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 Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459)
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Waukesha Wisconsin is full of amazing history, plenty of interesting things to see and do, great restaurants, and lots ofwonderful and charming residents. The original nickname of Waukesha is "Spring City" because of all the natural springs that were and are in the city. The water was s...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459)
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 In the City of Pewaukee Wisconsin you have the luxury of walking through the beautiful streets of downtown Pewaukee with all it's great restaurants and window shopping. Enjoy the many beautiful homes, the views, and stop to talk to some really great people. Minutes away is Pewaukee Lake, rig...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Pet Friendly Homes Boca Raton Florida - Know The Questions To Ask                                           Are you looking for a pet-friendly home in Boca Raton Florida?  Do you know the questions to ask to see if your pet will be allowed in one of the condos or gated communities in Boca Raton? ...
By Bob Pisa Downing-Frye Realty, Commitment, Service, Satisfaction...
(Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Naples, FL)
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REALTORS Sell New Construction Properties Too Buyer representation should not be overlooked for resale and new construction Image courtesy of Bill Longshaw at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Often I will work with customers for a short or long time period primarily on resale listings. Then I'm told tha...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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Have you ever wondered what your real estate buyer's agent thinks about when you ask how much you should offer on a house? The answer is not so simple, it is not merely some percentage of the asking price. You see, how much you should offer on the house differs from home to home, based upon a...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Welcome to our Open House real estate section. In this section we proudly present well-cared for real estate properties from starter homes to custom built luxury residences. The experienced staff at NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors is dedicated and ready to assist you in the home...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Living in the City, Transportation and Take Out.  There are many advantages to living in the city. One of them is that you can live Auto free.  If you live and work in the city, especially Boston you can get from here to there in most cases faster with the available public transportation (during ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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You Need Professional Help...Internet Shopping Advice for Home Buyers. The bottom line is don't do it. Even though the internet is chock full of information on buying a home...it can't take the place of a qualified real estate professional, and here's why. These are some good reasons,...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
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Certain potential buyers often go in all directions from one day to the next as to what they want to do while they are looking for houses. At some point in time, they will make a decision and have their agent make an offer. MAKING AN OFFER THAT THE CLIENT CAN LIVE WITH. It is up to the client'...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Silver Ridge Homes for Sale in Alpharetta GA | Alpharetta GA Subdivisions Silver Ridge homes for sale in Alpharetta GA.  If you are looking to buy a home in Alpharetta GA, you should consider looking at homes for sale in the Silver Ridge Subdivision.  It's a great community with swimming, ten...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Doing What It Takes In a Hot Real Estate Market!     In a competitive real estate market where the inventory is limited can a buyer benefit from writing a personal letter to the seller? My best answer is “it can’t hurt and most likely will help.”   In a hot real estate market it is highly unlik...
By Frank Rubi, Homes for Sale Metairie, La.
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC.)
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        Homes for Sale in Kenner   Highway Park Kenner LA 70065   Highway Park Homes for Sale in Kenner, La. | Kenner, La Homes           In the City of Kenner, there lays a quiet, well established neighborhood. The area is Highway Park. This area began developing in the 1960's. How would I k...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Glen Abbey Homes for Sale in Alpharetta GA | Alpharetta GA Subdivisions Glen Abbey homes for sale in Alpharetta GA.  If you are looking to buy a home in Alpharetta GA, you should consider looking at upscale luxury homes for sale in the Glen Abbey Subdivision.  It's a great community with swim...
By Jill Winchel, Your Middle TN Realtor, Specializing in Brentwood
(SilverPointe Properties 615-504-1185)
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Homes for Sale in Brentwood between $400,000 - $500,000   The link provides a current list of all single family Brentwood TN homes on the market today in this price range. A Brentwood home in this price range could easily be a newer home on the outskirts of town or an older home that has been upd...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Mayfield Place Homes for Sale in Alpharetta GA | Alpharetta GA Subdivisions Mayfield Place homes for sale in Alpharetta GA.  If you are looking to buy a home in Alpharetta GA, you should consider looking at homes for sale in the Mayfield Place Subdivision.  It's a great community with swimmin...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Brookshade Homes for Sale in Alpharetta GA | Alpharetta GA Subdivisions Brookshade homes for sale in Alpharetta GA.  If you are looking to buy a home in Alpharetta GA, you should consider looking at homes for sale in the Brookshade Subdivision.  It's a great community with swimming, tennis an...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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807 Davis Evanston IL Sherman Plaza Sherman Plaza is one if the very desired and most sought after high rise condo buildings in Evanston IL. Right at the intersection of Sherman and Davis you could not be any closer to the middle of downtown. If you are interested so see what properties are avail...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Tuxford Homes for Sale in Alpharetta GA | Alpharetta GA Subdivisions Tuxford homes for sale in Alpharetta GA.  If you are looking to buy a home in Alpharetta GA, you should consider looking at homes for sale in the Tuxford Subdivision.  It's a great community with swimming, tennis and more.  ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Park Forest Homes for Sale in Alpharetta GA | Alpharetta GA Subdivisions Park Forest homes for sale in Alpharetta GA.  If you are looking to buy a home in Alpharetta GA, you should consider looking at homes for sale in the Park Forest Subdivision.  It's a great community with swimming, tennis...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Hillbrooke Homes for Sale in Alpharetta GA | Alpharetta GA Subdivisions Hillbrooke homes for sale in Alpharetta GA.  If you are looking to buy a home in Alpharetta GA, you should consider looking at homes for sale in the Hillbrooke Subdivision.  It's a great community with swimming, tennis an...