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 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 Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
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End Unit Lowes Island Condo on Wake Ter. OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhoodMarket StatsIDX Search $375,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,926 sqft Location 20548 Wake TerSterling, VA 20165USA Gina M. Tufano Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gatew...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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A Happy Family Closes on their Oxford CT Home A Buyer client of mine just closed on their forever home in Oxford CT, and at the closing there were just smiles. L to r Linda (Mom), her daughter Amy, their Lawyer, Rosemary Lane, Pierce, Brendan and Sarah at the closing table signing the mortgage do...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$675 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐►Rent to Own Summerville Home 24 Hour Special (131 Boone Street)   4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable noww/d hookups off-street parkingcats are OK - purrr dogs are OK - wooof 131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summervill...
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Little Italy Manhattan New York Manhattan New York Little Italy neighborhood is from North of Houston Street up Sullivan and Thompson Streets. NYC Little Italy hosts the San Gennaro festival which we also enjoy going and  also Chinese New Year in February there are parades, dragon dances and othe...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Heritage Creek offers resort style living for seniors 55 plus. There are different floor plans. The clubhouse has many amenities and there are lots of activities. There is an outdoor pool as well as heated indoor pool. If you would like to look at homes for sale in Heritage creek call Gita Bantwa...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Just Listed, Ready To Buy, Leesburg in Loudoun County VA, Call Lenn, 800-711-7988. The following homes are for sale in Leesburg:       Number of homes just listed for sale in Leesburg Virginia - 31      The low list price - $389,000      The high list price - $1,600,000      The average list pric...
By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
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Q. I have to make six copies of a board package. I want to impress! Are three-hole binders okay? Plastic sleeves? Binder clips? Stapled? Should I include tabs for sections? Any other advice for making a great impression? Or what to avoid? A. The co-op board package is a crucial component of gett...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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I looked up the mls this morning for homes for sale in Log College  condos in Warminster. There is one  home  for sale. It is listed for 93,900. It has  2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.If you are looking to buy a condo in Warminster you should look at these condos. Look up all listings on my web site ww...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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How can you purchase a home that does not have working electricity? Many banks choose not to turn the electricity on in vacant homes. There are many valid reasons. Buyers however, can get their hands tied and end up in deep financial trouble if they want to purchase such a home. With a shortage o...
By Patrick White, Put our 28 years experience and technolgy to work
(Home Driven Realty, Inc)
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Roosevelt, New York Real Estate Trends-July 28 2014 Roosevelt NY Real Estate Roosevelt NY Homes for Sale Roosevelt, New York 11575 The purchase or sale of Roosevelt New York Real Estate maybe one of the largest financial decisions made. Having current information on Roosevelt NY Homes for Sale, R...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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This beautiful Huntington Home in Palm Harbor Florida is under contract and set to close in August. There is nothing that can compare with new construction and Huntington Homes have an excellent reputation. The current owner, William O'Neal, has followed in his father's footsteps and buil...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Pending Sale in Byron GA in Monticello Subdivision Sorry middle GA buyers, if you find a home you really like in this market you have to be quick or you may find the property is under contract when you are ready to make an offer. Such is the case here as another middle GA property is now a pendin...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Luxury and history reside at 114 Shornecliff Road, Newton, MA 02458. This powerful Colonial home was built in 1910 on the  Farlow Hill section of Newton.  Newton MA 02458 is one of the premier Boston Area Move In Homes locations. Locations like 114 Shornecliff dot the landscape around Colonial Bo...
By Diane & Doug Briggs, Sacramento & Elk Grove Short Sale Agents
(Re/Max Gold, DRE #10410348/#01346951)
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Immaculate Elk Grove Home For Sale  4407 Bantam Way, Elk Grove Ca 95758 was just put on the market for $352,900.  See below for pictures and details.  Offered by Diane & Doug Briggs, Re/Max Gold. BRE license #"s:01410348 & 01346951.  OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesOpen HouseMarket Stats ...
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 Patrick White, Put our 28 years experience and technolgy to work
(Home Driven Realty, Inc)
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Freeport, New York Real Estate Trends-July 28 2014   Freeport NY Homes for Sale Freeport NY Real Estate Freeport, New York 11520   The purchase or sale of Freeport New York Real Estate maybe one of the largest financial decisions made. Having current information on Freeport NY Homes for Sale, Fre...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Paonia Junior/Senior High School Back to School Information The summer seems to go by faster every year. I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about back to school shopping and getting ready for the new school year.  Here's some helpful back to school information fo...