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 Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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    Executive Home For Sale In Antigonish Antigonish Home For Sale Home in Antigonish For Sale Homes in Antigonish For Sale 40 Brierden Court, Antigonish$739,900 MLS Grand Executive Home - Impeccably maintained and spacious family home surrounded by acres of manicured lawns and landscaped garden...
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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Home for Sale - Green Mountain - Lakewood CO 80228     This ranch home is now for sale and buyers should not wait, as it won't last long!    Located in Hutchinsons Green Mountain, there are limited homes for sale under $300,000.    This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two ca...
By Susan Jean Horne, P.A., GRI, I.R.E.S.
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
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By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
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Have you ever noticed how the terms "town house" and "condo" are sometimes used interchangeably? This is most likely because both types of housing structures may be governed by homeowners associations. That, however, is where the similarity between the two ends. Comparing condos with town houses ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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  Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Henry County can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments about the factors at play, the ‘just feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of the one comm...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Condo Scene The condominium sales in Evanston IL are still in full swing. There is a good selection of condos for sale and also a good time to put your property in the market if you are thinking of moving. Our seasonal sales have crossed boundaries and the market is still very busy. C...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     As an inspector, we operate under the umbrella of being a generalist. However, we are expected to know and learn as much as we can about structures. One of the things that all inspectors are expected to know is how to analyze cracks.     Dwellings are like living entities. They are constantl...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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Overland Park Homes for Sale near Sunset Ridge Elementary School   Sunset Ridge Elementary School14901 England StreetOverland Park, KS 66221   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Sunset Ridge Elementary in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct ...
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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Harvest Alabama Rock Creek Limestone County Homes For Sale Original content published at....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=2475 Go to: Rock Creek Harvest Alabama...for daily updated Rock Creek information. Just starting your home search then this link to my Buyer/Seller Information will be helpful get...
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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                                      When someone is thinking of their ideal home, they think of many things: stainless steel appliances, a large master bathroom, a walk-in closet. There are other things that people talk about wanting that may not necessarily be in their budget or best interest...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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  Do you want the BEST deal you can get when Buying a Home? Low Ball Offers are back. Just yesterday a Buyer and their agent submitted a $110,000 offer in a home priced just under $179,900. The good news is the seller did accept an offer. The Bad news was it was not the Low ball offer. It was one...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
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San Antonio-Aspen Village Condo For SaleSan Antonio's Aspen Village has a condo for sale near the Medical Center. This is a one-bedroom unit with one full- and one-half bath. It is in a three-story building and this unit for sale is on the second and third story. Take a look at the video showing ...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This well written post by Tammy Lankford is one that every agent would hope that future buyers and sellers would read.  Tammy lists many important reasons for buyers and sellers to deal with local agents.  Every buyer needs a buyers agent, but does a buyers agent from a distant town provide what ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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  A major topic of interest & conversation among home buyers and investors has always been those properties that have been through foreclosure. Is there still opportunity despite the improved real estate market? Yes...but they are harder to find and prices and competition are up in Northern Virgi...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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From Building Lot To Home.  It's Exciting To Watch. Loudoun County VA Homes. I'm working hard making sure there is no stone unturned in my search for a new home for a relocating family.    Their preference is to buy a completed move-in ready home but they are adament they do not want a resale.   ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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                                        Click Here To View Current Inventory Of Easy Living Condos In Amityville Click Here To View This Fantastic Condo In Detail     Living Is Easy In This 55 Plus Snug Harbor Condo OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $435,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedro...
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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A Day Off From Real Estate In Huntsville, Alabama I think this was the first day (or at least half day) that I've been away from real estate in months. A clients house just went under contract and since we are both Harley riders decided to take a ride together before he left the state. The home h...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                      153 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-4305       Pocono Alpine Rancher One story living 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home located in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community. Walking distance to the Minisink pool. Home features spacious updated kitchen, Propane fireplac...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                    226 Tepee Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-15029     More info on a Cozy Cottage in Arrowhead Ranch style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community that backs to the game lands. Home features 3 bedrooms, living room with exposed beams, wood burning...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Managing UPS Deliveries When Moving Into New Home or Out of Sold Home   Working with Buyers and Sellers of homes in Southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain County and Choctaw County makes an agent so very well aware of some of the problems of moving even if it has nothing to do with the Real Estate Transac...