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 Millie Gil, Florida Real Estate Agent, Buyer, Seller, Investor
(Bold Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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  Stuart Tres Belle Estates, by Realtor Millie Gil TRES BELLE ESTATES Stuart Luxury Gated Community MOVING READY HOMES Stuart Tres Belle community features ½ Acre Homes with Preserve or Lake Views starting from $520,000 COMMUNITY AMENITIES City water & sewer services, community sidewalks, bas...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call 408-252-8900 Lynbrook Homes Cupertino KW)
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When seniors tell me they are thinking of selling a San Jose, Cupertino or Saratoga home and moving to an active retirement community, I always ask if they've visited The Villages in San Jose. Even though it is here in San Jose, Silicon Valley, it feels like you are in Southern California res...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Founders Pointe is a waterfront community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, just 10 minutes from the historic town of Smithfield. Stephen Alexander Homes' Model Home is now available for $559,900! Enjoy living in this timeless Coast...
By Trish Leleux
(Noles–Frye Realty, Inc. A Latter and Blum Company 4615 Parliament Drive Alexandria, LA 71303)
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New Listing - 6225 Live Oaks Lane, Alexandria, LA. 71303      Custom everything and one of the largest backyards in Tennyson Oaks!      With an open and specious floor plan, featuring 12 and 10 foot ceilings, this home is perfect for entertaining.             A designer kitchen with 5 burner gas ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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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 Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Haymarket & Gainesville, Virginia – Piedmont Club Home Supply Report - July 2014   Piedmont Club Home Search                                 Currently there are 38 Single Family Homes listed for sale in Piedmont Club.     0 Foreclosures (0% of current homes) 5 Short Sales aka Preforeclosure (...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Bristow, VA - Victory Lakes Townhome Supply Report - July 2014   Victory Lakes Townhomes Search               Currently there are 7 Townhomes for sale in Victory Lakes.   0 Foreclosures (0% of current homes) 1 Short Sale aka Preforeclosure (14% of current homes) 6 Resales (86% of current homes)  ...
By Amy Jones Group, Recognized as the #1 RE/MAX Team in the Valley
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
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More Information Step outside the norm with this 1986 custom built home in Sun Lakes Country Club. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with a laundry room large enough for office space. Move-in ready with a huge eat-in country kitchen with smartspace desk & breakfast bar. New interior & exteri...
By San Diego Home Loans Laura Borja, Mortgage Banker-Expert in VA and FHA Home Loans
(Mann Mortgage)
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Exciting opportunity to purchase this 3 bedroom townhouse for sale in San Diego 92111.   This 3 bedroom townhome is located near the University of San Diego and Mission Valley in the Friars Village  complex. , Amenities at Friars village include a community pool, playgrounds and sand volleyball c...
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 Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Bristow, Virginia – Victory Lakes Home Supply Report - July 2014   Bristow VA Home Search                                                      Currently there are 12 Single Family Homes listed for sale in Victory Lakes .   0 Foreclosures (0% of current homes) 0 Short Sales aka Preforeclosure (0% ...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Bristow, Virginia - Home Supply Report - July 2014    Bristow Home Search                                      Currently there are 132 Single Family Homes listed for sale in Bristow, VA.   2 Foreclosures (1% of current homes) 14 Short Sales aka Preforeclosure (11% of current homes) 104 Resales (7...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Haymarket, VA - Dominion Valley Country Club Carriage Home Supply - July 2014                                              Dominion Valley Country Club Home Search     Currently there are 14 Carriage Homes listed for sale in Dominion Valley.   0 Foreclosures (0% of current homes) 2 Short Sales ak...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Haymarket VA - Dominion Valley Country Club Home Supply Report - July 2014     Dominion Valley Home Search                          Currently there are 54 Single Family Homes listed for sale in Dominion Valley.   0 Foreclosures (0% of current homes) 2 Short Sales aka Preforeclosure (3% of current...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Gainesville, Virginia – Townhome Supply Report - July 2014     Gainesville Townhome Search                     Currently there are 71 Townhomes listed for sale in Gainesville, VA.     2 Foreclosures (2% of current homes) 4 Short Sales aka Preforeclosure (6% of current homes) 53 Resales (75% of cu...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Gainesville, Virginia - Home Supply Report - July 2014             Gainesville VA Home Search                                   Currently there are 182 Single Family Homes listed for sale in  Gainesville, VA.   2 Foreclosures (1% of current homes) 9 Short Sales aka Preforeclosure (5% of current h...
By Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
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If you missed one of our previous opens you have another chance!! Agressively priced  and pre inspected for your peace of mind this outstanding property gives you two, YES TWO, homes in one. Attached yet separate offers privacy to live a fabulous life in a log cabin yet close enough to help if ne...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Piedmont Club Haymarket & Gainesville, Virginia – Townhome Supply Report - July 2014   Piedmont Club Townhome Search                     Currently there are 2 Townhomes listed for sale in Piedmont Club. 0 Foreclosures (0% of current homes) 1 Short Sale aka Preforeclosure (50% of current homes...
By Diane Plant, Broker, Toronto Home Search: Forest Hill Real Esta
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
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          OPEN HOUSE 3 Wembley Rd Sat 2-4 PM. Asking $1,399,000. Fabulous 3+1 bdrm home in the Upper Village. Professionally designed by Tara Fingold. Completely reno'd. Fantastic oasis backyard in the centre of the city. Stop by and see for yourself. Main Floor family Rm Large principal Room...
By Linda Coffey, Your Haymarket & Gainesville Area Expert
(Long & Foster)
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Bristow, VA - Homes For Sale - Braemar Home Supply Report - July 2014   Bristow VA MLS Search                                    Currently there are 26 Single Family Homes listed for sale in Braemar.    0 Foreclosures (0% of current homes) 7 Short Sales aka Preforeclosure (27% of current homes) 1...