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 Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
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Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?... ...Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a particular complex or subdivision, about available rentals (...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 52
That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!   I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house.  Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work.  Well do not blame me.  You are not my client and...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision Buyers...you have to be quick and decisive in this market if you want one of the really good real estate deals! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark with Coldwell ...
By Ritu Desai, Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
(Samson Properties)
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Whether you are considering to move up or buy your first home or an investment property in Fairfax or Loudoun county of Northern Virginia news can get better. The first half of 2014 Northern Virginia real estate market has been nothing but a slow. We had a small spike in the market during 2014 sp...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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S.FL estate news- 20% of FL, home shoppers could enter the market soon S.FL estate news- 20% of FL, home shoppers could enter the market soon   FREE LIST of Today's Short sale homes for sale in Weston, Cooper City, Davie, Sunrise, Miramar, Southwest ranches, Plantation. FREE LIST of Today'...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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What is the Process of Qualifying for a VA Home Loan Are you on active duty, honorably separated from the military, or perhaps retired after serving your country proudly? Whichever category you find yourself in, did you know that qualifying for a VA Home Loan is a pretty straight forward process ...
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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Why Do Cincinnati Patio Home HOA Fees Vary So Much? You've been searching our site for Cincinnati patio homes and the variance in HOA fees has caught your eye hasn't it?  Why such a big range in patio home HOA fees?  Why only $80 a month over here and over $300 a month over there?   Well ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 9
  Best Friends to a Home Buyer “Realtor® and Contingencies”     Contingencies act as a home-buyers practical brake as well as protection when buying a home. When a potential home-buyer enters into a purchase contract, a substantial portion of the purchase contract contains items relating to condi...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 9
  Affordable Waterfront Lot for Sale in Hernando Beach Florida! listed by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   Waterfront living becomes affordable when you can buy a great waterfront building lot like this one for a price that doesn't break the budget.    Property  In...
By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
379 Smith Cir Erie, CO 80516 MLS #: 4149525 $175,000 3 bedrooms 2.00 bath MUST SEE! This charming Grand View townhome features 3 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs and one half bath on main level, 1,240 square feet, back patio, utility room, and 1 car garage. electric range oven, refrigerator, di...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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60203 Real Estate Skokie-Evanston or Skevenston 60203 Zip code which is on the Skokie and Evanston border but has access to Evanston schools park district, and services but with Skokie taxes is a good deal for some people looking for more bang for the buck. Skevanston is less expensive than Evans...
By William N. Bodouva, Jr., BUYER'S REP ABR* SFR SRES E-PRO RSPS RETC
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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Sands Point, NY Waterfront Estate:  Consumer Open House, Thursday, 7/31/2014: 12:00pm - 2:00pm. This “One of A Kind Waterfront Estate” is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity! L.I.E. to exit 36, North on Rt. 101 for 6.1 miles, left onto Cedar Knoll Rd. Sands Point, NY 11050 View this Virtual Tour In ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
Waterford Virginia, Enjoy Being A Part Of Virginia History. History is on display in Waterford VA.  Just a quick 10-15 minute drive to Leesburg, a quick commute to Dulles International Airport, the beauty and charm of Waterford is on display for all, residents and visitors.                       ...
By James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 35
While the DC Real Estate market is having a small seasonal slow-down - it's not SLOW and buyer's don't have the luxury of moving slowly. We have had buyers tell us; well let's see that house next week or after my 10-day vacation. Well don't expect that home to still be availab...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 7
Last week a buyer who was already working with a Realtor called me about one of my listings. He expressed interest and told me that it was exactly the type of house he was looking for. I then told him to contact his agent. Before getting off the phone the buyer said, "Heck, since I'm fin...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Comments 5
Henrico County Homes for Sale $300,000 - $400,000 Henrico County is part of the Richmond Virginia Metro area and has no incorporated towns, however is made up of some of the most popular census designated places such as Short Pump, Glen Allen, Wyndham, Innsbrook, and more! Check out these amazing...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 17
13112 Turquoise Ave NE Albuquerque 87123 / Foothill Estates New Price   YouTube Featuring Foothill Estates Home For Sale NE Albuquerque     You will appreciate the inviting curb appeal of this home located at 13112 Turquoise Ave NE Albuquerque 87123 in the Foothill Estates Subdivision.   A large ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Information This year's Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is set for Saturday, August 2nd. It's an all day event. This is one of the longest running festivals on the Western Slope of Colorado. It's all about the corn, and it the best tasting sweet corn I'v...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 10
Homes for sale in Lovettsville Virginia are still the best buy in Loudoun County.  Don't forget, Lovettsville is just 2 miles from the Brunswick MARC Station.   EXAMPLES OF HOMES FOR SALE IN LOVETTSVILLE, JULY 30, 2014. _________________________ $399,990 18 TOWN CENTER DR 4 BR 2 full 1 half B...