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 Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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The home buying process is really very logical to those of us who deal with it daily.  But for first time home buyers or those who have not purchased a home in years it can seem confusing. So where do you start?   The first step is to deal with the finances.  This can not be over emphasized. With...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
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Negotiating with a seller for your terms and price can be a little intimidating but with an experienced agent it doesn’t have to be the emotional roller coaster that so many buyers fear. First Things First If you are not prepared to negotiate you will probably get run over in the process. Listing...
By San Diego Home Loans Laura Borja, Mortgage Banker-Expert in VA and FHA Home Loans
(Mann Mortgage)
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Exciting opportunity to purchase this 3 bedroom townhouse for sale in San Diego 92111.   This 3 bedroom townhome is located near the University of San Diego and Mission Valley in the Friars Village  complex. , Amenities at Friars village include a community pool, playgrounds and sand volleyball c...
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 Amy Jones Group, Recognized as the #1 RE/MAX Team in the Valley
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
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More Information Step outside the norm with this 1986 custom built home in Sun Lakes Country Club. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with a laundry room large enough for office space. Move-in ready with a huge eat-in country kitchen with smartspace desk & breakfast bar. New interior & exteri...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE thisSaturday July 26th from 1pm – 4pm! 260 Torrington Drive Austin, TX. 78737 4 bedroom plus study and media room. 3.5 baths 3122 square feet Now priced at $350,000! Fantastic home in the highly desired neighborhood of Belterra that is walking distance to playgrounds, hike and bike tra...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Price Reduced and Open House Sun July 27th 2-4 at 3524 35th St Marion, Iowa 52302 Now Priced at $133,500!   Like new condo in Marion built by Morris Wood!  You will love this cozy condo with hardwood floors on the main level as well as the upper level, perfect for those with allergies!  Open floo...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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This is a 1750 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom contemporary-style house located on a 1 acre lot at Waterville Estates, in Campton, New Hampshire.   This home features: 1st floor laundry room; cathedral ceilings; bamboo and tile flooring; mater bedroom with master bathroom on suit; fieldstone f...
By Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
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If you missed one of our previous opens you have another chance!! Agressively priced  and pre inspected for your peace of mind this outstanding property gives you two, YES TWO, homes in one. Attached yet separate offers privacy to live a fabulous life in a log cabin yet close enough to help if ne...
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 Katina Hargrove, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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Please view the current homes for sale in Park Place, Eustis, Florida, current pending and sold in the past six months. If interested in viewing or setting up an appointment, please call me at 352-551-0308 or send me an email at katina@stakeyourland.com Click the following link to view the Listin...
By George Doulamis, Director of Listings/Marketing
(The Coastline Property Group @Newman-Dailey Resort Properties)
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Inn at Crystal Beach Condos for Sale in Destin, FL Find similar condos to the Inn at Crystal Beach Condos for Sale in Destin, FL. Is it time to sell your Inn at Crystal Beach Condos? Gulf Front Condos Inn at Crystal Beach is located at 2996 Scenic Hwy 98 in Destin, Florida. This gulf front condo ...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
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Volterra Subdivision SE Albuquerque 87123 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2 Living Areas, 3 Car Garage For Sale     YouTube Featuring 1828 Red Rum Ct SE Albuquerque NM 87123     The Volterra Subdivision is a highly desired SE Albuquerque community located near Central, Downtown, Juan Tabo, Tramway and I-40.  Th...
  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 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...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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We only want to see homes where the Home Seller is flexible in their asking prices? Does it sound like a good plan? Absolutely not.... WHY Buyer may ask....   You should never base an offer on an asking price as without some homework, you don't know if that asking price is already way below m...
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 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 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-...