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 Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Make The Place You Live, The Place You Love The new homes in Founders Pointe and The Riverfront at Harbour View are carefully designed and custom built to create an overall architectural appeal that is immediately sensed when you drive through the community. The variety of home plan sizes, styles...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Meadows at Riverbend Subdivision Buyers who come looking for a home having already done their home have the best opportunity of coming away with the home of their dreams in this real estate market! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Mea...
By Ed & Tracy Oliva, Arizona Agents
(West USA Realty - Arizona)
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  16636 Kingstree in Fountain Hills what a beautiful view from your custom home     An incredible opportunity to own this stunning custom home in Fountain Hills, from breath taking views of the World Famous Fountain to the mountain views with exquisite detail thru out. Open and flowing floor plan...
  The Howard Group 5026816282       Check out this new listing Home For Sale in Sellersburg, IN with 1.75 Acres   454 Penn Ave Sellersburg, IN 47172       Cute updated 2 story home featuring 3 bedrooms with over 1300 Sq Ft and qualifies for USDA 100% financing. This move in ready home has plenty...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Homes for Sale in the Newport Bay Club Community in Boca Raton FL   Why Do People Live Here?                             Newport Bay Club in Boca Raton FL is a gated community of single family homes in central Boca Raton. Offering the country club lifestyle without the equity fees, Newport Bay Cl...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  JUST LISTED ...OPEN SUNDAY July 27th  Noon - 2  pm                   7226 W Squire Ave Greenfield, WI 53220-4326                                                    MLS   1378132           Everything you wanted from the half acre park like lot to the first floor laundry, huge open concept kitche...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Brick Ranch on large lot. Gut rehab Kitchen and Bathrooms, new Windows, new Copper plumbing. New appliances, floors refinished. New face brick, complete tuck pointing on home, new electric to garage and new roof on garage down to the frame. New Garage door. New Window treatments, Move in ready. F...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$875 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐► 4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable noww/d hookups off-street parkingcats are OK - purrrdogs are OK - wooof 131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools ** Rent-...
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 now ▐►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 D...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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We only want to see homes where the Home Seller is flexible in their asking prices? Does it sound like a good plan? Absolutely not.... WHY Buyer may ask....   You should never base an offer on an asking price as without some homework, you don't know if that asking price is already way below m...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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One’s perspective is a key element in deriving a conclusion. History is replete with now erroneous scientific conclusions arrived at through a poor perspective. Astronomy would be an obvious example. Man first began gazing at the stars with his naked eye, then came the first telescopes. Crude dev...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
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Norbeck Crossing New Condos in Silver Spring, MD 20906 Welcome to Norbeck Crossing, a new housing development under construction in Silver Spring, Maryland. Convening impressive architectural designs and eco-friendly building approaches, Ryland Homes is proudly crafting this community with a rang...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Lincoln Elementary Back to School Information Delta, CO It's that time of year...time to think about getting back into the school routine. Well you still have a few weeks yet. The first day of school is August 20th.  Here's some back to school information, and a copy of the school su...
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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340 East 23rd Street GRAMERCY STARCK SKYHOUSE -A For Sale $1,495,000. Gramercy Starck Condominium SKYHOUSE with spectacular unobstructed Southern views.  This bright apartment has Wall of Windows with outdoor and indoor living at its best.   The living room open to its full size terrace with unob...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Are you looking for a specific type of home? Single Family Homes for Sale in Northern VA Townhouses for Sale in Northern VA Garden-Style Condos in Northern VA Mid-Rise Condos in Northern VA High-Rise Condos in Northern VA
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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That is what my client asked me. I explained it had been 6 weeks since we were in the home. Now, most everything will be gone.  We will re-check all the repairs and see if there was anything being hid under throw rugs and the like. We want to also makje sure no other damage has occured. Not doing...
By The Chris Fritch Team ~ Anoka County Residential Real Estate Specialists, HomesinAnokaCounty.com 763-746-3997
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Ramsey MN Homes Available For Sale Listing Courtesy of The Chris Fritch Team ~ Anoka County Residential Real Estate Specialists ChrisFritchTeam@kw.com ~ 763-746-3997 Search all Ramsey MN Homes Available For Sale   Exquisite new listing, just hit the market! Professionally landscaped, perfect home...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
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Negotiating with a seller for your terms and price can be a little intimidating but with an experienced agent it doesn’t have to be the emotional roller coaster that so many buyers fear. First Things First If you are not prepared to negotiate you will probably get run over in the process. Listing...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
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Everything you need is right on the main level, the master bedroom, laundry room, half bath for guests, porch, kitchen, dining and large greatroom.  Upstairs you will find two additional bedrooms plus a bath, an office and a large bonus room overlooking the lake the greatroom downstairs.  But tha...
By Stacy Ann Stephens, Realtor, New Haven & Hartford CT Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty CT - 860-704-9070)
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Waterbury CT Colonial - Oasis In The City   Join us on Sunday, July 27 at 2pm - 4pm to view this Spectacular Retreat located in desirable east-end of Waterbury CT.        This home has a front porch/veranda and a large recently built back deck for your relaxation. Beautifully renovated with open ...