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 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 r...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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Kitchen Lover's 4 Bedroom Colonial for Sale Sharon MA This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom Colonial home is coming for sale soon in Sharon MA and it is a Kitchen Lover's Dream!First, it's been kept immaculately which just makes the whole home feel fresh and welcoming. Space: Whether you like to make go...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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Coming Soon 4 Bedroom Home for Sale Sharon MA with Exceptional Master SuiteThis 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom Multi-level home will be for sale in Sharon MA very soon and it has an exceptional Master Suite! Spacious: The Suite makes up the 811 square foot upper level of this beautiful home! The entir...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Ever been shopping and in the center of a big box outlet and out of gas happens?Blurred vision, the sounds around you on the PA and din of other shoppers, squeaky wheels on the wire car just make you start to shut down.Searching for real estate property listings that fit, off the rack. It can bec...
By Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126
(The Platinum Group Realtors)
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Single Family Home for sale in Colorado Springs, CO Overview Maps Photos $198,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,016 sqftLot: 6,821 sqftYear Built: 1998MLS #: 4948301 Location 4719 Skywriter CirColorado Springs, CO 80922USA Kelly Young The Platinum Group Realto...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners are pleased to share this 5-Star Review  from one of our favorite clients, who was a first time home buyer needing a lot of encouragement and hand-holding through the process. (It is nerve wracking to buy your first home, even under the best of circums...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Teamwork is an important factor in business, and Michael McGuffie has described what a custom builder should have for team members.  Michael is a custom builder in the Orlando Florida area.  Read and enjoy what Michael has to say here. He's a well-versed custom builder. Is It Important For A Cust...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Lilies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4339 I like to take early morning photowalks in our home community, Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. About a hundred feet from our front door, I was able to photograph these white lilies. They were gone the next day and may ha...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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When buyers are on the hunt for a new home, they're usually very focused on one thing: the house. Buyers can lose objectivity if they fall in love with one, and the thought process becomes akin to one of those romantic photos with fuzzy edges—the only thing in focus is the house. What those fuzzy...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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 The Snohomish School District is located in Snohomish County in the State of Washington. It is nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, a short drive from either the blue waters of the Puget Sound or the snow-capped Cascade Mountains. Located only 30 miles north of Seattle, Snohomish is a ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Buying a home is a process where ALL involved parties must do their due diligence.It's a teamwork and if one of the member fails to deliver, the project suffers.Sharing here an interesting take from Cynthia Larsen on 'How To Get Fired'! Home Buying 101: How to get fired ... by your AGENT Every ti...
By Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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                                                         LAGUNA BEACH   Caravans scheduled for most weeks, this week 7 luxury homes for $1.2 to $2. million including more than one unlisted home (pocket listing). Meet-up at office on Broadway St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Pete Xavier Luxury GroupBro...
By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
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If you're a homebuyer in Albuquerque, you've probably asked yourself if you should buy a new construction home. Newly built homes are great for some homebuyers, and not-so-great for others. Like any home buying decision, there are pros and cons to almost every house purchase.In this brief video I...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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***GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL***  Maricopa 4Bed Spacious Pool Home for Sale in Tortosa $219,90036571 W VELAZQUEZ DRMaricopa, AZ 85138 4 Beds / 2.5 Baths 3166 SqFt of Living SpaceActive / 5276078  Inside you'll find an extra large kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, upgr...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Anyone who has visited the Capitol Hill or Magnolia neigborhoods in Seattle, Washington knows how beautiful historic architecture can be. In the Queen Anne neighborhood, they've even named their stately, restored Victorian homes "Painted Ladies."But, are these older homes good buys? Considering t...
By Cindy Hallas
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc. )
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12032 E MOUNTAIN VIEW Road Scottsdale, AZ 85259 12032 E MOUNTAIN VIEW RD, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Home   Virtual Tour   Photo Gallery   Property Map   Financing   Request Showing   Contact Me   John and Cheryl Thorsen The Cheryl Thorsen Group 480-242-9668 Mobile: 480-242-9668: Office: 480-296-3030:...
By Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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Sampling of Laguna Beach Open Houses this weekend.We can provide Open House choices tailored and updated to your needs.                       154 Cliff Drive     2b/2b      8-2-2015    1-4 p.m.     $1,998,0002970 Dorn Ct.       4b/3b      8-1            1-4 p.m.      $1,950,000836 Diamond St.   4...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Use this tool to find homes for sale near private schools in Bellevue, Washington. Our blog and website have a direct feed from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NW MLS)  and updates in real time as homes are listed or have a change in status (i.e. pending, sold). Schools will be listed in ...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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The Bellevue School District serves about 19,000 students in 28 schools.  Students live in Bellevue and the smaller surrounding communities of Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Beaux Arts, plus portions of Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and unincorporated King County.    ...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Find homes for sale in The Fairview Condos at Harbour PointeThe Fairview Condos at Harbour Pointe is in a master-planned community with expansive views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, located in Mukilteo (pronounced mŭk′·əl·tē′·ō), Washington.  Photos do not do the area or The Fairview ...