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 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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9620 Enclave Cir PGA Village Luxury Pool Home listed by Kevin Tolbert Lush tropical paradise home awaits you in this guarded, gated community, with the serene private beauty of Florida's nature. Drive through lighted column pillars onto beautifully placed brick paver driveway. Enter through impor...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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A Hat Trick - Home Inspection Findings                                              Chelan Home Inspections   Hat Trick n. Sports   1. Three goals scored by one player in one game, as in ice hockey. 2. Three wickets taken in cricket by a bowler in three consecutive balls. 3. Three consecutive win...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Pristine 6 bedroom center-hall colonial in prestigious Warren Ridge section of Martinsville. Custom kitchen, raised maple cabinets with granite, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. Main floor solarium with vaulted ceiling completes this bright and open floor plan. First floor bedroom or...
By Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
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  Clemente Ranch Realtor-3 Bdrm Home with Pool-Chandler AZ 85286   Very clean and spacious3 bedroom, 2 bath Shea Home. Granite counter tops in kitchen and new granite countertop and sink in hall bathroom. Travertine tile floors in kitchen, family room and bathrooms, Custom built-in entertainment ...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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  If you are in your 20’s and looking to buy a new home for the first time, then there is some important information that you will need in order to avoid making mistakes that can cost you a lot of money. ___ So you are a young successful twenty something who is looking to make the plunge into the...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Homes for sale in Houlton Maine, take a peek at three. Then let us know what your reaction is to the property listings. And we can fine tune the selection suggestions. Let us hear from you, reach out, don't swallow the questions needing answering. First up, a just listed 3 Weeks Street Houlton Ma...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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    You all have heard what a C R A Z Y market we are experiencing in Denver, but Saturday was a bit over the top.    We didn't get a snowstorm, and the sun was out, even though the temps were in the 20's, it was a nice day.    We saw several open houses at new listings, and had a showing set for...
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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Listing Details 11160 SW Birch Tree Circle Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987 Price: $259,000MLS number: RX-10100123Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1597 Call Kevin B Tolbert PA Team at 772-834-0099 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.You Will Love Vitalia at Tradition...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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  Welcome to 10778 Able St NE Blaine MN 55434 click here for more details Real estate market data in Blaine MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic Realty Great home in quiet neighborhood with trails, pond and parks. Stainless Steel appliances, vaulted ceiling and very open layout make this ...
By Maya Garg, Real Estate Expert - MISSISSAUGA Square1, Churchil
(Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario)
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If you’re thinking of shopping for a new home, one of the first considerations is price range. You want to know what you can reasonably afford.     How do you figure that out?   First of all, you need to determine the initial out-of-pocket costs you will need to cover. There are often more costs ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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121 Mohican Trl Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $105,000 MLS #PM-20716   Click here for more on this Mountain Chalet ----> Move right in to this true mountain chalet in amenity-filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Turn key home features 2 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft, new handscraped engin...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
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Fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the exquisite Arizona community of Coyote Landing. Coyote Landing is a gated community in a great location close to freeways, golf, shopping and restaurants. Coyote Landing has one heated pool with two more heated pools to come in the near future. Thi...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl & Are proud to announce that our buyers offer was accepted and we are now out of Attorney Review and officially UNDER CONTRACT! Closing on this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo is scheduled for mid-May. The buyer's are first time home buyers that are engaged to be married.  We are wishing...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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Just in time for the Spring buying season, following are important Buyer tips:  
By Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida
(Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie)
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9620 Enclave Cir PGA Village Luxury Pool Home listed by Kevin Tolbert Lush tropical paradise home awaits you in this guarded, gated community, with the serene private beauty of Florida's nature. Drive through lighted column pillars onto beautifully placed brick paver driveway. Enter through impor...
By Melynda Capps, Changing Lives one home at a time.
(1st Choice Realty & Associates)
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NEW ON THE MARKET - Remarkable home in Stockton 95204     Just Listed! 1160 S. Country Club Blvd. Stockton, CA 95204 For Sale at $230,000 1433 sq ft • 6900 sq ft lot • 2-3 Bedrooms • 1.5 bathrooms 2 car detatched garage • hardwood floors  wood burning fireplace • craft/garden room • 50 year roof ...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Champlin Real Estate & Homes For Sale, February 23rd-March 1, 2015 Courtesy of Heidi Herda ~ Herda Home Team ~ 612.807.4858 This is a weekly blog post geared to letting Champlin residents get a feel for the current Real Estate market right here in their own community. This page is updated weekly,...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Penthouse 1 South at 1300 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, will be coming soon for sale.  1300 Crystal Drive is home to Senators, top brass in the military, international diplomats and hopefully - you. If you are looking for luxury and a penthouse home in Arlington, then your search can stop right h...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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River Place South - Penthouse For Sale - Arlington VA 1011 Arlington Blvd #1006 Arlington VA 22209 This 1 bedroom, 1 bath Penthouse level home is located in River Place South. It's turnkey ready and waiting for it's new buyer. Enjoy panormic views of Iwo Jima from your balcony or walk into George...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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Why your credit score is not your credit score?? Minneapolis, MN:  Everyday talking to clients, they tell me they know what their credit score is. Everyday I tell them they are correct, but yet they are wrong for my new mortgage loan purposes. When you get a consumer obtained credit report from o...