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 Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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By Tolbert Real Estate Group, Helping you to buy, sell and invest in Real Estate
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        Tolbert Real Estate Group is happy to announce they just listed 6507 Cimarron Cir. Anchorage, AK 99504. This home features over 1,200 square feet of living space, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1 car garage.  Light & Bright beautifully maintained End Unit. Spacious features all bedrooms upst...
By Ana Moniz, "Excellence in Real Estate"
(Keller Williams Valley Realty )
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Featured Woodcliff Lake Real Estate for Sale Bergen County has many beautiful homes for sale. This post highlights two homes in the lovely town ofWoodcliff Lake. Both listings have links to virtual tours where you can get inside the homes and see all they have to offer. Contact Ana Moniz at 201-...
By Jill Watts, Clark County, WA Is A Great Place To Live! Call Me
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
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  Goats and CCRS.  I did mention that in the title didn't I? Odd title isn't it? Well, you learn something new every day it seems.   I showed a 10 acre piece of land today. We met a builder out there and discussed with him that my client wanted to put in maybe a cow or two, chickens and goats ont...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   Maricopa 3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island. ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island.   3Beds 2...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Real Estate Sales Still Hot The Evanston IL home buyers and sellers are still out in full force writing contracts on homes and listing their property for sale. This is the second year in a row the seasonal market lines are blurred and being ignored by people choosing to shop for Real ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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When you decide you want to buy a home, you should prepare to enjoy a fun and exciting home buying process. Of course, this won't just happen automatically, you must select the right real estate buyer's agent who can guide you through the seen and unseen aspects of the move that often times ruin ...
By Suzie Townley, Relaxed Professionalism
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Open House Etiquette for Buyers.  You didn't know you had rules when you went to open houses?  Well, there are some!  First, be polite.  The agent there is not there for you to practice your rude behavior.  If you are working with a Buyer's Agent, just present your Open House Pass, or their busi...
By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
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3427 Glastonbury OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $199,999 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,182 sqftLot: 8,628 sqft Location 3427 GlastonburyPearland, TX 77581USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.th...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 3
I have lived  in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 7
I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Hidden Home Buying Costs Before buying, it is critical to know the various costs associated with purchasing a home so you can be prepared. Hopefully your agent has discussed with you any potential extra costs you may incur so you are not caught off guard at the closing table. Knowing what fees yo...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 4
I have lived  in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 23
I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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Overland Park Homes For Sale near Blue Valley West High School Overland Park Kansas       Blue Valley West  High School16200 Antioch RoadOverland Park, Kansas 66085   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Blue Valley West High School. All of our for sale property information is a direct feed...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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What Can You Do If Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move?   You’ve agreed to take a new job halfway across the country.  It will require you to sell your current home, pack your belonging and relocated there.  But when you tell your 16 year old daughter that you're going to move, she gets upset and ...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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GILBERT REAL ESTATE:  313 W Del Rio St, Gilbert AZ 85233.  Located in Rancho Del Verde near Ray and Cooper, 2723 square feet on a single level. 2 car garage, pool.  Formal living and dining, family room open to the kitchen.   Unique 4 bedroom, 2 bath single level home with office.  New paint insi...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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When It comes to buying a home, are you a Hunter or a Gatherer?   Back in prehistoric time, so I have read in the book Clan of the Cave-Bear, men were hunters and women gatherers.  The Hunters left their caves, spear in hand, with one goal in mind-spear the animal and bring it home. The Gatherers...