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 Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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When a Frustrated Buyer is Almost Ready to Forgo a Purchase I responded to a lead this week and as is often the case with them was resolved to not hear from that client. I was pleasantly surprised when they did call back and ask to see one of my listings in addition to a couple of additional prop...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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 Spring has Sprung in Northwest Indiana and the Real Estate Market is blooming!   With Low Interest Rates   Low Property Taxes   Commuting Distance to Chicago-land  This Valparaiso, IN 46385 Corner Ranch Home For Sale has curb appeal AND lots of Perennials which are soon to be in full bloom!  Enj...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Click to Request More Information About... North/Central NJ Town School Reports This web page is provided as a public service for home buyers, sellers and residents in the North/Central New Jersey. If you are interested in other communities please contact us, and we will be happy to obtain the i...
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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Why Do Cincinnati Patio Home HOA Fees Vary So Much? You've been searching our site for Cincinnati patio homes and the variance in HOA fees has caught your eye hasn't it?  Why such a big range in patio home HOA fees?  Why only $80 a month over here and over $300 a month over there?   Well ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Being Aggressive: How That Helps Represent My Buyer Clients' Interests This was inspired by a new Active Rain member, Rachel Hernandez' post entitled "Be Aggressive . . . Diary of a New Realtor" This is a snippet from my website Buyers Agent Portland About Carla Muss-Jacobs: Rac...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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South Florida is a Health Care Techie Mini Silicon Valley    Technology companies in South Florida are working on helping doctors have a digital practice.  Recent innovations are also connecting the doctors to their patients in ways that are unprecedented. This new technology is giving patients t...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
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 Homes For Sale Near Nichols Elementary School In Frisco Texas  Access all MLS Homes For Sale near Nichols Elementary School in Frisco Texas.       Looking for a new home, but need to sell your existing home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throughout the entire...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision Buyers...you have to be quick and decisive in this market if you want one of the really good real estate deals! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark with Coldwell ...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Best Friends to a Home Buyer “Realtor® and Contingencies”     Contingencies act as a home-buyers practical brake as well as protection when buying a home. When a potential home-buyer enters into a purchase contract, a substantial portion of the purchase contract contains items relating to condi...
By JC Melvin - Commercial & Business Broker, Residential/Commercial Las Vegas Real Estate Team
(Melvin-Peters Team - KW Southwest)
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(702) 900-1238 Matt Peters and JC Melvin address the question as to whether the Short sale is still a "good deal".  While they still can be, that ship has sailed for the most part. The volume of short sales has slowed down and the below market purchases are all but gone says Peters. You...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
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How many times have you thought you'd like to run a B & B? I hear it over and over and now, I have the perfect place for you . . . Denaut Mansion in Delta, Ontario currently operating as an Inn with a license for 110 Guests.  Enchanting, Distinctive, Elegant, Inspiring, Romantic, Timeless...
By Katina Hargrove, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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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 the property and have access to L...
By Phil Leng, Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &
(Keller Williams Eastside Market Center)
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3 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR SALE KIRKLAND 98033   NEW ON ROSE HILL MARKET!   $599,000   12834 NE 86th St. 98033 The delight of and proximity to all Kirkland has to offer is right here right now.  Don’t let this be another 3 bedroom home for sale in Kirkland that “just got away” due to delay!  “Good thing...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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▐►Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools  3BR / 2Ba 1400ft2 house available now laundry on site off-street parking Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools  ** See Our VIP Buyers Program and Visit This Home Today. http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/BuyAHome.cfm   ** See More...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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 283 Fostertown Road Town of Newburgh NY 125503 Bedroom Ranch Style Home with Acreage and BARN   OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $469,000 Single Family Home and BARN  A rare find in the Town of Newburgh that is so close to I84 I87 and Metro North. An easy commute to almost anyw...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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The sound of water running, the kind meandering up close and personal by your Maine home, garage. In the town of Ludlow Maine, just outside Houlton, the center for everything from A to Z. This property with over eight and a half acres protecting the seclusion has moose wander by. Maybe looking fo...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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I looked up the mls for active listings in Doylestown township  priced upto $200,000. There are 7 active listings . The lowest price is $24,900 , If you would like to look at homes for sale in Bucks county call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors 2153438200x124 or 2152758491. Bucks county is a...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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I looked up the mls for active listings in Bristol township  priced upto $100,000. There are 18 active listings . The lowest price is $42,500 and highest price is $99,900 for a 3 bedroom twin home . If you would like to look at homes for sale in Bucks county call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Rea...