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 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 Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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This morning, I posted my quarterly affordable home market report for one of the northern Colorado communities that we cover. And I did something that has left me deeply unsettled - I changed our working definition of "affordable".   In the past, we considered homes priced $200K and und...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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  There will be some benefits for buyers using FICO credit score model 9, but in many cases it won't make much difference. On first glance the benefits look attractive (1) " The new FICO Score 9 will no longer count medical debts as it did in previous iterations". (2)"  the new...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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One of the most important aspects of my duties is to be able to negotiate the best price, terms and set of conditions for my client. Over the last ten years I've learned a lot about myself and about people in general. It's almost always a give and take as they say. It's important to l...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Southshore in Aurora CO - Market Update - July 2014           Southshore in Aurora was the location for the 2007 Parade of Homes and features custom homes backing to the reservoir.      Village Homes, Capital Pacific, Pulte & Century Communities have built homes in Southshore.     A few homes...
By Katerina Brosda, Miami Real Estate Broker
(Brosda & Bentley Realtors™ ● (786) 363-8551)
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Luxury Oceanfront Loft (Townhouse) For Sale In Miami Beach At Canyon Ranch
By Leslie Stewart, Realtor , CRS, eCertified, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Prudential Real Estate Professionals)
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Brenda Bonebrake Direct: 503-385-0033Office Phone: 503-769-3448Other: 503-932-0977Website or Mobile:http://www.brendaandsandy.com/WVY680987E-mail: brendaandsandy@prurep.com   1290 Dawn Dr Stayton, OR 97383 MLS#: 680987 Price: $229,900 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Lovely updated home on over 1/4± ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 22
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 Leslie Stewart, Realtor , CRS, eCertified, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Prudential Real Estate Professionals)
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Brenda Bonebrake Direct: 503-385-0033Office Phone: 503-769-3448Other: 503-932-0977Website or Mobile:http://www.brendaandsandy.com/WVY680926E-mail: brendaandsandy@prurep.com   2115 E Santiam St Stayton, OR 97383 MLS#: 680926 Price: $209,900 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Freshly painted & oodles of...
By Russell & Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
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My client gave ME a closing gift!! In the real estate business we don't get a lot of recognition. When your self employed it is you and only you getting up everyday and making real estate transactions happen. We agents who do this full time, with a hard working passion helping others find th...
By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
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Clayton, Denver, CO, 80205, City Park, Denver Public Schools, Clayton Homes, Denver Homes, Homes in Clayton, CLayton homes for sale, The Clayton neighborhood is located just north of City Park in Denver, Colorado. Homes in Clayton are detached single family, mostly ranch and 2 story in style and...
By Anthony Lamacchia
(McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. )
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CHARMING 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms Colonial in Winthrop!! Living Room and Dining Room Features Fireplace and Hardwood Floors!! Tons of Natural Light Throughout Entire Home! Lots of Storage Space in Attic and Basement!! Home needs some TLC. Close to Shopping, Public Transportation, Parks, Medical...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
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Anyone trying to buy a home in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decisi...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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  Wellington Fl Short Sale - 1750 Hollyhock -Wellington FL 33414    Waterfront Wellington Fl Home For Sale in Sugar Pond Manor - This Is A Short Sale - With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, a split bedroom floor plan, a lovely kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, screened patio, be...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Average Sale Prices in Camas Out-Perform Area Homes   As we enter the soaring temperatures of August, home prices in Clark County are matching the hot gains across the country.  It is especially apparent in Camas, which has seen an increase in 8.0% over this time last year.  Even with increasing ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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2508 Ellis St $695 / 3br Lower Duplex - very close to uwsp, hospital mstc Very nice lower duplex on Ellis St, only a few blocks from campus. As low as $695 if paid by the semester (half in August, half in January) or $750 if paid by the month. Kitchen with Stove, Refrigerator, lots of cabinets, ...
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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/DFW13005025E-mail: laurafilip@remax.net   5010 FM 901 Whitesboro , TX MLS#: 13005025 Price: $90,200 Whitesboro Texas home for sale, just ...
By Andrew Sherant, Realtor of the Google age, like an app but better!
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The purchase agreement is a vitally important document that outlines the provisions, terms and conditions for the transfer of property. It should be read carefully and any ambiguities should be clarified prior to signing. It is a legally binding contract between the buyer and seller. The purchase...
By Katina Hargrove, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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New Price for Royal Trails home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 3 car garage home on corner acre in Royal Trails. The property is fenced, the home has a Florida room and game room, open floor plan. Two horses per acre are allowed, the current HOA is $35 per year. You may park your RV and boat on the back of ...
By Steve Halen, Arizona Dream Home Search
(Century 21 Arizona Foothills )
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   View all homes for sale in Tempe here!   Fun School Where Kids Thrive!Connolly Middle School is located at 2002 East Concorda Drive in Tempe and is home to 1,054 students from 6th to 8th grade.  This school has 3 out of 5 stars on Schooldigger and a 6 out of 10 rating at GreatSchools.  Connoll...