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 Record Team, Revolutionizing Real Estate
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The Ridge homes for sale in Federal Way, WA. The Ridge neighborhood is located conveniently between Tacoma and Seattle. It is near all major highways, including I5 and highway 18. Minutes away from The Commons in Federal Way, along with many restaurants for those nights out. The Ridge community h...
By Tim Anderson
(Windermere Real Estate Northern Arizona)
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A Captivating Setting with Jaw Dropping Mountain Views! A captivating setting among massive boulder outcroppings with jaw dropping mountain views invites you to memorable tour of this alluring home. Stone fireplace is a focal point of the great room which opens to the newly remodeled kitchen. De...
By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One)
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$5,000 Buyer Bonus! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $449,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 3,565 sqftLot: 0.34 acre(s) Location 4523 W Sage Creek DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One(208) 284-7732ehoopes@group-one.comhttp://www.reale...
By James Muhammad
(Keller Williams Realty)
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NEW LSITING ALERT227 E 137th Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90061 This Beautiful home has 3 Bedrooms / 1 Bath ( Per Assessors Data ) with a nice size backyard, landscaped with room for potential! In Process of being remodled with upgrades ! Seller is loking to sell quickly.  If you are interested, have...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Why NOT Do A Final Walk-Through? Seems to me that, if an action is important enough to be included in the Contract of Sale, it’s important enough to be performed and taken seriously by buyers, sellers and the agents involved.  HAVE A LIST OF THINGS TO TEST OR OBSERVE. We have a real estate board ...
By Ashley Hauf
(Keller Williams Classic Realty NW)
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Are you looking for your next home in Andover? Well, you may be in luck because this week only, all the amazing Realtors in Andover have teamed up for a progressive open house tour so you can see everything this great area has to offer! Homes range in price from the mid $200's to the mid $500...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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The other day I was contacted by a buyer. She was interested in seeing a house. I had previously shown this house and was very familiar with it. The house she inquired about is over-priced and has been on the market for almost six months. The sellers have reduced the price 3 times for a total of ...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Pet Friendly Homes Boca Raton Florida - Know The Questions To Ask                                           Are you looking for a pet-friendly home in Boca Raton Florida?   Want to live in a condo on the ocean or a gated community?  You need to know the right questions to ask to see if your pet w...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call 408-252-8900 Lynbrook Homes Cupertino KW)
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Free Class “How to Help Your Buyers Win and Get the Home in a Seller’s Market” By Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent In most of West San Jose, Cupertino and Palo Alto, it remains a “Sellers Market”. For home buyers that means bidding wars, above-price offers and non-contingent terms...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987.  In this awesome community nestled just west of the Ocean with easy access to fine dining, shopping, golf courses, tennis facilities and many residential communities too!   CLICK HERE to see all homes FOR S...
By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(Keller Williams Signature Realty)
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    Homes for sale in Cinco Ranch Katy Texas Exclusive listing of the Dale Ross Realty Group, Keller Williams Signature Realty.   Listing Details Get in Cinco Ranch for under $200,000!....and you had better hurry! 21403 Somerset Park, Katy, Texas 77450Price: $199,500Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.2Squa...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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If GOLF is your game then THIS IS YOUR HOME! Welcome Home to St Lucie West's newest and finest Luxury PGA Golf Course Community calledVERANO at PGA VILLAGE of Saint Lucie West with an amazing 13,000 sq feet Bella Vista clubhouse expanding to 28,000 sq feet featuring indoor lap pool, outdoor r...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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What's unique about the best selling new home community in the Hampton Roads area in the last decade? The Riverfront at Harbour View, a master planned community developed by East West Communities, was recently awarded the Stanley Hall of Fame award from the Tidewater Builders Association for ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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    If you are interested in foreclosures...  (property that has already been foreclosed on and now offered to the public through real estate agents) ....for Sale in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, we will be posting them here regularly.  When folks talk about buying forclosures, ba...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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  Do You Search for Homes and Condominiums using your Smartphone? As a Real Estate Agent/Broker myself, I too find myself accessing property listings using my smartphone. As the world becomes smaller, and the expectation for data and current information becomes more immediate, it is important I a...
By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
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5 Bedroom Rivercrest Home on Water Valley Ct. The Rivercrest home on Water Valley Court offers a plethora of community amenities such as pools, playgrounds, and walking paths- plenty of opportunities to be active and social with NOVA neighbors. New owners of this brick beauty are sure to be the ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  The Value of Having a Home-Buyers’ List…     How do you navigate and determine what home you want to purchase? From the moment, a potential first-time home-buyer thinks about buying a home until escrow closes the home buying process can be overwhelming.   With all the emotions that a first-time...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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 A WALK THROUGH IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR ARE GOING TO FIND!   There have been a lot of blogs recently discussing the final walk through.  In reading through some of the horror stories, I thought I would put together a fun little ditty of some of the more "interest...
By Andrew Texidor Valley Neighborhood Specialists, Team Texidor Neighborhood Specialists for you!
(Valleywide neighborhood specialists)
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   Attention Butte Meadows Ca residents looking for a super value in Florence Arizona.  Here is the best value in the community, priced $20k below model match closing July 25, 2014!  The 1st able and ready homebuyer to walk through this home, will mosty likely buy it!   This place will make it e...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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There are many things you need to keep in mind as you begin to look for Las Vegas homes for sale with your Las Vegas real estate agent. Of course you will seek a home in your desired neighborhood with the features you need and consider important to you: number of rooms, size, and amenities.     O...