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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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BEAUTIFUL OPEN FLOWING FLOOR PLAN WITH CERAMIC TILE AND PECAN WOOD FLOORING THROUGHOUT THE LIVING AREAS. KITCHEN FEATURES AN ISLAND WITH RAISED EAT AT BREAKFAST BAR, A WALK-IN PANTRY, CERAMIC TILE COUNTER TOPS AND BACKSPLASH, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES AND RECESSED LIGHTING. THE LIVING ROOM FEATU...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Nice 3 bedroom 2 full bath home situated in a country setting on a 1.10 acre lot. The kitchen features a pantry, tile floor, double oven and breakfast dining area. All the bedrooms are carpeted and are nice size. The spacious living room has a masonry wood burning fire place and a tray ceiling. O...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
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As a REALTOR®  I can't tell you how many times I hear that remark at a party, at the beach, at my kid's soccer game, even  waiting in line at the grocery store.  It gets even worse when I share the deal my wife and I got on our 3 acres in Kaloko.  Sure, I search all the MLS, I look at expired lis...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Homes for sale in Houlton Maine, take a peek at three. Then let us know what your reaction is to the property listings. And we can fine tune the selection suggestions. Let us hear from you, reach out, don't swallow the questions needing answering. First up, a just listed 3 Weeks Street Houlton Ma...
By Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale
(Helen Adams Realty)
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Ahhh, the excitement of new construction Charlotte NC!  The only thing that beats "new car smell" is "new home smell," and new construction Charlotte NC is HOT HOT HOT!  It's wonderful to drive through Charlotte and its surrounding areas and see all of the new construction of homes popping up.  A...
By Ben Ganje + Partners, Minneapolis Market Leader
(Lakes Sotheby's International Realty)
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602 First Condos for Sale, North Loop Minneapolis Find similar condos for sale to the 602 602 First Condos for Sale, North Loop Minneapolis.   Get the current value of your Minneapolis condo or home in todays market. Find out more details about the latest luxury condominium project to hit the Min...
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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    You all have heard what a C R A Z Y market we are experiencing in Denver, but Saturday was a bit over the top.    We didn't get a snowstorm, and the sun was out, even though the temps were in the 20's, it was a nice day.    We saw several open houses at new listings, and had a showing set for...
By Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC, Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
(Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
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1346 HAMPSHIRE RD OAK BAY HANDYMAN’S SPECIAL..COMING SOON NEW OAK BAY LISTING COMING THIS WEEK. Located only one block for the centre of the Oak Bay Village.   Drive By 1346 Hampshire Rd 1957 Home 1020 sq.ft(est) main floor 3 bed 1 bath Full Height Undeveloped Basement 50’ x 120’ lot           Go...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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  Welcome to 10778 Able St NE Blaine MN 55434 click here for more details Real estate market data in Blaine MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic Realty Great home in quiet neighborhood with trails, pond and parks. Stainless Steel appliances, vaulted ceiling and very open layout make this ...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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This is a great time of year to Invest in your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 137 Homes For Sale in Encinitas Today! Lets take a Home tour! If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take a look at the community of Encinitas.  There are so many "...
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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    Ginger Zee always has interesting little weather facts.  This morning Florida is the ONLY state that does not have snow, sooooooooooo snow me the way to go home to Naples Florida.   If you’re not shoveling it yourself then you are standing at the window looking for “the guy” you hired and are...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Which Should You Buy A House Or Condo? A decision when purchasing a home here in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama especially for the first time home buyer is whether to buy a house or a condo or possibly a town home. The difference between them can be huge; with a house the home owner is responsib...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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When I arrived at the home for inspection, the owner told me that they were having a "turrible" bug problem they was not able to get a handle on. They have sprayed, left traps, and still! I acknowledged and started doing my thing. Well... it didn't take me too long to see where the problem could ...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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  Real estate continues to top the list of best long-term investments, according to a Gallup Economy and Personal Finances Poll. Americans prefer investing in real estate (30 percent) when compared to gold (24 percent), stocks/mutual funds (24 percent), savings accounts/CDs (14), and bonds (6 pe...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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SANTA CRUZ VICTORIAN HOME FOR SALE 1104 KING STREET, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 1ST 1 -4 PM   Chance of a lifetime to own a classic Santa Cruz Victorian home!  These do not come on the market often and this is a real opportunity to live in a one of a kind home.  This property is...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Phoenix area including Scottsdale home sales and new contracts started surging in early February.    Why are buyers signing contracts now?   1. The new reduced FHA reduced mortgage insurance rates went into effect 2. Prices still low with reports they will rise in 2015 3. Pent up demand as "boome...
By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
(Cell: 703-677-1120)
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James and Amber were referred to me for help selling their townhouse in Woodbridge, VA, and buying a single family home.  They bought their townhouse as newlyweds.  Two children later, their once comfy towhouse was splitting at the seams. They had a newly remodeled kitchen, and remodeled baths in...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Champlin Real Estate & Homes For Sale, February 23rd-March 1, 2015 Courtesy of Heidi Herda ~ Herda Home Team ~ 612.807.4858 This is a weekly blog post geared to letting Champlin residents get a feel for the current Real Estate market right here in their own community. This page is updated weekly,...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl & Are proud to announce that our buyers offer was accepted and we are now out of Attorney Review and officially UNDER CONTRACT! Closing on this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo is scheduled for mid-May. The buyer's are first time home buyers that are engaged to be married.  We are wishing...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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River Place South - Penthouse For Sale - Arlington VA 1011 Arlington Blvd #1006 Arlington VA 22209 This 1 bedroom, 1 bath Penthouse level home is located in River Place South. It's turnkey ready and waiting for it's new buyer. Enjoy panormic views of Iwo Jima from your balcony or walk into George...