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 Robin Rogers, ABR, CRS - Real Estate Broker & Investment Adviser
(Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas)
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When I work with real estate investors, I ask for an exclusive agreement in writing before I start searching for their next investment property. Here's why: The San Antonio metro area is huge. There are a lot of properties for sale here, including potential flips, multi-family, and single-family ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Broker's Open Lunch6 de Mayo, 20153626 Lochearn Rd. Gwynn Oak, MD 21207 Come join us for lunch today at 3626 Lochearn Road in Gwynn Oak to see this gorgeous renovation.  If you didn't get a chance to partake of some Hispanic style fare yesterday for cinco de Mayo you can join us today to enjoy lu...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Warner Robins GA in Shirley Hills SubdivisionSOLD in the Shirley Hills Subdivision in Warner Robins GAHomes under $100K are a premium in Warner Robins GA, and when in good shape, they typically are not on the market long. Such is the case here, as another home was singled out by my r...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
For most people, searching for the home of their dreams is easy to do and the services of a realtor may not seem a necessity. After all, anyone with a computer and internet connection can find zillions of listings at the touch of a button. So why would a buyer need an agent to represent them? Wel...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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Find New Homes In Tooele County   Finding new homes in Tooele County UT is pretty easy. We offer a website that allows you to search thru each days listings and pick out those photos that are labeled 'to be built' or 'new construction'. Or you can customize your search so that only new constructi...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 7
Home for Sale in Lovettsville.  Priced Below Appraisal, 540-822-9907.  MLS #: LO8601362 Price: $575,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 full  1 half City: LOVETTSVILLEListing Office: RE/MAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.Contact Jeff Pearl, 703-727-4876 Owner/Agent 800-711-7988, 540-822-9907     Upgraded,...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Clearwater Florida's magnificent intercoastal waterway beckons. Are you ready to seriously begin your relocation plans?What could be better than knowing you have an intercoastal waterway like this within minutes from your very own door? That means fresh fish whenever you either go fishing or go d...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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  Benefits of Buying a Tooele UT Home This Year   Deciding when to buy a property is usually a tough task. You may be debating whether prices will improve or worsen and whether it is actually a good time to act. Unfortunately, nobody can really tell the future. However, you can look at different ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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What does it take to purchase a home these days? This frequent question seems to be asked of me every day. There are many different types of mortgages for all kinds of Buyers. The BEST way to begin is to get pre qualified for a mortgage by a local and trusted bank or mortgage company. If you dont...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 9
Homes for Sale in the Lido Isle Community in Newport Beach, CA Why Do People Want to Live in Lido Isle?Lido Isle is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes and there are some condos also that is conveniently located just off Newport Boulevard. It's not uncommon to see residents using the ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*  Goodyear Spacious Pool Home for Sale -UNDER-$200K- in Ranch of Estrella Mountain in AZ! SHORT SALE!!$199,000MLS 5261119Year Built 1999Beds 3/2 Baths Sq ft 1856 10011 S 183 LN Goodyear, AZ 85338 Spacious home with private pool in Estrella Mountain Ranch pl...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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May 14, 2015, promises to be an amazing night at the National Zoo in Washington DC! May 14 is the long awaited Zoofari- sponsored by GEICO - which features tastings from renowned local chefs and great wines from local (nearby) vintners. Here are the restaurants that will be serving tastings at th...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Comments 0
Single Family Listings in Tooele UT   Single Family Listings In Tooele UT Single family houses are the most popular class of real estate. By definition, they are single unit residences. However, single family houses do differ quite a bit in style and features, matching the requirements of diverse...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Falls Church is a suburb of Northern Virginia and within it lies the small lakeside community of Lake Barcroft. A key point of interest is Lake Barcrofts’ accessibility from several locations, such as D.C., Fort Myer and the Pentagon, which makes this area attractive for people looking for a resi...
By Diemert Properties Group, Your priorities matter!
(The Diemert Properties Group)
Comments 2
 6819 89th Pl NE Marysville, WA 982703 beds, 2 baths, $249,950 Forward to a Friend Request More Information Print this Home Request a Visit Listing Information: Address: 6819 89th Place NECity: MarysvilleState: WAZip: 98270Area: 770County: SnohomishPrice: $249,950Listing #: 772052Property Type: S...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Hot, Normal, and Cold MarketsHot MarketThis is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even before homes are listed. Typically, during a hot market, multiple offers will be made on each home and more often than no...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 5
How can two 10 year old homes with the same square footage, nearly identical floor plans and only a few blocks from each other vary in price by more than $10,000?Forgetting, for a moment, the interior improvements that set one home apart from another, there are exterior factors that influence pri...
By Don Mcbride, Buy or Sell Today
(Nautical Realty Group)
Comments 0
33904 Cape Coral, FL Market Update For AprilGreetings from the 33904 in Cape Coral, Fl. The 33904 is located in the SE Section of Cape Coral, Fl.Here is the market update for the month of April.Gulf Access Homes Sold: 47Average Sale Price                                    $387,225Average List Pr...
By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
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 With the huge success and appeal of the Reserve at Lake Washington, many of the areas top builders have approached us about becoming a part of this great community.  We have the luxury of allowing in those who we feel are the best in the area.With that in mind, when we were approached by DiPrima...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
New-home prices have risen much higher than they should when comparing homes built in 1970 to those built today with similar characteristics, according to a new analysis by economist Tom Lawler. New homes last year sold for an average of $343,000 — more than double what they sold for in 1970, aft...