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 Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
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  Clemente Ranch Realtor-3 Bdrm Home with Pool-Chandler AZ 85286   Very clean and spacious3 bedroom, 2 bath Shea Home. Granite counter tops in kitchen and new granite countertop and sink in hall bathroom. Travertine tile floors in kitchen, family room and bathrooms, Custom built-in entertainment ...
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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9620 Enclave Cir PGA Village Luxury Pool Home listed by Kevin Tolbert Lush tropical paradise home awaits you in this guarded, gated community of PGA Village at Port St Lucie FL, with the serene private beauty of Florida's nature. Drive through lighted column pillars onto beautifully placed brick ...
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 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 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 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 Saturday, March 7th from 1-3 pm at 1925 Sequoia Drive, Auburn, AL in the Preserve subdivision. Like new! 4 br PLUS a landing for office/playroom. Hardwoods on the main level. Open Kitchen/Living Room plan with a formal Dining Room! Excellent covered back porch ...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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Just in time for the Spring buying season, following are important Buyer tips:  
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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The madness continues.   On Saturday, I showed a home to a first-time home buyer client who has been looking for a while. We've made two offers and lost out on both against heavy competition - multiple offers, all well above asking price.   This one was a flip. It had a unique floor plan and some...
By Stieg Strand, Realtor & Social Media Marketing Strategist
(RE/MAX Results)
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Here is a "thumbnail sketch" of 8 really important things to do when you are even THINKING about purchasing a home for the first time. I know this list is a bit preachy, but remember... You want and need  to know this! Pay all of your bills on time in the last 12 months or more, if not on time, n...
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 Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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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 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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Listing Details 11160 SW Birch Tree Circle Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987 Price: $259,000MLS number: RX-10100123Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1597 Call Kevin B Tolbert PA Team at 772-834-0099 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.You Will Love Vitalia at Tradition...
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 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 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 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 Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Carlsbad and Encinitas new homes for sale - New homes for sale The demand for inventory in North County San Diego has created a spike in new home development specifically in Carlsbad and Encinitas. These two communities create a lot of demand from executives and families alike because of the conc...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Spring training in the Cactus League in Scottsdale, Arizona starts today with the first games.   If you owned this condo you could take a few steps and hear the sounds of bats hitting balls and walk to the San Francisco Giants practice fields in Scottsdale.   Batter up!   Wow! For baseball lovers...
By Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida
(Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie)
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9620 Enclave Cir PGA Village Luxury Pool Home listed by Kevin Tolbert Lush tropical paradise home awaits you in this guarded, gated community, with the serene private beauty of Florida's nature. Drive through lighted column pillars onto beautifully placed brick paver driveway. Enter through impor...
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...