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 Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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When you tour 16 houses in a day, you see a little of everything. Most home buyers are choosing to purchase homes that are previously owned. The wall color, kitchen cabinetry and counter tops, flooring and carpet may not be your top choice. Buyers may choose a home without saying,  "This home is ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Should I Save The Trees On The Building Lot For My New Custom Home? To tree or not to tree, that is the question? I know it's bad but I just couldn't help myself. I guess like most choices in life it depends upon your priorities. If you want to have an energy efficient home with lots of shade tre...
By Sharon Mason, Sun City West Arizona and Sun City Grand Homes
(Sun City West RE/MAX Professionals)
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Sun City Grand Golf Course Home Listed by Sharon Mason, Associate Broker,RE/MAX ProfessionialsSun City Grand Granite Falls golf coure property, Stunning mountain views on both sides of this beautiful oversized golf course. View Video Here: located on a CUL-DE-SAC lot with over 15000 SF, extended ...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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   A lot of people in our office think Stansbury Park UT is the best place to buy a home along the Wasatch Front. A couple of the biggest advocates of Stansbury real estate are Chris and Berna Sloan in the Group1 office. I noticed that most of their blog posts were pretty generic, and even though...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Designing Your Custom Home, A Builders Perspective- Part 1 As a Builder with 30+ years of experience constructing custom and production homes, I've see all kinds of home designs. In this multi-part series, I will look at each part of a home design and offer my perspective on what works and not. M...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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  Complete remodel and update. Granite counters. Glass tile back-splash. Stainless appliances. Ceiling fans. Large bedrooms. Master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Mature trees. Quiet street. Fireplace. Open floor plan. Recent roof, laminate floors, hardware, fixtures, and lighting. Gas...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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 If you want to find a new home in Lake Point UT, this is a good place to start. I don't mean just a new home to you, I mean " new construction homes". Homes that are either spec homes for a builder or a house being built. There are 12 of those being built in Lake Point today, with an average pri...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Are You Thinking About Buying a New Construction Home? Q: Should I just go to the builder myself or do people use Realtors to buy new homes? A: STOP, WAIT, DON'T START THE CAR! It's absolutely in your best interest to hire a buyer's agent experienced in New Construction homes BEFORE you start v...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
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Open House Sunday Aug 2, 2015 Silver Spring Maryland 2090615929 Mount Everest LnHours 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm · Over 4,000 square feet interior space· Open concept floor plan and hardwood floors· 5 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms· 2 Car Side Loading Garage· Large open living room, family room and spacious ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  Park Shore Naples Florida Single Family Homes For Sale   The Park Shore Naples Florida single family homes for sale could be one of the first topics for discussion when the subject of where to look for a new place to live to get the real feel of the local lifestyle and without the restrictions ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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 1521 US Highway 42 N, Delaware, OH 43015   PROPERTY DETAILS $251,000LISTING INFORMATION  Bedrooms: 4  Full Bathrooms: 2  Half Bathrooms: 1 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 3+ acre, cape cod home in Delaware with spectacular dormer windows, a fenced yard, 2 car garage, and large wrap around porch with a lar...
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- Idyllwilde - Parker, CO  80138  It was a joy to present an offer to these sellers!   The buyers are relocating from Houston and needed a quick close.    It is a joy to work with a Buyer's Agent that I have known and respected for years! Beautiful 2013 Village home that is absolute...
By Sharon Mason, Sun City West Arizona and Sun City Grand Homes
(Sun City West RE/MAX Professionals)
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Surprise AZ Home for sale Just reduced $300,000SURPRISE HOMES FOR SALE in Rancho Gabriela, WOW! 5 bedroom’s 3full bathroom’s & 3 car garage great Rancho Gabriela location. See video here: This home in Surpris offeres 20 inch tile, neutral carpet, custom interior paint, formal living & dining room...
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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 Contingent - 2351 Frisco Terrace, Port St. Lucie 34953RX-10154803Days on Market  ONE Are you looking for a home in Port St Lucie, Florida that has a very nice open plan with 3 bedrooms and a great yard?  This home is in the Oak Hammock area of Port St Lucie.  Oak Hammock Park and the Oak Hammock...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Lake homes are a big lure.People will buy because of where they live and how far it is to get to the lake.The lake many times is a second thought.If you are going to buy a lake home or cabin...get on the lake and use it like you plan to when you buy.It could be an eye opener. Momma Loon on the ne...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. For those wanting a map and more details, here is the link to the Napa Register’s open house page.  N...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Buying A Home, Is It Right For You? Is Buying a home right for you? It will most likely be one of the most important decisions you'll make and knowing if or when it's right for you can be key to your financial future. For some, buying a home can make financial sense in their twenties or as empty-...
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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 For first time Oklahoma City homebuyers there is not a clear cut winner as to what the best loan is for you, but I hope this video will explain advantages to each. FHA starts at a lower down payment of 3.5%, can use lower credit scores for qualification like 640 for a low interest rate, has larg...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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 Round Rock Texas - Lot backs to green space. 1 story, 3 bedroom plus an office, 2 full bath, 2 car garage, 2,105 square feet, on a 0.195 acre lot. Built by DR Horton in year 2000. Master with separate shower, garden tub, and double vanity. Covered patio. High ceilings. Cambridge Heights subdivis...
By Lori Lincoln -Broker/Associate, Keller Williams Taunton, Rehoboth, Swansea, Fall River and surrounding areas, Success selling Taunton,Dighton Rehoboth and more
(Serving Dighton Taunton, Rehoboth and more!)
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 Single Family Home for Sale in Assonet: 67 Forge Road, Assonet MASearch current inventory in Assonet      Listing Details :Address: 67 Forge Rd. Assonet, MA 02702Price: Call for more informationMLS # 71856386Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Square Footage: 1700 Call Lori Lincoln with Keller Williams Rea...