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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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 249 ELK RUN Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $87,000 MLS #PM-23659 Click here for more on this Locust Lake Village home ----->Make sure you check out the drone video of this well cared-for, clean, and tastefully decorated Ranch home in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 1...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with excellent curb appeal on a corner lot. The family room features stained flooring, recessed lighting, crown molding, surround sound speakers, numerous windows for natural light, a wood burning fireplace with an insert for maximum heat warmth, and cu...
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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            $19,900 Lot to Build Your Custom Dream Home in Tesoro Club.              133 SE Tramonto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL   Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price Build you dream home today!!! Prime location, deep lot. This ...
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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                         WOW! $27,500 for a Vacant Lot in Tesoro Golf and Tennis          Club to Build Your Dream Home in Florida Paradise?                      115 SE San Alicante, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for cur...
How to Win a Bidding War on Your Next Minnesota Home This SummerThe Minneapolis housing market is heating up for the summer. Pending sales this spring were the highest since 2005. Buyers this summer will likely face some stiff competition. Being involved in a bidding war can be stressful, so reli...
By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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The white sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico are just steps away from the 58-unit condo complex at Aquarius Club. Conveniently located on the south end of Longboat Key, residents are within minutes of Saint Armands Circle's shops, restaurants and spas. Downtown Sarasota's fabulous cultural attrac...
By Barrett Henry, BARRETT HENRY TEAM The BEST real estate experience
(Century 21 Acclaim Realty)
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 Plant City Florida Real Estate Market Stats Homes on the market in Plant City, FL2875 HAMMOCK DRIVE, PLANT CITY, FL 33566-6753 3048 SUTTON WOODS DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566-9606 1602 DEER HERD AVENUE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33565-2429  2602 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566 P...
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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 Would you spend $80,000,000 for a piece of land?You would if you could built a luxury high-rise being built in Pelican Bay Naples Florida.This particular strip of land is one of only two remaining vacant lots on the Gulf of Mexico in the ultra prestigious Pelican Bay.Mystique 22 stories high87 v...
By Amber Castonguay, Servicing: Waukesha, Jefferson, Dodge County WI
(Re/Max Realty Center)
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$119,000, 4Bd/2Ba Multi-Family, 2120 sqft.    Amber Castonguay, 920.988.0048 | Re/Max Realty Center | 920-988-0048AmberCastonguay@gmail.com | 401 S 7th St, Watertown, WI 53094 Investor Alert! 4Bd/2Ba Multi-Family   $119,000 Sq Footage 2120 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Floors 2 Parking...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
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Welcome to your own private resort complete with electric heated pool costing only $200 per month to heat! This magnificent home has it all, entertainers backyard that is one of a kind complete with Superstition Mountain views, pool and spa, large covered patio with built in BBQ area and darling ...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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SOLD!  BERMUDA CLUB POOL HOME VERO BEACH ISLANDBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach      SOLD!  BERMUDA CLUB POOL HOME VERO BEACH FLWe closed today on this tropical British West Indies style pool home in the gated island community of the BERMUDA CLUB.   This was a quality bu...
By Eleanor Thorne, Cary Mortgage Loans 919-649-5057
(Steve Thorne NC Mortgage Experts)
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Since the Great Recession, we’re talking to people with more than $70,000 in Student Loan Debt several times a week.  For the most part, these are NOT lawyers or doctors, or folks who are otherwise being paid in excess of $70,000 a year.  No, these are folks who have this student loan debt in a d...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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222 Croasdale Ct Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $110,000 MLS #PM-23693 Click here for more on this Arrowhead Lake Home ---->Make sure you check out the drone video with this affordable Chalet in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Located on a cul-de-sac, this home features an addition, 3 bedrooms, 2 f...
By Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
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Are you qualified to put in an offer on Rhode Island real estate?  This is what a real estate agent in Rhode Island will want to know when you call about a property you see on Zillow, Trulia, Home Snap or Realtor.com.They will tell you if you have cash seasoned in a bank account in your name you ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Available Homes for Sale Near Hankook Tire Plant, Clarksville TNThe construction is progressing nicely with the new training center for Hankook Tire Plant. We are already seeing this Clarksville TN plant adding to the economy and employment numbers of Montgomery County. It is going to give a trem...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Bakers bay condos are located in North East Philadelphia close to the Delaware River.It is a gated community and there is a security guard at the entrance. I looked up the mls just now for active listings and found no active listings.There are 4 homes pending settlement. The average list price of...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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We have a pretty exciting seller's market in the Atlanta area. It's exciting for the sellers...not so much for the buyers. In certain price ranges homes languish on the market for days. Not weeks, days. Desirable homes at the right price are selling for more than list within days of hitting the m...
By Dale Cosack
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors - Newtown)
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 Welcome to 2426 Skyview Avenue in desirable Woodlyn West. Enter from the front porch into the foyer flanked by a formal living room (with pergo flooring, crown molding & chair rail) & dining room.    The dining room opens to the eat-in kitchen which also overlooks the large family room with bric...