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 Right Choice Realty, Buying or Selling a Home, Make the Right Choice
(Right Choice Realty)
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Market dynamics encourage SWFL buyers. (written in 2012)   Foreclosure sales are winding down in Lee County due to a general lack of foreclosure inventory. Homes that are still in the court system awaiting adjudication will be GOBBLED up at the auction on the court house steps weekly. The MLS wil...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 70
    I remember the first day working in the corporate world long before I became a REALTOR®. I was told, “You passed the test; you’ve got the job but in the real world image is everything."   As a society, we are very conscious of what we wear in public. People judge you by your appearance. ...
By Lanre Folayan, Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell your DC Home Now
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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Deanwood/Benning Hts DC Real Estate Market Report zip code 20019   So far we have not only seen an increase in Deanwood DC home sales but also in median sold price. Now let's take a look at the Deanwood DC Real Estate Market Report.     Sold dollar Volume in Deanwood/Benning Hts DC zip code 2...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 37
You Need Professional Help...Internet Shopping Advice for Home Buyers. The bottom line is don't do it. Even though the internet is chock full of information on buying a home...it can't take the place of a qualified real estate professional, and here's why. These are some good reasons,...
By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
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Buyers of Sandpiper Lakeland Homes for Sale: Tips In Transitioning Into an Active Adult Community     Buyers of Sandpiper Lakeland homes for sale: Tips in transitioning into an active adult community From selling your old home to settling into your new Sandpiper Lakeland home, there’s a lot of ad...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL 1720 Maple Optima Views The Optima Views of Evanston IL is one of the most popular and contemporary looking high rise condo buildings in the downtown area. Located at 1720 Maple the Century movie Theater with 15 screens and many interesting stores and Restaurants are steps away. If yo...
(The Hamptons Edge Real Estate Co.)
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  View this Home's Virtual Tour   Listing Details Home For Sale In Newport Beach, East Moriches 6 Diane LaneMLS number: 2683260Style: Expanded CapeBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Heated In-ground PoolPrice: $435,000.00   Call Bill Carroll at 631-241-8168 to see if this property is still available and ...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
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3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Pineville La 1901 Susek- Price Reduced Searching for a 3 bedroom home in Pineville La? Need space, a fenced backyard, and central location? For the new price of 167,500 dollars, 1901 Susek Drive is a bargain. Don't forget to check out the nice workshop in the back! ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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This is a 1328 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch-style house with an attached 2-car garage, plus a storage shed located on a .90 acre lot in Campton, New Hampshire... price just REDUCED to: $179,500.00   Features include; master bedroom with master bathroom an suite, deck with hot tub, eff...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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This 1650 square foot, 2-level, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom duplex is located at the Jack O' Lantern 18-Hole Golf Resort in Woodstock, New Hampshire... along the Pemigewasset River ~   This unit features; a gas fireplace, efficient propane heat, screened sun porch, 1st floor laundry, loft, master ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL 800 Elgin Optima Condos Evanston IL 800 Elgin Optima Condos are the most popular location for Northwestern students. Walking distance to the university the complex offers all the amenities wanted by students and faultily of NU. If you are interested to see what is available in the 800...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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Why an Inspection Report When Buying a Brentwood Ca Home? Generally inspections are the responsibility of the buyer. Inspections are generally non-invasive Buyers can get as many inspection as they want of basically any type. Here is a list of some types of inspections: General Home Inspection Te...
By Bob Pisa Downing-Frye Realty, Commitment, Service, Satisfaction...
(Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Naples, FL)
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The vast majority of home buyers begin a home purchase with the Internet   The statistics have been presented over and over again. Depending when the data is gathered it's routinely reported that 80-90% of home buyers begin their search online. That's perfect, there's no better, more ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 9
  Doing What It Takes In a Hot Real Estate Market!     In a competitive real estate market where the inventory is limited can a buyer benefit from writing a personal letter to the seller? My best answer is “it can’t hurt and most likely will help.”   In a hot real estate market it is highly unlik...
By Donald Horne, Associate Broker, Oxford / Lapeer Homes
(Coldwell Banker-Shooltz Realty)
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Look what I found! Brick ranch home with 2220 sq.ft on acreage in Rochester Hills!   2722 Frankson Ave, Rochester Hills MI, 48307 OverviewMaps Photos Features Description $199,962 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Interior: 2,220 sqft Lot: 1.50 acre(s) Location 2722 Frankson...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Knox Creek Madison Alabama I recently represented the very happy buyer of this home in Knox Creek, Madison Alabama.  If ease of maintenance, a park for the kids and a great location is what you're looking for in your new home purchase then consider Knox Creek (link updated daily).  This home ...
By Jill Winchel, Your Middle TN Realtor, Specializing in Brentwood
(SilverPointe Properties 615-504-1185)
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1373 Holly Tree Gap Rd, Brentwood TN 37027 Home for Sale 1373 Holly Tree Gap Rd, Brentwood TN 37027 Price: $435,000 MLS #: 1557757 Bedrooms: 4          Baths: 2.5        Square footage: 2,743 1373 Holly Tree Gap Rd, Brentwood TN 37027 Home for Sale A bright, two-story foyer with marble tiles welc...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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This is a 3400 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom contemporary~style house located on a 7.55 acre lot in Campton, New Hampshire.   Features of this home include;   custom kitchen (with granite counters, down-draft cook top and broiling grill), formal dining room, library, 1st floor laundry room,...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Open House on Multi Property Auction TODAY! OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE Thursday July 10- 1:00-3:00 PM 517 Bliss Ave741 Bliss Ave1923/1925 Elk St1001 Park St2524 Prairie St Thursday July 10- 3:30 - 5:30 PM2525 Blaine St2109 Center St2508 Ellis St1209 West Pearl St   **************************************...
By Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Valley Realty)
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     Homes For Sale in Woodcliff Lake NJ between $250,000 & $750,000Do you want to know what home prices are for Woodcliff Lake New Jersey currently?The attached link below is for all current single family homes that are for sale, right now, priced between $250,000 and $750,000.Looking for a ...