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 Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(First Team Real Estate)
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Looking for pre-foreclosure homes or foreclosed ones, (REO's), in Irvine?You may be disappointed.HERE are the available Irvine listings.Very few are listed for sale right now, but many more are expected to be listed in the months ahead due to HELOCS taken out during the boom years turning 10.Usua...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Exclusive Buyer Agents work for Exclusive Buyer Brokers At a recent Open House, my clients and I were greeted by a real estate agent. He was working for the Seller, sitting at their kitchen table. He takes my card, looks at my title, Exclusive Buyer Agent, and says, "Oh, I'm a buyer agent too." R...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 1108 Fleetfoot Dr A Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186-6950 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1410888           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-P...
By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
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Single Family Home for sale in PASADENA, MD   Overview Maps Photos IDX Search   $524,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,608 sqftLot: 17,223 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: AA8616850 Location 4003 BRUMMEL RDPASADENA, MD 21122USA     David & Lisa Webber...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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Thinking about purchasing a LAKE ARROWHEAD  home or cabin? Or, perhaps a LAKEFRONT HOME? Well, the time is now. Our market is heating up, prices are edging up & interest rates are STILL good.  Don't put it off if you've been considering. We have some great buys & a huge selection. Check them out!...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  2137 Sheshequin Dr, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $119,500 MLS #PM-22674  Click here for more on this Arrowhead Lake Home ---->Very well maintained Prow front chalet located in amenity filled Arrowhead lakes. NEW CARPETS! FRESH PAINT! NEW KITCHEN and BATHROOM FLOORS! NEW WATER FILTER SYSTEM! Located on...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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You would think that smaller homes would be skyrocketing in popularity right about now. Statistics show that the average number of people in American households is shrinking. Practicality would seem to dictate that a trend toward downsizing should be underway, with significant implications for He...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Solana Beach Homes For Sale It is a great time of the year to start looking for your next Dream Home. There are 38 Homes For Sale in Solana Beach!Solana Beach in known for its high cliffs that line the waters edge, which makes its beaches very secluded.  There are five main spots in Solana Beach....
By Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
(Missy Caulk TEAM)
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Mystic Ridge subdivision in Dexter Schools For Sale: 5664 Seney Circle Features Located in DEXTER SCHOOLS is this fabulous ranch home with a full finished lower level. Three bedrooms on the main level and one private bed and bath in the lower level. Stunning views, backs to designated nature pres...
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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Price improvement- Idyllwilde - Parker, CO  80138  Welcome to to 2013 Village home that is completely meticulous and absolutely ready to move in!  You would think no one lives here it shows no wear.  Located in Idyllwilde (off Hess & Canterberry Parkway, you will find this pool community with man...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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I have a buyer who found a home on Zillow. I called the agent from Zillow because I could not find the property in the MLS. It's not there. The agent is a sales associate, not a Realtor. Only 1 in 3 licensees in Florida are Realtors. He cannot list his property in the multilisting service.I quest...
By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(Dickson Realty)
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    Please come to our Wine & Cheese event at Winter Creek on Memorial weekend. These are less than 20 homes left in this new construction subdivision. The newest release includes several new and dramatic floor plans, from 1773 sq.ft. to 2883 sq.ft., starting at $579,000. These homesites, most bo...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Home for Sale in Lovettsville.  Priced Below Appraisal, 540-822-9907.  MLS #: LO8601362 Price: $575,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 full  1 half City: LOVETTSVILLEListing Office: RE/MAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.Contact Jeff Pearl, 703-727-4876 Owner/Agent 800-711-7988, 540-822-9907     Upgraded,...
By Stefanie Cohen, PA, ABR, SFR, "I Love to Sell Real Estate and it Shows"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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SILVER LAKES PEMBROKE PINES FL - SOLD!I am thrilled to announce that I have listed and sold the property at 17308 SW 8th St. Pembroke Pines, FL This home was listed and under contract after only 1 day on the market!  This 4 bedroom plus loft, 3.5 bath home with a 2 car garage, has over 3000 squar...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Gainesville GA Search Homes for Sale by Price Gainesville GA search homes for sale by price range is a better way to search for home that you can afford and that fits your budget.  With that in mind I crated this Gainesville GA homes for sale price range search that will allow you the home purcha...
By Lisa Delzompo, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(PRW Lending, Inc)
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Market Report: Homes for Sale Near Vista Murrieta High School Call: Lisa Delzompo, 951-704-4559 for help with homes for sale or rent near VMHSThis market report graphic is telling us that the Greer Ranch neighborhood looks like a buyer's market, with more homes for sale on the market than buyers,...
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
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  Searching for more Riverton UT homes for sale from $205,000? Here are snippets of 6 recent listings that showed up on our search page. There are generally about 130 to 140 houses and condos listed in this area.If you are on the market for a Riverton Utah listing, you can find all homes on the M...
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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Home Buying Repair Requests No Time for Dallying It is the thrill of buying your new home that sometimes clouds the minds of the home buyer.  You love it, you want it and you lose track of time.  Yes, your real estate agent is there guiding you but you need to listen to them when time is of the e...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Falls Church is a suburb of Northern Virginia and within it lies the small lakeside community of Lake Barcroft. A key point of interest is Lake Barcrofts’ accessibility from several locations, such as D.C., Fort Myer and the Pentagon, which makes this area attractive for people looking for a resi...
By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
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Will You Buy at The Top of Your Price Range?At some point while weighing the pros and cons of buying a new home, you begin to mentally fix on a price range. If you are able to depend on a family income that’s fairly predictable, the issue is simplified. If not (small business owners, entrepreneur...