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 Susan J. Penn, PA, CDPE, SFR
(EWM)
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By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
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 I was googling a search online this morning and found an article I had written in November 2008 about buyers ‘just looking’ at homes for sale.  I had written that the number of homes currently in the Brevard County real estate market was plentiful. Buyers could look at a house multiple times and...
By Trish Nash, Henderson Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI, PMN
(Signature Gallery Of Homes )
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Come and join us! Come see this meticulous Woodside home that we have located in a gated community in beautiful Lake Las Vegas! Avenza has a spacious, very open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. Avenza also features not one, but two wondeful master bedrooms, as well as a bonus loft are...
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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THE RESERVEThe Reserve in Huntsville Alabama is a popular community on the west side of Zierdt Rd. and just a couple of minutes from the Redstone Arsenal's Gate 7. Click on the photo below of the entrance to the Reserve for a daily updated list of homes for sale.  NEIGHBORHOOD STATISTICSAt the wr...
By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
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Earlier this month, I listed a cute little one-story home on a Thursday morning. By the next morning, there were 7 offers. Before the Saturday afternoon cutoff time, there were an additional 5 offers. The following explains how the seller determined which offer to accept.The home was listed at $1...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1150 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse located at Forest Edge in Thornton, New Hampshire, with 400’ of waterfront on Mad River.  This end-unit includes; energy efficient Geo-Thermal heat, central air, cathedral ceilings, wood stove, loft, deck with views of the river.  This condo is located on...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1970 SF, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cape-style house located on a 1.6 acre lot in Campton, New Hampshire. This home features; new windows, mudroom, hardwood & tile floors, fireplace, 1st floor laundry room, metal roof, deck (with panoramic views from Franconia Notch to Sandwich Dome), drilled well (w...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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I did an inspection last week in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque's friendly neighbor to the northwest, separated by the mighty Rio Grande river. When you're at the top of one of our area mountains overlooking the two cities, they look to be as one.This house was a "flip" home, sometimes this means troubl...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
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 I tell my Valued Clients all the time to just forget they have equity in their home because one day it just may be a blessing to them.  Equity is the difference between the mortgage debt owed on the home, and its potential market value.   Often when I’m touring homes with First-Time Homebuyers, ...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Hutto Texas - Gorgeous 1 lien conventional Bank Short Sale priced below market value. Excellent condition. Built by DR Horton in 2013. Glenwood subdivision in Hutto Texas. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1 car garage, 2 story, on a 0.185 acre lot. Backs to a greenbelt. High-end finishes. Sold As-Is. Buyer m...
By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
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View the Tour Noblesville beauty on large private yard!  Great condition and wonderful floor plan!  
By Brandy Smith, Real Estate Agent (Homes By Brandy)
(Homes By Brandy Inc. Keller Williams Realty Partners Inc.)
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                                        Beautiful backyard space.               Back on market at no fault of sellers! Inspections are done and went great! Beautiful backyard space. Features a big inground pool, breathtaking landscape, and lots of green space for the kids or pets. Home sets in a ...
By Sonya Davis, Realtor, Keller Williams Gulf Coast Realty
(Keller Williams Gulf Coast Realty)
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  Here is a great opportunity to live on the golf course and build the home of your dreams! This is a premier lot it has a wonderful view of the driving range. This golf course community offers a clubhouse, a restaurant, a swimming pool, tennis courts, fishing and much more! With all of this why ...
By R. Bruce Lynn, Broker Associate and Your Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Akard Street Townhomes for Sale and LeaseCondos, Townhomes, and Homes for Sale in the Cedars / SouthsideCondos, Townhomes, and Homes for Rent in the Cedars / SouthsideCondos / Townhomes / Homes for Sale in 75215 Akard Street Townhomes OverviewAt the corner of S. Akard and McKee in the Cedars neig...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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  Buy, Fix & Save on listed homes for sale Are you a home buyer looking for an opportunity to gain instant equity when buying your first home?  Would you like to discover a valuable tool which is at your disposal?Each and every day I come across properties throughout Los Angeles County that are p...
By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
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5913 Trading Post Place in Carmel, IN ! !  View the Tour Huge price reduction on this 5 or 6 BR, 5 full bath home in Carmel, Indiana!  Many, many updates recently done.  The seller really wants this property moved, and now has immediate occupancy!  
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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I did an inspection last week on a beautiful home here in Albuquerque in the foothills, or high desert. It was at the base of Sandia Peak, which is over 10,000 feet in elevation. There is a cable Tram that runs up the side of the mountain to a sweet little restaurant at the top called "High Finan...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
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14401 Grandview Street, Overland Park, Kansas Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE June 28, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS | 5 (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 4505 SQUARE FEET This home is being marketed exclusively by The Mowe...
By Mike Carpino, Broker-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
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Beautiful Home Located in one of Lake Norman's best Waterfront Communities!Beautiful home w SALTWATER IN-GROUND POOL in SAILVIEW-A premier Lake Norman waterfront community. Enjoy many days/nights in your private,fenced-in,beautifully landscaped,backyard. Swimming and relaxing in your SALTWATER po...
By Linda Balliro
(Andrew Mitchell & Co)
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Well, according to the Boston Globe, the spring market is over.  LOL. I could make the case that the spring market in homes for sale in Cambridge or the surrounding towns hasn't been over since 2012, but the article makes a few good points.   Spring started very late this year because we had an h...