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 LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
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FEATURED LISTINGS Located off of the ever popular Webb's Road in Denver this gated community offers very large wooded and waterfront home sites. Webb's Chapel Cove is the perfect community for people looking for privacy, stunning homes at a convenient location.  Community: Webb's Cha...
By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
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FEATURED LISTINGS Nantz Road at Lake NormanLocated in the popular town of Cornelius, Nantz Road has become a hot spot for luxury home building. It's central location and waterfront home sites make Nantz Road one of the most sought after locations around Lake Norman. New luxury homes at this ...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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---- Plenty Of Nails So It Won't Shake" Those words were spoken in 1905 by Thomas J. Moore, a newly elected Trustee of Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas.Prior to that Buckhall was served once a month by a Methodist circuit rider pastor. In June 1905 Joseph and Lydia Hensley do...
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 Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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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 Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
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The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category.  The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for brand new and probably ...
By Pat & Ed Okenica, Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate
(RE/MAX Agents Realty Lake Oconee Ga)
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LAKE OCONEE - 10 Tips on How To Maximize Your Lake Living Experience on beautiful Lake Oconee. 1.  Lake Oconee (of course!) - 2.  Golf at one of the 5 premier golf course communities, which offer award winning golf courses. Golfing is also available at one of the public courses in the area outsid...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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60203 Real Estate Skokie-Evanston or Skevenston 60203 Zip code which is on the Skokie and Evanston border but has access to Evanston schools park district, and services but with Skokie taxes is a good deal for some people looking for more bang for the buck. Skevanston is less expensive than Evans...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Buying Bank Foreclosure or Short Sale properties are a great way to get a stellar deal on a home in Springfield. However, it is not always easy to find these fantastic deals, as buyers have to keep searching when one comes up. If you're a buyer and getting a great deal is of interest to you,...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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People often think that they need a lot of money for a down payment when buying a home, which holds them back and makes them think buying a home in Springfield isn’t possible for them. However, there is a new program that allows qualified buyers to save their cash and buy a home with a very low ...
By Monica Hess
(Feng Shui This, Kentucky's Feng Shui Master)
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A few years ago a new friend bought a house before I could do a feng shui assessment of it.  I had no idea they were buying it until it was a done deal.  When I found out, I immediately checked the chart and then sat down and cried.  I knew then that they were in for some very tough times.  I did...
By Amy Jones Group, Recognized as the #1 RE/MAX Team in the Valley
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
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More Information   Beautifully remodeled home in sought after Mountain Park Ranch – offering 3 community pools, tennis courts, parks & ramadas. Home has been dramatically upgraded w/ high-end finishes you typically don’t find in this price range. The kitchen features staggered 42'' r...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Ready to buy a home in Springfield? Want an easy way to find a home that saves you time and money? With our exclusive buyer profile system, you can! All you have to do is tell us what you’re looking for. You will have priority access to all new listings that match your home buying criteria, inclu...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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  This is a 1593 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse located at Rosebrook at Bretton Woods Resort where you can ski in and out of your back door.   This 2-level unit features; 1st floor laundry room, skylights, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, formal dining room, family room, in-law in fin...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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Last week a buyer who was already working with a Realtor called me about one of my listings. He expressed interest and told me that it was exactly the type of house he was looking for. I then told him to contact his agent. Before getting off the phone the buyer said, "Heck, since I'm fin...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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               Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Round Rock Texas with in ground pool and spa. Move in Ready! Sellers can close fast. Home located in a great school district. Cul-de-sac property with incredible mature landscape. Close to shopping and groceries.         It is like living in a vac...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Are you currently renting in Springfield? Do you feel like owning your own home seems out of reach? We’ve probably all been there before, stuck in a rut, feeling trapped in a home that doesn’t really feel like your own.  You don’t have to feel that way anymore! Buying a home in Springfield is wit...
By Sandy Williams
(Keller Williams, sandy@sandywilliams.com)
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  Simple but Lovely Detached Home in Hollywood Hills Florida 4122 N Circle Dr, Hollywood, FL 33021 (Click Here for more Info) Property Information: Style: Detached Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 2 Year Built: 1967 Sq. Feet: 1848 View: Garden View Garage: Attached Parking: Slab/Strips Driveway     Lovely...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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How Old Are Buyers in California? We have home buyers of all ages in California.  But I had no idea of what the average age was.  The California Association of Realtors (CAR) did a survey.  It turns out that buyers are spread out amongst all age groups, but the top buyers are Gen Y.   Combined wi...