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 Johnson, "Bucks County PA Homes"
(Weichert, Realtors)
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 Open House on October 11th at 6918 Tohickon Hill Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 6918 Tohickon Hill RoadPipersville, PA 18947$599,000 -- New Price!Open House -- 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  All Photos and Virtual Tour Welcome to this stunning, unique custom home located in beautiful Bucks County! Truly a priv...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Old Maryland Charm and CharacterEllicott City Between Baltimore and Washington DC, Ellicott City is the perfect location for home buyers who need to work in both cities. Founded in 1772, Ellicott City is charming! Some buildings on main street date back to the late 1700's. At the Judges Bench, a ...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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 If water is tight, we go where no man has gone before. Down into the earth super far to hit water.All for a great lot in a great development and will have a great house built on it :)Complete DesignBuild to suit/New construction916 676 6534
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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Men and women see things differently. No news here. When it comes to home buying thou, the two sexes look at the needs/desires/wants very differently. Not only will any two people,  not agree all the time (or rarely) . Men and women see their new nesting place with unique visions. That may pose a...
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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Under Contract - Peoria Place - Englewood, CO 80112   This brand new Richmond home in Peoria Place  will be ready for closing next week.      The buyers are from England and are first time home buyers, which has been so exciting.   The buyers and I had several meetings to go over what to expect d...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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576 North Bellflower Blvd. #308, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1028 SQUARE FEET Top floor Stoneybrook Villas condo with new paint & carp...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
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Florida Keys Vacation Homes For SalePending Sales in Florida Keys Waterfront Homes in Florida KeysKey Colony Beach Florida KeysKey Colony Beach History Key Colony Beach Sunset Park Florida KeysPrior to the early 1950s, Shelter Key (on which most of Key Colony Beach is located) was a 97-acre (390,...
By Rekha Vyas
(Keller Williams Realty of Brevard)
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Open House Saturday, Oct. 10th 2015 from 2pm-4p1367 Meadow Lark Dr, Titusville, FL 327804 Bedroom, 2 Bath, MLS 735047, $185,000http://www.propertypanorama.com/instaview/spc/735047 ENJOY THANKSGIVING IN YOUR NEW HOME! This captivating home is on a corner lot in Laurel Run at Meadowridge. Open floo...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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The INSIDER'S GUIDE to Baxter Village homes for sale in Fort Mill SC has to include a community video tour directly from ChoiceCarolinaHomes YouTube real estate channel, doesn't it?  Sure -- everyone loves video and if a picture is worth a thousand, how much would a real estate video be worth?See...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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We were out shopping a bigger builder in the area. We looked at their most current house going up. I whipped out my trusty tape measure. (all guys like me carry one) I measured the exterior wall width. It was 4 inches...yes 4 ! The current standard (law) in the State of California is 6 inches ext...
By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
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9124 135th Street, Seminole, FL Get Directions Click Here Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1741 SQUARE FEET What a find in the heart of Seminole! As you pull up to this attractive 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car-garage home, yo...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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 Cordova is the newest single-family homes community located in the coveted Gale Ranch neighborhood of San Ramon California. Sent to open early 2016 with model showrooms, this beautiful community built by Toll Brothers offers luxury and casual lifestyle with a variety of amenities, built-in quali...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore of the Pamela Madore Group At Keller Williams Has Listed the Property at 3611 Jackson in Amarillo, TX. This house is located in SE Amarillo in a development called Gables.  It is a 2/1 with a detached one car garage.  Listed at only $62,000 that is a price per square foot of $68.  T...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce that the house at117 Highfield Avenue in Coloniais Under Contract and scheduled to close in late November!This lovely Cape Cod style home, features 3 bedrooms and one full bath.  The first time home buyers are excited to get into their own home. If you need to get ...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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The decision to invest in real estate can be one rife with risk, but if you’re ready to take this type of step into the investment market, you might be wondering where to begin. While upcoming neighborhoods and university areas may always be a place where investment is a viable idea, here are som...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com Lanai-Dining Room, Remodel, Transformation- This is one of my favorite transformations! Lots of magic had to happen here to make all this happen. Many of the issues were technical issues that you can't see. I'll start with the obvious ones, Ceiling was raised, precast mo...
By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in Coastal SD & OC Properties
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
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I wanted to share my Santaluz Real Estate website with you that I've just updated. I've created a page for each development in the Santaluz community, both inside the Santaluz Golf Club, and also t in the Outer Santaluz tracts, which I will outline below. Santaluz is a very special community in N...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
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  New Home Builders In Belmont Woods Frisco TexasNew homes for sale in Belmont Woods Frisco Tx 75035  Curious about current Belmont Woods home values or need to sell your current home? Call 469-443-8151 or use our 14 second home value estimator for your FREE home valuation.Current homes for sale ...
By Ron Brown, Serving East Mesa, AZ for luxury homes.
(Coldwell Banker Trails and Paths)
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If you are about to buy a house or move into a home in Las Sendas, or other upscale neighborhoods in the East Mesa area, chances are you are going to be dealing with HOAs. Maybe you have dealt with an HOA in a previous home, and maybe this is a completely new and confusing experience for you. Her...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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New Construction Prices at this time are VERY Competitive against ReSales. Build Your Own Model Choice on Your Own Land or Lot. Or, We Can Find That Perfect Lot For You.                         1526 SW Calmar Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My ...