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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a spacious corner lot with excellent curb appeal. The kitchen and dining area features brick paver flooring, white appliances and an abundance of cabinets The living room has laminate flooring and a corner wood burning fireplace. The master bedroom has...
By Will Allen, I deliver successful results,results that move you
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This home located in the Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach and is being offered for sale at $1,500,000. This completely updated 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is directly across the street from the Los Cerritos Park and a short walk to the well-reviewed Los Cerritos Elementary School .Tax records in...
By Celeste Chism - Resort Lifestyle Specialist in Fairfield Glade & Lake Tansi, Serving You is My Top Priority
(RE/MAX Premier Choice)
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Fairfield Glade TN Homes - New Homes in Fairfield GladeThere are several new homes for sale in Fairfield Glade but few compare to the upscale designs of BK Homes. Building homes for over forty years & specializing in custom homes is their specialty. These new homes in Fairfield Glade are overflow...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $3,250.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to another military veteran. Equity First Realty just wanted to thank Clyde Wilder for his past and continued service in the U...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $6,525.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to Dr. Glasser. This homebuyer took advantage of the 1.5% Cashback Rebate Program on the house that he purchased in Glen Allen...
By George Foster, Home Specialist - www.realestateoftampabay.com
(Peoples Choice Realty Services)
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Step 4. InspectionsWhen you buy a New Home, there are different types of inspections you should do.If you are buying an inventory home, you should have an independent home inspection, at your cost, performed by an inspector of your choice. Preferably someone with a background in home construction...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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New Homes Summer 2015 in Dublin California Let me introduce you to Terrace Ridge built by William Lyon Homes located in Dublin California. These brand-new single-family homes features three distinct floor plans with four and five bedrooms each from a 2800 ft.² to over 3100 ft.² priced from $1.1 m...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $6,119.15 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to the Joseph Family. This homebuyer took advantage of the 1.5% Cashback Rebate Program on the house that he purchased in Midl...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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 Leander Texas - HUD owned 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, 3 living, 2 car garage with hardwood floors. 2,923 square feet, 0.199 acre lot. Mercedes Homes built in 2008. Corner lot. Formal living and dining room. Open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, kitchen island, granite counters and over-sized...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1317 Arrowhead Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $625,000 MLS #PM-23982 Click here for more on this LAKEFRONT home --->LAKEFRONT Custom built home check out the drone video. This Lakefront is on a premium lot of 0.70 acres located in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Enjoy the views with 199' of lake...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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Brand New Town Homes in Jordan RanchDublin California continues to improve and develop new subdivisions and communities in outlying areas. The newest is Kingswood, a townhome community located in Jordan Ranch.Currently being constructed by Landsea Homes, Kingswood will feature three distinct resi...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Today we closed 800 Elgin #1009 at the Optima Horizons. A 2 bedroom 2 bath luxury condo in the heart of downtown Evanston. Walking distance to the Metra, EL and Northwestern University this is a very desirable building. With a door person, full sized pool, exercise room and beautiful deck and a f...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Buying a Home in a Choice Location  Ask any homeowner, buying a home is a big deal. And most homeowners will tell you before you set down roots and buy a home. Not only do you want to get a great deal, but also you want to buy in a choice neighborhood, too. When you buy a home, not only should y...
By Brandy Smith, Real Estate Agent (Homes By Brandy)
(Homes By Brandy Inc. Keller Williams Realty Partners Inc.)
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                                        CHECK OUT THIS WRAP AROUND FRONT PORCH!               WOW CHECK OUT THIS WRAP AROUND FRONT PORCH! Amazing hardwood floors with high ceilings. This would be a great starter home. Very large bedrooms and huge family room. This home features a huge unfinished ...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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   The housing market in Plano, Texas continues to peak the interest in people currently living in the City of Plano, its surrounding areas, and many people relocating to the area. The new Toyota Corporate Headquarters is bringing lots of new people to Texas.  Currently there are sufficient listi...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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170 Marthas Lane Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $162,500 MLS #PM-23707 Discover lots of light, with floor to ceiling windows, and make sure you check out the drone video with this modern Chalet located in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Situated on just shy of half an acre, this 3 bedroom, 1.5...
By Shane Lott
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 Want to live in a historic Fan District with with access to great restaurants, museums, and parks … but aren’t up to living in a traditional single family home?  Time to consider a Fan condo.   A few reasons why you should consider a Fan condo: Forget the yard workYard work is a relative term in...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Yes prices are rising. However there are still some very good bargains for detached homes in Arizona for less than $100K. True, the least expensive may be fixer uppers. However, buying a home is the American dream. To see the least expensive detached homes priced under $100K in Arizona 301 S Mars...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 30 & 31 FROM 1pm – 4pmFantastic cul-­de-­sac home in the stunningly beautiful gated community of Highpointe.Great outdoor space with a covered front porch, balcony & huge backyard with a 30’x12′ master craftsman covered patio, fire­ pit & waterfall feature. G...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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May 2015 Foreclosure Bank Owned Property For Sale Delta, COCountywide the number of bank owned properties is falling. Although there is still an active inventory of foreclosure homes available in Delta. There is a good mix of property available at very affordable prices. This market report covers...