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 Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Enjoy Beautiful Sunrises, Sunsets, and Pastoral Views!     Home Photos Local Schools     Coming Soon         Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Realty 860-508-7855 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:CT License #:0388065       71 Harmony Hill Rd Granby, CT 06035 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms : 3 ( 2 ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Move in ready home This is a very nice 4 bedroom 2.5 bath brick front home. Large, open floor plan with fireplace in the living room. Beautiful kitchen with granite counters. Ola School district. Nice yard located in quiet neighborhood. Easy access to major highway. Don't miss out on this home!! ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision Sorry buyers, you were not ready to make an offer quickly enough and lost out on a great deal. Another beautiful home was quickly contracted by my eager buyers and is now a SOLD home in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision, c...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Which Should You Buy A House Or Condo? A decision when purchasing a home here in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama especially for the first time home buyer is whether to buy a house or a condo or possibly a town home. The difference between them can be huge; with a house the home owner is responsib...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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Buy What Makes You Smile   Long Island is aptly named. With so many neighborhoods to choose from - an estimated 198 divided between two counties - Nassau and Suffolk - how does an out-of-town buyer even begin to know where to start?   The answer lies in jotting down, early on, the lifestyle choic...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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"Love It" Huntington New York - Newly Listed 4 Bedroom Cape   Click Here To View This "Love It" Cape In Detail Click Here To View Homes Currently Available For Sale In Huntington Under $500,000.00    Listing Details 174 Maple Hill Rd., Huntington, NY 11743 Built 1955 Asking Price - $499,000 Bedr...
By Weichert, Realtors Barton Harris & Co., Austin Tx Real Estate, Relocation for South Austin
(Weichert, Realtors - Barton Harris & Co.)
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If you're looking for a planned community that is close to downtown Austin, is home to award winning schools nationwide, safe, clean, and full of amenities... then you probably searched for Circle C Ranch. Located in southwest Austin, Circle C is close to everything any current or future Austinit...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Just in case you missed it I just listed a fantastic parcel of land in Beverly Hill. Please check out my video and let me know what you  think? If you have a client or you are a principal and is interested in more details about this magnificent property please reach out to me directly.       Kirk...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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The neighborhood that your new home is located in will be the place where you have to live every single day. That makes choosing a good location almost as important as the actual amenities of the house itself.  ___Your home is more than just a house, it exists in a community that you are going to...
By Weichert, Realtors Barton Harris & Co., Austin Tx Real Estate, Relocation for South Austin
(Weichert, Realtors - Barton Harris & Co.)
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The Eanes School District in Austin Texas is known nationally for its educational excellence. Tucked away in beautiful south/southwest Austin, its main goal is to educate students in a way that prepares them for life lasting success. Their courses are rigorous and that's the way parents agree tha...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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WALL OF WINDOWS Brings the Outdoors In!  Towering  living room ceilings in this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cabin. Updated kitchen and newer carpeting. Floor to ceiling fireplace. Roomy family room downstairs, w/fireplace. Newly painted interior, remodeled master bathroom, new lighting throughout.  Enj...
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 you are in the market for a new residence in a “bundled golf” development, one place to look are the homes listed for sale in Forest Glen Naples Florida.  This is especially true if you want to be a member of a club where the course has a real “Southwest Florida” feel.  The 18 hole layout ...
By Gail Blanchette
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If you can't find the home you are dreaming of, or you don't want the hassle of maintaining an older home, why not build a new home in Buxton, ME? There's plenty of land and some new subdivisions coming to Buxton, a quiet country town about 10 miles to downtown Portland, The Maine Mall and the Po...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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You find yourself needing a Houlton Maine home and want to sample just a few. But you are many miles away, it is a production to pack up the kids, point the car or SUV north to run the roads. Making several trips to find "the one" and then cranking up the marketing on the out of state home makes ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  We were referred to a buyer and met with them....pre approval in hand...we discussed the wisdom of Buyer agency and what that brought to the transaction. The buyers signed the contract and we began their search for homes in the area and price range with features they desired.      One house wa...
By Geoff Braboy
(Balistreri Realty)
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Did you serve in the Armed Forces? Are you eligible for the VA Home Loan? Are you looking to purchase a home in Palm Beach or Broward County? If you answered yes to these questions, let's talk! I have brought the military values gained in 4 years of Active Duty in the U.S. Marine Corps with me in...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twSituated in the Historic Area of Ormond Beach along the Atlantic Coast is this beautiful direct riverfront home in the perfect locationNothing quite compares to living on the beautiful Intracoastal ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Retirement Home in Goodyear Arizona*   Arizona TW Lewis Office Pool Home for Sale in Palm Valley, Goodyear!  This home is fantastic! See for yourself... Call today for an appointment Now!   $445,000                 MLS 5225719                  Year Built 2005                        Beds 4/3 Bath...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Condos for Sale in Newport Beach| Newport Beach Condos for Sale Are you searching for a Newport Beach condo for sale with a golf course view? There are many different areas locally in Newport Beach that do have golf course views. One community is Granville in Newport Beach which do have condos lo...