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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Sometimes you gotta' kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince or Princess!   Sometimes you gotta' look at, and ride in, a lot of cars before you find one you want to take home!    Sometimes you gotta' cast a lot of throws before you drag in the big bass!   Sometimes you gotta' look at a wh...
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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Open House - Ranch Home in Brighton, CO  80601  - Sunday  August 31, 2014   OPEN HOUSE Sunday - August 31, 2014 12- 2 pm Brighton brick ranch home has been remodeled and shows beautifully.    The home is located close to Benedict Park and has easy access to Highway 85 in Brighton, CO.     Residen...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision With plenty of available homes for sale, it does not take seasoned buyers very long to find a home they like in middle GA...such is the case with this SOLD home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark w...
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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Heritage Estates Harvest Alabama Homes For Sale  Click on this Heritage Estates link to see all available homes complete with photos and details.   If you want to be close to everything, but far enough away for that country feel, you might want to take a look at Heritage Estates subdivision in Ha...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker, We Are Passionate About Real Estate
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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If you happen to own horses and are getting tired of boarding them and paying the fees associated with that, you may wonder if you should buy a "horse property".  A property that has a bit of acreage, room for a barn with some stalls for the horses and the equipment that is needed to take care of...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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  Just listed for sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate this affordable ranch home in Valparaiso, IN 46385 is priced below the assessed value and seller will contribute up to 2% towards buyers closing cost or pre-paids allowable by lender with an acceptable offer! Worth your careful considerat...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale in Bowie.  Compare New to Resale. A telephone call from a prospective home buyer client this morning was very interesting.  New or Resale Isn't The Only Question?  The caller is interested in buying a new home in Bowie.  However, while searching homes for sale, he saw the Homefinde...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Offices Atlanta homes for sale with a office. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an office then you in the right place.  In today's busy world many people work from home.  For those that work at home... a well equipped home office is a nec...
By Steven Schafer, CDPE, SFR, ABR, SRES
(Balsley Losco Real Estate)
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Blue Heron Pines Homes For Sale and Real Estate. Blue Heron Pines features single family homes in Galloway Township NJ just off Jimmie Leeds road. The community of Blue Heron Pines consists of 3 separate organizations. The residential homes “The Village of Blue Heron Pine”, The apartments are “T...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Adriatica homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Adriatica. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Adriatica.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Adriatica   Adriatica Village Adriatica Village is a small community in the Stonebridge Ra...
By Trela Bird, Realtor, Salt Lake City Utah
(Urban Utah Homes & Estates)
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When you going through the buying process there are lots of mistakes you can make, but some of them are more common than others. Here are 6 of the most common mistakes made by home buyers. 1. Selecting the wrong neighborhood Selecting the right neighborhoods should be one of the first things you ...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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This is such a wonderful reminder for Atlanta homebuyers that it bears repeating over and over again.  Thank you so much to Linda Ring for putting together this list! Not only can these moves bring your real estate transaction to a halt, you must think about your finances well in advance of makin...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Farmington Subdivision Phase 3 Homes for Sale in Clarksville TN What a beautiful neighborhood Farmington Subdivision is in Clarksville. Home buyers like it for several reasons. In Phase 3 you will see new brick homes but the building is quickly coming to an end. The community is located in the co...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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Q: Is a Seller required to communicate a rejection back to a Buyer?   A:You finally decided to buy a house. Seems you did everything right: You contacted a lender and got your pre-approval; you hired a great agent to help you and even found a right home for your family. You made your best offer a...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Why are many Buyers unprepared for the results of a Home Inspection? Many buyers are not sure what to do when they get the results of their inspection. What do they mean? How do they proceed? What do they need to do? Many buyer agents will use this to try to re-negotiate the sales price, but is t...
By Susan Haughton, Helping You Buy or Sell Alexandria Real Estate
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A few weeks ago, a property popped up that seemed perfect for one of my buyers and I was dismayed to read the showing instructions:  Mon-Fri 5:30 - 7:00 pm ONLY.  That's a pretty tight showing schedule, no matter how you look at it. While some folks in some markets may be saying, "they aren't mot...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Homes For Sale in King Farm Rockville   The King Farm Community of Rockville Maryland consists of  exploring all the new restaurants, retail stores that surround this exciting and dynamic neighborhood. Adding easy access to the Shaddy Grove Metro - all within walking distance..is definitely a way...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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  Homes for Sale in Bethesda MD           Homes and Condos for Sale in Bethesda MD   Bethesda Maryland has perhaps one of the highest estimated median household income in the state of Maryland. Most single family homes being sold in Bethesda are over the million dollar range...   A Sample Of Home...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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 131 Boone Street This is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools** Near the Alston Middle School **24 Hour Special Take $300.00 of Monthly Rents   ** See Our VIP Buyers Program to Visit this Home Today htt...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
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This is a great time of the year to look for those Move-In Ready Inventory Homes offered by many of our New Home Construction Builders. One such builder is Lennar Homes, and they have various floor plans to choose from in several of our Northwest San Antonio locations like Alamo Ranch, Stillwater...