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 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 Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
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         Coulda ...  Woulda...  Shoulda! That's What You're Going to Say, if You Don't Buy Now!          Missed Opportunities!    Regrets!    Lost Potential!         Coulda ... Woulda ...    Shoulda!              That's what you're going to be hearing yourself say ... if you d...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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People generally fall into two groups, cat people or dog people. I have found it is a love hate relationship. You love one and can’t tolerate the other. I have found a third category, people who just don’t like dogs or cats. A pet free house certainly does have many advantages, so I sympathize wi...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Affordable New Construction affordable new construction homes   Lot 6 Perry Crescent, Stewiacke $264,900 Construction is complete. Stonewater Homes Presents `The Casey`, this charming 2 storey home boasts 3 large bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, a spacious family room, custom kitchen / dining are...
By THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
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Asheville Real Estate Journal Post50 Homes- Style Options   When Sage and John, a beautiful couple beginning their Post-50 adventure, decided to create a sanctuary – a wonderful dream dwelling—  it was clear to them that they wanted to build something small. They had seen an ad in an Asheville j...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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How To Buy A Home-Advice For My Brother   After 20 Happy Years....My brother his wife and their daughter are moving out of of San Francisco. They love the city by the Bay but feel the cost of living is ridiculously high.  They plan to move north and commute into the city a couple of days a week f...
By Cynthia McKenna, LI Real Estate Expert ,Foreclosure & Short Sale Sp
(Keller Williams Realty Homes & Estates)
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Renovated In The Last Three Years, This Home Is Located At The End Of A Dead End Block In The Middle Country School District. There Is Nothing To Do To This Lovely Cape! Hardwood Floors, Eik, New Bathrooms, Finished Basement With Ose, Large Yard And Quiet Area. If you would like additional inform...
By THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
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    More and more these days,  people across the land are opting for homes that can work across three generations of the family.   This is substantiated by a recent Pew Research Center Report. It  pointed out that  living in mutigenerational households is on the rise. "In general, people wan...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 49
The other day I was contacted by a buyer. She was interested in seeing a house. I had previously shown this house and was very familiar with it. The house she inquired about is over-priced and has been on the market for almost six months. The sellers have reduced the price 3 times for a total of ...
By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
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End Unit Lowes Island Condo on Wake Ter. OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhoodMarket StatsIDX Search $375,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,926 sqft Location 20548 Wake TerSterling, VA 20165USA Gina M. Tufano Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gatew...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 18
Friday was a great day for my buyers - their purchase of 1 Lilly Lane in San Carlos, CA recorded. They now have the keys, and are busy this weekend starting the move-in process and planning their future. Buying a home in San Francisco, San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley can be a daunting pro...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Lovely single family home on stunning, flat half acre lot in the sought after subdivision of Shirley Forest in Alexandria. Call us today, 571-234-1456, for more information or to schedule a private showing to be one of the first to see this wonderful home! Beautiful Single Family Home on Large, F...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Virginia Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Homes Close to Where You Work   Aaron Browning Browning Homes Group - Keller Wi...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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A Happy Family Closes on their Oxford CT Home A Buyer client of mine just closed on their forever home in Oxford CT, and at the closing there were just smiles. L to r Linda (Mom), her daughter Amy, their Lawyer, Rosemary Lane, Pierce, Brendan and Sarah at the closing table signing the mortgage do...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Home Shop Moonlight Dr Idabel OK For Sale     You can have it all!  3 bed 2 bath Idabel Oklahoma home on outer edge of Unique Country Homes Addition with limited neighbors, being that there is vacant pasture land behind it.  Home was built in 1994.  It speaks to quality at every turn.  Like New a...
By Mike Nicolai, Ask Realtor Mike!
(RE/Max Preferred Choice)
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LIKE NEW-HOME! Can you say New? Ready to move in to? Back up the moving truck and unload? This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 3 car garage in Estrella is ready to go. Price Just Reduced to $239,900 17548 W Verdin Road Goodyear, AZ 85338 Single Family - Detached, Spanish - Goodyear, AZ Price...
Your next home could be this spectacularly updated 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home on the lake, with a pool in Crystal Gardens, Avondale AZ. 2709 N 110TH Avenue Avondale, AZ 85392 Single Family - Detached, Contemporary - Avondale, Price : $239,500.00 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 2,232 Coun...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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About River Falls, Woodbridge VA     River Falls is a community of upscale homes located off the Prince William County Parkway behind the County Center Complex. Entrance to the subdivision is gained by turning onto Greatbridge Road from the Prince William County Parkway.The homes are sited on lo...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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What criteria are you looking for in a home? When you are ready to start looking at homes, you and your agent will go through all of the homes offered for sale in your neighborhood in your price range. From the list, and there could be many, you'll select the homes that meet the criteria you ...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Coming soon! Call us (571-234-1456) today for more information on this stunning, luxury home in the sought after subdivision of Tilton Valley Estates in Fairfax. Homes here do not go on the market frequently, so don't miss out! Luxurious Tilton Valley Estates Home on Huge 1 Acre Lot! Gorgeous...