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 Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Here is another happy buyer who now calls the beautiful PGA Village of Saint Lucie West home. They were able to negotiate a bargain of a decade with the help of the Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie. We aggressively negotiate for our buyers to get the best bargain...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Henry County foreclosure watchers keep their eyes trained on the local market filings, but also stay aware of the national trends as a signal of what might be coming down the pike. Across the U.S., by the end of November there were nearly 112,500 foreclosure filings, which amounts to one out of e...
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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      It was 14 years ago that we moved to Naples from the Midwest.  Our very first Christmas without family and friends.  A rude awakening?  Somewhat……     Christmas Eve was a quiet dinner at home.  Bring out the fineries just like previous years but on a smaller scale.   Christmas morning we he...
By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
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Louisville KY has many historic neighborhoods such as Highlands, Original Highlands, Germantown, Butchertown, Clifton, Crescent Hill and more. Within and underneath beautiful historic homes are plumbing materials that simply do not stand the test of time.             Brass, galvanized steel, copp...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Pending Sale in Bonaire Georgia in Southfield Plantation Subdivision The fact is you have to be quick on your feet in the Bonaire GA real estate market or the home you really want will be contracted when you finally decide to make a move. Such is the case here as my buyers did everything in their...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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98 Minisink Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $149,500 MLS #PM-18463     More on this Arrowhead Lake Chalet Move right in to this 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom Mountain Chalet in desirable Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features unique tongue and groove wood ceiling, knotty pine walls, sunken li...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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OAK HARBOR LAKEFRONT CONDO 55+ VERO BEACH FL  Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach       OAK HARBOR ACTIVE 55+ CONDOS VERO BEACH OAK HARBOR is Vero's luxurious and prestigiousgated 55+ lifestyle community.    Here you will findthe perfect Florida Country Club Lifestyle.  Mem...
By James Sanson - Ranked in the TOP 1% of Arizona, Homes for sale in Maricopa AZ
(Sonoran Properties)
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Homes for sale in The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado 21357 N DIAMOND Drive Maricopa AZ 85138 This beautiful home is located in The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado. You will discover there are no neighbors to the east of the home, so this provides you more privacy. The current owner is the 1st owner of this ...
By Un-Real Estate Blog, The Real Estate Blog
(Residential Home Funding Corp)
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679 BLOOMFIELD AVE NUTLEY NJ - Home Sweet Home! If you're looking for a really well priced, attractive Colonial Home For Sale in Nutley NJ you have to check out 679 Bloomfield Ave - perhaps Nutley New Jersey's Best Value.  Nutley NJ is a great "small town" with a nice looking downtown, great scho...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Gabrielle, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this competitiv...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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    $675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank ! Available January 25, 2014. 2014 Early Bird Special! 48 Hour Special. Take $200 off ALL Monthly rents Discounted Rent for ALL 24 Months** PLUS: One Month Fre,e Rent and Utilities with Rental or Rent to Own!707 Alston StreetThis is By Far the...
By Jessica Russell-Carter
(RE/MAX Realty Centre)
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With the start of a new year, it's always a good idea to assess your home and its needs. Taking stock of appliances, home systems, and other items that make a house a home will help guide you to home improvements needed, appliances that may be near the end of their lives, and any other updates th...
By Derek Worchel
(Keller Williams)
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How Bellingham WA Real Estate is the best place for a home sale! Everyone has their own opinion on Bellingham WA. I am a strong supporter for several reasons. First is the location. You are only an hour and half from Seattle and only 55 minutes to Vancouver BC. Both cities are amazing, and Bellin...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Seals the Deals in Temecula Valley California
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Bear with me and come buy homes at Bear Creek! Click on Display, and then click on Split (map with details) for list of Bear Creek homes for sale. If still having trouble click on the re-center button.   
By Mike Hendrickson, Fine Homes, Short sales, excellent client services
(Premier Agent Network)
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Atascadero Real Estate for Sale Listings Homes For Sale In Atascadero 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Atascadero Homes For Sale Are you looking for a home in Atascadero home for sale Click on the link below to check out the homes available in Atascadero- http://www.myslohomefinder.com/listings/areas/30495/pgn/...
By Mike Hendrickson, Fine Homes, Short sales, excellent client services
(Premier Agent Network)
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Paso Robles Real Estate For Sale Top Rated Seach Site 5 Star Paso Robles Real Estate For Sale Highest Rated  real estate search web site www.myslohomefinder.com  Want to find a home or investment property in San Luis Obispo or the rest of San Luis Obispo County? www.myslohomefinder.com       Go t...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Many Home Buyers think that skipping hiring a Buyer Agent or hiring a Discount buyer Agent will save them them money. There is many MYTHS being posted online where Buyers share ideas to save the most money and take the best short cuts. I have a SECRET though, there are no short cuts when buying a...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wheatland South, Naperville, Illinois - December 2014 About Wheatland South Wheatland South is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1970's. Wheatland South is located in Naperville, Illinois on 103rd east of Route 59. Average taxes in Wheatland South $5,161 Average association fees...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tamarack Fairways, Naperville, Illinois - December 2014 About Tamarack Fairways Tamarack Fairways is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1990's. Tamarack Fairways is located in Naperville, Illinois on 111th west of Route 59. Average taxes in Tamarack Fairways $13,312 Average associati...
By Mike Hendrickson, Fine Homes, Short sales, excellent client services
(Premier Agent Network)
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Avila Beach Ca Ocean View Homes For Sale Top Ranked Search Site Avila Beach Ocean View Homes With 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths for Sale Click on link below to see all of the homes for sale in Avila Beach Ca-   http://www.myslohomefinder.com/listings/propertytype/SINGLE/areas/159719/   Use our high rated i...