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 Gordon Dey
(Keller Williams Realty Gulf Coast)
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9116 Sebring Dr Pensacola Fl 32506. Lillian Woods Homes for saleSee more Lillian Woods Homes for saleVisit my Website.9116 Sebring Dr Pensacola Fl 32506. Lillian Woods Homes for sale is conveniently located within minutes of NAS Pensacola, Naval Hospital and Corry Station, 9116 Sebring Dr Pensaco...
 When you hire any professional to help you in finding a good home for yourself, you must ensure that this hired help is able to provide you with all the help required for finding, as well as buying, the house that you fall in love with. Therefore, the agent you should be on the lookout for must ...
By George Foster, Home Specialist - www.realestateoftampabay.com
(Peoples Choice Realty Services)
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Step 4. InspectionsWhen you buy a New Home, there are different types of inspections you should do.If you are buying an inventory home, you should have an independent home inspection, at your cost, performed by an inspector of your choice. Preferably someone with a background in home construction...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 29
When nature calls, do you use the bathroom in homes you are selling or showing? Often it is a courtesy where you do not use the bathrooms in homes. I have some sellers who will post signs. For most sellers though, they do not give it a thought that anyone might want or need to use their bathroom....
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comThe Point Edwards area of Edmonds ~ Homes and Condominiums For SaleThe Point Edwards area of Edmon...
By Utah County Real Estate Provo, Orem, Alpine, Lehi, Highland, Utah County Realtor
(Utah Luxury Realty)
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Provo Utah MLS Home SearchAre you looking to Purchase a new home here in Provo Utah?  You have found the very best Provo Home Buying Resources right here.  Check out our 5 IDX MLS Home searches right here.  That's right 5 different IDX MLS home search websites, pick out the one that you like the ...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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Riverwind Homes Vero Beach Florida Gated CommunityBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach        RIVERWIND HOMES VERO BEACH FLORIDAWelcome to "RIVERWIND" along beautiful Indian River Boulevard in Vero Beach Florida.   A luxury gated community of quality single family homes.    ...
By Sandra DeVargas, The DEVARGAS Team at Keller Williams Realty
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 Full details and all photos of for sale Homes  Amherst NY 14228 . Our for sale property information is a direct feed from MLS and is updated several times daily.For more information about Amherst NY visit Live Amherst a complete guide about Amherst NY For Sale 47 Lockhart Circle, Amherst NY 1422...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 3
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comSeaview Park in Edmonds and the Homes and Condo's For Sale in the areaThe Seaview Park area of Edm...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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A unique offer came in, We will offer more than asking price, but if no other offers come in, the seller must sell to us at asking price. My first response was "WHAT?" You see asking price $199,900, the offer is $210,000 however if there are no other offers at or above asking they only want to pa...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 18
Yes, I Am Working Today In the business of real estate we must take our down time when we can.  San Jose and the surrounding bay area has been experiencing some very cool fall-like weather.  I am just loving it.  Friday afternoon I just felt like doing nothing.  I wanted to kick back and read a b...
By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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One of Lakewood Ranch's most sought after villages, Edgewater Village is guarded gated and maintenance free.  Homes in the community surround a 160 acre lake which provides a boat dock for canoes and kayaks.
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
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  Here are snippets of 10 new homes for sale in Salt Lake from $250,000. These listings are @ the south end of the valley in West Jordan, South Jordan, and Herriman Utah. All of the houses listed are either spec homes, under construction or planned to be built on an existing lot in an approved su...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Exceptional Ephraim:  4 bedroom home for Sale in Ephraim, WI 54211There is NOTHING like a Door County sunset over Eagle Harbor, and we have a featured listing that has a view over Eagle Harbor and facing the bluff at Peninsula State Park on Dane Street.  It doesn't get any better than this! 10027...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Hutto Texas - HUD owned 1 story home on a cul-de-sac lot. Sold As-Is. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. 1,248 square feet. 0.178 acre lot. Built by Main Street Homes in 2004. In the Glenwood subdivision. Highly sought after Hutto ISD schools. Close to shopping, hospitals, and eateries. Also close ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*  Arizona Office Home for Sale w/ 3Beds in Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear!STOP THE CAR - THIS IS IT ! SHOWS BEAUTIFULLY This house is amazing ! Don't miss out !$330,000MLS 5274305Year Built 2000Beds 3/2 Baths Sq ft 2402 12902 S 183RD AVE Goodyear, AZ 8...
By Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co
(239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty )
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This week's featured homes are all waterfront  -  with the most captivating views!! Have you been to Vanderbilt Beach lately?  All great opportunities to welcome your escape from the city. . . Steps to the beach or the bay in Regatta, Conners and Pelican Isle.    445 Dockside Dr, Naples (Pelican ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*  Gorgeous Pool Home for Sale w/ 4 Beds in Ranch of Estrella Mountain in Goodyear AZ! The home is situated on an over-sized lot with a beautiful greenbelt on one side and another behind the home. Both front and back yards are gorgeous and fully landscaped w...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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  Wow! We had lots of new listings of Tooele homes the last 2 days.Nineteen houses & condos just put on the market in Tooele City, Stansbury Park, Grantsville UT & Erda Utah. That's quite a few based on the fact that Tooele agents have been screaming for more and better inventory. Maybe that is w...