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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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New Homes for Sale with Basements- Clarksville TN  Home buyers often ask to see new homes that have basements. You may think that Clarksville TN would be so hilly that basement homes would be readily available. That is not the case because only about 10% of the homes for sale have basements. Clar...
By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
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  Loads of Upgrades Ashland~Winthrop Village     Home Photos Local Schools     PRICE REDUCED!         Rick Frissell Red Baron of Real Estate HomeXpress Realty 813-340-6828 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:SL3199320       Extras For You!>>> Property VIDEO       11184 Gr...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Attention:  Military Veteran Home Buyers in Maryland. FHLBank Atlanta's First-time Homebuyer Product (FHP) provides up to $5,000 in matching funds for the down payments and closing costs of first-time homebuyers. Since its inception in 1997, our FHP has helped more than 18,000 families and indivi...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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Discounted! No Bank $675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank !   Dear VIP Home Buyer Friend!!  Ready to Occupy January 30, 2015.  Summerville  4 Bedroom - 2.5 Bath  Home! ** See More of 707 Alston Street - Summerville SC at:  http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/26953 Special Discounts: ** If You...
By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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        $200,000.00 - 1777 Modoc Drive, Chico, CA 95928             Location: Chico, CA Dollhouse cute! Super great location just blocks from Bidwell Park and Parkview Elementary. Lots of great upgrades including an open patio with mature landscaing gracing the entrance, warm terracotta style fl...
By Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN--South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 870-8169 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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  McKays Mill/Park Run Condos are an outstanding and affordable option for those buyers desiring low maintenance living in the Cool Springs area of Franklin TN. In 2014 we saw the following sales activity: McKays Mill Park Run Condos closed in 2014: 13 Average sales price: $217,023 Average list p...
By Ed & Tracy Oliva, Arizona Agents
(West USA Realty - Arizona)
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13293 E Appaloosa Place Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Single Family - Detached - Scottsdale, AZ Price : $799,000.00 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 6.00 Square Foot : 4,149 County : Maricopa Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 1995 MLS Number : 5224609 click for more information and pictures Property Des...
By Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida
(Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie)
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VA Nursing Home Site Chosen To Be Built in Tradition Port St Lucie Florida. Click Below to read article: VA Nursing Home Site Chosen for Tradition Port St Lucie Fl. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Tradition Florida area Port Saint Lucie click on the link. Our 'for sale' property inf...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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You are a Henry County homeowner, but now your family has simply outgrown the place. You’re almost ready to start hunting for a new home—but hesitate. The fact is, you’re reluctant to give up your present property. It’s been a terrific home, and you suspect it’s only going to grow in value… If yo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
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Trilogy at Power Ranch-2 bdrm homes for sale in Gilbert, AZ  85298     This home is perfect!!! Inside is upgraded lighting,ceiling fans, tile flooring, and lots more. The kitchen boasts a huge center island, breakfast bar,white appliances,staggered cabinets and pantry.The spacious master suite ha...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Custom build your new home in picturesque Watchung in Somerset County, NJ. Take advantage of top rated school system, secluded and scenic setting, beautiful parks and convenient location close to main highways.   105 Washington Rock Road   Watchung, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colon...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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The House with the Red Kitchen - "La Cuisine Rouge" Ponce Inlet, Florida By Joyce Marsh Homes and Lifestyles The owner thoughtfully designed each and every element of this super chic modern home, but the European Red Designer Kitchen with glistening stainless steel countertops, and high-end appli...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Condo's in Penn Quarter Chinatown Loving Where You're Living in Washington DC  Washington DC made Forbes magazines list of one of the Top Twenty Coolest Cities   What makes DC so cool? Great neighborhoods like Penn Quarter and Chinatown. We love the Farmer's Market which covers a city block in Sp...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You called your lender, you discussed your private finances and you agreed upon a number that will allow you to buy a house AND have a life.  Feels pretty good, doesn't it? Now, you and I can meet and start the process of looking at houses.   When we first meet in person, I MUST tell you about ag...
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The Celtic Connection Team at Solutions Real Estate has a website featuring homes specifically in Maricopa Arizona. The website can be viewed at Maricopa Homes and features Maricopa Arizona homes for sale, Maricopa Arizona real estate, a search for Maricopa Arizona bank owned or foreclosures, Ma...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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     New Construction Homes in Orlando, Florida   New Construction Homes in Orlando Florida is more affordable than you may think, you can find the most comprehensive directory of new construction homes in Orlando, Florida and with a large verity of homes to choose from, you'll be sure to find on...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Haven't You Always Wanted to Live on the Water? Now you can at The Riverfront at Harbour View. Discover spectacular sunset views across the Nansemond River, with  breathtaking, long distant views across the James River. This Craftsman style home by Sasser Construction is proposed for Lot 117 on R...
By Richard Michaels, 100% Dedicated to Servicing My Clients
(Keller Williams Macomb)
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Here is a complete and current list of all home available in Macomb Twp. ,MI   If you have been looking for a home in the Macomb Township area, I have put together a free list of all homes available.  This list is updated in real time and allows you to search for your perfect home. Macomb Twp., M...