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 Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  Captivating Copiague Colonial Copiague, NY Open House 10/26/14 - 2:00PM - 4:00 PM RE/MAX Wittney Estates View This Captivating Colonial In Detail View Copiague Homes In This Price Range Currently Available For Sale     Captivating Colonial OverviewMapsPhotosOpen HouseMarket Stats $269,990 Sing...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
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NEW PRICE! $579,900. 1966 Waterbury Lane in East Brainerd.                                           Location, location, location! Emerald Valley, the very desirable gated, pool, clubhouse, and sidewalk community with walking path to Westview Elementary from the neighborhood.  Elegant and statel...
By MaryKay Shumway, ABR, CRS, Professional Door County WI Property Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Four Bedroom Homes for Sale in Door County: 10628 Forest Lane, Sister Bay Wisconsin.  Are you looking for MORE in a home?  More space?  More bedrooms?  More storage?  Our listing on Forest Lane in Sister Bay may be the perfect property for your real estate needs! We are currently offering a trul...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
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Is owner financing for homes a good option for buyers? Well, it depends. Lately, I have encountered several buyers calling on my listed properties, and asking if the owner was willing to do owner financing. This is certainly an option for those buyers, who are not able to obtain normal convention...
By Stacia Whatley, StaciaSellsHomes Your Western WA Realtor
(Hawkins-Poe Inc.)
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Gig Harbor Open House List For 10-25-2014 ~ 10-26-2014 Your Gig Harbor Open House List for 10-25-2014 ~ 10-26-2014! If you are planning on heading out this weekend to visit open houses here is your list to get you started! Plan which homes you would like to see now so you are prepared on Saturday...
By MC2 Home Inspections, Indianapolis Westfield Carmel Fishers Indiana
(MC2 Home Inspections LLC)
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Whether you are buying or building a home, it is always a wise idea to have a professional home inspection performed before you sign that dotted line. Educate yourself as to what a home inspection truly is and is not.
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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Cedar Village: Muddy Boot Open House! Sunday, November 9th - One Day Only!! 1-4pm, Refreshments Served     LIMITED TIME OFFER: $1500 Gift Certificate Towards Options and Upgrades – Should You Choose to Purchase A Home at Cedar Village.  Offer Expires 12/31/14.             Live the life you deserv...
By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
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Real Estate Open Houses in St Charles IL This Weekend Updated: Friday, October 24th, 2014   10 homes for sale in St Charles will be open to the public this weekend.   With weather in the mid-to-upper 60's and mostly sunny, this is a great weekend to get out and see some of these homes.   Unlike Z...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014 What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014   Today we have 16 homes for rent in Cooper City FL ranging from $1600 - $5400. Please click the link below to check What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014. Cooper city-FL has earned the reput...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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.     It's time to get down to brass tacks, roll up our sleeves, and start to find one of the Waukesha County Lake Homes for you.  Waukesha County Lake properties for sale require a knowledge of each lake, and what each Waukesha County Lake property for sale offers in frontage, lake usage, and wh...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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1208 South Great Blue Road - Taverner Ridge - Now under contract. This gorgeous new construction home fits my client's needs perfectly. As a baby boomer, she is one of the many who are choosing to up-size, rather than downsize. When her husband died over a year ago, she decided to move to Clark C...
By Lanre Folayan, How much is my Petworth DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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This blog was inspired by Massachusetts real estate agent Christine Smith featured blog What you don't know may hurt you. Many times real estate agents would suggest to their home buyer clients who are very interested or may have fallen in love with a house that they really would love to purchase...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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Weston FL Real Estate news & Single Family homes for Sale in Oct 2014  Real estate market data provided by your local expert, Jacob Thomas- SFEHomes   Weston FL Real Estate news & Single Family homes for Sale in Oct 2014   TODAY'S TOP REAL ESTATE STORIES Average 30-year mortgage rate drops below ...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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    In the City of Delafield Wisconsin you have the luxury of walking through the beautiful streets of downtown Delafield with all it's great restaurants and window shopping. Enjoy the many beautiful homes, the views, and stop to talk to some really great people. Minutes away in Lake Nagawicka as...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Keller Williams)
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Beautiful 4,016 sq. ft home right in the center of .97 acres!   Price Reduced! Beautiful 4,016 sq. ft home right in the center of .97 acres! Home has 5 bedrooms, including 2 master suites, an office, an indoor shop/hobby room, a dance studio, and a theater with raised seating. Enjoy the rustic a...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Condo Scene The condominium sales in Evanston IL are still in full swing. There is a good selection of condos for sale and also a good time to put your property in the market if you are thinking of moving. Our seasonal sales have crossed boundaries and the market is still very busy. C...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Prudential Preferred Real Estate; www.Auburn-Realtor.com)
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Alabama residential sales in September increase 11%; 76% of local markets experience YOY sales gain Published: Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:48 AM     Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:53 AM  By Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) Follow on Twitter Follow       Click here to view or print th...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Another Successful Sale It's always a great day when your buyer's sign the settlement documents and hand over their check and get the keys to their new home.   I work with a lot of folks that sometimes need a little extra something to get them into a home.  Sometimes, they wait a long time before...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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What Do Those Home Buyers Know? Right now Home Buyer Confidence is at an all time high (or at least a 6 year high) with Buyer Confidence Doubling.  Home Buyers believe home prices are heading up.  Take a look at this Infographic prepared by the California Assoication of Realtors (Then Keep Readin...
By Pat Ogle, Associate Broker,CRS,GRI,ePRO - SEMPER FI!
(Champion Realty, Inc)
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Open House October 26, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Address 918 Schooner Circle, Annapolis, MD   Click for Directions!   Price Click For Current Price3 beds 2 BATHROOMS ( 2 full ) 1800 Square Feet   View Property Website for more information,pictures, current price, maps, schools and more! Descripti...