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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Sometimes you gotta' kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince or Princess!   Sometimes you gotta' look at, and ride in, a lot of cars before you find one you want to take home!    Sometimes you gotta' cast a lot of throws before you drag in the big bass!   Sometimes you gotta' look at a wh...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Sherman Plaza 807 Davis Evanston IL The Sherman Plaza at 807 Davis in Evanston IL is one of the top of the line buildings in downtown Evanston. Located at the intersection of Davis and Sherman it is the heart of downtown Evanston. Just steps away on Davis street is the Metra and El trains which g...
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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Open House - Ranch Home in Brighton, CO  80601  - Sunday  August 31, 2014   OPEN HOUSE Sunday - August 31, 2014 12- 2 pm Brighton brick ranch home has been remodeled and shows beautifully.    The home is located close to Benedict Park and has easy access to Highway 85 in Brighton, CO.     Residen...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
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New Listing! SOLAR HOME - 917 Stagecoach Drive This charming 2248 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, solar home is located on a quiet street in the highly desirable Sonoma Ranch area. The home is situated on a raised, corner lot with fabulous valley mountain views. On the main floor, you will find a la...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision With plenty of available homes for sale, it does not take seasoned buyers very long to find a home they like in middle GA...such is the case with this SOLD home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark w...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Quick Tips for Millennial and Gen X Home  Buyers When it comes to home buying, every generation is met with different and numerous challenges plus obstacles. It never gets any easier and especially in Katy TX. Check out this article with link shown below which is geared for Millennial and Gen X B...
By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales
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  Summer is closing. But our Welcome Home Centers are open.   Lennar is open all day Labor Day. This Labor Day, begin making dreams of home ownership come true.Visit a Lennar community today. We will be open Monday, September 1st, from 10am to 6pm.     404-831-2111 Text or Call Julie Chapman New ...
By Andrew Sherant, Realtor of the Google age, like an app but better!
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Whether this is your first big purchase, or your family is moving to a new location or looking for more space, buying a home has its share of ups and downs. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious about whether or not you’ve found the right property. Here are some things you can do to make yourself...
By Chris Gurnee
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Are you looking for an up to date search for homes in Ballard Washington neighborhood? Click on the link (Ballard Homes for sale to get up to date information on the area and whats new on the market.    Ballard Homes for sale  
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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Heritage Estates Harvest Alabama Homes For Sale  Click on this Heritage Estates link to see all available homes complete with photos and details.   If you want to be close to everything, but far enough away for that country feel, you might want to take a look at Heritage Estates subdivision in Ha...
By Steven Schafer, CDPE, SFR, ABR, SRES
(Balsley Losco Real Estate)
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Blue Heron Pines Homes For Sale and Real Estate. Blue Heron Pines features single family homes in Galloway Township NJ just off Jimmie Leeds road. The community of Blue Heron Pines consists of 3 separate organizations. The residential homes “The Village of Blue Heron Pine”, The apartments are “T...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
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Southwest Home With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Swimming Pool NW Albuquerque 87120   Coming Soon!   Albuquerque Homes Realty and REALTOR® John McCormack will soon be listing this beautiful Southwest style home in NW Albuquerque 87120.     This gorgeous southwest home located at 4112 Rancho Gusto NW Albu...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Arbor Glen homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Arbor Glen. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Arbor Glen.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Arbor Glen   Arbor Glen Arbor Glen is a family-friendly subdivision in the Stonebridge ...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Arbor Hollow homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Arbor Hollow. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Arbor Hollow.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Arbor Hollow   Arbor Hollow Arbor Hollow is a neighborhood located in the Stonebr...
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 Bowie.  Compare New to Resale. A telephone call from a prospective home buyer client this morning was very interesting.  New or Resale Isn't The Only Question?  The caller is interested in buying a new home in Bowie.  However, while searching homes for sale, he saw the Homefinde...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Aspendale homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Aspendale. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Aspendale. View All MLS Homes For Sale in Aspendale   Aspendale Aspendale is a family-friendly neighborhood located in the heart of Mc...
By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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New condos for sale at Palma Sola Bay Club in Bradenton. Palma Sola Bay Club is a beautiful new community being developed and built in West Bradenton. The community is within minutes to the beautiful white beaches of Anna Maria Island. It is only a short drive to downtown Bradenton with its rest...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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    Spring Hill Foreclosure Home Just Sold by Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA of Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida   This foreclosure home in Spring Hill, Florida was an "investor special" and it just closed!  The home needed some work making it less interesting for move-in buyers but it was ju...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Farmington Subdivision Phase 3 Homes for Sale in Clarksville TN What a beautiful neighborhood Farmington Subdivision is in Clarksville. Home buyers like it for several reasons. In Phase 3 you will see new brick homes but the building is quickly coming to an end. The community is located in the co...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
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I recently have talked with two potential buyers of Lake Sinclair properties... both noticed that I called Lake Sinclair "my lake" and  commented about both my knowlege and love for the lake.  Lake Sinclair is a beautiful place.   Over 15,000 acres of fabulous water ways filled with fresh water ...