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 Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Coming Soon in the New Providence Village Subdivision in Falls Church, Va 22042 7725 Inversham Dr #144 Falls Church Va, 22042 A rare offering in New Providence Village – this true 3 bedroom 2 bath condo is turnkey ready and loaded with upgrades. The home has 1,064 square feet and is just 2 miles ...
By Lori Lincoln -Broker/Associate, Keller Williams Taunton, Rehoboth, Swansea, Fall River and surrounding areas, Success selling Taunton,Dighton Rehoboth and more
(Serving Dighton Taunton, Rehoboth and more!)
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  508-878-0917 Welcome to Titania Estates in Swansea Mass!  Lori Lincoln of Keller Williams Realty- official listing broker 508-878-0917  Proudly presenting Titania Estates.  Located  in Swansea Massachusetts, Brand New Homes for sale! With fewer homes for sale, why not build new? Titania Estates...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
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Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality announces the debut of Villas at Villa Del Lago, a brand new collection of luxury homes situated within the gated, master-planned community of Ocotillo in Chandler, AZ. Priced from the $300,000s, the floor plans range fro...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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    Often....especially with younger buyers...there are family members who attend inspections...The concerned parents, the Uncle who is an electrician...the Cousin who is a plumber. Most of the time, in our experience, they are quiet observers and advise the "Home owners to be" after the inspect...
By Shawn Bronson, Right Price, No Hassle
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335. COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND HOMES FOR SALE. Downingtown is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 33 miles (53 km) west of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 7,891. Downingtown was settled by English and European colonists in the early 18th century...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 We have all had Buyers who want....this school district with this style home...the garage should be attached..not less than X square feet....a BIG backyard...the house should be not older than....and the list continues.     It really is helpful to a Realtor to know what a Buyer has in mind...it...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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New on Market, 1149 Presto Ct. Adams TN | Prestwicke PlaceIf you are looking for a quality 4 bedroom home in the Sango area of Adams/Clarksville TN, this is worth considering. This pretty home with a deep front porch is situated on a corner lot in Prestwicke Place. 1149 Presto Ct. has a great flo...
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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On the water again off Clearwater Florida. Blue skies, a light breeze out of the west and the sun coming up.   Ronnie has been fishing each and every day except weekends (just too crazy on the weekends) and has been catching snook, redfish and sheephead. Naturally, he has his favorite spots and h...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
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12530 Prince Solms Is Not For Rent This home was listed for sale a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I received a text message inquiry regarding the house to see if it was still available for rent. It is not now, nor has it ever been listed for rent.   I checked the real estate portals and found it ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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 Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you ...
By Alexander Landman, DFW Real Estate Broker
(Apartments Rent Rebate Inc)
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How to Find the best Realtor in San Juan Puerto Rico. If you're searching for Luxury San Juan Property Condos available or houses available. Find a realtor in San Juan PR When needing to make choices relating to your property and questions like "Who'll list my san Juan PR house For Sale?" or "Bu...
By Stephen Skakandy, Expert Communicator, Skilled Facilitator, High Spe
(RE/MAX Real Estate Solutions)
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Spring has Sprung at Summerhouse on Everett Bay. The sun is shinning, the days are getting longer, the air is warm. Change is afoot here; new model homes are being built in anticipation of new families moving in.   It's an exciting time here and we have an announcement to share with you what is ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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What would you pay for this view? Amazing isn't it? Well this million dollar view can be purchased for just $395,000.  Call Nancy Ewing if you'd like to see this beautiful home and she'll be happy to set you up an appointment. 404-580-2695 is her cell number. 706-485-9668 is the office number.    
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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New Listing - Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO  80016     Looking for a premier age restricted property?    Heritage Eagle Bend  is one of the best retirement community in all of Denver!  This stunning ranch is located within a golf course community with views of the 18th hole.   You can sit on t...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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777 Hinman #23 Evanston IL 60202, a  2 Br 1.5 Bath Condo was listed today. It is in a great location one block from Main street with access to the Metra and El trains and so many great unique stores, restaurants plus a 5 minute walk to the Lake Michigan Lake Front and beaches. 777 Hinman #23 The ...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Charming Charter Oak Farm     Home Photos Local Schools             Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Realty 860-508-7855 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:CT License #:0388065       18 Burlington Rd Harwinton, CT 06791 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms : 2 ( 2 full ) List Price: $342,900 Living Area ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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The first day of spring! The vernal equinox! This year, March 20 is the red-letter day on Henry County’s real estate calendar. It’s the nominal kickoff to the traditionally rambunctious spring selling season—historically, the go-go time of year. It’s when more homes come on the market, more prosp...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Shane Lott
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  We are officially under contract with some of my newest clients for their first home in the SmokeTree neighborhood in North Chesterfield. If you don't know much about homes in SmokeTree .... read on!  Homes in SmokeTree were built around the early to mid eighties and have between 3 and 5 bedroo...
By Wanda Pearson, Wanda Pearson
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   Wondering what you will do with little Fergie when it's time to pack and move?  Some homebuyers don't give that much thought! Honestly, I am one of those that just might forget. However, I learned something very valuable from my homebuyer during the close of my last transaction. Since she spok...