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 Stephen Skakandy, Expert Communicator, Skilled Facilitator, High Spe
(RE/MAX Real Estate Solutions)
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Spring has Sprung at Summerhouse on Everett Bay. The sun is shinning, the days are getting longer, the air is warm. Change is afoot here; new model homes are being built in anticipation of new families moving in.   It's an exciting time here and we have an announcement to share with you what is ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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What would you pay for this view? Amazing isn't it? Well this million dollar view can be purchased for just $395,000.  Call Nancy Ewing if you'd like to see this beautiful home and she'll be happy to set you up an appointment. 404-580-2695 is her cell number. 706-485-9668 is the office number.    
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Coming Soon in the New Providence Village Subdivision in Falls Church, Va 22042 7725 Inversham Dr #144 Falls Church Va, 22042 A rare offering in New Providence Village – this true 3 bedroom 2 bath condo is turnkey ready and loaded with upgrades. The home has 1,064 square feet and is just 2 miles ...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Charming Charter Oak Farm     Home Photos Local Schools             Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Realty 860-508-7855 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:CT License #:0388065       18 Burlington Rd Harwinton, CT 06791 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms : 2 ( 2 full ) List Price: $342,900 Living Area ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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777 Hinman #23 Evanston IL 60202, a  2 Br 1.5 Bath Condo was listed today. It is in a great location one block from Main street with access to the Metra and El trains and so many great unique stores, restaurants plus a 5 minute walk to the Lake Michigan Lake Front and beaches. 777 Hinman #23 The ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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The first day of spring! The vernal equinox! This year, March 20 is the red-letter day on Henry County’s real estate calendar. It’s the nominal kickoff to the traditionally rambunctious spring selling season—historically, the go-go time of year. It’s when more homes come on the market, more prosp...
By Shane Lott
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  We are officially under contract with some of my newest clients for their first home in the SmokeTree neighborhood in North Chesterfield. If you don't know much about homes in SmokeTree .... read on!  Homes in SmokeTree were built around the early to mid eighties and have between 3 and 5 bedroo...
By Wanda Pearson, Wanda Pearson
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   Wondering what you will do with little Fergie when it's time to pack and move?  Some homebuyers don't give that much thought! Honestly, I am one of those that just might forget. However, I learned something very valuable from my homebuyer during the close of my last transaction. Since she spok...
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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SOLD!! JUST CLOSED, CONGRATULATIONS TO MY BUYER CLIENTS, NOW FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNERS! 46 Mackey Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, Closed March 27, 2014 Whether You're A First-Time Home Buyer or A Seasoned Home Buyer, You Need a Professional to Act on your Behalf.  As The National Association of R...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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The Beauty of Honduras     My recent 2015 International REALTOR® Cruise proved to be very informative and educational: Infinity Bay SPA & Beach Resort. Here are some reasons why Americans are retiring and investing in Roatan:   Texas is currently in a Sellers Market People are looking for retire...
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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New Listing - Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO  80016     Looking for a premier age restricted property?    Heritage Eagle Bend  is one of the best retirement community in all of Denver!  This stunning ranch is located within a golf course community with views of the 18th hole.   You can sit on t...
By Debra B Albert - Find Real Estate in Port St. Lucie Team Albert, We Make Real Estate Happen - Buy - Sell - or Rent
(Keller Williams Realty)
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    Common and Costly Mistakes to Avoid   "A systemized approach to the home buying process can help you steer clear of these common traps, allowing you to not only cut costs, but also secure the home that's best for you." No matter which way you look at it, buying a home is a major investment.  ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Real Estate in Waterford, Loudoun County VA.    Yes, Waterford Virginia is horse friendly.   Waterford is historic.    Facts about Waterford Virginia.   The average list price for homes for sale in Waterford is – $894,625.Average Bedrooms – 4Average Baths – 3 full Average Lot Size – 12.45 AcresAv...
By Pavel Martynenko
(Prime Real Estate Co (904)859-5002)
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Paloma Saint Augustine Florida home for sale. $129,900 A beautiful community of town homes located just outside downtown St. Augustine. Situated just off SR16 across from the Prime Outlet Malls, Paloma is the perfect location. Enjoy your weekend in downtown St. Augustine strolling the streets win...
By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Aurora Luxury Home for sale 80016 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms Beautiful 5 Bedroom 6 Bathroom Huge Two Story Home with Finished Walkout Basement and 3 car garage In Blackstone! Way Better Than New! Open, Bright, Floor plan Boasts Of Decorator Touches Throughout! Lots Of Builder Upgrades and More! This ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Home Prices in Loudoun County VA, 2015.  Lenn 800-711-7988.   Homes Selling in Loudoun County VA, Jan/Feb 2015.  Lenn 800-711-7988.   Let's look at the real estate market in Loudoun County Virginia into the 2015 year.   Q.  How many single family detached homes SOLD?  A.  305.   Q.  What was the ...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Ready for your dream homes? Scottsdale is listed in the top five places to raise a family, "foodie cities", safest and golf destination cities in America.   Why not live here?   There are a wide selection of Luxury Homes For Sale in Scottsdale for you to look at here with pictures, prices, maps a...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Sweet Colonial for Sale in Norwalk, CT 32 Wolfpit Avenue.    This is a sweet house that is priced to sell!    Come place your offer!    Location, condition, - all amazing!    New roof 2010, new soffits 2010, new boiler 2009, new hot water heater 2009, new fridge 2013,  new range 2013,  new septic...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  ROATAN, HONDURAS     The Texas REALTORS® International Cruise (March 21-28, 2015) was a huge success. I returned home safely packed with International educational information, relaxed and informed. My traveling companions were not just from Texas. I met other Real Estate agents from many wonde...
By Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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As a buyer's agent in Tucson,Arizona I work with many buyers and view hundreds of properties a year (I view 400+properties a year).  Over the years I have noticed there are different types and stages of buyers.  Listed below are the stages of buying I have observed: Stages of Buying 1. Intense St...