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 Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Connect Realty)
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 Myself, and a small group of Realtors from the El Dorado County Association of Realtors were successful in bringing Prop 90 to our fine County! OVER 55? CALIFORNIA PROPERTY TAX RELIEF Since its passage, Proposition 13 prohibits property tax increases until property ownership is changed. If eithe...
By Ron Trzcinski
(Zenith Realty)
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Buying a Home?  Do It Right Ron Trzcinski will make buying your next house a very easy process.  With Real Estate Brokerage, Management, and Sales Experience of over 15 years, you can rest assured that your purchase will go just right. Ron will help you with all aspects of the Home Buying Process...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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---- Plenty Of Nails So It Won't Shake" Those words were spoken in 1905 by Thomas J. Moore, a newly elected Trustee of Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas.Prior to that Buckhall was served once a month by a Methodist circuit rider pastor. In June 1905 Joseph and Lydia Hensley do...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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  East West Communities is excited to announce Stephen Alexander Homes is now building new homes on Batten Cove in Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County, near historic Smithfield. Two new homes are now built on this new waterfront cul-de-sac – The Walnut house plan and The Blacksburg (which is ...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
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Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?... ...Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a particular complex or subdivision, about available rentals (...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!   I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house.  Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work.  Well do not blame me.  You are not my client and...
By Lanre Folayan, Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell your DC Home Now
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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Hello Everyone! This is Lanre Folayan-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER"-Real Estate Professsional with Keller Williams Capital Properties giving you the Recent Homes Sold in Washington DC. Here are some of many Washington DC Homes that have sold so far this week.      1. 4602 4TH ST NW, WASHING...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
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The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category.  The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for brand new and probably ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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What is the Process of Qualifying for a VA Home Loan Are you on active duty, honorably separated from the military, or perhaps retired after serving your country proudly? Whichever category you find yourself in, did you know that qualifying for a VA Home Loan is a pretty straight forward process ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Best Friends to a Home Buyer “Realtor® and Contingencies”     Contingencies act as a home-buyers practical brake as well as protection when buying a home. When a potential home-buyer enters into a purchase contract, a substantial portion of the purchase contract contains items relating to condi...
By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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New construction homes for sale at Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch are selling quickly. Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch is a beautiful new community being developed and built in Sarasota. Palmer Ranch is located south of Clark and west of the freeway. The central location makes this community...
By Anita Allen, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Pace and Milton, FL
(Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - 850-377-4410)
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How to Buy a House With a Low Down Payment in Pace FL   Buying a home can be less expensive than renting in most markets and this is true in Pace FL.  If you are renting, you are paying the mortgage for the owner.  Buying a home is an investment, something that you can get your money back from.  ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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  Affordable Waterfront Lot for Sale in Hernando Beach Florida! listed by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   Waterfront living becomes affordable when you can buy a great waterfront building lot like this one for a price that doesn't break the budget.    Property  In...
By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
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379 Smith Cir Erie, CO 80516 MLS #: 4149525 $175,000 3 bedrooms 2.00 bath MUST SEE! This charming Grand View townhome features 3 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs and one half bath on main level, 1,240 square feet, back patio, utility room, and 1 car garage. electric range oven, refrigerator, di...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Ventana Lakes - New Neighborhood in North Katy   Ventana Lakes 4347 Fenetre St. Katy, TX 77493 ( Above is address of Perry Homes Model home).   Ventana Lakes is a new neighborhood located in north katy. The best way to get there is to take Highway 99 north from I-10 and get off at Clay Road. This...
By Mario Reyes, Your real estate friend at San Francisco Bay Area
(Coldwell Banker)
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A magnificent home on the Evergreen Area in Santa Clara County with reduced price of $2,299,888 will be open to the public this weekend August 2 Saturday and August 3 Sunday at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.    Here is a video slide of the home -  http://2276bentleyridgedrv.cbrb.com/   The  home features ar...
By Sandy Williams
(Keller Williams, sandy@sandywilliams.com)
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  Nice Modern home with wood Privacy Fence 1741 N 56th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021 Click Here for more Info) Property Information: Style: Detached Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Year Built: 1971 Sq. Feet: 1720 View: Other View Garage: Attached Parking: Driveway     Nicely upgraded modern 3...
By William N. Bodouva, Jr., BUYER'S REP ABR* SFR SRES E-PRO RSPS RETC
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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Sands Point, NY Waterfront Estate:  Consumer Open House, Thursday, 7/31/2014: 12:00pm - 2:00pm. This “One of A Kind Waterfront Estate” is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity! L.I.E. to exit 36, North on Rt. 101 for 6.1 miles, left onto Cedar Knoll Rd. Sands Point, NY 11050 View this Virtual Tour In ...