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 Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
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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Tradition Community Homes for Sale in Tradition Port St Lucie West Fl.   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 ...
    As I have started to blog, I've been told to "write what you know"  (shout out to Shannon Milligan for the advice and direction). Well, I know KIDS and I know the FAN DISTRICT! So it seems only natural that I'd  write about this topic early on.   When we moved to the Fan we didn't have kids a...
Everyone knows that I love living and selling within the City of Richmond. So this listing has been a blast! Welcome to 1205 East Main Street- Penthouse East. Yep, that's right- Penthouse.  What is that saying- "Go big or go home?" At first glance, you'll have to ask yourself, "Am I in Manhattan"...
By Cody Burnett, Real Estate Pro
(Connect Realty)
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Looking for a great lot to build your new home with a lake view in the beautiful Bella Vista community? This 0.30 acre lot is located on a cul-de-sac and has a partial view of Loch Lomond Lake! There are a lot of nicer homes in this area, so it's a great place to build your dream home or cottage!...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  5-13-2 Arrowhead Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $9,000 MLS #PM-19822   Learn more about this Lot Building lot of 0.24 acres in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. No wetland study or perk test completed. Use your own builder or we can help you find one. House #1102 Arrowhead Driv...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Henry County homeowners could benefit if the influx of international home buyers continues to expand. According to a study from the National Association Realtors®, the trend in that direction has been accelerating. In the most recent release covering the twelve-month period ending last March, for...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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If you're looking to buy a home but you're not sure where to begin, you can start by watching the short video below. Home buying in Arlington, Texas doesn't have to be tough. You'd be surprised at how easy (or you could say "happy") it can be.      If you would like to buy or sell a home anywhere...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Condo's in Penn Quarter Chinatown Loving Where You're Living in Washington DC  Washington DC made Forbes magazines list of one of the Top Twenty Coolest Cities   What makes DC so cool? Great neighborhoods like Penn Quarter and Chinatown. We love the Farmer's Market which covers a city block in Sp...
By Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida
(Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie)
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Tradition Community Homes for Sale in Tradition Port St Lucie West Fl.   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 ...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Welcome to our St. Lucie boomerang buyers.  Home ownership is again available to you and you are now in lower interest rates and a stable economy The 7 year wait time to purchase a home after foreclosure or short sale is over fir many potential homebuyers now and more waves of these boomerang b...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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It's Time to Play Everyone's Favorite Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Game... "Your Offer Is..." And now let's here it for our host, all the way from the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area, to your living room, Real Estate agent extraordinaire... Craig Rutman! Let's welcome today's contestant, from Pi...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
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Despite the improving economic outlook, for many families, finding an affordable house can still be a challenge. According to a study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, more than a third of today’s families have had to devote at least 30% of their combined household in...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Do you ever wonder what "Real Estate" secret terms actually mean?Many listings have secret Realtor "code" words such as:"Artistic Bungalow""Dream Home""Natural Landscaping""Updated Bathroom""Energy Efficient""Wood Like Floors"Real estate newspaper listing "Artistic Bungalow"   "Mother In Law Quar...
By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
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      110 Jefferson Ave, Lehigh Acres Florida.   For Sale!  3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1/2 acre, 3 Car Garage, Pool and so much more!  There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purcha...
By Shawn Bronson, Right Price, No Hassle
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  23 Willow Rock Way Coatesville, PA 19320  For In Sale East Fallowfield   Upgrade your family into this eye popping four bedroom single colonial, perched atop an acre corner lot situated in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac. Park the car in the attached two-car garage and step through the front door i...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
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Boomerang Buyers are Back After Foreclosure Means New Life for Homeowners   A boomerang buyer are those reentering the housing market after a foreclosure or short sale. We are seeing a lot of people back on the market after suffering a short sale just a few years ago. Many of these people are now...
By Richard Stewart, REO Realtor - RDCpro CDPE Member NRBA
(REO Specialists llc)
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s: 1109 Sherwood Kalamazoo MI 49001 $14,900 4 bedroom 2 bath home for sale. Kalamazoo Promise qualified. Seller is selling the property AS IS. Buyer to verify all data. Clients may see all data and schedule showings at www.REOmamma.com or call Richard Stewart 269-345-7000 REO Specialists llc   
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back in December Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Median home prices for 2014 rose t...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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Port Orange Real Estate Update Homes Currently For Sale in Port Orange Florida priced $150,000 to $250,000    There are currently 131 Port Orange Single Family Homes For Sale priced between $150,000 and $250,000 that are active listings on the market. SEARCH Port Orange MLS Listings Under 250K Po...