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 Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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Things are heating up in more ways than you might think. While it is 100 degrees in Charlotte, the humidity is down somewhat from usual but it was 139 degrees in the attic. Wow, yes, the 203k consultant should look in the attic and under the home if there is a crawl space, I must admit that I enj...
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 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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   After the offer is accepted, part of the job of the Buyer's lender is to get an appraisal on the property.  The lender wants to be assured that the value of the house matches what the buyer(s) agreed to pay.  Typically the appraisal is done without the Seller at home.       In our markets ...
By The Albert Team KW Port St. Lucie FL 34986 Market Updates and Trends, PGA Village, Tradition, St. Lucie West
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  3/2/2 Pool Home, Newly Remodeled! Double Lot - ,40 ac.  (Click for Visual Tour) MLS#RX-10058239 - $179,900 -If you want a Florida Pool home, look no further!  This home is beautifully remodeled from the beautiful laminate flooring to the tropical pool/spa and 40x35 patio area.  The pool is cove...
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 Donald Horne, Associate Broker, Oxford / Lapeer Homes
(Coldwell Banker-Shooltz Realty)
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  Donald Horne, Team Success Listing Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty Click Here to See All of Our Videos  
By Karen Johnson, "Bucks County PA Homes"
(Weichert, Realtors)
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  Open House Today July 20th from 1 to 4 at 5 Violet Road, Levittown, PA   5 Violet RoadLevittown, PA$169,000 -- Huge Price Reduction!     View Photos Listing Information: Address:  5 VIOLET RD City:  LEVITTOWN State:  PA Zip:  19057 Area:  Bristol Township County:  BUCKS Price:  $169,000 Listing...
By Sandy Williams
(Keller Williams, sandy@sandywilliams.com)
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  Georgeous Unit with Breathtaking Ocean Views in Hallandale Beach's most desired Condo 3180 S Ocean Dr #504 Hallandale, FL 33009 (Click Here for more Info) Property Information: Style: Condo Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 1 Half Baths: 1 Year Built: 1972 Sq. Feet: 0 View: Ocean View,...
By Cynthia Joy Strobel, B.A., Sedona Verde Valley home sales
(C Joy Real Estate)
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This 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom house is really two house on two parcels being sold together.  1219 North Park is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house of 901 sf.  It has had the same tenants for more than 10 years.  1221 North Park is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house of 1127 sf which has an additional finished  ro...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Coming Soon!Luxurious Tilton Valley Estates Home on Huge 1 Acre Lot! Gorgeous 5 Bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, single family home in the luxurious Tilton Valley Estates community on a huge 1 acre lot. Aaron BrowningBrowning Homes Group8133 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800Vienna VA22182
By Andrew Texidor Valley Neighborhood Specialists, Team Texidor Neighborhood Specialists for you!
(Valleywide neighborhood specialists)
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AC    Attention Manzanita 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 eas...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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What to do When Your Refrigerator/Freezer Stops Working This may not happen to most people very often, but when it does, it's always at an inconvenient time. There is never a good time for your refrigerator or freezer to stop working. If it's a holiday or a weekend, the appliance repairma...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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$137,900, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1442 sqft.     Michele A. Connors | The Overton Group LLC | 252-342-7066 2109 Remington Ct # B, Greenville, NC 27834 3BR/2BA Single Family House - Greenville 3Bd/2Ba half duplex   $137,900 Year Built 2014 Sq Footage 1442 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 2 Ba...
By Stacy Ann Stephens, Realtor, New Haven & Hartford CT Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty CT - 860-704-9070)
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Homes Near Pond Hill School in Wallingford CT   Pond Hill School is located on 299 Pond Hill Rd in Wallingford, Connecticut. Pond Hill School is a public school servicing students in grades 3-5 with 333 students and 30 teachers. Check Out School Rating.                    Need to search Homes for...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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Maricopa Corner Lot Home for Sale Under $110K in Senita 42934 W MARTIE LYNN Road listed at $109,9002Beds/2Baths  1060 SqFt of living space MLS# 5110860 Click here for Photos and Details      Maricopa Corner Lot Home for Sale Under $110K in Senita   To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Hom...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Call us today, 571-234-1456, to schedule a private showing for 8633 Kenosha CT in the sought after neighborhood of Newington Forest in Lorton, VA.    Gorgeous Well Maintained Brick Front Townhome in Sought After Newington Heights Lovely 3lvl, 2BR, 1.5BA brick front townhome w/spacious, fully deck...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Homes for Sale in Rossview High School Zone, Clarksville TN  One of the newer high schools in Clarksville TN is Rossview High School. It is located on Rossview Road on the same campus as Rossview Middle and Rossview Elementary. Their mascot name is Hawks and their colors are red and gold. This sc...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Summer is the time of year homebuyers with families often like making their moves.  They find it less disruptive to the school activities of the kids. Many of these homebuyers also believe it is essential to move to a high-income neighborhood in order to facilitate having great schools for childr...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
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The Legends Neighborhood Homes For Sale In The Colony Texas Street View - The Legends Neighborhood Homes, The Colony 75056   Access all MLS The Legends neighborhood homes For Sale in The Colony Texas.   Searching for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? ...