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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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A Happy Family Closes on their Oxford CT Home A Buyer client of mine just closed on their forever home in Oxford CT, and at the closing there were just smiles. L to r Linda (Mom), her daughter Amy, their Lawyer, Rosemary Lane, Pierce, Brendan and Sarah at the closing table signing the mortgage do...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Little Italy Manhattan New York Manhattan New York Little Italy neighborhood is from North of Houston Street up Sullivan and Thompson Streets. NYC Little Italy hosts the San Gennaro festival which we also enjoy going and  also Chinese New Year in February there are parades, dragon dances and othe...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$675 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐►Rent to Own Summerville Home 24 Hour Special (131 Boone Street)   4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable noww/d hookups off-street parkingcats are OK - purrr dogs are OK - wooof 131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summervill...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Pending Sale in Byron GA in Monticello Subdivision Sorry middle GA buyers, if you find a home you really like in this market you have to be quick or you may find the property is under contract when you are ready to make an offer. Such is the case here as another middle GA property is now a pendin...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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This beautiful Huntington Home in Palm Harbor Florida is under contract and set to close in August. There is nothing that can compare with new construction and Huntington Homes have an excellent reputation. The current owner, William O'Neal, has followed in his father's footsteps and buil...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Paonia Junior/Senior High School Back to School Information The summer seems to go by faster every year. I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about back to school shopping and getting ready for the new school year.  Here's some helpful back to school information fo...
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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What you can learn from going to yard sales? This post was inspired by Sharon Tara's post. Trudy and I love going to yard sales. You one never know what you are going to find and two what you will be able to buy even if you find something good. For example, Trudy went out to a yard sale on Fr...
By Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
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  Tackling Millennial Student-Loan Debt: Getting on Track to Buy a Home in Chicagoland       Being the father of two Millennial-age sons, I can tell you from personal experience ... this age group is facing some serious financial issues.  For one, student-loan debt.  It's much higher than our...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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---- Plenty Of Nails So It Won't Shake" Those words were spoken in 1905 by Thomas J. Moore, a newly elected Trustee of Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas.Prior to that Buckhall was served once a month by a Methodist circuit rider pastor. In June 1905 Joseph and Lydia Hensley do...
By Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
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         Coulda ...  Woulda...  Shoulda! That's What You're Going to Say, if You Don't Buy Now!          Missed Opportunities!    Regrets!    Lost Potential!         Coulda ... Woulda ...    Shoulda!              That's what you're going to be hearing yourself say ... if you d...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Affordable New Construction affordable new construction homes   Lot 6 Perry Crescent, Stewiacke $264,900 Construction is complete. Stonewater Homes Presents `The Casey`, this charming 2 storey home boasts 3 large bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, a spacious family room, custom kitchen / dining are...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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People generally fall into two groups, cat people or dog people. I have found it is a love hate relationship. You love one and can’t tolerate the other. I have found a third category, people who just don’t like dogs or cats. A pet free house certainly does have many advantages, so I sympathize wi...
By THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
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Asheville Real Estate Journal Post50 Homes- Style Options   When Sage and John, a beautiful couple beginning their Post-50 adventure, decided to create a sanctuary – a wonderful dream dwelling—  it was clear to them that they wanted to build something small. They had seen an ad in an Asheville j...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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The other day I was contacted by a buyer. She was interested in seeing a house. I had previously shown this house and was very familiar with it. The house she inquired about is over-priced and has been on the market for almost six months. The sellers have reduced the price 3 times for a total of ...
By THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
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    More and more these days,  people across the land are opting for homes that can work across three generations of the family.   This is substantiated by a recent Pew Research Center Report. It  pointed out that  living in mutigenerational households is on the rise. "In general, people wan...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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How To Buy A Home-Advice For My Brother   After 20 Happy Years....My brother his wife and their daughter are moving out of of San Francisco. They love the city by the Bay but feel the cost of living is ridiculously high.  They plan to move north and commute into the city a couple of days a week f...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Friday was a great day for my buyers - their purchase of 1 Lilly Lane in San Carlos, CA recorded. They now have the keys, and are busy this weekend starting the move-in process and planning their future. Buying a home in San Francisco, San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley can be a daunting pro...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Home Shop Moonlight Dr Idabel OK For Sale     You can have it all!  3 bed 2 bath Idabel Oklahoma home on outer edge of Unique Country Homes Addition with limited neighbors, being that there is vacant pasture land behind it.  Home was built in 1994.  It speaks to quality at every turn.  Like New a...
By Cynthia McKenna, LI Real Estate Expert ,Foreclosure & Short Sale Sp
(Keller Williams Realty Homes & Estates)
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Renovated In The Last Three Years, This Home Is Located At The End Of A Dead End Block In The Middle Country School District. There Is Nothing To Do To This Lovely Cape! Hardwood Floors, Eik, New Bathrooms, Finished Basement With Ose, Large Yard And Quiet Area. If you would like additional inform...