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 Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
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3427 Glastonbury OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $199,999 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,182 sqftLot: 8,628 sqft Location 3427 GlastonburyPearland, TX 77581USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.th...
By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
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Forest of Friendswood Kustom Kastle OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $725,000 Single Family Home Main Features 45 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms2 Partial Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 4,772 sqftLot: 19,148 sqft Location 802 Shady Bend LaneFriendswood, TX 77546USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarlan...
By Jason Watton, Realtor - Scottsdale Arizona Homes for Sale
(Realty One Group of Scottsdale, AZ)
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10/20/14 -  LATEST UPDATE ON HOMES FOR SALE IN SCOTTSDALE'S WHISPER RIDGE Here are two of the floorplans coming to PHASE 1 of Whisper Ridge.  These homes will be sold on 1 acre minimum lots in the gated community of Whiper Ridge located near 136th Street and Shea Road in Scottsdale, AZ.  Pricing ...
By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
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5104 Caprock OverviewMapsPhotos $1,600 Residential Rental Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,513 sqftLot: 6,299 sqft Location 5104 CaprockPearland, TX 77581USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.thehomesourceonline.com ...
By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with Keller Williams Realty)
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Halloween Safety Tips       Trick or treating is fun occasion for all ages, it can be hazardous too though so I have listed a few safety tip for you to keep in mind so that everyone stays safe.  1. Plan a route in advance    2. Stay well lite and carry a flashlight   3. Wear comfortable shoes tha...
By Un-Real Estate Blog, The Real Estate Blog
(Residential Home Funding Corp)
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5 Hearthstone Dr North Haledon NJ - Gorgeous!   Looking for a Spacious and absolutely Gracious Colonial home that boasts every luxury and countless upgrades?  5 Hearthstone Drive in North Haledon NJ is a spectacular value and tremendous Colonial home.   Perched on majestic grounds, you enter and ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                  118 Chitimacha Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $95,000 MLS #PM-16921     Click here to learn more about this Pocono home Salt box style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, stone wood burning fireplace, kitchen with breakfas...
By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 548-9198 Real Estate Masters)
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OPEN HOUSE, October 25, Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6717 Caprezzo Way, Elk Grove, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS 5 BATHROOMS (4 full, 1 half) 4485 Square Feet Drive home to this stunning luxury home in Elk Grove...
By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One)
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New Construction in Hidden Springs! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $425,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 3,565 sqftLot: 0.34 acre(s) Location 4523 W Sage Creek DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One(208) 284-7732ehoopes@group-one.com...
By MaryKay Shumway, ABR, CRS, Professional Door County WI Property Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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Friday, October 24, 2014 is a day to come to Sister Bay, Wisconsin to see some of the nicest WATERFRONT AND WATERVIEW homes available on our market.  Plan a visit to Yacht Harbor Shores in Sister Bay where we will have two homes open for viewing from 12:30 p.m.  until 2:30 p.m.     10968 Harbor S...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home by Alston Middle School  (Park Hill Properties )   131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitySummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 SchoolsDorchester District 2 Schools** Near the Alston Middle Sch...
By Dusty Brazil, Realtor Specializing in Coastal & North San Diego
(I serve all of San Diego County specializing in Coastal SD and North County)
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La Jolla Muirlands currently has 28 Homes For Sale I have a client looking for something specific on a home for sale in La Jolla Muirlands, and we're just waiting for the right La Jolla Home For Sale pop up. I've seen many of the same La Jolla Muirlands homes for sale, and I'd lean towards saying...
By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
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    7505 N Leavitt Ave, Portland, OR 97203 $126,500Single Family Home1 Bedroom1 BathroomInterior: 723 sqftMore Photos and Additional Info Auction Condo Ground Level Condo Opportunity! Property being sold occupied and as-is. Occupants are NOT to be disturbed under any circumstances. Interior inspe...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Three Rooker Island Crystal Beach real estate professional Barbara-Joe Roberts Berberi know how to catch the attention of Maryland retirees as they seek their home in the sun. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Three Rooker Island off the coast of Crystal Beach Florida,...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home by Alston School (Park Hill Properties )           131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitSummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 SchoolsDorchester District 2 Schools** Near the Alston Middle Scho...
By Mandy Kruse, ...It's All About You.
(Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW)
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  This 4-level split on over an acre is located on a quiet cul-de-sac near Hwy 10 for easy commuting.  The home has many updates including new appliances, new paint, driveway seal coated, new hinges & pulls on cabinets.  The multi-level deck is a must see. Fantastic condition and move-in ready! ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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When you decide you want to buy a home, you should prepare to enjoy a fun and exciting home buying process. Of course, this won't just happen automatically, you must select the right real estate buyer's agent who can guide you through the seen and unseen aspects of the move that often times ruin ...
By Mandy Kruse, ...It's All About You.
(Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW)
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  This nearly 3 acre lot with split level home is located in quiet neighborhood. Large, plush yard with underground sprinklers. Heated Garage. Finished basement with fireplace and walk-in closet in MB. Move-in ready! Pole Building: 36X45 with concrete and power.    Princeton Homes For Sale   Sea...
By Suzie Townley, Relaxed Professionalism
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Open House Etiquette for Buyers.  You didn't know you had rules when you went to open houses?  Well, there are some!  First, be polite.  The agent there is not there for you to practice your rude behavior.  If you are working with a Buyer's Agent, just present your Open House Pass, or their busi...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...