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 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 Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
Comments 40
         Coulda ...  Woulda...  Shoulda! That's What You're Going to Say, if You Don't Buy Now!          Missed Opportunities!    Regrets!    Lost Potential!         Coulda ... Woulda ...    Shoulda!              That's what you're going to be hearing yourself say ... if you d...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 13
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 THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
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Asheville Real Estate Journal Post50 Homes- Style Options   When Sage and John, a beautiful couple beginning their Post-50 adventure, decided to create a sanctuary – a wonderful dream dwelling—  it was clear to them that they wanted to build something small. They had seen an ad in an Asheville j...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Affordable New Construction affordable new construction homes   Lot 6 Perry Crescent, Stewiacke $264,900 Construction is complete. Stonewater Homes Presents `The Casey`, this charming 2 storey home boasts 3 large bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, a spacious family room, custom kitchen / dining are...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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How To Buy A Home-Advice For My Brother   After 20 Happy Years....My brother his wife and their daughter are moving out of of San Francisco. They love the city by the Bay but feel the cost of living is ridiculously high.  They plan to move north and commute into the city a couple of days a week f...
By THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
Comments 7
    More and more these days,  people across the land are opting for homes that can work across three generations of the family.   This is substantiated by a recent Pew Research Center Report. It  pointed out that  living in mutigenerational households is on the rise. "In general, people wan...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 49
The other day I was contacted by a buyer. She was interested in seeing a house. I had previously shown this house and was very familiar with it. The house she inquired about is over-priced and has been on the market for almost six months. The sellers have reduced the price 3 times for a total of ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 15
Friday was a great day for my buyers - their purchase of 1 Lilly Lane in San Carlos, CA recorded. They now have the keys, and are busy this weekend starting the move-in process and planning their future. Buying a home in San Francisco, San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley can be a daunting pro...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Lovely single family home on stunning, flat half acre lot in the sought after subdivision of Shirley Forest in Alexandria. Call us today, 571-234-1456, for more information or to schedule a private showing to be one of the first to see this wonderful home! Beautiful Single Family Home on Large, F...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Virginia Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Homes Close to Where You Work   Aaron Browning Browning Homes Group - Keller Wi...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Home Shop Moonlight Dr Idabel OK For Sale     You can have it all!  3 bed 2 bath Idabel Oklahoma home on outer edge of Unique Country Homes Addition with limited neighbors, being that there is vacant pasture land behind it.  Home was built in 1994.  It speaks to quality at every turn.  Like New a...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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What criteria are you looking for in a home? When you are ready to start looking at homes, you and your agent will go through all of the homes offered for sale in your neighborhood in your price range. From the list, and there could be many, you'll select the homes that meet the criteria you ...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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About River Falls, Woodbridge VA     River Falls is a community of upscale homes located off the Prince William County Parkway behind the County Center Complex. Entrance to the subdivision is gained by turning onto Greatbridge Road from the Prince William County Parkway.The homes are sited on lo...
Your next home could be this spectacularly updated 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home on the lake, with a pool in Crystal Gardens, Avondale AZ. 2709 N 110TH Avenue Avondale, AZ 85392 Single Family - Detached, Contemporary - Avondale, Price : $239,500.00 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 2,232 Coun...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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The home buying process is really very logical to those of us who deal with it daily.  But for first time home buyers or those who have not purchased a home in years it can seem confusing. So where do you start?   The first step is to deal with the finances.  This can not be over emphasized. With...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Coming soon! Call us (571-234-1456) today for more information on this stunning, luxury home in the sought after subdivision of Tilton Valley Estates in Fairfax. Homes here do not go on the market frequently, so don't miss out! Luxurious Tilton Valley Estates Home on Huge 1 Acre Lot! Gorgeous...
By Robin Scott, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas
(Robin Scott, REALTOR®)
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Swapna and Sateesh wanted to live in the Teravista neighborhood in Round Rock where the schools offered the statistics they desired. They found the perfect floorplan with Ryland homes and built a new home. Pictured are the results. Thank you for choosing me as your REALTOR!
By Mike Nicolai, Ask Realtor Mike!
(RE/Max Preferred Choice)
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 3 BR, 2 BA, LR, DR, Den, FR, Bonus room, shop and storage 2210 W CHEERY LYNN Road Phoenix, AZ 85015 Single Family - Detached - Phoenix, AZ Price : $164,900.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2.00 Square Foot : 1,571 Lot Size : 8,194 sq.ft. County : Maricopa Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 19...
By Tim Stoll, Results that Move You
(Keller Williams Urban Dallas)
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The One Chance a Dallas House for Sale Can Count On  “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s a saying that job applicants (at least the successful ones) take to heart. It’s why a lot of serious primping goes on before a blind date. It’s why movie directors spend as much t...