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 Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Make The Place You Live, The Place You Love The new homes in Founders Pointe and The Riverfront at Harbour View are carefully designed and custom built to create an overall architectural appeal that is immediately sensed when you drive through the community. The variety of home plan sizes, styles...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Meadows at Riverbend Subdivision Buyers who come looking for a home having already done their home have the best opportunity of coming away with the home of their dreams in this real estate market! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Bonaire GA in the Mea...
By Ed & Tracy Oliva, Arizona Agents
(West USA Realty - Arizona)
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  16636 Kingstree in Fountain Hills what a beautiful view from your custom home     An incredible opportunity to own this stunning custom home in Fountain Hills, from breath taking views of the World Famous Fountain to the mountain views with exquisite detail thru out. Open and flowing floor plan...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  JUST LISTED ...OPEN SUNDAY July 27th  Noon - 2  pm                   7226 W Squire Ave Greenfield, WI 53220-4326                                                    MLS   1378132           Everything you wanted from the half acre park like lot to the first floor laundry, huge open concept kitche...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Homes for Sale in the Newport Bay Club Community in Boca Raton FL   Why Do People Live Here?                             Newport Bay Club in Boca Raton FL is a gated community of single family homes in central Boca Raton. Offering the country club lifestyle without the equity fees, Newport Bay Cl...
  The Howard Group 5026816282       Check out this new listing Home For Sale in Sellersburg, IN with 1.75 Acres   454 Penn Ave Sellersburg, IN 47172       Cute updated 2 story home featuring 3 bedrooms with over 1300 Sq Ft and qualifies for USDA 100% financing. This move in ready home has plenty...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Brick Ranch on large lot. Gut rehab Kitchen and Bathrooms, new Windows, new Copper plumbing. New appliances, floors refinished. New face brick, complete tuck pointing on home, new electric to garage and new roof on garage down to the frame. New Garage door. New Window treatments, Move in ready. F...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$875 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐► 4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable noww/d hookups off-street parkingcats are OK - purrrdogs are OK - wooof 131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools ** Rent-...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$1375 / 3br - 11400ft² - ▐►Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools (Brook Haven) 3BR / 2Ba 11400ft2 houseavailable now ▐►Ladson Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools (136 Two Pond Loop)3BR / 2Ba 1400ft2 house available nowlaundry on site off-street parkingLadson Rent to Own Home D...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Lincoln Elementary Back to School Information Delta, CO It's that time of year...time to think about getting back into the school routine. Well you still have a few weeks yet. The first day of school is August 20th.  Here's some back to school information, and a copy of the school su...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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340 East 23rd Street GRAMERCY STARCK SKYHOUSE -A For Sale $1,495,000. Gramercy Starck Condominium SKYHOUSE with spectacular unobstructed Southern views.  This bright apartment has Wall of Windows with outdoor and indoor living at its best.   The living room open to its full size terrace with unob...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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Michael Sorensen Group @ RE/MAX City (773) 987-8224 Find Real Estate Foreclosures in the Chicago land area. Search Bank owned foreclosed properties in Illinois. Addison Foreclosure Listings (12) Algonquin Foreclosure Listings (13) Antioch Foreclosure Listings (20) Arlington Heights Foreclosure Li...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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SOLD 616 Harrison St #1E Oak Park IL 60304. Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Sellers. Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Oak park Real Estate Listings: Oak Park Real Estate New Listings (39) Oak Park Real Estate Foreclosure Listings (15) Oak Park Real Estate Short Sa...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Sampling All 31 Flavors And Not Buying A Cone: How NOT to Home Shop The month of July is National Ice Cream Month . . . and why not?  With Summer in full swing: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! How annoying would it be if all a customer does is sample the flavors, all 31 of them...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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SOLD 4326 N. Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Sellers. Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Homes For Sale: Chicago Dunning Real Estate Chicago Edgebrook Real Estate Chicago Edison Park Real Estate Chicago Gold Coast Real Estate Chicago J...
By Millie Gil, Florida Real Estate Agent, Buyer, Seller, Investor
(Bold Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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  Stuart Tres Belle Estates, by Realtor Millie Gil TRES BELLE ESTATES Stuart Luxury Gated Community MOVING READY HOMES Stuart Tres Belle community features ½ Acre Homes with Preserve or Lake Views starting from $520,000 COMMUNITY AMENITIES City water & sewer services, community sidewalks, bas...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call 408-252-8900 Lynbrook Homes Cupertino KW)
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When seniors tell me they are thinking of selling a San Jose, Cupertino or Saratoga home and moving to an active retirement community, I always ask if they've visited The Villages in San Jose. Even though it is here in San Jose, Silicon Valley, it feels like you are in Southern California res...
By Trish Leleux
(Noles–Frye Realty, Inc. A Latter and Blum Company 4615 Parliament Drive Alexandria, LA 71303)
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New Listing - 6225 Live Oaks Lane, Alexandria, LA. 71303      Custom everything and one of the largest backyards in Tennyson Oaks!      With an open and specious floor plan, featuring 12 and 10 foot ceilings, this home is perfect for entertaining.             A designer kitchen with 5 burner gas ...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Founders Pointe is a waterfront community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, just 10 minutes from the historic town of Smithfield. Stephen Alexander Homes' Model Home is now available for $559,900! Enjoy living in this timeless Coast...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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"I'm Not Doing That!" She Said   The other day, I couldn't help but overhear a newer agent on the phone while on floor duty.  She was loud enough for everyone in the office to hear and apparently she was venting to the person on the other end about something a customer had asked...