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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, 800-711-7988 Example of homes for sale in Lovettsville in the $550,000 price range on 1/2 acre lots.This home is in Dutchman's Creek, see map below. New homes for sale LovettsvilleNew construction LovettsvilleHomes on acreage in Lovettsvil...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 4
The Lise Howe Group represented a wonderful couple who were first time homebuyers in the purchase of 23311 Brewers Tavern Way in Clarksburg, MD. Although they own property in another country, this was the first time they had bought a property in the United States.  They were sure that they would ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 44
The short answer - because the name on the sign out front is the seller's agent.  There are many potential mistakes a home buyer can make along the way to buying a home and key among these is not getting their own real estate agent.Regardless of what the marketing material says ("call the listing...
By John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Plymouth County / Cape Cod, MA
(RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC)
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  New Listing FOR SALE in Dartmouth, MA. Spacious 2002 Colonial,  - 2,442 sq.ft  - 1.83 Acres.   - 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full and 2 Half Baths - 2X6 construction by builder/owner. Wood stove, R-19 & R-38 insulation throughout home.  Open floor plan with spacious rooms.   Privacy & Value.   OFFERED at:  $...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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Best Offer  4br - 2654 ft2 - 4 bd - 2.5 ba- 2 car       Summerville Short Sale New Listing   Dorchester District 2 Schools ** See 1014 Whitlow Boulevard  - Summerville SC 29483 http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/property.cfm?property_id=40416   ** Complete Our VIP Buyers Program to Visit this Home Tod...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Dedham, Precinct 1, Westfield Street, 375 Westfield Street, Dedham, MA is, without dispute, one of the nicest roads to meander in all of New England, let alone Dedham.  Dedham is one of the oldest and most important towns in this colonial area.  Dedham is and has been the county seat for Norfolk ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
    NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors WarrenReal Estate Update March 2015http://www3.realtytimes.com/c/stillwaggoncornish     Information Blogs Daily News And Advice Sellers' Advice Buyers' Advice NJ Estates - Active Rain NJ Estates Testimonials NJ Town Listings We Service ...  C...
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)
Comments 1
Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Vitalia at Tradition in Port St Lucie FL Listing Details Homes for Sale in Vitalia at Tradition in Port St Lucie FL 11160 SW Birch Tree Circle Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987 Price: $259,000MLS number: RX-10100123Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1597...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Comments 0
HUD home sold As-Is. 2 story. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage. 1,528 square feet. 0.156 acre lot. Year built is 2001. No representation is made to information provided including taxes, square feet, schools, features, etc. Buyer must verify all information. Bonus Room upstairs could be Game Room...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 38
Buy What Makes You Smile   Long Island is aptly named. With so many neighborhoods to choose from - an estimated 198 divided between two counties - Nassau and Suffolk - how does an out-of-town buyer even begin to know where to start?   The answer lies in jotting down, early on, the lifestyle choic...
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)
Comments 4
Looking for Four Bedroom Homes for Sale in the Tradition Gatlin Boulevard area of Port Saint Lucie, Fl. 34953? Why Do People Live here? The Gatlin Boulevard Tradition area of Port Saint Lucie Florida is a beautiful collection of single family homes that is conveniently located just minutes from F...
By Katerina Brosda, Miami Real Estate Broker
(Brosda & Bentley Realtors™ ● (786) 363-8551)
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realty     How To Get A Loan To Buy A House Amarillo TX:  The Truth About Secured Credit Cards Sometimes in order to get a loan to buy a house your credit score isn't quite where it needs to be. Most of the time you will get advised to get a sec...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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This is the time to start looking for your next Dream Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new home! There are 200 available Homes For Sale!If you love the San Diego coast, then La Jolla could be where you will find your next Dream Home.Located along the western edge of north coastal region ...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Comments 2
HUD home sold As-Is. 1 story. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. High ceiling and fireplace in living room. Dining nook in kitchen. Garden area in backyard. No representation is made to information provided including taxes, square feet, schools, features, etc. Buyer must verify all information. Lar...
By Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
Comments 3
  Gilbert 4 Bedroom Home For Sale- Neely Farms- 617 E Ranch Rd 85296   Neely Farms- 4 Bedroom Home for Sale with Pool- Gilbert AZ 85296       Lovely home in desirable Neely Farms. Four bedrooms, 3 car garage plus a Pool- WOW! Kitchen has Custom Corian Counters, French doors leading to covered Pat...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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Vero Beach Island Townhomes and Villas Close to the Beach Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach       Vero Beach Island Townhomes and Villas by the Beach Vero Beach offers some wonderful choices in Townhomes and Villas near the beach!     I can help you find the perfect one! ...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 3
Ready to move in!      Beautiful and Peaceful! OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $168,250 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,214 sqftLot: 0.23 acre(s) Location 546 PINEHURST CVKissimmee, FL 34758USA Dee Toohey Innovative Realty Solutions Group(407) 421-7915deetoohey@ao...
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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 5
The Monthly Supply of Inventory in Westwood/Century City is up by 39%! This is a very interesting data since November 2014 and December 2014 these numbers have been climbing. One would think this would have a negative effect on the Prices. The more inventory the bigger the competition. Once we lo...