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 Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Let us know what is important to you regarding your real estate property search and we’ll help you find it. Our staff of knowledgeable and experienced Realtors are dedicated and ready to assist you in the home buying or selling process in North and Central New Jersey, especially in Somerset, Morr...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Featuring a vast inventory of NJ real estate listings from luxury new construction to New Jersey homes for sale, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents “Our Featured Listings” section. We also offer Land for Sale in NJ  and a diverse catalog of Commercial Real Estate a...
By Debra B Albert, PA, Ron and Debbie Make The Most of Your Move
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Newly Released Data from HUD and the US census bureau show home buyers are turning to the new home market - InfographicPort St Lucie's options include new home construction in several areas inclding Tradition 34987 - Vitalia (HOPA), Victoria Parc, Bedford Parc, Town Parc and Concrete homes.  Ther...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
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Most of the issues we experianced during a home inspection are related to water intrusion and or neglect by the owner. HOME INSPECTOR USA  have inspected over 9 thousand homes and have performed over 3,500 Mold Assessmenst. Our main office is located in Gainesville Florida.  I have outlined a few...
By Joanna Miarrostami
(Associate with Exit Realty Liberty Homes)
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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1508 Dewey Evanston IL 60201 $25K Price ReductionYou read that right! This recently remodeled 4 bedroom split level home is now $475,000. I sold this great home to this family a little over two years ago and now a great job opportunity has caused them to move after putting over $50K into a remode...
By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Landon Homes)
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Old Sebastian Point homes are priced from the $200s.  Landon Homes presents an exciting collection of floor plans designed especially for Old Sebastian Point.  T0 give the neighborhood a distinctive look, each plan offers 4 exterior designs with full stucco, architectural shingles and a Florida L...
By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
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Open-House Event:                          1-4PM on Saturday 10-10-15 Property:                                          14306 Boxtree Street, Lake Hughes, CA 93532 Virtual Tour:                                      www.14306Boxtree.com Offered At:                                       $155,000 ...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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Granite Bay is a unique blend of country and city. The different neighborhoods have  varying flavors. When we first arrived in Eden Rock many years ago, i thought then as i do now...what a special hideaway right above  Folsom lake. You know when you enter Eden Roc , you have reached your luxury d...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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 Paper, Paper....Put It On Paper Once the short sales and foreclosures started to happen in our market, people were forced to find other ways to house their family. Of course renting was the most common, but we have also seen the rise of lease-option contracts. I'm going to say this loudly...I wo...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com Stairs and Railings- Most people that view your Custom Home only know what they see and touch. When building a home on speculation I've had sales people advise, "if you can't see or feel it, don't put it in". Poor short tem thinking if you ask me and a sure way to put yo...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Ready for your dream home? Scottsdale is listed in the top five places to raise a family, "foodie cities", safest and golf destination cities in America. Why not live here? There are a wide selection of Luxury Homes For Sale in Scottsdale for you to look at here with pictures, prices, maps and mo...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®       MOORPARK MAP VIEW     More On Moorpark Real EstateMore on Ventura County Real Estate        There Is No Housing Bubble               Real Estate NewsMoorpark Homes 4 Sale     Simi Valley Homes 4 Sale    Thousand Oaks Homes 4 Sale    View Photos 7261 LITTLER C...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®    Your Moorpark Neighborhood SpecialistsMortgage Pre Approval     Time To Buy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor   Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR® Weekly Mortgage Rate Update Demand shifted from bonds to stocks over the past week. The economic data had little impact. As a result, mo...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE - 3br HOPKINS Charmer ;) 55343530 Park Valley Dr E, HopkinsListing courtesy of Heidi Herda, Herda Home Team ~ 612.807.4858 ~ Keller Williams Classic RealtySearch MORE Hopkins Real Estate For Sale here Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.     Schedule a Showing Home...
(Solutions Real Estate)
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 MLS 5334706 - $229,900 Beds/Baths 4/3 Plus Office or 5th bedroom, plus Den This is an outstanding spacious home with many upgrades including covered patio and deck/balcony off upstairs master bedroom, pre-wired surround sound, granite kitchen countertops, cherry wood cabinets T/O, stainless stee...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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Relocation to Charlotte?  Luxury Homes?Wow -- my Charlotte Luxury Market Update this week features some great custom homes within the I485 loop for an easy commute Uptown, and in close proximity to great shopping at The Arboretum and SouthPark (think Nordstrom!).  Holla' at your boy and let's go ...
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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Condominiums And Town Homes Huntsville AlabamaCondominiums and town homes are just two of the different options available to buyers considering that first home purchase, dowinsizing or maybe an alternative to dorm living for the college student here in Huntsville, Alabama. Whatever your needs you...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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 A golden opportunity to buy while waterfront properties in Freeport, Long Island are still affordable. Lite & Brite Hi-ranch with new roof, new siding, replacement windows, and new appliances perfectly suited for multi-generational living with lovely canal and marina views and 50' of water front...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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So, you are thinking about buying a home? Wonderful! Buying a home can be one of the most exciting processes and also a bit stressful. Before you begin your home buying process you will need to save enough money for a down-payment.    The good news is that there are many different down payment o...