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 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 Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 9
  Best Friends to a Home Buyer “Realtor® and Contingencies”     Contingencies act as a home-buyers practical brake as well as protection when buying a home. When a potential home-buyer enters into a purchase contract, a substantial portion of the purchase contract contains items relating to condi...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision Buyers...you have to be quick and decisive in this market if you want one of the really good real estate deals! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark with Coldwell ...
By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
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379 Smith Cir Erie, CO 80516 MLS #: 4149525 $175,000 3 bedrooms 2.00 bath MUST SEE! This charming Grand View townhome features 3 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs and one half bath on main level, 1,240 square feet, back patio, utility room, and 1 car garage. electric range oven, refrigerator, di...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for sale in Lovettsville Virginia are still the best buy in Loudoun County.  Don't forget, Lovettsville is just 2 miles from the Brunswick MARC Station.   EXAMPLES OF HOMES FOR SALE IN LOVETTSVILLE, JULY 30, 2014. _________________________ $399,990 18 TOWN CENTER DR 4 BR 2 full 1 half B...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Information This year's Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is set for Saturday, August 2nd. It's an all day event. This is one of the longest running festivals on the Western Slope of Colorado. It's all about the corn, and it the best tasting sweet corn I'v...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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When a Frustrated Buyer is Almost Ready to Forgo a Purchase I responded to a lead this week and as is often the case with them was resolved to not hear from that client. I was pleasantly surprised when they did call back and ask to see one of my listings in addition to a couple of additional prop...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 9
13112 Turquoise Ave NE Albuquerque 87123 / Foothill Estates New Price   YouTube Featuring Foothill Estates Home For Sale NE Albuquerque     You will appreciate the inviting curb appeal of this home located at 13112 Turquoise Ave NE Albuquerque 87123 in the Foothill Estates Subdivision.   A large ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Meadows at Riverbend Subdivision Buyers who come looking for a home having already done their home have the best opportunity of coming away with the home of their dreams in this real estate market! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Mea...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Another Happy Mason Ohio Patio Home Buyer Courtesy of The Liz Spear Team RE/MAX Elite Yes, we did it again!  Yesterday our buyer completed the purchase of his new patio home in Mason's Villas at Hunter's Green!  We're sure he's going to love this patio home and it's low mainte...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$1275 / 3br - 1400ft² - ▐►Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools (136 Two Pond Loop)   3BR / 2.5Ba 1400ft2 houseavailable now ▐►Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools 136 Two Pond Loop)3BR / 2Ba 1400ft2 house available nowoff-street parking** Complete Our VIP Buyers ...
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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Open House in Farmington Subdivision Clarksville August 3, 2 to 5pm One of the best floor plans available is now finished and waiting for a new buyer in Farmington Subdivision. Farmington Subdivision is a fantastic place to live in Clarksville TN. Eskildson and Wickham Partners crafted this home ...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 0
$875 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐►Summerville Rent to Own Duplex (131 Boone Street) 4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable noww/d hookups off-street parking 131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schoo...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 6
 Price Reduction Athens Alabama Piney Creek Foreclosure Home  $259,000  Foreclosure Homes in Piney Creek Athens Alabama   OR search all homes in Northern Alabama......read more... PINEY CREEK IN ATHENS ALABAMA  This 1 remaining Foreclosure Home in Piney Creek has undergone another price reduction...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Stuart FL Homes with Private Pools If you’re in the market for a home with its own private pool in Stuart FL, here’s a quick way to search by price range. Stuart is in the center of Martin County FL and lies to the north of Palm Beach County and south of Saint Lucie County. Stuart FL Homes with P...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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If you've been through the purchase and escrow phase of buying a home you are familiar with the barrage of paperwork required to get from offer to close. It seems documents are flying through the air with the greatest of ease, thanks to our use of DocuSign e-signature abilities, during the e...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 29
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Connect Realty)
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 Myself, and a small group of Realtors from the El Dorado County Association of Realtors were successful in bringing Prop 90 to our fine County! OVER 55? CALIFORNIA PROPERTY TAX RELIEF Since its passage, Proposition 13 prohibits property tax increases until property ownership is changed. If eithe...
By Ron Trzcinski
(Zenith Realty)
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Buying a Home?  Do It Right Ron Trzcinski will make buying your next house a very easy process.  With Real Estate Brokerage, Management, and Sales Experience of over 15 years, you can rest assured that your purchase will go just right. Ron will help you with all aspects of the Home Buying Process...
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...