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 Adell Forbes (Realtor), "Knowledge & Experience Working for You"
(PEMCO Realty)
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 Buying a New Construction Home        Buying a new construction home can bring a lot of fun and excitement to your life. There is  just something "majical" about being able to semi-customize a home to your liking. A home where you will create new memories. All of this euphoria can be fleeting or...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Do You Know Your Open House Miranda Rights? That house you've been watching is holding an Open House this weekend.  But before you gas up the car and head over to scope out the home, there are a couple of things you need to consider. Who Does The Open House agent work for? A)  The Seller B)  The ...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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Many buyers ask questions about laws, mortgages, and taxes. Whether they are doing a short sale, buying, or selling - tax,mortgage, and legal questions should be directed to persons licensed to provide those services. Even if I knew the answer to this question I received this morning:  " Let me k...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE THIS COMING SUNDAY DECEMBER 21st FROM 1pm – 4pm!  This stunning Haymond Home sits on 1.92 acres +/- and features top notch finish out with an open floor plan which include granite tops everywhere, high ceilings with exposed beams, and so much more. Gorgeous exterior features a blend o...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you buying a house in Arlington, Texas? If you haven't found the right one for you yet, then this could be the new home you've been looking for!      Imagine your kids playing on that lawn. A beaut, isn't it? You won't find information on this home anywhere else. Why? It's not even listed in ...
By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Steps to Buying a Connecticut Home. Find the right Realtor® for you. The most important step in buying a home is deciding who to hire as your Realtor®. Not all licensed real estate agents are Realtors®. A Realtor® is a member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) who subscribes to a stri...
By Audry Wolff, for Real Estate in Phoenix Mesa and Gilbert
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale in Alta Mesa AZ Alta Mesa is an established Mesa Arizona neighborhood conveniently located near Higley and Brown Roads, with shopping, services, and freeways nearby, and employers like Boeing and MD Helicopters just 2 miles away. Alta Mesa is a master planned community where you ca...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  Do you want a new home with a swimming pool, but don’t want the manor that may go with it?  Then look to the smaller single family homes for sale with a pool in Naples Florida.  The desire for a “cement pond” that maintaining a home of 1,250 square feet or less gives the homeowner all the more ...
By Shawn Bronson, Right Price, No Hassle
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673 METRO COURT - 19380 - TOWN HOME FOR SALE IN EXTON STATION   Great townhouse in very convenient location. Easy access to West Chester or Exton train station. There is lots of fresh paint, the eat-in kitchen includes wood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops. The open concep...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1-2014-20 Maxatawny Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $5,000 MLS #PM-11378     Click here for more Info on this Land 1-2014-20 Maxatawny Court Building lot of 0.27 acres in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Central sewer lot. Lot is located on cul-de-sac. Previous wetland study comp...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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Today my buyer clients and I had the pleasure of meeting  with the builder representative for Bill Clark Homes of Greenville, NC.As a buyer agent , representing buyers relocating from Texas , I was appreciative of the time and attention given to them during their first of two walk through visits...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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New Homes for Sale in Lovettsville, Virginia, Call Lenn, 800-711-7988.   New Homes in Lovettsville, Loudoun County Virginia are priced right.      Priced from about $435,000 to about $800,000 with lot sizes of about 1/4 acre to about 11 acres.  Many have wonderful mountain views and many have woo...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Homes for Sale: Los Angeles County Foreclosures   The Los Angeles County Bank Owned REO Foreclosure Report on newly listed homes for sale is now available.    The newly listed REO Properties can be seen as a One Line Report for a quick glance on what hit the market, or you can view it as a Brief ...
By Heather Fitzgerald, REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate
(REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc.)
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This will be the year of the First Time Home Buyer in Indianapolis.  Millennials are very savvy at finding information online and this is their year!  We are here to assist you with your real estate needs.  After dealing with foreclosures for the last 10 years, our team has seen a LOT.  We have n...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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If you do not know and no one is telling you, then it sure is a SECRET. Did you know there are tips that can really help you when you are looking to Buy a home? It does not have to be a secret and you do not have to wait for Santa, as i list them right here, right now,.   THE TOP 10 GIFTS HOME BU...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker - Let's Talk Atlanta Real Estate
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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Homes for Sale in the Country Walk Neighborhood Powder Springs, GA 30127 Why Do People Live here? Country Walk is a beautiful neighborhood of 442 single family homes that is conveniently located just 20 miles northwest of Atlanta. The gently rolling topography and mature trees create an oasis tha...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Homes For Sale in Aurora CO Under $200,000   Thinking about buying a home in Aurora Colorado?    Currently, there are 24 homes for sale in Aurora CO under $200,000.    Average Square Feet:    1,117 Average Days on Market:    49 Average Year of Construction:   1956   As you can see, you get a lot ...
By Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Agent - Grayslake
(RE/MAX Center)
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Homeownership is Best Way To Build Wealth in 2015 The New York Times recently published an editorial entitled, “Homeownership and Wealth Creation.”  The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and prices, but also in the confidence of consumers and experts as an investment. T...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker - Let's Talk Atlanta Real Estate
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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Homes for Sale in the Defoors Farm Subdivision, Powder Springs, GA Why Do People Live here? Defoors Farm is a beautiful neighborhood of approximately 200 single family homes that is conveniently located just 20 miles west of Atlanta, minutes from downtown Powder Springs and Hiram, GA. Looking for...
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 Brunswick MD, It's A Place For The Little Ones.  Brunswick children on a tour of the Brunswick City Hall.                        Examples of homes for sale in Brunswick.  Call Lenn for a tour, 800-711-7988. $369,990 1156 DARGON QUARRY LN 4 Bedrooms 2 full 1 half Baths MLS# FR830...