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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Hey everyone.  The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team is here to share exciting news for the Real Estate industry and the perfect source for targeted lead generation.   As the calendar has now turned, many of these good folks who lost their homes are now ready to enter the market once again.     For many of...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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I like to gift.. call it a "house warming" gift, a closing gift, a "whatever" gift.. I'm a gifter.  My husband says I'm a giver and I think they're about the same thing.    I wanted to give a closing gift to the buyer of a home that closed yesterday at 302 Oak Brook in Idabel, OK.  but I just cou...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
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I know what you are thinking right now.  You are saying, “I have a zero down payment loan with 100% financing.  Why do I need to save money?”  Well, even if your loan is financed 100% by the bank, you may have closing costs, inspections, and reports.More importantly, you will need to put down an ...
By Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
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Las Vegas New Homes - DR Horton Whitney Ranch Tour gives you a look at the design, flow, and features of their model homes. This Henderson community is located in the southeast Las Vegas Valley with very good highway access and I've also included a few of the nearby amenities that make this a ver...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
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A few months ago I was working with a young first time home buyer.  He was a really fun client to work with.  He was appreciative of my time, my efforts, and my knowledge. Or so I thought. This year the Fort Wayne real estate market has been more of a seller's market than a buyer's market.  I exp...
By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
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  You probably could if you buy this Warwick, NY home with 30-plus acres of private woodlands, with walks and footpaths backing onto the Appalachian Trail. And by the way, it comes with a spectacular four bedroom home with gourmet kitchen, vegetable  gardens, ponds, patios and waterfalls. Bonus ...
By Patty Blackwelder, Local REALTOR Serving Woodbridge, Virginia
(Twins Selling Real Estate)
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 Opportunity is Knocking if you are listening....   In Woodbridge Virginia we have had a very robust market this year most price points have seen home sales outpace the last several years. Inventory has been very low which causes prices to increase.  If you have been a buyer sitting on the side l...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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12203 SE Riverbend Court Port Saint Lucie, FL 349844 beds, 3.1 baths, $1,400,000  1 of 25 photos    View all photos Home 4 of 6    Back to Search Results  Forward to a Friend  Request More Information  Save This Home  Print this Home  Request a Visit  Save this Search  Share on Facebook   Listin...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Price Reduced in Eagle Springs Subdivision in Centerville Georgia Price Reduced in Eagle Springs Subdivision - 217 Trellis Walk A beautiful home in a prestigious neighborhood now at a reduced price. That's right, this immaculate home for sale just had the price reduced in Eagle Springs Subdivisio...
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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Market Update - Greenfield - Centennial CO - July 2014         You will find Greenfield and Greenfield Estates located in Centennial between Arapahoe Road and Smoky Hill Road West of Picadilly.    This popular community has a common pool, and tennis courts, and residents love the trails throughou...
By Jeffery Griffin, R
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
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The following properties are facing foreclosure by their respective lien holders  2219 SKR A 302 Kihei 8/27/2014 355 Aliiolani Street Pukalani 8/27/2014 2740 Liholani Street 21 Pukalani 8/27/2014 545 Hapapa Rd Kula 8/28/2014 12 Hakalani Place Wailuku 8/29/2014 40 Kunihi Lane 236 Kahului 9/2/2014 ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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Please join us for a public OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, August 30, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at 146 Lady Slipper Road, Woodstock, New Hampshire. Enjoy a FREE lunch provided by Erika Sakin courtesy of Phenix Title Services. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is located on a 6+ acre lot abutting the ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Real Estate  The Evanston IL Real Estate market is really booming again. Sellers are getting great values for the homes they have been waiting to sell since the market peaked a few years ago yet buyers are also getting good value in purchases they are making in single family homes and...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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Where Do Renters Buy? Renters Buy Homes, but where?  The California Association of Realtors (CAR) took a survey to find out where Renters Buy and prepared an infographic.  Take a look: I was actually really surprised by the numbers.  I would have assummed that most Renters Buy Close to where they...
By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
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Advantages of a St Charles Ranch Home   Ranch homes offer numerous advantages to your typical two story.  Aside from the obvious mobility convenience, ranch homes for sale in St Charles IL have a lot to offer.   Floor plans tend to be more open. You won't find a lot of wasted space in a ranch hom...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Chapel Creek homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Chapel Creek. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Chapel Creek. Searching for a new home but need to sell your current home first? Contact us today for a free home valuation and ...
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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Hempstead, NY Home For Sale New To The Market Large Cape Magnificently RenovatedView this home in detail  We invite you to visit www.longislandrealestatesearch.com to view this  Home This spacious 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home is new to the market and is  ****All New Inside And Out, *New Roof, *New Si...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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55+ Home for Sale - Villa Santa Cruz Co-Op Park 2435 Felt Street, #38, Santa Cruz, CA 95062   Located in one of the best 55+ Senior Parks in Santa Cruz where you own the land - this is a Co-op Park with low monthly HOA dues.  The amenities in this 55+ Senior Park in  Santa Cruz include:  Swimming...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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By Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com
(RE/MAX Realty Affiliates)
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            $392,000.00 - 1310 Santa Cruz Drive Minden, Nevada 89423 Amazing Home in the Heart of Carson Valley             Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Parking Spaces: 4 Year Built: 1994 Subdivision: Johnson Lane Lot Size: .80 Garage Size: 3 School District: Douglas County Square Footage: 2112 Agen...