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 Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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  Executive Home For Sale in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Executive Home For Sale Country Estate for sale in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Luxury Home #novascotia   40 Brierden Court, Antigonish New Price! $699,000 Executive Home - Impeccably maintained and spacious family home surrounded by acres of manic...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
By Five Stars Mortgage, Florida USDA, FHA and VA Loans
(Five Stars Mortgage)
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  Buying a home can be overwhelming especially for first time home owners . Most Live Oak homebuyers are focused on mortgage financing and give little thought to home owners insurance. Any homebuyer that is financing a home will be required to have a bound home owner’s insurance policy before cl...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Valley Realty)
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Homes For Sale in Westwood NJ between $250,000 & $750,000Do you want to know what home prices are in Westwood New Jersey currently? The attached link below is for all single family homes currently for sale, priced between $250,000 and $750,000.Looking for a home in Westwood New Jersey? We can hel...
By Cindy Davis
(SD Home Source Realty)
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Your Relationship with Your Realtor– You’ve probably never given much thought to your relationship with your Realtor. But I spend my days with buyers and sellers…or at least those thinking about doing a transaction! With over 11 years of real estate behind me, I still marvel at all the different ...
By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
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  Loads of Upgrades Ashland~Winthrop Village     Home Photos Local Schools     PRICE REDUCED!         Rick Frissell Red Baron of Real Estate HomeXpress Realty 813-340-6828 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:SL3199320       Extras For You!>>> Property VIDEO       11184 Gr...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Good investors tend to be cautious souls. For those who prior to 2007 had never ventured into the realm of Henry County real estate investments, the ensuing downturn might have been enough to discourage any curiosity about that direction (even if their other investments had also suffered during t...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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We've all heard the chatter over the past few years. There have been countless articles written about what the future holds for Real Estate Agents. The emergence of popular websites allowing consumers more access to finding their own homes is supposed to be the death nail of the Real Estate indus...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you get...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home                                If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently h...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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3529 , Columbus, OH 43231     $140,000 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: Active   Bed: 3 Bath: Sqft: 1382 MLS#: Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: Features a fenced in yard with a nice deck and great landscap...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Buying or selling a home in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex? When it comes to Real Estate in Arlington and Mansfield or any of their surrounding cities, the Marla Yost Team has you covered! Call us at 817-382-9791 today.      If you would like to buy or sell a home anywhere within Arlington, Mans...
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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    If a carefree life style in a luxury condominium sounds enticing, the homes for sale in Montenero Naples Florida could be worth checking out.  This is especially true if it appeals to you having all the wonderful amenities that Pelican Bay has to offer including tennis, bike and jog paths, an...
By Mark and Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Georgia Realty Source)
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Desirable Neighborhood! Beautifully Updated! This great family home features hardwood floors through out the first floor and tile in all the bathrooms. The kitchen has stained cabinets, island, eat in breakfast area, and is open to the family room. The master bedroom features a sitting room and ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Decatur GA 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale Decatur GA 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale by price ranges.  Are you busy and on the go?   Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Ho...
By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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With 3,000 residents and 1,000 homes, Highland, wedged between Olney and Columbia, has a small business on nearly every corner.With wide variety of houses, businesses and family farms this makes an ideal place for Real Estate Market.    FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT HIGHLAND MD REAL ESTA...
By Carmela Pereira, Sales Associate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
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The home-buying process in explained in one info-graphic!  
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes, Luxury New Construction, Land, Building Lots for Sale, Rentals, Commercial Properties for Sale & Lea...
By Mark and Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Georgia Realty Source)
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Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.     Schedule a Showing Hoschton Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Hoschton Homes for Sale Mark and Catherine Borah Broker Owner Georgia Realty Source 678-873-...