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 Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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We just closed escrow.  SOLD 9.33 acres in Old Town Idaho Partial River views from this level to gently sloping property. Extremely convenient location between Priest River & Newport. The 9.33 acres of land is nicely treed with both young and mature trees. Enjoy the mountain views. "End of the ro...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 One of the things that has happened to our real estate practice is that we have more Buyers than we have had in a long time.  This is because our listings sell quite quickly, there is less inventory, and Buyers who have missed the opportunity to buy our listing, are still looking to find the ho...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating . Not only the qualifying first step . You know  where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information . Your pay stubs ,bank statements and tax-forms.You know all the things you had to search for . ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Save Located at the end of a sweeping private drive is this custom built tudor style home for sale in Warren Township features enormous appeal and is situated on a private professionally landscaped 1.5 acre lot. This home has been attentively maintained and beautifully updated: Main Bath 2012, P...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 This is a chart that displays the pending condo sales in Franklin MA which is a reflection of the active condos.  There are currently only 8 resale condos pending in this extreme sellers' market with only 1.5 months of inventory remaining. The prices of these pending condos range from a low of $...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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East Side Costa Mesa Homes for SaleEast Side Costa Mesa is a highly sought after area of Costa Mesa. With close proximity to 17th Street and the Westcliff shopping center, it is a highly sought after area. East Side Costa Mesa features wide tree lined streets and some of the streets include Flowe...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Make Sure You Know ALL The HOA Fees Associated With Your Next Home For most subdivisions with HOAs there is probably just ONE fee per year.  That fee covers community amenities likes pools and walking trails, and for landscaping around the community entrance.  That fee may be negligible, or it m...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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1572 Maple #302 Evanston IL 60201 For Sale $660,0002200 square foot condo in the middle of downtown Evanston IL. Hard Wood floors, 2 garage parking spots in the attached and heated garage, all KitchenAid Stainless appliances, side by side washer and dryer, Fire place, private outdoor space and a ...
By Keith Smith, Branch Manager - Mountain West Financial, Inc- DTC
(Mountain West Financial, Inc.)
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3848 Red Deer Trail Broomfield, CO 80020 3 BEDROOM 3 BATHROOM BROOMFIELD HOME Price : $330,000.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 1,734 County : Broomfield Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 2005 MLS Number : 7983534 click for more information and pictures Property Descriptio...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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There are some people in the world who love adversity, like my husband, for example. He will gladly take the good with the bad, and he will somehow find a way to wallow in the depths of despair, although to be fair, with some sense of sensibility; whereas I prefer the sunny side of life, and coul...
By Keith Smith, Branch Manager - Mountain West Financial, Inc- DTC
(Mountain West Financial, Inc.)
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1185 Briarhollow Way Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 3 BED 3 BATH 2 STORY HOME Price : $350,000.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 2,207 Lot Size : 4,530 sq.ft. County : Douglas Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 1997 MLS Number : 9187666 click for more information and pictures Pro...
By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
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Buyer Can Agree to Waive Repair of Warranted Items There are a series of Q&A articles by the Arizona Association of Realtors that discuss issues related to the purchase and sale of Arizona Real Estate. They are very informational, and excellent examples of what can happen during a real estate tra...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Search other homes for sale in HarrisburgListing Details:339 Merle Avenue, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10268059Bedrooms: 3Baths: 2 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 2,160Pristine isn’t enough to describe this Cape. Owner took special care when designing the layout and features. 1st floor owners suite & library....
By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Pleased to announce a brand new exclusive listing in Mt. Crested Butte. The 3 bedroom, single family home located at 108 Big Sky in the coveted Pitchfork neighborhood, is for sale. This well designed home will accommodate any lifestyle. Big enough for a year ’round family home and convenient and ...
By Gina McKinley, ABR, CIAS, CDPE, CRS, SFR - Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, & Scottsdale
(RE/MAX Masters)
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NO SHOWINGS UNTIL 05/01/2015 Great Neighborhood With Beautiful Park and Amenities. Excellent Location To Gilbert Town Center, Shopping and Loop 202 Access. Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer Included. Neutral Carpet and Interior Paint. This home is offered as a Lease with option to Buy. The monthly is $1...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
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Today while talking with a prospective buyer, I asked if he was already working with a real estate agent. He said he had not committed to one agent, nor would he. "Whoever finds me the right house, will get my business." In other words, whoever contacts him first, will get his business.Franklin T...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  If you are in need of a good size home in a gated golf community, you should not overlook the four bedroom homes for sale in Bonita Bay Bonita Springs Florida.  Of course it is hard not to think of any development of the magnitude that would 5 golf courses within its grounds such as here.  Anot...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now! While it may happen in different ways in different cities. You receive the phone call.The transaction has recorded.We’re confirmed.The house is yours.Here are the keys to your new home.But wait….When you learn you have closed on your home purcha...
Perhaps just as important as buying a home is how you pay for it. The ideal situation would be to pay for the house in cash with no debt to weigh you down, but for the vast majority of us, this is just something that is not feasible. So the next best option is to get a loan, obviously. There are ...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The Time Is right To Search For Your Next Home!! It is a great time to invest in a new home! There 29 Homes For Sale in University City, what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a neighborhood that gives you a quiet residential area and then  have the city for entertainment and business.....