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 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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Harvest Alabama Rock Creek Limestone County Homes For Sale Original content published at....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=2475 Go to: Rock Creek Harvest Alabama...for daily updated Rock Creek information. Just starting your home search then this link to my Buyer/Seller Information will be helpful get...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                      153 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-4305       Pocono Alpine Rancher One story living 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home located in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community. Walking distance to the Minisink pool. Home features spacious updated kitchen, Propane fireplac...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                    226 Tepee Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-15029     More info on a Cozy Cottage in Arrowhead Ranch style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community that backs to the game lands. Home features 3 bedrooms, living room with exposed beams, wood burning...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     As an inspector, we operate under the umbrella of being a generalist. However, we are expected to know and learn as much as we can about structures. One of the things that all inspectors are expected to know is how to analyze cracks.     Dwellings are like living entities. They are constantl...
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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                                      When someone is thinking of their ideal home, they think of many things: stainless steel appliances, a large master bathroom, a walk-in closet. There are other things that people talk about wanting that may not necessarily be in their budget or best interest...
By Connie Webb, | Cheyenne Real Estate
(Century 21 Bell Real Estate)
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http://825SamuelLn.c21.com/ 825 Samuel Ln, Cheyenne, WY 82009 $321,900 A great opportunity to buy in The Pointe subdivision. Large eat-in kitchen with appliances included. Hardwoods throughout main level with an open floor plan. This home offers 3 upper level bedrooms. Finished basement with Jac...
By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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        $274,900 - 1590 Young Av, Paradise, CA 95969             Location: Paradise, CA My. Oh. My! So much to say about this property, but so little room! To fully appreciate all that it has to offer, you'll need to view it for yourself. Let's start with the fully fenced one acre lot located at...
By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Murphy, NC Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Hayesville, NC Homes for Sale Hiawassee, GA Homes for Sale Blairsville, GA Homes for Sale Blue Ridge, GA Homes for Sale   Mountain Living Team Coldwell Banker High Country 828-361-9713 Questions?Schedule a Show...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
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New Price in Ooltewah, TN. $729,900. 7064 Sylar Rd. Custom built home on 12 +/- Acres.                                   This private custom estate is situated on 12 +/- of prime acreage in the heart of Ooltewah with scenic mountain views, where home becomes the absolute get-away of many peacefu...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
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Leisure World MD For Sale at15101 Interlachen Dr. #915, Silver Spring, MD 20906 List Price $169,000 Includes Garage Space, Golf Cart Space & Storage Room    Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo with indoor garage space, golf cart space and extra storage room with 1,120 square feet in Leisure Wor...
By Jesse Ortega, Jesse Anthony Ortega
(AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. )
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FHA Home Loans in Idaho - What is an FHA Loan?   With so much misconceptions about FHA Loans, talk to your trusted AmeriFirst Financial Home Loan Officer to learn the benefits of this program and see if its right for you.   Despite what many people think, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) ...
By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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        $32,500.00 - 6395 Columbine Rd, Magalia, CA 95954             Location: Magalia, CA Love the sound of children laughing and playing? If yes, this location right across from Cedarwood Elementary cannot be beat! This home has a nice spacious floor plan with a generous, open kitchen plus li...
By Un-Real Estate Blog, The Real Estate Blog
(Residential Home Funding Corp)
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511 Lindberg Ave Cliffside Park NJ - Dream Home!   Cliffside Park NJ is an area on the rise - it has everything from incredible restaurants, fabulous shopping, water views, great schools and of course amazingly easy access to Manhattan.  511 Lindberg Ave in Cliffside Park is an incredible opportu...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Colorado Real Estate Resource!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorado)
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      Three Bedroom Homes For Sale in Aurora CO 80013    Thinking about buying a home in Aurora Colorado?    Currently, there are 24 – 3  bedroom homes for sale in zip code 80013 in Aurora CO.    Average Square Feet:    1804   Average List Price:     $303,413   Average Days on Market:    62   Ave...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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    Executive Home For Sale In Antigonish Antigonish Home For Sale Home in Antigonish For Sale Homes in Antigonish For Sale 40 Brierden Court, Antigonish$739,900 MLS Grand Executive Home - Impeccably maintained and spacious family home surrounded by acres of manicured lawns and landscaped garden...
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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Home for Sale - Green Mountain - Lakewood CO 80228     This ranch home is now for sale and buyers should not wait, as it won't last long!    Located in Hutchinsons Green Mountain, there are limited homes for sale under $300,000.    This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two ca...
By Suzie Townley, Relaxed Professionalism
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Open House Etiquette for Buyers.  You didn't know you had rules when you went to open houses?  Well, there are some!  First, be polite.  The agent there is not there for you to practice your rude behavior.  If you are working with a Buyer's Agent, just present your Open House Pass, or their busi...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
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4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria La- 3227 Marye  Searching for a four bedroom home in Alexandria La? Need space, desire homes with charm/character, and a great location? If So, 3227 Marye Street should be on your must see list. For only 227,500 dollars, This Alexandria Louisiana Garden Distr...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Real Estate Sales Still Hot The Evanston IL home buyers and sellers are still out in full force writing contracts on homes and listing their property for sale. This is the second year in a row the seasonal market lines are blurred and being ignored by people choosing to shop for Real ...
By Steve Halen, Arizona Dream Home Search
(Century 21 Arizona Foothills )
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For a tour of this home click here.   Golfer's Paradise!It's still possible to find a 2,000+ square foot home on the golf course for only $129,910! If you like country living with a home town feeling, you'll love, love, love Florence, Arizona. This sun drenched location is quickly becoming one of...