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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a spacious corner lot with excellent curb appeal. The kitchen and dining area features brick paver flooring, white appliances and an abundance of cabinets The living room has laminate flooring and a corner wood burning fireplace. The master bedroom has...
By Trish Nash, Henderson Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI, PMN
(Signature Gallery Of Homes )
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The Trish Nash Team will be holding an open house this weekend at 3 awesome locations. Come join us this weekend to view 1690 Danbury Crossing, 899 Rhyolite, and 1866 Via Delle Arti.  OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 31st 12pm - 3pm CLICK HERE FOR PROPERTY INFORMATION SATURDAY MAY 30th 9am - 1pm CLICK HERE ...
By Celeste Chism - Resort Lifestyle Specialist in Fairfield Glade & Lake Tansi, Serving You is My Top Priority
(RE/MAX Premier Choice)
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Fairfield Glade TN Homes - New Homes in Fairfield GladeThere are several new homes for sale in Fairfield Glade but few compare to the upscale designs of BK Homes. Building homes for over forty years & specializing in custom homes is their specialty. These new homes in Fairfield Glade are overflow...
By Temple Schneider Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
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 Found out about a great workshop coming up in a couple of weeks in Oxnard (Ventura County, CA.).  It's for anyone who wants to learn more about how to buy a home, specifically buy a home via Affordable Housing programs.   I thought this was a super offering because many times, it's hard to find ...
By Will Allen, I deliver successful results,results that move you
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This home located in the Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach and is being offered for sale at $1,500,000. This completely updated 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is directly across the street from the Los Cerritos Park and a short walk to the well-reviewed Los Cerritos Elementary School .Tax records in...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $3,250.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to another military veteran. Equity First Realty just wanted to thank Clyde Wilder for his past and continued service in the U...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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It is a great time of the year to start looking for your next Dream Home. There are 63 Homes For Sale in Solana Beach!Solana Beach in known for its high cliffs that line the waters edge, which makes its beaches very secluded.  There are five main spots in Solana Beach. Seaside known as a great su...
By Shane Lott
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 Want to live in a historic Fan District with with access to great restaurants, museums, and parks … but aren’t up to living in a traditional single family home?  Time to consider a Fan condo.   A few reasons why you should consider a Fan condo: Forget the yard workYard work is a relative term in...
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  Open House 5/30/2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Click Here To View Similar Homes For Sale Currently Available For Sale In Huntington   Click Here To View This Spectacular Colonial In Detail     You will not want to miss this Impressive Colonial with a fabulous layout in fantastic condition. It is n...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $6,525.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to Dr. Glasser. This homebuyer took advantage of the 1.5% Cashback Rebate Program on the house that he purchased in Glen Allen...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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New Homes Summer 2015 in Dublin California Let me introduce you to Terrace Ridge built by William Lyon Homes located in Dublin California. These brand-new single-family homes features three distinct floor plans with four and five bedrooms each from a 2800 ft.² to over 3100 ft.² priced from $1.1 m...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Today we closed 800 Elgin #1009 at the Optima Horizons. A 2 bedroom 2 bath luxury condo in the heart of downtown Evanston. Walking distance to the Metra, EL and Northwestern University this is a very desirable building. With a door person, full sized pool, exercise room and beautiful deck and a f...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
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  What do you say to a $65,000 price adjustment? If you're smart you'll say   "Where do I sign?"   ******************************** Wave cabin fever goodbye when you step into this lovely lake house. Beneath its pyramidal roof, the atrium-like central gathering space blurs the boundary between i...
By George Foster, Home Specialist - www.realestateoftampabay.com
(Peoples Choice Realty Services)
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Step 4. InspectionsWhen you buy a New Home, there are different types of inspections you should do.If you are buying an inventory home, you should have an independent home inspection, at your cost, performed by an inspector of your choice. Preferably someone with a background in home construction...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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This is a great time of year to Invest in your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 27 new Listings available today!If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take a look at the community of Encinitas.  There are so many "points of interest," San Diego...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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Brand New Town Homes in Jordan RanchDublin California continues to improve and develop new subdivisions and communities in outlying areas. The newest is Kingswood, a townhome community located in Jordan Ranch.Currently being constructed by Landsea Homes, Kingswood will feature three distinct resi...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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 Leander Texas - HUD owned 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, 3 living, 2 car garage with hardwood floors. 2,923 square feet, 0.199 acre lot. Mercedes Homes built in 2008. Corner lot. Formal living and dining room. Open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, kitchen island, granite counters and over-sized...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $6,119.15 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to the Joseph Family. This homebuyer took advantage of the 1.5% Cashback Rebate Program on the house that he purchased in Midl...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1317 Arrowhead Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $625,000 MLS #PM-23982 Click here for more on this LAKEFRONT home --->LAKEFRONT Custom built home check out the drone video. This Lakefront is on a premium lot of 0.70 acres located in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Enjoy the views with 199' of lake...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Yes prices are rising. However there are still some very good bargains for detached homes in Arizona for less than $100K. True, the least expensive may be fixer uppers. However, buying a home is the American dream. To see the least expensive detached homes priced under $100K in Arizona 301 S Mars...