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 Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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A Slice of Heaven here in Arrow Bear! 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathroom on two peaceful lots. Your cabin  is at the top of the road surrounded by boulders and views. Newer flooring, painted in and out, super roomy deck to spend your days on. Sunny location!  A big surprise is the very cool "rock" famil...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Warner Robins GA in Deerfield SubdivisionSOLD in the Deerfield Subdivision in Warner Robins GAHomes in the $120K and below price range sell quickly in Houston County GA. Such is the case here as another lovely home was quickly contracted by my eager buyers, and is now a SOLD home in ...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Exclusive Buyer Agents work for Exclusive Buyer Brokers At a recent Open House, my clients and I were greeted by a real estate agent. He was working for the Seller, sitting at their kitchen table. He takes my card, looks at my title, Exclusive Buyer Agent, and says, "Oh, I'm a buyer agent too." R...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1970 SF, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cape-style house located on a 1.6 acre lot in Campton, New Hampshire. This home features; new windows, mudroom, hardwood & tile floors, fireplace, 1st floor laundry room, metal roof, deck (with panoramic views from Franconia Notch to Sandwich Dome), drilled well (w...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Austin Texas - Bank Foreclosure Fixer-Upper on a 0.266 acre lot in Walnut Place subdivision. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 story, with 2 car garage, built in 1972. Square footage is 1,431. As-Is Sale. Buyer must verify all features and information. Home also has a fireplace, sun room, and mature trees in ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  The single family homes listed for sale in Wildcat Run Estero Florida could be a golfer’s dream come true if they are in the market for a new private residence and are not concerned about hanging out at the beach.  This gated development is situated off Corkscrew Road with Grandezza and Florida...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 1108 Fleetfoot Dr A Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186-6950 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1410888           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-P...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Are You Working With An Agent? If you call us to see a home you found on our website, you can expect us to ask you one of the following questions:  "Are you working with an agent?" or "If you fall in love with this home, do you have an agent who would be writing the contract?". If you prefer ema...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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There is a relatively new product in the Las Vegas area real estate market -- three-story homes with rooftop decks. One builder has floor plans from 2,070 to 2,420 square feet with prices starting in the 230's. Are these popular with buyers in your market?Usually there is a bonus room or guest su...
By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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How to buy a house with bad credit in Arizona: Analyzing the Risks and Benefits of a Sub-Prime Loan  Sub-prime lending and loan types that have been blamed for triggering the housing collapse in the mid-2000s. However, with more and more borrowers wondering how to buy a house with bad credit in ...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Musquodoboit real estate for sale Middle Musquodoboit real estateupper musquodoboit real estatemusquodoboit valley real estate$99,500  9632 Highway 224  Greenwood Musquodoboit Valley This is a delightful and affordable country home with 4 bedrooms, detached garage ,oil and wood furnace plus cozy ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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7311 N. Honore St. #1S Chicago IL 60626 Under ContractMy client, the buyer is very happy that we got this property under contract in record speed. We had 2 showings within the first few days it went on the market and now we have an agreed upon offer for the 3 bedroom 3 bath, 2,000 sq foot condo i...
By Tim Crews, Realtor and Founder of The Crews Team
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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Free Fredericksburg VA Appraisal For Buyers  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Fredericksburg Virginia Appraisal Details Home For Sale in Fredericksburg and Stafford Virginia Free Fredericksburg VA Appraisal For Buyers ~ Tim Crews 540-692-9144           Tim Crews works with Heather F...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1265 Arrowhead Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347$455,000 MLS #PM-22907 Contemporary LAKEFRONT home situated on the main lake in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Spectactular views from every angle of this tastefully decorated house featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, knotty pine walls & hardwood floors, ...
By Matt Horton, North Scottsdale Real Estate
(Realty One Group- The Horton Team)
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North Scottsdale Real Estate- Vista Monterey Community located in 85255 just North of Pinnacle Peak Rd!Contact info:Matt | Realty One Group | 480-227-3311 www.SearchNorthScottsdale.com Fully REMODELED North Scottsdale LuxuryHome for Sale! 5 bed, 5 baths7804 E Hanover Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255$1,4...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Solana Beach Homes For Sale It is a great time of the year to start looking for your next Dream Home. There are 38 Homes For Sale in Solana Beach!Solana Beach in known for its high cliffs that line the waters edge, which makes its beaches very secluded.  There are five main spots in Solana Beach....
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1112 Wiconisco Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $235,500 MLS #PM-22879  Click here for more on this Spacious home ----->Spacious Contemporary home in amenity-filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Home has all the space you need with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal living & dining rooms, family roo...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Sneak Peak - Spacious Villa for Sale in Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Floridaby Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Tropic Shores Realty This villa in the 55+ golf course community of Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Florida, will be coming on the market soon.  The current owner is in the process of m...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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 Buying new construction in Tooele UT?If so, I think you will find the following article helpful.  .On her blog, "Emily loved Nashville Real Estate", Emily Lowe posts some great tips about buying new construction  She also offers some pretty good advise about things you need to consider when you ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Price improvement- Idyllwilde - Parker, CO  80138  Welcome to to 2013 Village home that is completely meticulous and absolutely ready to move in!  You would think no one lives here it shows no wear.  Located in Idyllwilde (off Hess & Canterberry Parkway, you will find this pool community with man...