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 Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The J-Team
(Keller Williams Benchmark Properties)
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Gilroy Market Activity has INCREASED!!!   The number of active listings in Gilroy (95020) increased by 54% from the previous month. The median number of days active properties have been listed is 83. This is significantly shorter than the national average.   The number of sales increased by 206% ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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  This 3 level, 3 bedroom, 2 full and 2 half bath Burke Centre beauty is now for sale. Priced at $365k, this spotless home features beautiful floors, fresh paint, upgraded baths, deck and a walk out basement.             Only a mile from the Burke VRE train station on Roberts Parkway and close t...
By Shawn Bronson, Right Price, No Hassle
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                    EXTON STATION HOMES FOR SALE - WEST CHESTER TOWN HOME COMMUNITY 19380    EXTON STATION IS A TOWN HOME COMMUNITY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CHESTER COUNTY WITH THE EXTON MALL, ACCESS TO ROUTE 202, ROUT 30, ROUTE 100, EXTON TRAIN STATION, SHOPPING, REASTARAUNTS, BARS, BANKS, GROCER...
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 Teresa Cooper, SC Lowcountry - Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley
(Home Solution Real Estate Services)
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Is 2015 the year you become a home owner?  Attend our Home Buyer Workshop, and earn a FREE HOME WARRANTY!     Start your journey by attending our Home Buyer Workshop  this Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 pm, at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndam, 2455 Savannah Highway in Charleston.  Our team of profe...
By Thomas Elrod
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Beautiful end-unit townhome in Ballantyne. It features a first floor master BR suite, 2nd master suite upstairs, fresh neutral paint, refinished hardwood floors, and plenty of storage throughout the house. 2 story kitchen features a morning room, 42" stained cabinets, granite countertops, tile...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
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Common Concerns Of First Time Home Buyers Like any other right of passage, buying your first home can be filled with drama and uncertainty (somewhere between your first date and having to give a speech in civics class). Left unchecked, such uncertainty may cause unnecessary anxiety AND missed opp...
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 Shane Lott
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Like everyone else in RVA, we woke up to snow covered blanket. After I got over the fact that schools and daycare would be closed  ... and my closing wasn't going to happen, I took a little time to appreciate the beauty outside of my front door.  There's just something about the snow in the city....
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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A vacation home can be about more than parties and down time; after reading what some of the best real estate minds have to say about the benefit of vacation homes as investments, you’ll see the potential for yourself as well.  —— Owning a vacation home is about so much more than summer trips and...
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 Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
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  Far Mill River Stratford Townhouse Condo For Sale   Get all the amenities of a country club at Far Mill River Condos in the far northern end of Stratford CT (Oronoque area).   Enjoy the pool, tennis and clubhouse just steps from this two bedroom, 1.5 bath unit for sale on Wedgewood Road. This c...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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What if the Price of My Contra Costa Real Estate Investment Drops? Although Contra Costa County Real Estate Prices historic trend is ever up (even after the last crash) there is always the concern about a price drop. Yes at some point there will be a price drop in real estate. I do not think drop...
By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27TH 11:30AM-2:30PM LOCATION: 157 NEWBURY LANE, NEWBURY PARK, CA 91320 SINGLE FAMILY HOME LISTED @$449,000.00  OR LEASE FOR $2,400.00 PER MONTH 1,012 SQFT 2 BEDROOM HOME (3RD BEDROOM CONVERTED FOR MORE SPACE), 1 BATH,   FIREPLACE,  BUILT 1966, 1 CAR GARAGE, 4,181 SQFT L...
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 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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New Listing - Lake Arbor Fairways - Arvada, CO  80003       Beautiful two story townhome in highly sought after neighborhood of Lake Arbor Fairways in Arvada, CO.  Lake Arbor has a community pool, tennis courts many pocket parks and soon they will enjoy a community garden and is located within Je...
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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      A “resort vacation” can really be the utmost in luxury.  You can now actually own your own place with these types of amenities by purchasing one of the homes for sale in Naples Bay Resort Naples Florida.  These extras include resort pool, lap pool, lazy river, fitness center with all the la...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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Homes and real estate listings for sale near and around Pleasanton California golf courses and clubs. Pleasanton California stretches from Interstate 580 to about Highway 84 and east from Livermore just past Interstate 680 east of San Francisco and Alameda County. Pleasanton has more golf courses...
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 Surprise Arizona Realtor Jim Braun Sun City Grand Active Adult Communities, Surprise AZ real estate Phoenix West Valley
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jim Braun Sun City Grand Az )
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Surprise Arizona 6 bedroom for sale near MLB spring training   13570 W Crocus Dr Surprise, AZ 85379 Surprise AZ 6 bedroom home for sale 85379 Price : $259,000.00 Bedrooms : 6 Bathrooms : 3.50 Square Foot : 3,540 Lot Size : 7,820 sq.ft. Community : Litchfield Manor County : Maricopa Property Type ...