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 Lanre Folayan, Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell your DC Home Now
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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Congress Heights DC Real Estate Market Report zip code 20032.    This report should be an indication of how things are changing in Washington DC. Some of my clients who I talk to about buying in Washington DC say that they are not interested in buying a house in Washington DC because DC is too co...
By Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne FL, Brevard County FL Real Estate
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
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Tell Me if you Don't Like the House The first day of looking at houses with new clients gives the buyer and I an opportunity to get to know each other.  As we look at houses, and they tell me their likes and dislikes, I am able to get a better "feel" of what they are really looking...
By Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
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Toll Brothers at Litchfield Park -- Buyer Rebate Toward Closing Costs!   Toll Brothers at Litchfield Park is a luxury home community in the area of Litchfield Road and Camelback Road (near the Wigwam Golf Course).  Are you considering the purchase of a new home at Toll Brothers at Litchfield Park...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     This has been a real busy week in the Nashville,TN real estate market. Earlier this week I had a opportunity to inspect a condo. The Viridian Condos are upscale, secure and offer an excellent view of the downtown and surrounding areas. My special thanks goes out to Brad Reynolds ofKeller Wil...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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If you are looking for a totally amazing place to live here in Washington, DC, I have the answer for you! One of my favorite colleagues and former office-mate, Christopher Ritzert, has listed a penthouse in the Georgetown Ritz Carlton that will knock your socks off, and then some! First, check ou...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     The Nashville, TN real estate market is hot. Earlier this week a member of the Complete Home Inspections Team had an opportunity to inspect a cottage for a first time home buyer in the Sylvan Park area of Nashville. This property had been recently rehabbed and was just the right size for the...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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 I do NOT need to get pre-qualified to purchase mortgage a home land real estate.   I am the Excecutive Director of The Oklahoma Atlantic-Pacific State College ~ I do NOT need to get pre-qualified to purchase a home.  (mortgage)   I am a __________________________________________________________...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Earlier this week a member of the Complete Home Inspections Team had an opportunity to inspect a condo in the Belmont area of Nashville. This condo is in an area which is close to 3 of Nashville's universities - Belmont, Lipscomb and Vanderbilt.     Our special thanks goes out to John Ru...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     The Nashville, TN real estate market is hot. Earlier this week a member of the Complete Home Inspections Team had an opportunity to inspect a very well cared for ranch in the Pegram, TN area for some first-time home buyers who were looking for a home in the country. This property is far enou...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Homes under $380,000 in Canyon Creek in NW Austin in Leander ISD   Buyers if you are looking for homes under $380,000 in NW Austin that feed into the Leander ISD then I have 3 available choices that might work perfectly for you! It’s mid-summer and school will be starting late August (yes it’s ri...
By Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
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The Villages at Aviano -- Buyer Rebate Toward Closing Costs!   The Villages at Aviano is a gated, Toll Brothers community -- featuring luxury condominiums in the heart of Desert Ridge (Phoenix, Arizona).      Are you considering the purchase of a new home at The Villages at Aviano or any other co...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
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Perfect opportunity to build your dream home in Washington Depot, CT.  Offering a 5.64 acre building lot for sale on Baldwin Hill Rd, just minutes from the Depot, Lake Waramaug, New Preston and all Washington has to offer. 91 Baldwin Hill Road is currently offered for sale at $175,000. Located cl...
By Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
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Toll Brothers at Verrado -- Buyer Rebate Toward Closing Costs!   Toll Brothers at Verrado is in the final phase of construction for a variety of luxurious, single-family homes, located within the Verrado master planned community in Buckeye, Arizona.    Are you considering the purchase of a new ho...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Just Sold...Bank Owned Fixer Upper Delta, CO. Debbie Laity worked with the buyers to sell this bank owned property. It's an older home with some Victorian charm, and the owners are planning to restore the house.  Overall the number of foreclosures in Delta has fallen 48% during the first quar...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Ivyland boro is located in Bucks county pa. I looked up the mls this morning and found 9 active listings for homes. I looked for residential listings . This does not include multi family homes. The lowest list price is 173,500. The highest list price is $ 495,900 There is ahouse for sale in Ivyla...
By Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
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Toll Brothers at Avian Meadows -- Buyer Rebate Toward Closing Costs!   Toll Brothers at Avian Meadows is a luxury home community in the area of Lindsay and Chandler Heights, in Chandler, Arizona.  Are you considering the purchase of a new home at Toll Brothers at Avian Meadows or any other commun...
By Rain Silverhawk, Realtor, Sandpoint North Idaho Real Estate by Rain
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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Steven Brand of ILoan is trying hard to educate people on what kind of down payment they will need to buy a home.  I thought the statistics were interesting and shows that we do need to get the word out a little better.  Thanks Steven The TBWS/NREP show quite a while back really slapped me in the...
By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
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Houses for sale in Orange Park Florida in Oakleaf Plantation are HOT! This 3 bedroom 2 bath features hardwood floors throughout it's 2230 square feet,  a large owners suite, a Florida room and 2 car garage. Orange Park is located in Clay County and has some of the newest and best schools arou...
By Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
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Toll Brothers at Blackstone -- Buyer Rebate Toward Closing Costs!   Toll Brothers at Blackstone is a gated, luxury community -- overlooking the Blackstone Golf Course in Vistancia (Peoria, Arizona).    Are you considering the purchase of a new home at Toll Brothers at Blackstone or any other comm...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Bedminster township is located in Bucks county, pa. I looked up the mls this morning and found 82 active listings for homes. I looked for residential listings . This does not include multi family homes. The lowest list price is 139,900. The highest list price is $ 899,000 If you would like to buy...