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 Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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As West Springfield real estate experts and  Shannon Station residents, we are happy to share that 9003 Kerrydale Ct. Springfield, VA 22152 just sold! After 42 days and failed attempts of trying to sell with 2 other agents, our team came in and sold our clients' home in only 12 days for full list...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
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You Can't Buy at Last Years Prices.....   Last year I paraded a client around through all the newly constructed subdivisions to buy a new house. In the end they decided to wait a year.    Yesterday, this client called me again and is ready to continue looking at homes in newly constructed communi...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this spring? Before you begin to shop in earnest, check out our Spring 2015 Buyers's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home."   The Spring 2015 Buyer's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home" will provi...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Luxuria Condos for Sale in Boca Raton Florida Find similar luxury condos for sale in Luxuria in Boca Raton FL. Luxuria sits on the beautiful sandy beaches of Boca Raton, FL offering unobstructed ocean views and outstanding service. This luxury condominium in Boca Raton FL was built in 2009 and of...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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OPEN HOUSE, March 29, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3507 Murdock Rd, Kensington, MD Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (3 full) This story book Cape Cod in the hottest part of Kensington gives you a happily ever after. Co...
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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Bayview Terrace Homes for Sale in Newport Beach Bayview Terrace is a gated Newport Beach community of homes in the Eastbluff area. Bayview Terrace is located near the back bay, and many of the homes do have a back bay view. The homes were originally built in 1986 by JM Peters and the street names...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Living in Luxury in the Golf Course of Arizona*   Palm Valley Beautiful 4 Beds Heated Pool Home for Sale on Large Corner Lot in Goodyear AZ! This property is close to schools, shopping, restaurants, Palm Valley Golf courses and convenient to I-10. What are you waiting for?? Visit now! $329,900 M...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Answering Buyer's Questions I'm thinking of making this a weekly series, but for the time being, this is one that comes up frequently.  "Why are there so many properties for sale at Fishhawk Lake?"  The answers could take a couple of different directions.   First of all,...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Your offer to purchase a home was accepted!  Those are wonderful words for most buyers to hear, and most sellers are relieved to know they are close to achieving their goal as well.  Buyers are delighted to conclude the endless search online and in the streets of their neighborhoods of choice.  ...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
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What do PITI and HOA stand for? PITI: Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance HOA: Home Owners Association Your monthly payment may also include homeowners’ association fees, known as HOA fees, and any other expenses such as mortgage insurance, known as PMI, and Mello-Roos fees, which are commo...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Housing Inventory Slowly Disappearing March 26 2015 The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Home Sales Report ...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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New Construction Homes In Clermont   Here, at the Giff Group  you can find the most comprehensive directory of new construction homes in Clermont, Florida and with a large verity of homes to choose from, you'll be sure to find one that suits you best. These homes are constructed by various builde...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Are You Thinking About Buying a New Construction Home?   Q: Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Should I just go to the builder myself or do people use Realtors to buy new homes?   A: STOP, WAIT, DON'T START THE CAR! It's absolutely in your best interest to hire a buyer's agen...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Purchase this Mercedes Home, Ascott Bay Model, located at 2001 Akorot Port St Lucie, Fl. 34953, just in time for the summer. This is a great house for family and friends to enjoy during summer. Have a BBQ, summer party, football party; all while cooling off in the pool.   Gorgeous Mercedes Ascott...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Acreage with pond in Andover home for sale Welcome to 2603 166th Ave NW Andover, MN 55304 Click for more details and photos. Awesome acreage on a figure 8 pond in Andover schools. Front porch and large foyer greets your guests. Kitchen has ceramic tile back splash, stainless steel appliances, cen...
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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15861 Coldwater Dr. Harvest, AL Open House 3/29/15 2-4 PM New Price $134,900 Best priced home in the neighborhood of Rock Creek. This link ROCK CREEK HOMES FOR SALE will provide accurate daily updated information of homes for sale in this Harvest, Alabama neighborhood. Rock Creek Subdivision 1586...
By HomeInsurance.com LLC
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Weather professionals will tell you that tornado season in this country runs from March through July. But folks who live in Tornado Alley – that area of the central U.S.  that includes Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and other states – know that things really crank up ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Breaking News, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett said: Good Profits to be made in the United States! Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by Endre Barath in Economic Outlook |  Breaking News, Warren Buffet Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) spoke  in a video address to t...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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  New Listing - Greenbrier Pines Subdivision, Lewisburg WV 24901   This beautiful, well-maintained home in the superb residential subdivision, Greenbrier Pines, is located within the city limits of Lewisburg, WV.               Owners have taken pride in this home and is move-in ready. Boasts of 5...