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 Robin Rogers, ABR, CRS - Real Estate Broker & Investment Adviser
(Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas)
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When I work with real estate investors, I ask for an exclusive agreement in writing before I start searching for their next investment property. Here's why: The San Antonio metro area is huge. There are a lot of properties for sale here, including potential flips, multi-family, and single-family ...
By Kelly and Ryan The Cummings Team, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 1
 Mobile, AL Raleigh Neighborhood Info & Homes For SaleWhy Do People Live Here?Raleigh is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located off of Sollie Road in West Mobile. It’s not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing in the streets of this quaint little oasis. T...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Broker's Open Lunch6 de Mayo, 20153626 Lochearn Rd. Gwynn Oak, MD 21207 Come join us for lunch today at 3626 Lochearn Road in Gwynn Oak to see this gorgeous renovation.  If you didn't get a chance to partake of some Hispanic style fare yesterday for cinco de Mayo you can join us today to enjoy lu...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Warner Robins GA in Shirley Hills SubdivisionSOLD in the Shirley Hills Subdivision in Warner Robins GAHomes under $100K are a premium in Warner Robins GA, and when in good shape, they typically are not on the market long. Such is the case here, as this home was singled out by my read...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
It is a great time of the year to start looking for your next Dream Home. There are 38 Homes For Sale in Solana Beach!Solana Beach in known for its high cliffs that line the waters edge, which makes its beaches very secluded.  There are five main spots in Solana Beach. Seaside known as a great su...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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For most people, searching for the home of their dreams is easy to do and the services of a realtor may not seem a necessity. After all, anyone with a computer and internet connection can find zillions of listings at the touch of a button. So why would a buyer need an agent to represent them? Wel...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 17
You and your real estate agent pounded the pavement to find the perfect home. You viewed several different properties and weighed out all the pluses and minuses. The neighborhood fits your lifestyle and the floor-plan of the home is open and spacious. Together with your agent you come up with an ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ.  This colonial home offers spacious rooms with endless potential. Ideal for the buyer looking to ad that personal touch to make this the perfect modern home. 1...
By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
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$229,999, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1228 sqft.    geri wehry | RE/MAX Select R.E. | 206-819-4234geri@wehry.us | 6820 145th Street Ct E, Puyallup, WA 98375 Lovely rambler with upgrades galore! 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House   $229,999 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 1228 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathroom...
By Jeffrey Hopkins, "Choosing the Right Realtor, Means Choosing Me"
(Exit Realty Achieve)
Comments 6
If you’re like most people, the decision to buy a home involves a number of stresses and strains.  And even experienced homebuyers make costly mistakes that can easily be avoided.  That’s why I’ve identified the 8 best “secrets” to find the right home at the right price, and get the right financ...
By Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
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Sometimes a roof can naturally reach its end of  life. Texas heat can also work to prematurely age a roof when a home's attic area lacks sufficient ventilation. Intensely high temperatures can literally "cook" a roof from the inside out, and will often show up in the form of a "blister" or granul...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Wonderful opportunity to custom build the home of your dreams in prized Castle Ridge at Warren Township in Somerset County, NJ. Warren Township was named The 6th Best Place to live in America by Money Magazine. It is a prized place to live, known for its many million-dollar-plus homes and desired...
By Cindy Allen Fekete, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Homes for Sale in The Landing at Mallard Lakes in Baton Rouge, LA Why Do People Live here?The Landing at Mallard Lakes in Baton Rouge, LA is a beautiful new neighborhood of single family homes that is discretely located off of Hoo Shoo Too Road, just minutes from Highland Road. Get your boat rea...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 2
 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.com1 Bedroom Edmonds Condo Search - Hurry for the Best Condos For SaleThis blog is filled with links ...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 2
 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.comHow is The Market? Get the Latest Edmonds Real Estate informationThe Internet and Real Estate Prof...
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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 While the development is well known for their high-rise buildings with fabulous views from the upper floors, sometimes the first floor condos for sale in Pelican Bay Naples Florida can be just as enjoyable.  This can be especially true for those people not into elevators, or just find it so much...
By 라스베가스 폴김 부동산
(Prominent Realty Group)
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By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Homes for Sale: Los Angeles County Foreclosures  The Los Angeles County Bank Owned Home Foreclosure Report is now available.  Stay on top of this market with my bi-weekly REO Blog which posts you on newly listed bank owned homes for sale.  I invite you to preview these listings as a One Line Repo...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Excitement is starting to build in Henderson NV as the newest master plan, Cadence, begins to take shape. The first eleven acres of a 50-acre central park are complete, and two builders have opened their model homes.Woodside Homes is offering specially designed homes for Cadence that are found no...
By Tim Stoll, Dallas TX Real Estate and Homes For Sale
(Urban Dallas Real Estate)
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iPhone Android Mobile Real Estate Search AppOn the search for your next home? Curious about what’s for sale in your neighborhood? Want to find open houses nearby? DallasMobileMLS.com app gets local real estate listings directly from the Dallas MLS and updated every 15 minutes.With the Keller Will...