing answering. First up, a just listed 3 Weeks Street Houlton Ma...
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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    You all have heard what a C R A Z Y market we are experiencing in Denver, but Saturday was a bit over the top.    We didn't get a snowstorm, and the sun was out, even though the temps were in the 20's, it was a nice day.    We saw several open houses at new listings, and had a showing set for...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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  Welcome to 10778 Able St NE Blaine MN 55434 click here for more details Real estate market data in Blaine MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic Realty Great home in quiet neighborhood with trails, pond and parks. Stainless Steel appliances, vaulted ceiling and very open layout make this ...
By Maya Garg, Real Estate Expert - MISSISSAUGA Square1, Churchil
(Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario)
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If you’re thinking of shopping for a new home, one of the first considerations is price range. You want to know what you can reasonably afford.     How do you figure that out?   First of all, you need to determine the initial out-of-pocket costs you will need to cover. There are often more costs ...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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  If you are in your 20’s and looking to buy a new home for the first time, then there is some important information that you will need in order to avoid making mistakes that can cost you a lot of money. ___ So you are a young successful twenty something who is looking to make the plunge into the...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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121 Mohican Trl Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $105,000 MLS #PM-20716   Click here for more on this Mountain Chalet ----> Move right in to this true mountain chalet in amenity-filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Turn key home features 2 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft, new handscraped engin...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl & Are proud to announce that our buyers offer was accepted and we are now out of Attorney Review and officially UNDER CONTRACT! Closing on this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo is scheduled for mid-May. The buyer's are first time home buyers that are engaged to be married.  We are wishing...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Champlin Real Estate & Homes For Sale, February 23rd-March 1, 2015 Courtesy of Heidi Herda ~ Herda Home Team ~ 612.807.4858 This is a weekly blog post geared to letting Champlin residents get a feel for the current Real Estate market right here in their own community. This page is updated weekly,...
By Melynda Capps, Changing Lives one home at a time.
(1st Choice Realty & Associates)
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NEW ON THE MARKET - Remarkable home in Stockton 95204     Just Listed! 1160 S. Country Club Blvd. Stockton, CA 95204 For Sale at $230,000 1433 sq ft • 6900 sq ft lot • 2-3 Bedrooms • 1.5 bathrooms 2 car detatched garage • hardwood floors  wood burning fireplace • craft/garden room • 50 year roof ...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
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Fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the exquisite Arizona community of Coyote Landing. Coyote Landing is a gated community in a great location close to freeways, golf, shopping and restaurants. Coyote Landing has one heated pool with two more heated pools to come in the near future. Thi...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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River Place South - Penthouse For Sale - Arlington VA 1011 Arlington Blvd #1006 Arlington VA 22209 This 1 bedroom, 1 bath Penthouse level home is located in River Place South. It's turnkey ready and waiting for it's new buyer. Enjoy panormic views of Iwo Jima from your balcony or walk into George...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
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    East Flatbush 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached one fam home For Sale  Just Listed $499,000     Spacious renovated East Flatbush 3 bedroom + attic home for sale, featuring - large living room, formal dining, eat in kichen, full basement, det one car garage all in great conditon.   Ideal East Flatbush B...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Penthouse 1 South at 1300 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, will be coming soon for sale.  1300 Crystal Drive is home to Senators, top brass in the military, international diplomats and hopefully - you. If you are looking for luxury and a penthouse home in Arlington, then your search can stop right h...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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4 Bedroom Single Family Home For Sale Champlin, 55316 Listing Courtesy of Heidi Herda - Herda Home Team - 612.807.4858 5817 Shepard Circle N, Champlin, MN 55316 Spacious 4~ Bedroom home, sprawling hardwood floors, private master suite, abundance of living space with a great room and family room, ...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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A penny saved is... While Ben Franklin's quote on saving money is renowned, not all saved pennies may be well earned. For example, shortcuts are simply a way to save money and time. What they are most often not are a best practice. A shortcut is good for the one using the shortcut, not typically ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Affordable Bank Owned/Foreclosure Home for Sale Cedaredge This is one of the few bank owned properties left for sale in the Cedaredge area. Cedaredge Land Company has this nicely done home listed. At this time there are only three bank owned homes for sale in the Surface Creek Area of Delta Count...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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According to an on-line Realtor Magazine article, New Homes Get Supersized, the average size of a completed new home last year was a record 2,415 square feet. A number which was estimated by the U.S. Commerce Department. However, in my Market here in Gilbert, Arizona more and more people seem to...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
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Southern Litchfield County luxury real estate for sale. I am dreaming of all the fun summer will bring here in Litchfield County. If you are looking for a beautiful fun in the sun type of  second home in Southern Litchfield County why wait? Get a jump start on your summer and be ready to enjoy a ...