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 Cindy Davis
(SD Home Source Realty)
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Your Relationship with Your Realtor– You’ve probably never given much thought to your relationship with your Realtor. But I spend my days with buyers and sellers…or at least those thinking about doing a transaction! With over 11 years of real estate behind me, I still marvel at all the different ...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Looking for your next house plan to build? Take a look at the new homes at Founders Pointe, near Smithfield, Virginia.  Are you happy with your current house plan? Has your lifestyle changed in the last five or ten years? Have you been waiting for the right time to build your dream home? Now is t...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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 Village Shops Vero Beach Florida Shopping Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach         Village Shops Vero Beach Florida Island Stores My destination yesterday was to the charming VILLAGE SHOPS in Indian River Shores of Vero Beach Florida.   This charming area was just upgra...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta GA 3-Bedroom Homes for Sale Atlanta GA 3-Bedroom homes for sale by price ranges.  Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3-bedroom homes for sale in Atlanta GA. The listings below all have a minimum of at least ...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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Reef Road Vero Beach Fl Beach Community Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach          FLORALTON BEACH ACCESS VERO BEACH FLORIDA Reef Road along the Atlantic Ocean is one of my very favorite beach streets.  You will find luxury estate style homes on large lots directly on the...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Debbie Reynolds has a contest on Active rain which requires us to call an active rain member and write about the call. I called Kristin Walter , a real estate agent in Colorado. Kristin recently subscribed to my blog so I thought I would call and get to know her too. She recently joined active ra...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
Comments 14
Strange Requirements for a New Home - Too Many Restrictions? It is really great to have a Buyer Prospect who knows what he wants and can afford to buy it. He can afford to be in the "best" neighborhoods in town. He is an out of state Buyer, so I need to get him photos and reports to keep him happ...
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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  It is fun when you have relocation families come into town and want to buy in the Denver metro area.    This family was referral from an ActiveRain member and began 8 months ago.   The market in their hometown is not as vibrant as ours in Denver, and after months of trying to sell their home, t...
By ERA Justin Realty, We are here for you
(Houses For Sale Rutherford NJ)
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Listing Details Location: 54 7th St, North Arlington MLS#: 1501723 Style: colonial Beds: 5 Baths: 3 full 1 half Home for Sale You will love this beautiful totally renovated Colonial in the Manor section at 54 7th St in North Arlington. Some of it's features are Central A/C, custom closets, Hardw...
By Desmond Meade
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
3 Bed Room Home For sale in Columbia 29229 Take a look at this lovely 3 Bed room home for sale with a bonus room and stainless appliances View other 3 bed room homes for and other Columbia SC homes for Columbia SC home value 
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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  US forest service land in your back yard and lake views in the front! The trees are growing but seller willing to help clear a building site to recapture those beautiful lake views. Outstanding mountain views, peak a boo lake views, grand rock outcroppings. Power and Phone in the road, great y...
By Sheri Hipsley
(Advance Realty Direct, Inc. )
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Sheri Hipsley | Advance Realty | sherihipsley@mris.comPrimary: (410) 288-6700Pager: (443) 756-5041Cell: (443) 756-5041Fax: (410) 288-9154Voicemail: (443) 756-5041 6806 CHAND CT $274,900 Click here to view the full details of this property. Year Built: 2003 County: Baltimore Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 ...
By Kay Bennett, Your Best Cookeville Area Agent!
(First Realty Company)
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    Are you excited to finally be in the market for a new home?   Well, you’ve come to the right place for great solid advice!  Follow my blog for continuing education on home buying, tips, and ideas for your future home!   Let’s get started.  First of all, pre-qualification from your lender shou...
By Katina Hargrove, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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I assisted by sellers on selling their home on ten acres, they wanted to downsize to one acre home with a pool. We waited to hear the magic words CTC (clear to close) and now they own a nice home on one acre with a pool. They will be enjoying the home for many years to come.
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 4
Reduced and Discounted_$675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank Qualifying   **  2014 Early Bird  - 48 Hour Special  **  Reserve in December 2014 for January 2015 Move-In and Save!   Available January 25, 2015.  ** See these December Discounted Rents:  Take *$200  - *$500 Off Each of 24 M...
By Myra Jensen, MN Luxury & Lake Homes - www.LuxHomesMN.com
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
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  Contrary to popular belief, you will at no time during the buyer consultation be tied down and the doors will remain unlocked!   Seriously, you may have seen popular home buying TV shows, but they actually show only a very small portion of the transaction – there is a lot more to it than lookin...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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What is negotiation of a contract? Is it getting a best deal only? Or something else? Here's an excellent definition of NEGOTIATION - in a re-blog of a post from Juli Vosmik.      Mid October, I received a text from a previous client asking me to work with her brother who was relocating from the ...
By Brandi Croom
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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                            Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:        http://briv.it/t2Cb        Vintage Ranch Style Home in South Anchorage on R-2M lot With Lots of Potential! Looking to remodel your first home on a large lot or looking to invest in a...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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The future is now, Dual function AFCI/GFCI Breakers.        East Wenatchee Home Inspections   Depending on what electrical code cycle you are in you will most likely start to see the new dual function Arc Fault/Ground Fault breakers (AFCI/GFCI). The only ones I have seen so far are by Square D (T...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 2
$675 Monthly / 4br - 1317ft2 - ▐►RED HOT LISTING!! Lease Option Home Special in Summerville 4-2.5 (Park Hill Subdivision) RED HOT LISTING!! Lease Option Home Special_ Summerville 4-2.5      * See Your VIP Buyers Program to Visit this Home!  http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/BuyAHome.cfm   707 Alston ...