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 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 DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
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Stunning Home in Highly Desired Highland View! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhoodOpen HouseMarket Stats $734,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 3,371 sqftLot: 0.53 acre(s) Location 5017 Nawal DriveEl Dorado Hills, CA 95762USA DeeDee Riley Lyon Real...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Homes for sale in Eastside Costa Mesa, CA | Costa Mesa Real Estate Eastside Costa Mesa is a highly sought after area of Costa Mesa. Eastside Costa Mesa is located adjacent to Newport Beach, and because of this there are higher property values. Eastside Costa Mesa is bordered by Newport Boulevard,...
By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
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Ruckersville VA Real Estate For Sale 219 Duff Lane, Ruckersville, VA THIS IS THE BEST HOUSE ON THE LANE Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full Living Area Approx: 2536 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Barboursville Homes for Sale Ruckersville Homes for Sale Stana...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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When a Frustrated Buyer is Almost Ready to Forgo a Purchase I responded to a lead this week and as is often the case with them was resolved to not hear from that client. I was pleasantly surprised when they did call back and ask to see one of my listings in addition to a couple of additional prop...
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 Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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 Spring has Sprung in Northwest Indiana and the Real Estate Market is blooming!   With Low Interest Rates   Low Property Taxes   Commuting Distance to Chicago-land  This Valparaiso, IN 46385 Corner Ranch Home For Sale has curb appeal AND lots of Perennials which are soon to be in full bloom!  Enj...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Being Aggressive: How That Helps Represent My Buyer Clients' Interests This was inspired by a new Active Rain member, Rachel Hernandez' post entitled "Be Aggressive . . . Diary of a New Realtor" This is a snippet from my website Buyers Agent Portland About Carla Muss-Jacobs: Rac...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Click to Request More Information About... North/Central NJ Town School Reports This web page is provided as a public service for home buyers, sellers and residents in the North/Central New Jersey. If you are interested in other communities please contact us, and we will be happy to obtain the i...
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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Why Do Cincinnati Patio Home HOA Fees Vary So Much? You've been searching our site for Cincinnati patio homes and the variance in HOA fees has caught your eye hasn't it?  Why such a big range in patio home HOA fees?  Why only $80 a month over here and over $300 a month over there?   Well ...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
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 Homes For Sale Near Nichols Elementary School In Frisco Texas  Access all MLS Homes For Sale near Nichols Elementary School in Frisco Texas.       Looking for a new home, but need to sell your existing home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throughout the entire...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Sampling All 31 Flavors And Not Buying A Cone: How NOT to Home Shop The month of July is National Ice Cream Month . . . and why not?  With Summer in full swing: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! How annoying would it be if all a customer does is sample the flavors, all 31 of them...
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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South Florida is a Health Care Techie Mini Silicon Valley    Technology companies in South Florida are working on helping doctors have a digital practice.  Recent innovations are also connecting the doctors to their patients in ways that are unprecedented. This new technology is giving patients t...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
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Foley House in Westport is once again for sale - only the 3rd time since 1867 ! The Foley House is a grand Victorian era house built in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation, for Declan Finbar Foley.  Six generations of Declan Foley's descendants enjoyed the well-built home, made three bri...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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The Equity First Realty® Corporate Cash Back Home Buying Program was established to encourage and support home ownership within Virginia for employees and employers of Virginia’s top companies. Our program offers a 1.5% Cash Back Bonus Rebate* to benefit all eligible full and part-time Bon Secou...
By Stacia Whatley, StaciaSellsHomes Your Western WA Realtor
(Hawkins-Poe Inc.)
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Be sure to check here every Friday to find out which homes will be open this weekend If you are unable to attend any of the Gig Harbor open houses contact me for your private showing! Saturday   Gig Harbor   5132 Baltic St NW, Gig Harbor 98332 ~ List Price: $374,900   Purdy   13722 97th Ave NW, G...
By Phil Leng, Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &
(Keller Williams Eastside Market Center)
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3 Bed 3 Bath 3 Story Home in North Rose Hill Kirkland Wa 3 Bed 3 Bath 3 Story Home in North Rose Hill Kirkland Wa