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 James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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People generally fall into two groups, cat people or dog people. I have found it is a love hate relationship. You love one and can’t tolerate the other. I have found a third category, people who just don’t like dogs or cats. A pet free house certainly does have many advantages, so I sympathize wi...
By THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
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    More and more these days,  people across the land are opting for homes that can work across three generations of the family.   This is substantiated by a recent Pew Research Center Report. It  pointed out that  living in mutigenerational households is on the rise. "In general, people wan...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 8
Friday was a great day for my buyers - their purchase of 1 Lilly Lane in San Carlos, CA recorded. They now have the keys, and are busy this weekend starting the move-in process and planning their future. Buying a home in San Francisco, San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley can be a daunting pro...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Home Shop Moonlight Dr Idabel OK For Sale     You can have it all!  3 bed 2 bath Idabel Oklahoma home on outer edge of Unique Country Homes Addition with limited neighbors, being that there is vacant pasture land behind it.  Home was built in 1994.  It speaks to quality at every turn.  Like New a...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 8
The home buying process is really very logical to those of us who deal with it daily.  But for first time home buyers or those who have not purchased a home in years it can seem confusing. So where do you start?   The first step is to deal with the finances.  This can not be over emphasized. With...
By Robin Scott, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas
(Robin Scott, REALTOR®)
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Swapna and Sateesh wanted to live in the Teravista neighborhood in Round Rock where the schools offered the statistics they desired. They found the perfect floorplan with Ryland homes and built a new home. Pictured are the results. Thank you for choosing me as your REALTOR!
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 16
New Construction Lakefront Ranch Condos For Sale Mason Ohio's Lakeside Cove at Hunter's Green Mason new construction ranch condos are rare.  Rarer still?  Lakefront ranch new construction condos!  How would you like your morning view to be like this every day?  Quiet.  Mallards swimming a...
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 2
Greenwich Village Manhattan New York Condo -115 FOURTH AVENUE PETERSFIELD - JUST RENTED. WE REPRESENT MANY CONDO OWNERS IN RENTING OUT THEIR CONDOS. THIS GREENWICH VILLAGE CONDO is a fantastic South-facing, sun drenched condo loft with full time doorman and close to Union Square the heart of Down...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 2
This is a 1750 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom contemporary-style house located on a 1 acre lot at Waterville Estates, in Campton, New Hampshire.   This home features: 1st floor laundry room; cathedral ceilings; bamboo and tile flooring; mater bedroom with master bathroom on suit; fieldstone f...
By Blair Ballin
(Hunt Real Estate, ERA)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Gilbert Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Blair Ballin Hunt Real Estate, ERA 480-233-6433 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 5136219   Licensed In:AZ License #:SA515962000 Informa...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 8
Heritage Creek offers resort style living for seniors 55 plus. There are different floor plans. The clubhouse has many amenities and there are lots of activities. There is an outdoor pool as well as heated indoor pool. If you would like to look at homes for sale in Heritage creek call Gita Bantwa...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 4
I looked up the mls this morning for homes for sale in Log College  condos in Warminster. There is one  home  for sale. It is listed for 93,900. It has  2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.If you are looking to buy a condo in Warminster you should look at these condos. Look up all listings on my web site ww...
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Little Italy Manhattan New York Manhattan New York Little Italy neighborhood is from North of Houston Street up Sullivan and Thompson Streets. NYC Little Italy hosts the San Gennaro festival which we also enjoy going and  also Chinese New Year in February there are parades, dragon dances and othe...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Windy Prairie Acres, McHenry, Illinois About Windy Prairie Acres Windy Prairie Acres is a subdivision of single family homes. Windy Prairie Acres is located in McHenry west of Spring Grove Road and south of Ringwood Rd. Average taxes in Windy Prairie Acres $6,483 Average association fees in Wind...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 12
Why would a Buyer demand that a seller completes and pays for a home inspection? It happened with a recent offer and left the sellers puzzled as even they said, "Isn't the home inspection for the Buyers protection."   The Buyers agent in a haste to save the Buyer $395 could place th...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 3
I looked up the mls this morning for homes for sale in Yorktown condos in Warminster. There are 4 units for sale. The lowest price is $124,900 and highest price is $139,900,000 for a 2 bedroom 1.5  bath condo. If you are looking to buy a condo in Warminster you should look at these condos. Look u...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
2525 E 19th Street #11, Signal Hill, CA 90755 Reduced another $10,000 over the weekend! Open House: August 02, Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Signal Hill Homes for Sale Long Beach Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Signal Hill Homes for Sale Lakewood Homes for S...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$1375 / 3br - 11400ft² - ▐►Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools (Brook Haven) 3BR / 2Ba 11400ft2 houseavailable  ▐►Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools (136 Two Pond Loop)3BR / 2Ba 1400ft2 house available nowlaundry on site off-street parkingLadson Rent to Own Home Dorc...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
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Price Reduction! Single-story Temecula California Home for Sale in Summit! OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionMarket Stats $369,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,245 sqftLot: 7,841 sqft Location 43898 Gatewood WayTemecula, CA 92592USA Pamela Seley,...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 6
New Homes in Farmington Subdivision Clarksville TN- July 2014 New homes in Farmington Subdivison Clarksville TN continue to be hot properties and buyers are finding them to be great properties. There are several builders in Farmington but most of the homes have high end amenities and lots of char...