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 LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
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FEATURED LISTINGS Located off of the ever popular Webb's Road in Denver this gated community offers very large wooded and waterfront home sites. Webb's Chapel Cove is the perfect community for people looking for privacy, stunning homes at a convenient location.  Community: Webb's Cha...
By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
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FEATURED LISTINGS Nantz Road at Lake NormanLocated in the popular town of Cornelius, Nantz Road has become a hot spot for luxury home building. It's central location and waterfront home sites make Nantz Road one of the most sought after locations around Lake Norman. New luxury homes at this ...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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---- Plenty Of Nails So It Won't Shake" Those words were spoken in 1905 by Thomas J. Moore, a newly elected Trustee of Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas.Prior to that Buckhall was served once a month by a Methodist circuit rider pastor. In June 1905 Joseph and Lydia Hensley do...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!   I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house.  Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work.  Well do not blame me.  You are not my client and...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By Pat & Ed Okenica, Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate
(RE/MAX Agents Realty Lake Oconee Ga)
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LAKE OCONEE - 10 Tips on How To Maximize Your Lake Living Experience on beautiful Lake Oconee. 1.  Lake Oconee (of course!) - 2.  Golf at one of the 5 premier golf course communities, which offer award winning golf courses. Golfing is also available at one of the public courses in the area outsid...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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60203 Real Estate Skokie-Evanston or Skevenston 60203 Zip code which is on the Skokie and Evanston border but has access to Evanston schools park district, and services but with Skokie taxes is a good deal for some people looking for more bang for the buck. Skevanston is less expensive than Evans...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
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The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category.  The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for brand new and probably ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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Last week a buyer who was already working with a Realtor called me about one of my listings. He expressed interest and told me that it was exactly the type of house he was looking for. I then told him to contact his agent. Before getting off the phone the buyer said, "Heck, since I'm fin...
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 Top producing real estate agents, Melvin and Peters, talk investing in Las Vegas. The REITs (real estate investment trusts) and hedge funds invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Las Vegas real estate market between 2009 and 2012.  The question is are there still some valu...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s a saying that job applicants (at least the successful ones) take to heart. It’s why a lot of serious primping goes on before a blind date. It’s why movie directors spend as much time as it takes to light and prepare the first shot t...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Just Listed, Ready To Buy, Leesburg in Loudoun County VA, Call Lenn, 800-711-7988. The following homes are for sale in Leesburg:       Number of homes just listed for sale in Leesburg Virginia - 31      The low list price - $389,000      The high list price - $1,600,000      The average list pric...
By Cynthia McKenna, LI Real Estate Expert ,Foreclosure & Short Sale Sp
(Keller Williams Realty Homes & Estates)
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Cynthia McKenna, Operating Principal and Broker/Owner of Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates congratulates Lily Stamatiades on her listing at 761 N. Expressway Drive in Medford. They couldn't have picked a better Realtor! For more information or to schedule a private viewing of this prop...
By Jeffrey Clay
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Cobblestone Homes for Sale in Ballantyne   Find Cobblestone Homes for Sale in Ballantyne and other similar properties. These properties for sale feed directly from the Charlotte MLS and are updated multiple times daily. These gorgeous properties are located in the desirable and upscale Ballantyne...
By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
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End Unit Lowes Island Condo on Wake Ter. OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhoodMarket StatsIDX Search $375,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,926 sqft Location 20548 Wake TerSterling, VA 20165USA Gina M. Tufano Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gatew...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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A Happy Family Closes on their Oxford CT Home A Buyer client of mine just closed on their forever home in Oxford CT, and at the closing there were just smiles. L to r Linda (Mom), her daughter Amy, their Lawyer, Rosemary Lane, Pierce, Brendan and Sarah at the closing table signing the mortgage do...
By Kim Norton, YOUR Realtor for Northwest Arkansas!
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
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What would it be like to wake up in a Victorian B & B everyday? If you live here...you will be!  This Rogers, Arkansas at 1714 Berekely, Rogers, 72758 is a one owner home was built in 2005,and a true labor of love.  2300+ SF, 4BD/3BTH in desirable Abington Subdivision.  From your front door,...
By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
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Q. I have to make six copies of a board package. I want to impress! Are three-hole binders okay? Plastic sleeves? Binder clips? Stapled? Should I include tabs for sections? Any other advice for making a great impression? Or what to avoid? A. The co-op board package is a crucial component of gett...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Homes for Sale in Northeast High School Zone, Clarksville TN  The northernmost high school in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System is Northeast High School. It is located on the corner of Trenton and Meriwether Roads. I am very familiar with this school as 3 of my children graduated fr...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$675 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐►Rent to Own Summerville Home 24 Hour Special (131 Boone Street)   4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable noww/d hookups off-street parkingcats are OK - purrr dogs are OK - wooof 131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summervill...