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 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 Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 44
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 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 Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 22
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 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!)
Comments 4
  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 Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Check out this well maintained town home in Newington Heights, Lorton. Contact us today to schedule a private showing, 571-234-1456. Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.     Schedule a Showing Virginia Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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60203 Real Estate Skokie-Evanston or Skevenston 60203 Zip code which is on the Skokie and Evanston border but has access to Evanston schools park district, and services but with Skokie taxes is a good deal for some people looking for more bang for the buck. Skevanston is less expensive than Evans...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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  Brilliantly combining the proximity of downtown with the tranquil suburban life, Wagener Terrace has a lovely atmosphere that attracts families, students, as well as young professionals. The neighborhood is only a short bike ride from downtown's main historic district wherein residents enj...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
Comments 1
Fabulous opportunity to own a beautiful townhome in the sought after subdivision of Governor's Grove in Alexandria. Don't miss out! Contact us today to schedule a private showing before it's too late, 571-234-1456!    Stunning Luxury Townhome in Sought After Governors Grove Gorgeous, ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 6
Last week a buyer who was already working with a Realtor called me about one of my listings. He expressed interest and told me that it was exactly the type of house he was looking for. I then told him to contact his agent. Before getting off the phone the buyer said, "Heck, since I'm fin...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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How Old Are Buyers in California? We have home buyers of all ages in California.  But I had no idea of what the average age was.  The California Association of Realtors (CAR) did a survey.  It turns out that buyers are spread out amongst all age groups, but the top buyers are Gen Y.   Combined wi...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 14
Just Listed, Ready To Buy, Leesburg in Loudoun County VA, Call Lenn, 800-711-7988. The following homes are for sale in Leesburg:       Number of homes just listed for sale in Leesburg Virginia - 31      The low list price - $389,000      The high list price - $1,600,000      The average list pric...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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If you are in search of a Franklin TN home for sale, you've no doubt found my website,  www.FranklinTNHomesforSaleOnline.com, through a Google search. You will have the ability to search for properties, save favorite listings and even request a showing; all from the site. This morning I recei...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for sale in Lovettsville Virginia are still the best buy in Loudoun County.  Don't forget, Lovettsville is just 2 miles from the Brunswick MARC Station.   EXAMPLES OF HOMES FOR SALE IN LOVETTSVILLE, JULY 30, 2014. _________________________ $399,990 18 TOWN CENTER DR 4 BR 2 full 1 half B...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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Welcome to Your New Home at Meadow Winds  OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY August 3rd & 10th 2014 1 to 4 pm pricing of new units begins at $239K to $284,500 New Construction continues at Meadow Winds. The last phase of townhouses are a work in progress. We have a model that is available and completely furni...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
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Today was Telephone Tuesday.  I actually at one point had to tether myself to the wall with that stupid 24 inch cord because my phone was going to die.  It rang and rang and rang today.  That's busy and that's a good thing.  But there is this one call I want to tell you about. I had a cal...