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 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 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 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 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 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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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The Final Walk - Through. Selling / Buying a Home Idabel OK 74745 The Final Walk - Through Prior to Closing the Transaction, Sale, Purchase, Buy of your home in Idabel Oklahoma should be performed during the 24 hour period immediately prior to the actual closing event.   If there were repairs or ...
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 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 Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Two Bedroom Homes for Sale Delta, CO Real Estate Report Oct. 2015There are a lot of different choices when it comes to two bedroom homes in Delta. There are smaller and larger homes in town and out of town on acreage. This report also includes manufactured homes and townhomes. This market report ...
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 Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Buckingham Springs is a lovely active adult community in Buckingham township Bucks county Pa. The community has a clubhouse with exercise room, billiards, and other activities. there is abus that takes you on weekly shopping trips.There is a heated swimming pool.I looked up the mls this morning f...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
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10892 AngelinaNorth Royalton OhioClosed on 9/2/15 for $425,000 13061 Mariner Dr.North Royalton OhioClosed on 9/18/15 for $200,000    
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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Rubber stamped; a phrase that characteristically has a negative connotation meaning an action or product hasn’t been scrutinized for quality, safety and or appropriateness. On the converse side, a stamp or marking can mean that exactly those qualities are present. Construction material ratings an...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Do not get knocked out from a missing Knockouts (or unused openings). Wenatchee Home Inspection   As home inspectors we see them all the time ”unused openings” in electrical boxes and electric panels (panelboards) that should always be covered.       Plug for knockouts   These openings create po...
By Kate McQueen, REALTOR®, Houston Bay Area, League City-Bay Area Homes
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Hidden Lakes in League City is a new construction community located along South Shore Blvd. on the south side of Hwy. 96. The convenient location makes for quick access to I-45 for commutes to downtown Houston and Galveston Island. This community is building out quickly.  New stores, restaurants,...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
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 Buying a Home with Leased Solar Panels?  What Do You Need to Know? You found the home you love.  You're ready to write the offer.   You turn to your Realtor and ask "What about the solar panels?"                                       Image Source: SunPowerI recently listed and and sold a propert...
By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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4202 DUNSINANE WAY, CASTLE ROCK | Home for saleModel Home by Ryland Homes for sale in Castle Rock, Co 80104! Lived in less than a year! Better than new w/ all the extras done for you! Pull up in this quiet cul-de-sac & fall in love! Open & bright floor plan that boasts designer touches that you w...