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 Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Columbia Maryland, 21045, Howard County this weekend?There are sixteen  open houses  in Columbia Maryland 21045 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Columbia Maryland 21044, Howard County this weekend?There are sixteen open houses  in Columbia, Maryland 21044 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?     BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, t...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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You’ll need a 565-pixel-wide space to accommodate the article code. Home Sale Contracts, Number of First-Time Buyers Rise in February 2015 Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF Read more: http://members.houselogic.com/download/web/#ixzz3ax...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
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Air Sampling for Mold Inspections Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples.  Having samples analyzed can also he...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comSeaview Park in Edmonds and the Homes and Condo's For Sale in the areaThe Seaview Park area of Edm...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Flip Flopped… How not to re-install a door. Wenatchee Home Inspections In the world of home inspections we get to see a lot of interesting, strange and odd things. I also am amazed at what some can do. I wonder what were they thinking? So in the annals of weird…. the Flip Flopped. Here we have a ...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
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Your home is more than an investment and a place to live—it also can be a valuable source of tax deductions. For many homeowners, one of the biggest itemized deductions on Form 1040 is the  one for qualified residence interest (commonly called the “mortgage interest deduction”). In the usual situ...
By John Winzenried
(843, Realtor)
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Buyers Agents in Myrtle Beach SC. Many people that have purchased Real Estate in the past seem to forget the advantages of having a Real Estate Agent working for them when purchasing a home or condo. Using a Buyers Agent in Myrtle Beach SC is especially important since the Real Estate Buyers in M...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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 1139 Safro Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $156,500 MLS #PM-16233 Click here to learn more about this Pocono homeContemporary style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features, modern updated spacious kitchen with pantry, open floor plan, central controls for lighting ...
By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney and Faucette)
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Oozing Southern Charm, this home is located minutes from Beaver lake and boat launch. Gracious Living. Lovely and inviting, from the eye- catching front porch to the back you will feel like "sitting a spell".  Covenants allow horses and shops. Plenty of room for a pool and shop.Over 5 acre estate...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Do buyers really need to see a home for a second or even third time? This was a question asked yesterday by a Manchester NH area Home Seller. I was representing the buyer who wanted to see the home for a second time. The listing agent from a big time company has buyer agents contact the seller di...
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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Should I Write A Backup Offer On That Home? A home that checks all the boxes on your list is on the market at a price that works for you.  Maybe it's brand new to the market or the sellers FINALLY reduced to a price that fits your budget, but it has your interest.  We visit, it still works for yo...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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 Looking at Homes For Sale While You are On Vacation in FloridaJust like all other Realtors® in an outside of Florida, all my marketing efforts are to attract buyers and sellers who are willing, able and ready to buy or sell a home. When I receive a call from someone who is not sure when they wil...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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 Charming Home for Sale in Goodyear Planned Regional Center $214,500  36970 W LEONESSA AVE3 Beds/2 Baths2291 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5280381      Charming Home for Sale in Goodyear Planned Regional Center Come on by and take a look!   A MUST see home!Don't miss out on this!     To Get a FREE and...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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2909 Eastern Shore Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35763 Coming Soon Patio Home For SaleBe the first to view this home in Eastern Shore before it goes on the market. The home owner will allow showing, however is getting the house ready for photos and listing in the Multiple Listing Service. So call or ...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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 There was a parade of people going in and out of the new listing on Marguerite Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes during Tuesday's tour of new listings.  This was no surprise as the modern style home with its ocean front location and $7,850,000 price tag was certainly tour worthy, and I'm sure it was ...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Woodfield estates is a community of single homes built by Katz builders. There are different floor plans . The homes have garages and basements . There are some homes with 3 car garage but most have 2 car garages.The community is located within walking distance to the township Park. I loked up th...
By Mario A. Reyes, Your real estate friend at San Francisco Bay Area
(Coldwell Banker)
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San Francisco Bay Area house hunters who have been pounding the pavement to get into a home probably won’t be surprised by this news: Bay Area properties are selling faster than anywhere else in the U.S., according to arecent study by Trulia.In one more sign that we’re going through a red-hot sel...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Search other homes for sale in HummelstownListing Details:40-42 N Railroad Street, HummelstownMLS Number: 10269708Bedrooms: 6Baths: 2 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 3,678Charm and character abound in this 1800s home. A large, solid home, that is warm and homey with full front porch and a rear wrap porc...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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833 Queens Gate Cir., Sugar Grove, IL 60554List Price: $322,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 4 2.1 1996 2,587 ft2 2 $8,999 52 days Professionally remodeled and ready for you to move in and enjoy! Huge kitchen with island and new stainless steel appliances! New spa-like master ba...