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 Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Enjoy Beautiful Sunrises, Sunsets, and Pastoral Views!     Home Photos Local Schools     Coming Soon         Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Realty 860-508-7855 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:CT License #:0388065       71 Harmony Hill Rd Granby, CT 06035 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms : 3 ( 2 ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...  Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey. Summit was originally incorporated as Summit Township in 1869, it was reincorporated as a city in 1899. Summit is a major transportation hub with 30-minute direct access to Manhattan, major highways and the Newark Ai...
By Maya Garg, Real Estate Expert - MISSISSAUGA Square1, Churchil
(Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario)
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If you’re thinking of shopping for a new home, one of the first considerations is price range. You want to know what you can reasonably afford.     How do you figure that out?   First of all, you need to determine the initial out-of-pocket costs you will need to cover. There are often more costs ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Why not buy NEW HOMES when construction prices are now competitive against existing home? The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie are proud to announce our new affiliation to represent the comeback of New Home Construction Builder of Fine Custom Homes in the Torino ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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121 Mohican Trl Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $105,000 MLS #PM-20716   Click here for more on this Mountain Chalet ----> Move right in to this true mountain chalet in amenity-filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Turn key home features 2 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft, new handscraped engin...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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 Cardiff California homes for sale near  good surf breaks-Homes for sale near good surf breaks in Cardiff California.       Cardiff Reef is an amazing surf spot, with long peeling rights all the way into the beach, during the winter months. The reef tends to have a lot of water on top but still ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Move in ready home This is a very nice 4 bedroom 2.5 bath brick front home. Large, open floor plan with fireplace in the living room. Beautiful kitchen with granite counters. Ola School district. Nice yard located in quiet neighborhood. Easy access to major highway. Don't miss out on this home!! ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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Massapequa,NY Home For Sale Open House Saturday  2/28/15 -  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM View this home in detail  This home is in  School District  23 We invite you to visit www.longislandrealestatesearch.com to view this Short Sale Home In Detail View Similar Massapequa Homes Currently Available For Sal...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Click for All Town Listings ...  Bridgewater is a township in Somerset County, NJ. It was formally incorporated in 1798 as one of New Jersey's 104 original townships. Bridgewater includes the the following sections Martinsville, Fiderne, Bradley Gardens, Green Knoll, Thomae Park, Sunset Lake, Co...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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Buy What Makes You Smile   Long Island is aptly named. With so many neighborhoods to choose from - an estimated 198 divided between two counties - Nassau and Suffolk - how does an out-of-town buyer even begin to know where to start?   The answer lies in jotting down, early on, the lifestyle choic...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision Sorry buyers, you were not ready to make an offer quickly enough and lost out on a great deal. Another beautiful home was quickly contracted by my eager buyers and is now a SOLD home in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision, c...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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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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Which Should You Buy A House Or Condo? A decision when purchasing a home here in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama especially for the first time home buyer is whether to buy a house or a condo or possibly a town home. The difference between them can be huge; with a house the home owner is responsib...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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  Two Home Buying Tips - Avoid Making Home Buying Mistakes     Right from the start, searching for your home to closing escrow, buying a home takes a lot of thought and planning. And because of the tremendous financial stakes on the line, making a mistake is the last thing you can afford (and or)...
By Thomas Elrod
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Beautiful end-unit townhome in Ballantyne. It features a first floor master BR suite, 2nd master suite upstairs, fresh neutral paint, refinished hardwood floors, and plenty of storage throughout the house. 2 story kitchen features a morning room, 42" stained cabinets, granite countertops, tile...
By David Hulka, CMRS
(West USA Realty)
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We are all trying to save money anywhere we can. Perhaps you are saving money to purchase a home, or for a great vacation, or to finally start socking some money away towards your retirement. Let me share some tips I've actually used myself in the last few days. And I'd love to hear what you've u...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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The neighborhood that your new home is located in will be the place where you have to live every single day. That makes choosing a good location almost as important as the actual amenities of the house itself.  ___Your home is more than just a house, it exists in a community that you are going to...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 9 in the Hollister, CA area... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;             4 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 14 Single family homes curre...
By Dan Spencer, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
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Current market availability for all homes in Aurora's Zip of 80017     Active Homes on the Market - 17 Low - $100,243 Median - $180,000 High - $259,900 Average Price - $178,153 Average SF - 1,574  Days on the Market – 18 Zip Code 80017 is one of Aurora's Smaller Zip Codes. This little pocket is r...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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    Click for All Town Listings ...  Warren Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey. It was settled in the 1720's and incorporated as a township in 1806. The township was named after the hero of Bunker Hill, Joseph Warren. In 2009 CNN's Money Magazine named Warren Twp. the #6 best p...