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 Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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The appraisal is taking place this coming Monday and I will be there for my buyers, with comps in hand! I am always amazed at how many buyer's agents do not meet the appraiser and have comps to turn over. While many appraisers don't use the Realtor provided comps, at least I know I did my best to...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
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This has been a crazy week. Not only did my husband return home after bi-lateral (both) knee replacement surgery but I had the TAR (Tennessee Association of REALTORS®) conference on Monday and Tuesday. In addition to listing appointments and buyer's consultations and showings.  The TAR conference...
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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  Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Horrors highlight need to protect Fla. housing funds An Orlando Sentinel editorial supports full funding for Florida's housing trust funds, and it cites real-world examples of residents who need housing help. Read more. Homes in Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 with buyer r...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Majestic Hudson River Views. Absolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom 3 bath Croton On Hudson home which was built from the foundation up in 2007. Open floor plan on first level with gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace and balcony with water view. Custom cabinets, granite and stainless appliances in kitchen...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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If you’re interested in buying a foreclosed home in Royal Oak Michigan, that’s awesome! Royal Oak Michigan is such an exciting place to be. Along with the more traditional neighborhoods and quiet atmospheres they do provide, they also have the more wild side in their city area. They have a slight...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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Whether you are looking for foreclosed homes in Plymouth Michigan or any home we can help you find the home of your dreams.  If you have never been to Plymouth Michigan before you will really like the community.  It has a historic downtown area full of great restaurants, bars, and mom and popl st...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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  Are you in the market for a foreclosed home in Hartland Michigan? Hartland Michigan is a wonderful place to live, there is always something to do or somewhere to go. Hartland just opened two new parks great for getting the kids involved in outdoor activities. One has a large field, great for so...
By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
Comments 2
        $132,500 - 34 E Tehama St, Orland, CA 95963             Location: Orland, CA Looking for a wonderful home on a big lot in Orland? Look no more. This home has great curb appeal, with its circular driveway, covered porch and garden areas begging to be planted with wild flowers in time for ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
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 Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
Comments 1
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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 60
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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...  Branchburg is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey. The township includes a part of the unincorporated community of North Branch (the other part is in Bridgewater Twp.) and also a section called Neshanic Station. Branchburg Township is considered a semi rur...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Brookfield split entry home for sale in Ramsey Welcome to 16706 Limonite St NW Ramsey MN 55303. Click here for more photos and details Gorgeous home in Brookfield, Vaulted ceilings in great room, stainless steel, center island, hardwood floors, recently finished lower level has 9 foot ceilings an...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 4
Huntsville Alabama Village Of Providence 35806 Original content published at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3642 The following link will provide daily updated information of homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE By now you know that I like the Village of Providence a lot! Working and livin...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 10
Desirable amenities include: gleaming hardwood flooring , elegant cherry wood trim and moldings, eat in kitchen with granite tops, antique glazed cabinets & stainless steel appliances, modern bathroom and finished basement and fenced in charming yard with paver patio.    Web Page  http://www.njes...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Elegant Pool Home! This home is waiting for you! Excellent location in the heart of Orange Park, large yard and priced to sell. OverviewMapsPhotos $246,500 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,743 sqftLot: 0.37 acre(s) Location 356 Dunster CtOrange Park, FL 32073USA ...
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 Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 2
Excellent question, especially for home buyers Here's a brief outline of our services, exclusively for people buying homes    What We Do -  Provide information with automatic updates from the Multiple Listing Service to ensure you have accurate, up-to-date data on homes of interest. This typicall...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 19
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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 19
For FREE Fast SERVICE PLEASE See Someone Else! It is in my nature to be supportive whenever possible but there is a definite line drawn when someone wants to 'save money' and opts out of hiring a real estate agent but expects the help of a professional to achieve their goals. My client and I made...