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 Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Island Club - The Lakes at PGAHomes for Sale at The Lakes PGAGet your updated list of homes at PGA at www.PGAGreatGolfHomescom  The Lakes at PGA community has it's own manned gate entry and several beautiful communities to choose from.  Prices generally run from the $300's to $600's.  It is not...
By Dale Frisch, Real Estate Broker
(Attractive Realty LLC)
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I am not one to get all heart felt online, but I am a big teddy bear and one of my clients just wrote me a review that almost made me cry it was so sweet.  This is why I love my job!My first experience purchasing a house over 8 years ago was a disaster! My realtor was short with me, barely answer...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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Doctors looking for homes near the Charlotte hospitals of CMC Main and Novant will enjoy this tour of current new construction luxury homes for sale.Charlotte REALTOR® Roger Holloway -- 704-345-3400 -- shares his experience with this commute as well as the Physician Loan Program from SunTrust, Ch...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
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What's in a Last Name? A nice couple walked into an open house at my Mission Viejo listing at 22651 La Vina Drive.  We chatted about what they were looking for in a house and we got to where I asked for their contact information.   The girlfriend typed her info into my iPad.  I asked the boyfrien...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Just Listed!! Two-Story Champlin Single Family Home11006 Seven Pines Lane, ChamplinPresented By Heidi Herda, YOUR Champlin Realtor & Resident!Search Just Listed Two-story Champlin Single Family Home's Custom built home with pride of ownership! Gourmet kitchen offers a large granite breakfast bar ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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When representing a buyer in a transaction, I always ask the seller to provide a home warranty for the buyer.  On the rare occasions that I cannot persuade the seller to provide a home warranty, I encourage the buyer to buy one at closing.  I believe that a home warranty will provide peace of min...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Real Estate | Waterfront-Golf-Gated
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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A Gorgeous Luxury Ormond Beach Home Now on the MarketOrmond Beach Florida Luxury Waterfront Real EstateThe Joyce Marsh Homes Team is proud to present..... A stunning  Luxury Waterfront Home For Sale in the beautiful and prestigious John Anderson Drive area of Ormond Beach Florida in Volusia Count...
By Tyrone Brown
(Better Properties Carolinas)
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 2305 W. Oakland Sumter South Carolina 29154   This home has a classic look and feel to it, but with some modern updates. Original Cathedral ceilings, beams and fire place and Sun room add beauty, value, and style to the home. This home's flexible floor plan allows for any lifestyle. Whether you'...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   5074 Alworth St ~Townhouse~   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure       Search All Boise Idaho Homes For Sale   5074 Alworth St Garden City, ID 83714   Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 1507 square feet    ...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Homes for Sale in St. James Golf ClubPort St Lucie, Fl. 34983Why Do People Live here?St. James GC is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes.  The community has a wonderful clubhouse with kids activities, a pool, tennis, basketball, activities for all ages.Looking for a home in St. James...
By The Harris Group, Your Kansas City North Real Estate Experts
(The Harris Group)
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9450 N Adrian Place, Kansas City, Missouri Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | Follow This Home! Kansas City Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosur...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  New Jersey Luxury New Homes   NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale in North and Central New Jersey. With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new co...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
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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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             PGA Village Home Awaits Her New Owner in                           PGA Village Port St Lucie       Click Below and View the Matterport 3D Virtual Tour of 9620 Enclave Circle. Look At The Different Views: Floorplan, Dollhouse, and Walk through Tour. Enjoy the phenomenal technology of...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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170 Marthas Lane, Pocono Lake, PA 18347$162,500 MLS #PM-23707 Click here for more on this modern chalet ----->Discover lots of light, with floor to ceiling windows in this modern Chalet located in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Situated on just shy of half an acre, this 3 bedroom, 1....
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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6109 Chickasa Drive, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $199,900 MLS #PM-10549  More Details About This Pocono Home----->Stunning chalet in Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, lower level family room/game room, upper level deck, propane fireplace, over sized kitchen cabin...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 NO! Not That Sandwich -The Sandwich Generation!  What is it? In real estate working with the "Sandwich Generation" means having multiple generations living together in one home.  It is called the sandwith because parents are sandwiched between their kids and their own parents.Multigenerational h...
By Harry Ikanson
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Housing and residential requirements have been growing continuously due to the world's population setting up in different parts of the world. The need to make more (and bigger) homes has led to the acquisition of more space and land. The real estate sector continues to grow at an alarming rate to...
Beautiful one acre lot is located in an up and coming community called Royal Trails in Eustis, Fl 32736          ONLY $10,000 for this beautiful one acre+ lot is located in an up and coming community called Royal Trails in Eustis Lake County Florida. This community has so much to offer a Communit...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Designing Your Custom Home, A Builders Perspective- Foyer, Part 4 This is the type of excitement you want in your Custom Home if you can afford it. After crossing the threshold you are immediately presented with a dazzling spectacle. A 2 story ceiling in the living room and gallery. You eyes are ...