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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This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a spacious corner lot with excellent curb appeal. The kitchen and dining area features brick paver flooring, white appliances and an abundance of cabinets The living room has laminate flooring and a corner wood burning fireplace. The master bedroom has...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with excellent curb appeal on a corner lot. The family room features stained flooring, recessed lighting, crown molding, surround sound speakers, numerous windows for natural light, a wood burning fireplace with an insert for maximum heat warmth, and cu...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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If you are like most people then Everyone likes a Model (Home that is).  this fine home was one of the model homes in the prestigious 55+ Community called #Heritage Hills in #clermontFlorida.  You will love the location on this "Hamilton" model in Heritage Hills! Just a short walk away from the r...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Sister Bay farmette for sale, close to Lake Michigan, Great Price!  Are you looking for an affordable Door County vacation getaway or a year-round home in a great location?  We are currently offering a Sister Bay home for sale under $150,000, featuring two bedrooms AND a sleeping loft.  Plenty of...
By Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida
(Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie)
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4 Master Suites! 1 Suite on main floor.   Scroll Down to View 3D Virtual Tour after reading about this gorgeous Ocean Access Estate Home located in St Lucie Counties best kept secret - Bay St Lucie     Beautiful 6 bedroom Luxury Ocean Access home for sale in Port Saint Lucie, FL $ CLICK FOR CURR...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The Vistas is a village in the popular Summerlin master plan in Las Vegas. Located west of the 215 Beltway and north of Charleston Boulevard, The Vistas has open and gated neighborhoods with homes from 1,400 to over 4,000 square feet priced from the mid-200's to over $900,000.See all homes for sa...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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If you are looking for property in the Redding, CT area then Nothing Beats 600 Redding Road!!!  We are having a #PUBLICOPENHOUSE Sunday 5/31/15 from 2:30 to 4:30.  This spacious Colonial home on over two beautiful level acres is set back for privacy. Located in West Redding, this four bedroom, 2....
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Everyone loves Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  A bustling community with casual and fine dining, exceptional shopping, a post office, bank, market....everything that you could want within walking distance.  The hustle and bustle around the beach and marina in the spring, summer and fall is incredible.  F...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
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1308 Seven Golds Ave, Eagle, Idaho Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2103 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Eagle Idaho Homes for Sale Search All Boise Idaho Homes For Sale Boise Idaho R...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Townhouse, Town home, Condos For Sale Oak Creek Neighborhood, ChamplinPost courtesy of Heidi Herda Real Estate ~ Your Champlin Realtor & Resident! 612-807-4858See all Townhouse, Town home, Condos For Sale Oak Creek Neighborhood, ChamplinAre you looking to Sell an Oak Creek Townhouse, Town home, C...
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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Snazzy Oceanside Charmer Newly Listed Oceanside, NY - RE/MAX Wittney Estates Don't miss the first showing of this "Snazzy Oceanside Charmer" in detail. OPEN HOUSE 5/31/15 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM View Oceanside Homes In This Price Range Currently Available For Sale   View 20 More Photos Of This Ocean...
By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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The home is a three bedroom , two and a half bath, open floor plan with bonus room. It has a formal dining area with a sky light, back enclosed porch with a two car garage. In addition, it has a three car garage/work shop in the back of the home. It took almost two months to negotiate the contrac...
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  Open House 5/30/2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Click Here To View Similar Homes For Sale Currently Available For Sale In Huntington   Click Here To View This Spectacular Colonial In Detail     You will not want to miss this Impressive Colonial with a fabulous layout in fantastic condition. It is n...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1509 Onoko Path Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $149,500 MLS #PM-24085 Click here for more on this Arrowhead Lake Home ---->Pocono Chalet on a wooded lot, within walking distance to the Lodge, beach, & playground in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. The interior of this home features hardwood and tile...
By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Gary Frimann and Eagle Ridge Realty will be holding an Open House at 2480 Club Drive in Gilroy, CA in the wonderful Eagle Ridge Golf Community.  This home is a Shapell home located on the 4th fairway with great views of the golf course and surrounding hills.  The open house will be held from 1-4 ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Is it a smart idea or the dumbest thing you ever heard of? With a low amount of listings for sale and an increase in buyers looking to purchase, buyers are looking for an advantage by waiving the home inspection clause. Should you purchase a home with out an inspection? Probably not. Then again B...
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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   'Remember the mantra you used on your parents....? Everyone else gets to.....stay out past x o'clock...use their parents' car....etc., etc."  My Dad's answer was always the same..."If everyone else jumps in the lake, are you going to jump too ?"  (Probably not...I don't swim...almost drowned t...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Buying a Home in a Choice Location  Ask any homeowner, buying a home is a big deal. And most homeowners will tell you before you set down roots and buy a home. Not only do you want to get a great deal, but also you want to buy in a choice neighborhood, too. When you buy a home, not only should y...