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&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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 Spring has Sprung in Northwest Indiana and the Real Estate Market is blooming!   With Low Interest Rates   Low Property Taxes   Commuting Distance to Chicago-land  This Valparaiso, IN 46385 Corner Ranch Home For Sale has curb appeal AND lots of Perennials which are soon to be in full bloom!  Enj...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Why Do Cincinnati Patio Home HOA Fees Vary So Much? You've been searching our site for Cincinnati patio homes and the variance in HOA fees has caught your eye hasn't it?  Why such a big range in patio home HOA fees?  Why only $80 a month over here and over $300 a month over there?   Well ...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 43
Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?... ...Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a particular complex or subdivision, about available rentals (...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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South Florida is a Health Care Techie Mini Silicon Valley    Technology companies in South Florida are working on helping doctors have a digital practice.  Recent innovations are also connecting the doctors to their patients in ways that are unprecedented. This new technology is giving patients t...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 53
That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!   I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house.  Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work.  Well do not blame me.  You are not my client and...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision Buyers...you have to be quick and decisive in this market if you want one of the really good real estate deals! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark with Coldwell ...
By Ritu Desai, Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
(Samson Properties)
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Whether you are considering to move up or buy your first home or an investment property in Fairfax or Loudoun county of Northern Virginia news can get better. The first half of 2014 Northern Virginia real estate market has been nothing but a slow. We had a small spike in the market during 2014 sp...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Comments 1
S.FL estate news- 20% of FL, home shoppers could enter the market soon S.FL estate news- 20% of FL, home shoppers could enter the market soon   FREE LIST of Today's Short sale homes for sale in Weston, Cooper City, Davie, Sunrise, Miramar, Southwest ranches, Plantation. FREE LIST of Today'...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
What is the Process of Qualifying for a VA Home Loan Are you on active duty, honorably separated from the military, or perhaps retired after serving your country proudly? Whichever category you find yourself in, did you know that qualifying for a VA Home Loan is a pretty straight forward process ...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 16
People generally fall into two groups, cat people or dog people. I have found it is a love hate relationship. You love one and can’t tolerate the other. I have found a third category, people who just don’t like dogs or cats. A pet free house certainly does have many advantages, so I sympathize wi...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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  This 1101 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary-style house is located on a private, 1 acre lot in Campton, New Hampshire.   This home features; 1st floor master bedroom with master bathroom ensuite, fireplace on open concept 1st floor, laundry room, vaulted ceilings with skylights, f...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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  The Internet and Real Estate Professionals are the top two resources most buyers and sellers turn to when searching for a home. As a Trulia Pro combined with my being with the CENTURY 21 brand, can help improve your overall real estate buying and selling needs. Click here search ALL homes for s...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Best Friends to a Home Buyer “Realtor® and Contingencies”     Contingencies act as a home-buyers practical brake as well as protection when buying a home. When a potential home-buyer enters into a purchase contract, a substantial portion of the purchase contract contains items relating to condi...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 10
  Affordable Waterfront Lot for Sale in Hernando Beach Florida! listed by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   Waterfront living becomes affordable when you can buy a great waterfront building lot like this one for a price that doesn't break the budget.    Property  In...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Waterford Virginia, Enjoy Being A Part Of Virginia History. History is on display in Waterford VA.  Just a quick 10-15 minute drive to Leesburg, a quick commute to Dulles International Airport, the beauty and charm of Waterford is on display for all, residents and visitors.                       ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Coming Soon in the White Oaks area of San Carlos CA 94070 21 Hilltop Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070 3-bedroom, 2-bath home HUGE 4-car attached garage Preparations are well underway - the interior painting is done; new carpeting is going in today in the master bedroom. The hardwood floors shine; the ...
By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
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379 Smith Cir Erie, CO 80516 MLS #: 4149525 $175,000 3 bedrooms 2.00 bath MUST SEE! This charming Grand View townhome features 3 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs and one half bath on main level, 1,240 square feet, back patio, utility room, and 1 car garage. electric range oven, refrigerator, di...
By Robert Reid, OR & WA Real Estate
(Premier Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Washougal Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Buyers Needed Homes for Sale Fishers Landing Homes for Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Reid Realty Team Principal Broker Premier Real Estate 360-606-1295 Questions...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Ventana Lakes - New Neighborhood in North Katy   Ventana Lakes 4347 Fenetre St. Katy, TX 77493 ( Above is address of Perry Homes Model home).   Ventana Lakes is a new neighborhood located in north katy. The best way to get there is to take Highway 99 north from I-10 and get off at Clay Road. This...