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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful Acadian style home located in the Central area has 4BR/3.5BA. Featured updates include fresh paint, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, slab granite countertops, traverstine backsplash, stairwell bannister, bathrooms and much more! Home has wood and brick pavers downstairs and carpe...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful Acadian style 3bd/2ba home with metal roof located on .433 acre. Split floor plan. Convenient to interstate. Large kitchen open to breakfast room and bar. Master bedroom includes updated master suite. Decent size laundry room. A beautiful covered porch over looking the landscaped front ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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LauravilleIn keeping with my series of blogs on neighborhoods in Baltimore City here's the next installment.Lauraville has always been one of my most favorite neighborhoods in Baltimore City and I think if I was going to move to Baltimore City, Lauraville would be near the top, if not at the top ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract in Four Winds At Oakton in Oakton, Va 221243178 Summit Sq Drive #3-C12 Oakton, Va 22124This one bedroom, one bath condo is now under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. The condo is filled with natural light and features granite countertops, an in ...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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If you are looking for property in the Redding, CT area then Nothing Beats 600 Redding Road!!!  We are having a #PUBLICOPENHOUSE Sunday 5/31/15 from 2:30 to 4:30.  This spacious Colonial home on over two beautiful level acres is set back for privacy. Located in West Redding, this four bedroom, 2....
Brookline Real Estate Event for Home Buyers at Rifrullo Cafe MONDAY, JUNE 1ST4:30 PM-6:30 PM  REGISTER TODAY                                                                            RIFRULLO CAFE147 CYPRESS STREETBROOKLINE617-505-6727LIGHT APPETIZERS AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED  LEARN FROM ...
By Barrett Henry, BARRETT HENRY TEAM The BEST real estate experience
(Century 21 Acclaim Realty)
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 Plant City Florida Real Estate Market Stats Homes on the market in Plant City, FL2875 HAMMOCK DRIVE, PLANT CITY, FL 33566-6753 3048 SUTTON WOODS DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566-9606 1602 DEER HERD AVENUE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33565-2429  2602 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566 P...
By ASHEVILLE 1031 PROPERTIES, your specialists for LAND and INVESTMENTS, "Sustainable Excellence"
( Asheville 1031 Real Estate Investments)
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Beautiful days. Perfect weather. And a great time for land and investment buyers to be out and about in search of interesting acreages for 1031 like-kind exchange possibilities- or for mountain homes, family farms and legacies. That's why we have been scouting and offer (below) a quick sampling  ...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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GO AHEAD!!!  BRING YOUR IN-LAWS HERE!!! I know this might not be the favorite statement that you are ever going to make but if you find these very words coming out of your mouth then:COME TO OUR PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5/31/15 12-2PM AT 400 Bennetts Farm Road in #RidgefieldCT 06877.  This well l...
By Mike Carpino, Broker-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
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LAKE NORMAN WATERFRONT HOMES BY PRICELake Norman Waterfront Homes are highly sought after by those looking for the fun and excitement that comes with Lakeside Living.  At times the Inventory can be challenging to those trying to find the perfect fit.One of the main things to consider is, "What pa...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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It was only a few years ago that the last thing a prospective Henry County home buyer had to worry about was being outbid. Those were the days when the bottom seemed to be falling out of the Henry County real estate market. Anyone brave enough to be looking to buy at a time when the real estate m...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAT MAY 30 & 31 FROM 1pm – 4pmFantastic cul-­de-­sac home in the stunningly beautiful gated community of Highpointe.Great outdoor space with a covered front porch, balcony & huge backyard with a 30’x12′ master craftsman covered patio, fire­ pit & waterfall feature. G...
By Christa Ross, Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes
(RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist)
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If you are a buyer that is planning to purchase this summer or a seller that will be closing on a home after August 1st you should be aware that new government regulations will be making changes to the closing process that may effect when you finally close on the home.The largest changes will be ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Available Homes for Sale Near Hankook Tire Plant, Clarksville TNThe construction is progressing nicely with the new training center for Hankook Tire Plant. We are already seeing this Clarksville TN plant adding to the economy and employment numbers of Montgomery County. It is going to give a trem...
By Karen Johnson, "Bucks County PA Homes"
(Weichert, Realtors)
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 Open House on May 31st at 248 Sentinel Avenue, Newtown, PA 18940 248 Sentinel AvenueThe Devonshire SectionNewtown, PA 18940$565,900Open House -- 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  All Photos and Virtual Tour Welcome to this stunning, classic Newtown colonial in Devonshire, nested in a wonderful country setting....
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Sometimes I'm surprised at which house sells as quickly as it does. This was one of them.  It was a "fixer upper" and I honestly expected it to linger on the market for weeks if not months.  But sometimes the right person sees our on line marketing and shows up ready to buy.  That's what happened...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Homes for Sale: Los Angeles County Foreclosures  The Los Angeles County Bank Owned Home Foreclosure Report is now available.  Stay on top of this market with my bi-weekly REO Blog which posts you on newly listed bank owned homes for sale.  I invite you to preview these listings as a One Line Repo...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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 Ladson NO BANK Handyman Special Rent to Own Home Fre.e Rent 3bd-2ba  SEE:Beautiful 136 Two Pond Loop On the Loop Ladson, SC 29456 Brookhaven Private Subdivision  Dorchester County District 2 Schools (Best Schools in South Carolina!)Special Rent to Own Pricing is Available on our Website !  ★★Ha...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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                               Find homes for sale in Richmond Beach, Shoreline WA Richmond Beach is one of the oldest areas of Shoreline, named after Richmond, England, and has been around for more than a 100 years. This neighborhood has a small beach town feel, with a mix of old and new homes t...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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People love to live in Warminster. Homes are affordable and taxes are low. There are many parks in Warminster. The township has many activities throughout the year.I looked up the mls just now for detached homes for sale.There are 15 single homes under $250,000  for sale in Warminster.The lowest ...