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 MC2 Home Inspections, Indianapolis Westfield Carmel Fishers Indiana
(MC2 Home Inspections LLC)
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Whether you are buying or building a home, it is always a wise idea to have a professional home inspection performed before you sign that dotted line. Educate yourself as to what a home inspection truly is and is not.
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014 What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014   Today we have 16 homes for rent in Cooper City FL ranging from $1600 - $5400. Please click the link below to check What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014. Cooper city-FL has earned the reput...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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Weston FL Real Estate news & Single Family homes for Sale in Oct 2014  Real estate market data provided by your local expert, Jacob Thomas- SFEHomes   Weston FL Real Estate news & Single Family homes for Sale in Oct 2014   TODAY'S TOP REAL ESTATE STORIES Average 30-year mortgage rate drops below ...
By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
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Real Estate Open Houses in St Charles IL This Weekend Updated: Friday, October 24th, 2014   10 homes for sale in St Charles will be open to the public this weekend.   With weather in the mid-to-upper 60's and mostly sunny, this is a great weekend to get out and see some of these homes.   Unlike Z...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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    In the City of Delafield Wisconsin you have the luxury of walking through the beautiful streets of downtown Delafield 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 in Lake Nagawicka as...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Condo Scene The condominium sales in Evanston IL are still in full swing. There is a good selection of condos for sale and also a good time to put your property in the market if you are thinking of moving. Our seasonal sales have crossed boundaries and the market is still very busy. C...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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    Beautiful 2 bedroom home for sale in MOUNT PLEASANT, SC !     Description Photos Maps & Local Schools     Schedule a Showing Mount pleasant Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work   See Property Details   Call 843-296-8337 for more information on this or any oth...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Another Successful Sale It's always a great day when your buyer's sign the settlement documents and hand over their check and get the keys to their new home.   I work with a lot of folks that sometimes need a little extra something to get them into a home.  Sometimes, they wait a long time before...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     As an inspector, we operate under the umbrella of being a generalist. However, we are expected to know and learn as much as we can about structures. One of the things that all inspectors are expected to know is how to analyze cracks.     Dwellings are like living entities. They are constantl...
By Sandy Pitchford, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta Real Estate
(Distinct Estates)
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    Mirasol Country Club is a gorgeous country club community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Mirasol Homes offer a great location, just west of the Turnpike off PGA Blvd giving you easy access to all of Palm Beach's best amenities.  Mirasol Country Club homes are diverse and offer a wid...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Home Buyers in Katy : Cost Savings Ideas for Homeowners   You and your family have found your dream home and you are worrying about how are you going to pay for everything. A very normal concern for any homeowner. Finance is something to think about in advance and make a plan. Now that you are ge...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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1208 South Great Blue Road - Taverner Ridge - Now under contract. This gorgeous new construction home fits my client's needs perfectly. As a baby boomer, she is one of the many who are choosing to up-size, rather than downsize. When her husband died over a year ago, she decided to move to Clark C...
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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 Homes for Sale in Seven Bridges Delray Beach FL - New Construction   Why Do People Live here?   Seven Bridges is new construction in Delray Beach FL, a gated community of luxury single family homes located in Delray Beach FL. It is the sister community to The Bridges.  Once peopel have moved in,...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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2860 Skyhawk Court, Kennesaw, GA 30152 (FMLS 5334238) located in Ivey Grove Subdivision currently listed at $247,000. Wonderful brick front, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home on a cul de sac lot.  This home features new hardwood floors on the main, master bedroom with sitting area, eat in kitchen and fo...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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You want space, room to roam and raise or grow something on a Maine farm. You don't have all outdoors for money to spend. The financial resources are tight, the timing is key to making the move from your end. Up onto the rural Maine farmstead. Here is an inventory of Maine farms for sale. But als...
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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A Day Off From Real Estate In Huntsville, Alabama I think this was the first day (or at least half day) that I've been away from real estate in months. A clients house just went under contract and since we are both Harley riders decided to take a ride together before he left the state. The home h...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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  Will Your Home Seller Take Less for the House?   It never fails if I have a nicely priced home in a highly desirable in demand RI neighborhood this question surfaces from home buyers.  Usually they are with their real estate agent touring the home or come in at the Open House...Will your home s...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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New Townhomes Just Listed @ Benson Mill Stansbury Park UT   We just found 6 new townhomes just listed @ Benson Mill in Stansbury Park UT. Benson Mill is a great Ivory Home project in Stansbury Park, about 30 freeway minutes from Downtown Salt Lake City. These town houses start @ around $156,000 f...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Maybe it's the solar eclipse we're expecting in a few hours or sunspots perhaps, but people seem crazy to me today.  On two different places I've read on line today people have written something that just makes me scratch my head and wonder if they should have "clients" at all. No, I'm not going ...