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 Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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Things are heating up in more ways than you might think. While it is 100 degrees in Charlotte, the humidity is down somewhat from usual but it was 139 degrees in the attic. Wow, yes, the 203k consultant should look in the attic and under the home if there is a crawl space, I must admit that I enj...
By Jeff Sibbach, P.C., North Scottsdale Real Estate Team
(Realty One Group)
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Grayhawk Open Houses! 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2800 square feet of upgraded and move-in ready space! Gorgeous bathrooms and kitchen. Huge backyard featuring heated pebble-tec pool and spa with water feature. Firepit, built-in bbq, and room for sports court or RV/boat. This is a must see at onl...
By Jeff Sibbach, P.C., North Scottsdale Real Estate Team
(Realty One Group)
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4 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom Grayhawk Scottsdale Spacious corner elevated premium lot with city light and mountain views. Perfect home w/ meticulous owners that have upgraded this home for longevity and energy efficiency. Easy care desert landscape open to the grayhawk trail system! Inside is light, br...
By Jeff Sibbach, P.C., North Scottsdale Real Estate Team
(Realty One Group)
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5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Grayhawk Scottsdale the Firenze lifestyle spacious 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom home nestled on one of the largest lots in the award winning “Firenze” neighborhood located inside the guard gated Raptor retreat. Wrap yourself in luxury with this beautiful master retreat overlooking...
By Jeff Sibbach, P.C., North Scottsdale Real Estate Team
(Realty One Group)
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4 bedroom 3 bathroom Grayhawk Scottsdale Pristine,delightful,comfortable and very livable home that backs to a common area with views of the Mc Dowell Mtns..Enjoy out door living on the covered patio onthe expanded patio overlooking a green back yard. A formal dining area in the great room allows...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Lincoln Square Real Estate Today we are taking a look at Lincoln Square Real Estate through the middle of July. The Lincoln Square area of Chicago IL continues to become more and more popular. At this time we are seeing 32% more inventory, 14.6% more closed sales and a 19.5% gain in new listings ...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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There are many reasons why people choose to purchase their own home. The most common reasons are: 1. Quality of life. Living in your own home allows you the opportunity to make decisions about your lifestyle that renting doesn't always allow - decisions about room decor, pets, noise levels, c...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987.  In this awesome community nestled just west of the Ocean with easy access to fine dining, shopping, golf courses, tennis facilities and many residential communities too!   CLICK HERE to see all homes FOR S...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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  The Olympic Beach area of Edmonds is located right in of Downtown Edmonds with Sweeping views of Puget Sound, Whidbey Island, the Olympic Mountains and views across the downtown and Marina. If you are looking for well cared for homes in our beautiful waterfront city, the Olympic Beach area of E...
By Record Team, Revolutionizing Real Estate
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The Ridge homes for sale in Federal Way, WA. The Ridge neighborhood is located conveniently between Tacoma and Seattle. It is near all major highways, including I5 and highway 18. Minutes away from The Commons in Federal Way, along with many restaurants for those nights out. The Ridge community h...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   After the offer is accepted, part of the job of the Buyer's lender is to get an appraisal on the property.  The lender wants to be assured that the value of the house matches what the buyer(s) agreed to pay.  Typically the appraisal is done without the Seller at home.       In our markets ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  The Value of Having a Home-Buyers’ List…     How do you navigate and determine what home you want to purchase? From the moment, a potential first-time home-buyer thinks about buying a home until escrow closes the home buying process can be overwhelming.   With all the emotions that a first-time...
By The Albert Team KW Port St. Lucie FL 34986 Market Updates and Trends, PGA Village, Tradition, St. Lucie West
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  3/2/2 Pool Home, Newly Remodeled! Double Lot - ,40 ac.  (Click for Visual Tour) MLS#RX-10058239 - $179,900 -If you want a Florida Pool home, look no further!  This home is beautifully remodeled from the beautiful laminate flooring to the tropical pool/spa and 40x35 patio area.  The pool is cove...
By Andrew Texidor Valley Neighborhood Specialists, Team Texidor Neighborhood Specialists for you!
(Valleywide neighborhood specialists)
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   Attention Butte Meadows Ca residents looking for a super value in Florence Arizona.  Here is the best value in the community, priced $20k below model match closing July 25, 2014!  The 1st able and ready homebuyer to walk through this home, will mosty likely buy it!   This place will make it e...
By Donald Horne, Associate Broker, Oxford / Lapeer Homes
(Coldwell Banker-Shooltz Realty)
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  Donald Horne, Team Success Listing Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty Click Here to See All of Our Videos  
By Jeff Sibbach, P.C., North Scottsdale Real Estate Team
(Realty One Group)
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Stunning 3 bedroom 2 bathroom in Grayhawk Scottsdale, Arizona! Close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. This home comes with lots of goodies,huge premium corner lot w/grassy play area,tile in all the right places,42'light maple cabinets alarm system,great access,excellant neighborho...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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Maricopa Corner Lot Home for Sale Under $110K in Senita 42934 W MARTIE LYNN Road listed at $109,9002Beds/2Baths  1060 SqFt of living space MLS# 5110860 Click here for Photos and Details      Maricopa Corner Lot Home for Sale Under $110K in Senita   To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Hom...
By Karen Johnson, "Bucks County PA Homes"
(Weichert, Realtors)
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  Open House Today July 20th from 1 to 4 at 5 Violet Road, Levittown, PA   5 Violet RoadLevittown, PA$169,000 -- Huge Price Reduction!     View Photos Listing Information: Address:  5 VIOLET RD City:  LEVITTOWN State:  PA Zip:  19057 Area:  Bristol Township County:  BUCKS Price:  $169,000 Listing...
By Sandy Williams
(Keller Williams, sandy@sandywilliams.com)
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  Georgeous Unit with Breathtaking Ocean Views in Hallandale Beach's most desired Condo 3180 S Ocean Dr #504 Hallandale, FL 33009 (Click Here for more Info) Property Information: Style: Condo Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 1 Half Baths: 1 Year Built: 1972 Sq. Feet: 0 View: Ocean View,...
By Andrew Texidor Valley Neighborhood Specialists, Team Texidor Neighborhood Specialists for you!
(Valleywide neighborhood specialists)
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  Santan AZ residents looking for a super value?  Look to Florence Arizona.  Here is the best value in the community, priced $20k below model match closing July 25, 2014!  The 1st able and ready homebuyer to walk through this home, will mosty likely buy it!   This place will make it easy to leav...