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 The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  3% Downpayment and waived fees by some lenders A growing number of lenders are reducing downpayment requirements so that borrowers can contribute 3 percent or less of a home's purchase price and still qualify for financing. In addition, some lenders have waived mortgage-related fees, and others...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Decatur GA 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale Decatur GA 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale by price ranges.  Are you busy and on the go?   Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Ho...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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3529 , Columbus, OH 43231     $140,000 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: Active   Bed: 3 Bath: Sqft: 1382 MLS#: Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: Features a fenced in yard with a nice deck and great landscap...
By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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With 3,000 residents and 1,000 homes, Highland, wedged between Olney and Columbia, has a small business on nearly every corner.With wide variety of houses, businesses and family farms this makes an ideal place for Real Estate Market.    FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT HIGHLAND MD REAL ESTA...
By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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 A Hull MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard home inspection in Massachusetts is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residenti...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
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 Just Sold – 3 Bedroom Pool Home In North Port FL   Want to sell your home quickly? Contact Kwee Huset 941-716-3090 of Kwee Huset Realty. She Just Sold - 3 Bedroom Pool Home in North Port FL. Located at 2845 Afar Avenue. 34286.       Just Sold - Property Information   This 3 bedroom pool home is ...
By Jean Richer, No Gimmicks, No Nonsense, only Straight Talk
(Keller Williams ~ Ottawa Realty Ltd)
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If you are looking for a home and you find a house you like, it's okay if you put an offer on it, even if it's your first time out. Ottawa Real Estate can sometimes move very quickly. The last thing you want to do is go back to your dream home a week later and find out it has already been sold! ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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West Highlands Home In Madison, Alabama Under Contract  I recently wrote a blog post titled; Just Listed West Highlands Madison Alabama and Coming Soon Home For Sale Madison Alabama West Highlands about this home at 408 Clydebank Dr., Madison, Alabama. The home was listed and then taken off the m...
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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Balboa Peninsula Point in Newport Beach | Balboa Peninsula Point Homes for Sale Market update for December, 2014  Balboa Peninsula Point  is located in a very desirable and sought after location in Newport Beach. Balboa. Balboa Peninsula Point is located on the Peninsula and emcompasses the homes...
By Glenda Daughety
(RE/MAX First)
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By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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   Long Beach CA Real Estate: Income Properties for Sale      Long Beach California offers real estate investors many opportunities in purchasing residential income properties from a duplex up to multi-family properties.   Twice a week (Mon/Thurs) you will be updated on the newest properties to h...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Kingstowne is a relatively new planned community. Kingstowne is near a man made body of water that is surrounded with paved sidewalks that connect to amenities.   An advantage to Kingstowne’s new planned community, are the many retail establishments that serve this part of Fairfax County. For exa...
By Marcie Purcell, Realtor, Bucks & Montgomery Co PA
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
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Beautiful Country Setting in Between Harleysville and Schwenksville Pennsylvania !    Beautiful Views from Every window and door! 4.7 Acres Open Acres. Great For horses and other animals.   The Local Builder put upgrades in the homes that won't find in other homes.  Andersen Windows, Lighting Pac...
By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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A Hingham MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard home inspection in Massachusetts is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residen...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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  Executive Home For Sale in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Executive Home For Sale Country Estate for sale in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Luxury Home #novascotia   40 Brierden Court, Antigonish New Price! $699,000 Executive Home - Impeccably maintained and spacious family home surrounded by acres of manic...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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  Come Visit Nova Scotia Canada's Ocean Playground. Nova Scotia Scenery Nova Scotia Landscapes Better Yet Why not Move to Nova Scotia ?  Give me a Call.        
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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          Nova Scotia Country Living Living in the Country in Nova Scotia            
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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  Are you looking for a absolutely gorgeous Three Bedroom home in Blaine, MN area?   Check out:  2104 119th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55449   This Three Bedroom Three Bath home has attached Three Stall Garage. Priced at $374,900 this quality built newer home has 3213 sq ft. on two levels.  Click here...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Back in the day, when we knew what was for sale and the buyers didn't, it was easy to be the go-to guys for real estate information. That's ancient history now and almost everything anyone would want to know about real estate is freely available.So what can we do to provide value when our buyer c...