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 Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Three Bedroom Home in Spring Hill, Florida - Just Sold!   This three bedroom, two bath home in Spring Hill, Florida has now sold!  The buyers were relocating to Spring Hill, Florida and came to me in July looking for a new home.  They've found it in this newer Spring Hill home located in a qu...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  4121 Winona Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 Click here for more info on this home $129,500 MLS #PM-15588 Bi-level home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tile floors, 1 car garage, eat in kitchen, family room, living room, 6 panel doors, shed...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Southern California is a Beautiful Place to Retire Souther California has great weather, lots of gated communites, golf courses everywhere, nature areas to enjoy wildlife, walking and hiking trails, bike lanes on the city streets, and of course many Veteran Hospitals in all the major cities.    T...
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RE/MAX UTOPIA Laura Filip Direct: (903) 271-4978Mobile Phone: (903) 271-4978Business Fax: (903) 564-9778Website or Mobile:http://www.laurafilip.remaxtexas.com/DFW13005036E-mail: laurafilip@remax.net   402 N Clements Gainesville , TX MLS#: 13005036 Price: $46,000 Gainesville Tx Vintage 1950 home ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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More Happy Buyers, This Time in Springboro Ohio's Brookside! We love helping our past sellers become buyers!  In this case there was a long gap between the sell and buy side, since after we sold their Lebanon Ohio home our clients leased an apartment to give themselves time and options in the...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Property Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group is offering a VERY nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home for sale in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.  And the price is great!  $174,900.00.3 Only five minutes from downtown Egg Harbor, yet very private. Fantastic central location--Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Fish Creek &...
By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
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(Depending on your point of view, this blog may or may not be acceptable for polite conversation, water cooler debates or dinner table discussion. It's about poo, and the problems we have getting rid of it. You have been warned.) According to the EPA, one in four homes uses some kind of septi...
By Eileen Shapiro, Your Arizona Real Estate Advocate
(Sonoran Premier Properties)
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3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home for sale in Chandler, Arizona. This lovely home is located in Cooper Commons, one of the most desirable Chandler neighborhoods locations. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home boasts diagonally-laid large tile in all the right places, sparkling appliances , large pantry a...
By Pete X-Investment to Luxury, Huntington Beach, CA -GRI-MCNE 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(X Group Real Estate Advocates )
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Great Investment Fixers In Orange County, CA   In the market to build some instant equity? Whether on the market or off the market investment quality gems are not easy to find. Based on my experience in property wholesaling and as an investor I would be happy to search high and low to your satisf...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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Fast Funds HomeBuyers_We Buy Houses Fast (Tri-County Charleston)   Fast Cash Buyers_We Buy Houses Fast (Tri-County Charleston)We Buy Houses.See: http://www.SCHomeBuyers.net/ 843-883-3319We Will List, Buy, Sell,orRent Out Your House For You as a Rent to Own Sale,filling your home with a well quali...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is a post that every homeowner should read and understand.  Many have been forewarned about prescription disposal but without an explanation of the reason behind the direction given.  This post is a good explanation. (Depending on your point of view, this blog may or may not be acceptable fo...
By Linzie Payne, Real Estate Internet Marketing Specialist
(The Payne Real Estate Team)
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Open House: August 24, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 AM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Delta Homes For Sale Tsawwassen Condos For Sale Ladner Condos For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Linzie Payne Real Estate Consultant Sutton Seafair Realty 604-710-0023...
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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Rents Getting Too High? Have You Considered Buying? In Clarksville TN there are many rental homes and apartments that are on the rental market. But because we are a military town, these rent quickly and the rents are high. If you have a pet you will be restricted as to where you live. Not all lan...
By Andrea Peters, SOLD with Andrea!
(Andrea Peters Realtors, a division Keller Williams Realty Bryan - College Station)
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  College Station TX Real Estate | 3703 Ardenne Ct, College Station, TX 77845   Edelweiss Gartens | 3 Bedrooms | $189,900 | 1,782 SF | Two Story   http://www.SOLDwithAndrea.com | 979.574.1708 | Bryan - College Station Real Estate Specialists Have a home to sell in Bryan or College Station? Call ...
By Vickie Nagy, Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
(Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932)
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San Ramon CA Real Estate Weekly Review Market Report August 17, 2014 This weekly San Ramon CA Real Estate “dashboard” summarizes: homes for sale in San Ramon CA from Sunday August 10, 2014 through Saturday August 16, 2014. Included are homes: that were listed; that went under contract (pending); ...
By Cindy Hallas
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc. )
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Larry Bollinger, 602-332-9124, and Realty Ambassadors of North America are proud to this gorgeous move-in ready 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Peoria Unified District.  Would you like to see this awesome Peoria, AZ home first hand?  Contact Larry today and arrange your private showing! 6851 W Turquoi...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Ocean Access Waterfront Homes in Sewalls Point Florida   Use the link below to search for Ocean Access waterfront homes in Sewalls Point FL.  Sewalls Point waterfront homes have access to the Atlantic Ocean through either the Saint Lucie River or the Indian River (Intracoastal Waterway) to the Sa...
By John Hrisco & Associates, -"The Sign You Want, The Agent You Need!"
(John Hrisco & Associates | RE/MAX Heritage )
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Search current inventory of The Bluffs in Fort Worth, Texas Listing Details 3 Bedroom Home for Sale 8149 Plateau Drive Fort Worth, TX 76120Price: $149,475MLS number: 12178726Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1388 Call John Hrisco & Associates @ 817-725-0157 to see if this property is sti...
By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
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Click the image below to watch the virtual tour!           Dutch Gambrel Style Cabin for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. Click Cabins for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. To view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour.    Immaculate Dutch Gambrel style 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin on street to ...
By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
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It's not hard to understand why old barns inspire the dreamer in all of us to convert them into homes. Their soaring lofts, rustic rough wood interiors and the massive posts and beams which span huge expanses have a similar feel to the awe-inspiring designs of Gothic European cathedrals and m...