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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Smoky Hill High School (Aurora CO) Varsity Football Schedule   Football season has begun for High Schools, and the Smoky Hill Buffaloes  have already had two games.    The varsity team colors are forest green and scarlet and their coach is Preston Davis.    This Friday hopefully will take the tea...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Wet Bars Atlanta homes for sale with wet bar. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an wet bar then you are in the right place.  Wet bars are ideal for those that love to entertain. They are the perfect place to relax with friends and family ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Saunas or Steam Rooms Atlanta homes for sale with sauna. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an sauna or steam rooms then you are in the right place.  Saunas or steam rooms are ideal for those that are health conscious. They are the perfect...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Join the Browning Homes Group for your chance to win an iPad Mini at our Open House this Sunday, September 7th from 1:00-4:00 PM at 5747 Governors Pond Circle, Alexandria, 22310. Don't miss out on seeing this beautiful, luxury townhome in the sought after Alexandria neighborhood of Govenor's Grov...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Stacked Stone Fireplaces Atlanta homes for sale with stacked stone fireplaces. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an stacked stone fireplace then you are in luck.  Stacked stone fireplaces are ideal for those that love to entertain. They a...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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                     S108W34841 South Shore Drive                                                                                      Eagle, Wisconsin 53149-9519                           MLS #: 1374427                                                                       $675,127         Imagin...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Condos and Townhouses Many people choose to live in a condo or townhome because they do not need all the space of a single family home. Some folks have down sized from a house and others are first time buyers or just choose to not have the responsibility a house brings on. Either way ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Quick Tips for Millennial and Gen X Home  Buyers When it comes to home buying, every generation is met with different and numerous challenges plus obstacles. It never gets any easier and especially in Katy TX. Check out this article with link shown below which is geared for Millennial and Gen X B...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
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I recently have talked with two potential buyers of Lake Sinclair properties... both noticed that I called Lake Sinclair "my lake" and  commented about both my knowlege and love for the lake.  Lake Sinclair is a beautiful place.   Over 15,000 acres of fabulous water ways filled with fresh water ...
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 Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Stainless Appliances Atlanta homes for sale with stainless appliances. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an stainless appliances in the kitchen then you are in the right place.  Stainless applainces is an ideal upgrade to any home new or ...
By Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs
(Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
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Fox Glen Pickerington Ohio Homes Call (614)835-7151 TODAY!..  to schedule a showing on any Fox Glen Pickerington Ohio home or to get your Fox Glen Pickerington Ohio home sold fast, and for top dollar! Click Here to find out the value of your Fox Glen Pickerington Ohio Home! Slower | Stop | Faster...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  If the thought of a gated community without a golf course for your new residence intrigues you, then Naples Florida homes for sale in Delasol should be on your “bucket list” for developments to see.  The community of nearly 150 acres consists of entirely of single family homes, and is located o...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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    Now that you are in the market for a home, you're ready to turn your dream into a reality. Perhaps the home of your dreams is an old Victorian, complete with grand porches and plenty of architectural ornamentation. Here are some benefits to buying an older home: Based strictly on price, older...
By Trisha Chylinski
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New Construction: Corkscrew Shores in Estero, FL What does the community feature? Corkscrew Shores is a beautiful gated- community of 722 acres that sits conveniently located less than 10 minutes east of I-75 on Corkscrew Road in Estero, FL. This brand new development currently has started pre-s...
By Susan Haughton, Helping You Buy or Sell Alexandria Real Estate
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721 Lee Street South, Alexandria VA 22314   OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday 9/6 & 9/7    This elegant historic home will be on the market later this week, and two Open Houses are planned for next weekend.  On Saturday, September 6 please make plans to stop by between 1-4pm to take a look at this b...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  1283 Arrowhead Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 MLS #PM-13811 More info on this bargin lakefront Lakefront with some of the best sunsets around in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 car detached garage, updated kitchen and baths, master bed...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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                                 S78W18253 Lions Park Drive                                    Muskego,WI  53150-7851                                            MLS 1384785                                                $237,410       Here it is....the home you have been waiting for in the perfec...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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There's Polite, There's Deception...and Then There's the Truth!   Hi, how are you? Polite, yes.  Casual conversation you might have with anyone on the street. Deceptive, no.  You may or may not know this person and their question was probably only intended to be polite. Besides, nothing of value ...