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 Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  If you are in need of a good size home in a gated golf community, you should not overlook the four bedroom homes for sale in Bonita Bay Bonita Springs Florida.  Of course it is hard not to think of any development of the magnitude that would 5 golf courses within its grounds such as here.  Anot...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract in the Lenah Mill Subdivision in Aldie, Va 2010524282 Misty Dew Place Aldie, Va 20105Lenah Mill is a new community being constructed by Toll Brothers in Aldie, Va. Misty Dew Place is a quick delivery home and my buyers are looking forward to closing. They just relocated to the Nort...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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We just closed escrow.  SOLD 9.33 acres in Old Town Idaho Partial River views from this level to gently sloping property. Extremely convenient location between Priest River & Newport. The 9.33 acres of land is nicely treed with both young and mature trees. Enjoy the mountain views. "End of the ro...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 One of the things that has happened to our real estate practice is that we have more Buyers than we have had in a long time.  This is because our listings sell quite quickly, there is less inventory, and Buyers who have missed the opportunity to buy our listing, are still looking to find the ho...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating . Not only the qualifying first step . You know  where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information . Your pay stubs ,bank statements and tax-forms.You know all the things you had to search for . ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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No matter how long you're in the business of real estate you never stop learning. Partially because the industry never ceases to shift and change itself. Contracts and forms are always being tweaked by attorneys to cover more grey areas. Markets are constantly shifting up and down. New laws are p...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Gita Bantwal Phone Number Direct: 2153438206 Mobile Phone: 2152758491 Toll-Free: 8005478483 Office Fax: 2153438222 Email Address gita01@aol.com Web Site www.gitabantwal.com Mobile Search m.gitabantwal.com Mailing Address RE/MAX CENTRE REALTORS2701 York Rd Jamison PA 18929 http://www.gitabantwal....
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Save Located at the end of a sweeping private drive is this custom built tudor style home for sale in Warren Township features enormous appeal and is situated on a private professionally landscaped 1.5 acre lot. This home has been attentively maintained and beautifully updated: Main Bath 2012, P...
By Bill Davis, Real Estate Agent, Realtor 1st Time Homebuyer, luxury homes, Investor Specialist, Bill Davis, Experienced and Professional
(West USA)
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                                                                                 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Mesa, AZ. 85208 with zero down financingFor more Information, Pricing, Address ,Virtual Open House, Text "2620" to 79564 Are you looking for a 3 bedroom home in Arizona? If yes, please cont...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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1572 Maple #302 Evanston IL 60201 For Sale $660,0002200 square foot condo in the middle of downtown Evanston IL. Hard Wood floors, 2 garage parking spots in the attached and heated garage, all KitchenAid Stainless appliances, side by side washer and dryer, Fire place, private outdoor space and a ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 This is a chart that displays the pending condo sales in Franklin MA which is a reflection of the active condos.  There are currently only 8 resale condos pending in this extreme sellers' market with only 1.5 months of inventory remaining. The prices of these pending condos range from a low of $...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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East Side Costa Mesa Homes for SaleEast Side Costa Mesa is a highly sought after area of Costa Mesa. With close proximity to 17th Street and the Westcliff shopping center, it is a highly sought after area. East Side Costa Mesa features wide tree lined streets and some of the streets include Flowe...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Make Sure You Know ALL The HOA Fees Associated With Your Next Home For most subdivisions with HOAs there is probably just ONE fee per year.  That fee covers community amenities likes pools and walking trails, and for landscaping around the community entrance.  That fee may be negligible, or it m...
By Keith Smith, Branch Manager - Mountain West Financial, Inc- DTC
(Mountain West Financial, Inc.)
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3848 Red Deer Trail Broomfield, CO 80020 3 BEDROOM 3 BATHROOM BROOMFIELD HOME Price : $330,000.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 1,734 County : Broomfield Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 2005 MLS Number : 7983534 click for more information and pictures Property Descriptio...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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There are some people in the world who love adversity, like my husband, for example. He will gladly take the good with the bad, and he will somehow find a way to wallow in the depths of despair, although to be fair, with some sense of sensibility; whereas I prefer the sunny side of life, and coul...
By Keith Smith, Branch Manager - Mountain West Financial, Inc- DTC
(Mountain West Financial, Inc.)
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1185 Briarhollow Way Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 3 BED 3 BATH 2 STORY HOME Price : $350,000.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 2,207 Lot Size : 4,530 sq.ft. County : Douglas Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 1997 MLS Number : 9187666 click for more information and pictures Pro...
By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
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Buyer Can Agree to Waive Repair of Warranted Items There are a series of Q&A articles by the Arizona Association of Realtors that discuss issues related to the purchase and sale of Arizona Real Estate. They are very informational, and excellent examples of what can happen during a real estate tra...
By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Pleased to announce a brand new exclusive listing in Mt. Crested Butte. The 3 bedroom, single family home located at 108 Big Sky in the coveted Pitchfork neighborhood, is for sale. This well designed home will accommodate any lifestyle. Big enough for a year ’round family home and convenient and ...
By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in Coastal SD & OC Properties
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
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IMAGINE livng in guard gated Three Arch Bay in South Laguna Beach. Three Arch Bay is an iconic Laguna Beach oceanfront neighborhood that has deep roots in the real estate community. Three Arch Bay Homes are rich in both character and in heritage. I'd say Three Arch Bay offers some of the most uni...
By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
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 Potomac Club Woodbridge VA2281 Potomac Club Pkwy  End Unit Townhouse          Featuring:   3 Level End Unit Townhouse  Shows like a model home  2 Car Garage Large Deck Hardwood Floors Stainless Steel Appliances Granite Counters Updated Bathrooms  Freshly painted throughout  Light and Bright with...