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 Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
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 Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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  East West Communities is excited to announce Stephen Alexander Homes is now building new homes on Batten Cove in Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County, near historic Smithfield. Two new homes are now built on this new waterfront cul-de-sac – The Walnut house plan and The Blacksburg (which is ...
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 Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
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Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?... ...Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a particular complex or subdivision, about available rentals (...
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 Lanre Folayan, Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell your DC Home Now
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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Hello Everyone! This is Lanre Folayan-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER"-Real Estate Professsional with Keller Williams Capital Properties giving you the Recent Homes Sold in Washington DC. Here are some of many Washington DC Homes that have sold so far this week.      1. 4602 4TH ST NW, WASHING...
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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What is the Process of Qualifying for a VA Home Loan Are you on active duty, honorably separated from the military, or perhaps retired after serving your country proudly? Whichever category you find yourself in, did you know that qualifying for a VA Home Loan is a pretty straight forward process ...
By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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New construction homes for sale at Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch are selling quickly. Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch is a beautiful new community being developed and built in Sarasota. Palmer Ranch is located south of Clark and west of the freeway. The central location makes this community...
By Anita Allen, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Pace and Milton, FL
(Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - 850-377-4410)
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How to Buy a House With a Low Down Payment in Pace FL   Buying a home can be less expensive than renting in most markets and this is true in Pace FL.  If you are renting, you are paying the mortgage for the owner.  Buying a home is an investment, something that you can get your money back from.  ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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  Affordable Waterfront Lot for Sale in Hernando Beach Florida! listed by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   Waterfront living becomes affordable when you can buy a great waterfront building lot like this one for a price that doesn't break the budget.    Property  In...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Best Friends to a Home Buyer “Realtor® and Contingencies”     Contingencies act as a home-buyers practical brake as well as protection when buying a home. When a potential home-buyer enters into a purchase contract, a substantial portion of the purchase contract contains items relating to condi...
By Mark Westpfahl, REALTOR, Broker - Twin Cities, Minnesota
(Harmony Homes Realty Minnesota - St. Paul , Minneapolis and suburbs)
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Mahtomedi Home For Sale With Access to White Bear LakeMLS #4508044 White Bear Lake access with dock and beach. Potential for 4th bedroom in the walkout lower level "in law" area with second kitchen and 3/4 bath. Garage w/ carport. Hardwood floors, heated floors. Outdoor shower, deck, fr...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Check out this well maintained town home in Newington Heights, Lorton. Contact us today to schedule a private showing, 571-234-1456. Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.     Schedule a Showing Virginia Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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60203 Real Estate Skokie-Evanston or Skevenston 60203 Zip code which is on the Skokie and Evanston border but has access to Evanston schools park district, and services but with Skokie taxes is a good deal for some people looking for more bang for the buck. Skevanston is less expensive than Evans...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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  Brilliantly combining the proximity of downtown with the tranquil suburban life, Wagener Terrace has a lovely atmosphere that attracts families, students, as well as young professionals. The neighborhood is only a short bike ride from downtown's main historic district wherein residents enj...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Thinking about buying a home in West Springfield? Not sure how much you can afford? We are here to help, use our mortgage calculator to help you figure that out.  This mortgage calculator is easy to use! If you want to know how much your monthly payments would be, you can enter mortgage amout in ...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
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Fabulous opportunity to own a beautiful townhome in the sought after subdivision of Governor's Grove in Alexandria. Don't miss out! Contact us today to schedule a private showing before it's too late, 571-234-1456!    Stunning Luxury Townhome in Sought After Governors Grove Gorgeous, ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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  This is a 1593 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse located at Rosebrook at Bretton Woods Resort where you can ski in and out of your back door.   This 2-level unit features; 1st floor laundry room, skylights, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, formal dining room, family room, in-law in fin...