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 Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Condo's in Penn Quarter Chinatown Loving Where You're Living in Washington DC  Washington DC made Forbes magazines list of one of the Top Twenty Coolest Cities   What makes DC so cool? Great neighborhoods like Penn Quarter and Chinatown. We love the Farmer's Market which covers a city block in Sp...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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287 Paxinos Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $149,500 MLS #PM-19921   Learn more about this Arrowhead Lake Chalet Freshly painted Chalet in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. This classic Pocono home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, cathedral ceilings and a stone-faced wood b...
By DAdrea Davie, Stanislaus & San Joaquin Short Sale Agent
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Tax Season is here! For those who are looking forward to a very lucrative refund and thinking of the many ways to spend it. Consider contributing those funds toward the purchase of a home. If purchasing a home is on your list of things to do this year...there’s no better time to begin the home bu...
By Cindy Hallas
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc. )
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Cheryl Daly, 623-206-9936, and the Loving Phoenix Team, Realty ONE Group, are proud to present this beautiful 5 bedroom home for sale with putting green in Estrella Mountain Ranch 85338.  Would you like to see this awesome home first hand?  Then reach out to Cheryl today and arrange your very own...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
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Buckhead Atlanta Seller Contributions for Closing Costs in 2014 You might ask if there were any Seller Contributions to Closing Costs in Buckhead Atlanta for homes in the $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 List Price range. Icon courtesy of www.awicons.com. It would seem logical to say that if a Buyer coul...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
    As I have started to blog, I've been told to "write what you know"  (shout out to Shannon Milligan for the advice and direction). Well, I know KIDS and I know the FAN DISTRICT! So it seems only natural that I'd  write about this topic early on.   When we moved to the Fan we didn't have kids a...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Tradition Community Homes for Sale in Tradition Port St Lucie West Fl.   Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987.  In this awesome community nestled just west of the Ocean with easy access to fine dining, shopping, golf courses, tennis facilities ...
Everyone knows that I love living and selling within the City of Richmond. So this listing has been a blast! Welcome to 1205 East Main Street- Penthouse East. Yep, that's right- Penthouse.  What is that saying- "Go big or go home?" At first glance, you'll have to ask yourself, "Am I in Manhattan"...
By Cody Burnett, Real Estate Pro
(Connect Realty)
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Looking for a great lot to build your new home with a lake view in the beautiful Bella Vista community? This 0.30 acre lot is located on a cul-de-sac and has a partial view of Loch Lomond Lake! There are a lot of nicer homes in this area, so it's a great place to build your dream home or cottage!...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Do you ever wonder what "Real Estate" secret terms actually mean?Many listings have secret Realtor "code" words such as:"Artistic Bungalow""Dream Home""Natural Landscaping""Updated Bathroom""Energy Efficient""Wood Like Floors"Real estate newspaper listing "Artistic Bungalow"   "Mother In Law Quar...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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We've all heard the chatter over the past few years. There have been countless articles written about what the future holds for Real Estate Agents. The emergence of popular websites allowing consumers more access to finding their own homes is supposed to be the death nail of the Real Estate indus...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  5-13-2 Arrowhead Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $9,000 MLS #PM-19822   Learn more about this Lot Building lot of 0.24 acres in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. No wetland study or perk test completed. Use your own builder or we can help you find one. House #1102 Arrowhead Driv...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Henry County homeowners could benefit if the influx of international home buyers continues to expand. According to a study from the National Association Realtors®, the trend in that direction has been accelerating. In the most recent release covering the twelve-month period ending last March, for...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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If you're looking to buy a home but you're not sure where to begin, you can start by watching the short video below. Home buying in Arlington, Texas doesn't have to be tough. You'd be surprised at how easy (or you could say "happy") it can be.      If you would like to buy or sell a home anywhere...
By Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida
(Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie)
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Tradition Community Homes for Sale in Tradition Port St Lucie West Fl.   Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987.  In this awesome community nestled just west of the Ocean with easy access to fine dining, shopping, golf courses, tennis facilities ...
By Richard Stewart, REO Realtor - RDCpro CDPE Member NRBA
(REO Specialists llc)
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s: 1109 Sherwood Kalamazoo MI 49001 $14,900 4 bedroom 2 bath home for sale. Kalamazoo Promise qualified. Seller is selling the property AS IS. Buyer to verify all data. Clients may see all data and schedule showings at www.REOmamma.com or call Richard Stewart 269-345-7000 REO Specialists llc   
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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It's Time to Play Everyone's Favorite Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Game... "Your Offer Is..." And now let's here it for our host, all the way from the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area, to your living room, Real Estate agent extraordinaire... Craig Rutman! Let's welcome today's contestant, from Pi...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Welcome to our St. Lucie boomerang buyers.  Home ownership is again available to you and you are now in lower interest rates and a stable economy The 7 year wait time to purchase a home after foreclosure or short sale is over fir many potential homebuyers now and more waves of these boomerang b...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
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Despite the improving economic outlook, for many families, finding an affordable house can still be a challenge. According to a study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, more than a third of today’s families have had to devote at least 30% of their combined household in...