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)
Comments 8
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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 2
New October Listings of Homes for Sale - Lovettsville Virginia. The homes listed below are NEWLY LISTED FOR SALE.  To tour homes in Lovettsville, just call Lenn, 800-711-7988.  In Lovettsville, you'll find extraordinary value.  If you're looking for acreage, we have that. If you're looking for in...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 7
    836 Thomae Avenue   Bridgewater, Somerset County, NJ $629,000 Style: Custom Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Acres: 0.48   Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-1358   Or, Contact: Jane Nicastro-Disch 908-313-7180     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE     PROPERTY DETAILS   Move in Condition Home for Sale in Bridge...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Real Estate in Waterford, Loudoun County VA.  Yes, Waterford Virginia is horse friendly. Waterford is historic.  Facts about Waterford Virginia. The average list price for homes for sale in Waterford is - $988,786.Average Bedrooms - 5Average Baths - 4 full and 1 halfAverage Lot Size - 13 AcresAve...
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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222 Cinderella Lane, Clarksville TN Just Closed This all brick home in Clarksville TN just sold and closed and the buyers are so happy Clarksville Property Solutions, LLC did another excellent job of rehabbing this home. It took selling it two times to get to closing but sometimes you have to wai...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
Homes for Sale in Purcellville, $450,000 to $600,000, 800-711-7988.   For a small town admosphere AND convenient shopping and services, think about Purcellville.  Just 6 miles west of Leesburg, Purcellville offers much for home buyers including shopping for your home, lawn and more.  Just call Le...
By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Comments 1
Do you really need an agent to sell your house in today’s market? Here’s what Fannie Mae suggests to sellers on the Know Your Options section of their website: “Select how you'll market and list the home (e.g., with a real estate agent or for sale by owner). There are pros and cons to each, but ...
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Phoenix, AZ Home. Classic taste and architecture combine with comfort and ease perfectly from the formal entry w/closet to the large living room with expansive bay window overlooking the patio and park. This 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Encanto-Palmcroft Hi...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
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This past week had two potential buyers wanting the same home. One came through a referral, the other is a recent client of mine. THE REFERRAL: It came from a neighbor who had talked to this prospective buyer and gave her my phone number. To get ready for the call, I did quite a bit of research o...
By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Comments 0
  Christine Farkas,    Managing BrokerKeller Williams Western Realty2211 Rimland Drive, Suite 124Bellingham, WA 98226Phone: (360) 603-4751Chris@FarkasTeam.comwww.ChristineFarkas.com
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 Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Greenleaf Park Subdivision is located on Greenleaf Blvd between E Beardsley and Violet Street in Elkhart, Indiana.  Greenleaf Park Subdivision is on the north side of the road in Osolo Township.  Children that live here, that attend public school will register with Elkhart Community Schools.   20...
By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
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  This is a video in my Space Coast Homes Now video series. I speak about the differences between purchasing a condo, townhouse or co-op here on the Space Coast. After viewing, if you have any questions about purchasing a condo, townhome, co-op or single family home contact me at 321.223.6253 or...
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
Comments 1
7 Herriman UT Homes For Sale From $275,000 to $500,000   Here is another list of 7 Herriman UT homes for sale from $275,000 to $500,000. They are just a few of the over 150 houses listed in Herriman in that price range. These MLS listings are a good cross section of homes available for sale in th...
By Rodney Heard
(Keller Williams/Heard Real Estate Team)
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    Welcome to your new home in prestigious Merrimac! Spectacular 2 story entry opens to your new living space including den, frml dining, living & great room-complete w/ gas burning fireplace! You will appreciate the impressive eat in kitchen feat. granite counters, SS appliances, & center isla...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 3
Stuart Homes for Sale with a Guest House Stuart Homes for sale with either an attached or detached guest house or apartment included with the sale of the property. 3006 Dune DR, Stuart, FL 34996 View Photo Gallery (25) $13,900,000 Bedrooms: 8 Total Baths: 12 Partial Baths: 3 Square Feet: 17,519 ...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 19
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 Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
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      From a brand-new ondo and a Mahwah NJ to a golf course community in Wyckoff NJ, there’s a plethora of choices in Luxury homes in New Jersey. Consider these tips from luxury home market pros before buying that dream home in Franklin Lakes New Jersey 1. Learn the search process. Many luxury ...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
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Would you like a golf hole in your backyard? It makes perfect sense for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to have a private golf hole in their backyards. And they can sure afford it! Tiger's is on the left...               But ordinary folk who love golf with a passion for golf are doing it too!  Ch...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 1
Leesburg VA Foreclosures, Bank Owned Homes For Sale, 800-711-7988 or 540-822-9907 There are 6 bank owned homes, already foreclosed for sale in Leesburg Virginia as of today. To tour any of these homes for sale, just call Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.  We'll make an appointment to sh...