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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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    836 Thomae Avenue   Bridgewater, Somerset County, NJ $629,000 Style: Custom Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Acres: 0.48   Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-1358   Or, Contact: Jane Nicastro-Disch 908-313-7180     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE     PROPERTY DETAILS   Move in Condition Home for Sale in Bridge...
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Phoenix, AZ Home. Classic taste and architecture combine with comfort and ease perfectly from the formal entry w/closet to the large living room with expansive bay window overlooking the patio and park. This 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Encanto-Palmcroft Hi...
By Jill Watts, Clark County, WA Is A Great Place To Live! Call Me
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
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  Goats and CCRS.  I did mention that in the title didn't I? Odd title isn't it? Well, you learn something new every day it seems.   I showed a 10 acre piece of land today. We met a builder out there and discussed with him that my client wanted to put in maybe a cow or two, chickens and goats ont...
By Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Greenleaf Park Subdivision is located on Greenleaf Blvd between E Beardsley and Violet Street in Elkhart, Indiana.  Greenleaf Park Subdivision is on the north side of the road in Osolo Township.  Children that live here, that attend public school will register with Elkhart Community Schools.   20...
By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
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  This is a video in my Space Coast Homes Now video series. I speak about the differences between purchasing a condo, townhouse or co-op here on the Space Coast. After viewing, if you have any questions about purchasing a condo, townhome, co-op or single family home contact me at 321.223.6253 or...
By Rodney Heard
(Keller Williams/Heard Real Estate Team)
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    Welcome to your new home in prestigious Merrimac! Spectacular 2 story entry opens to your new living space including den, frml dining, living & great room-complete w/ gas burning fireplace! You will appreciate the impressive eat in kitchen feat. granite counters, SS appliances, & center isla...
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
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7 Herriman UT Homes For Sale From $275,000 to $500,000   Here is another list of 7 Herriman UT homes for sale from $275,000 to $500,000. They are just a few of the over 150 houses listed in Herriman in that price range. These MLS listings are a good cross section of homes available for sale in th...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
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      From a brand-new ondo and a Mahwah NJ to a golf course community in Wyckoff NJ, there’s a plethora of choices in Luxury homes in New Jersey. Consider these tips from luxury home market pros before buying that dream home in Franklin Lakes New Jersey 1. Learn the search process. Many luxury ...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
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Would you like a golf hole in your backyard? It makes perfect sense for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to have a private golf hole in their backyards. And they can sure afford it! Tiger's is on the left...               But ordinary folk who love golf with a passion for golf are doing it too!  Ch...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Frank Lloyd Wright Trained John Van Bergen Home Moved To Evanston The other day I wrote a blog called Historic Wilmette Home Being Moved To Evanston IL  The property was in FLW style and located in Wilmette IL which is one of my favorite villages with its cobble stone streets, vintage homes and b...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Leesburg VA Foreclosures, Bank Owned Homes For Sale, 800-711-7988 or 540-822-9907 There are 6 bank owned homes, already foreclosed for sale in Leesburg Virginia as of today. To tour any of these homes for sale, just call Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.  We'll make an appointment to sh...
By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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We Realtors are constantly writing about our communities, listings, good and bad experiences. We say that listening to Buyers and Sellers is important. I agree, so I am asking Buyers and Sellers to talk to us, to talk to me. I want to hear directly from you. So here are the questions. You can ans...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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TROPICAL POOL HOME VERO BEACH FLORIDA WITH CHARM GALORE Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach                                                            Vero Beach Pool Home With Pool Cabana This charming home offers a very private and serenepool and patio area!   It is compl...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Customer Service: The first step is Timely response to questions, I pride myself in quick response to questions how about you?? I have always prided myself in providing quick and accurate responses to questions. It did not matter to me if it was Voice Mail, Text or Email. When I got out of my mee...
By Frank Rubi, Homes for Sale Kenner - Metairie, La.
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC.)
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  FRANK RUBI REAL ESTATE, LLC    Las tasas hipotecarias PARA LA SEMANA DEL:    13 de octubre 2014    30 años Fijo 3,97%    15 años Fijo 3,18%    VA 3,5%    Las tasas de interés presentados están sujetos a cambios.      Hay varios factores que debe considerar al comprar una casa para la venta en K...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
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New Construction Homes For Sale at Drake's Cove in Larkspur Hills, CAWhy Do People Live Here?The Drake's Cove homes are a semi-custom, luxury home development under construction in the hills of Larkspur, California. They are located at the end of Drake's Cove Court as new construction to finish a...
By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
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Maryland First Time Home Buyer Class November 8, 2014 There is a Maryland Home Buyer Seminar being held on Saturday November 8, 2014 in Frederick, Maryland at the Hampton Inn Hotel from 10 AM till Noon.  Call 410-412-3319 to register or you can register online at Maryland Home Buyer Seminars The ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Cold Feet Or Hot Flashes?   I've been working with a lovely woman for the past couple of months. She was pretty hard to get a feel for in the beginning. There were a few types of homes that would make her happy. The key was unusual....and it didn't matter if it were a Mid-Century Modern or Anahei...