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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 NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Here you will find Luxury Homes for sale, New Homes, New Construction, Land, Building Lots for sale, Rentals, Commercial Properties for sale & lease, renovations, REO Sales, E...
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 Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner ; Antonelli Realty
(ANTONELLI Realty)
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You can search all the New Listings from all real estate companies!     For A Free list of homes for sale you can now Search the MLS yourself with our Consumer version Florida MLS.  Now anyone can view new listings just like REALTORS do.    Search by: By City By Zip By Address By Neighborhood By ...
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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  If you are a golfer and have a lot of visitors who you enjoy sharing a round with, then the condos for sale Lely Resort Naples Florida that are large with 3 bedrooms might be worth investigating.  As in any development of this nature it starts with the golf, which in this case are three 18 hole...
By Kathy and Rachel (Mother and Daughter)= THE TYNDALL TEAM-Selling in the Palos Verdes/South Bay Area, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
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  27139 INDIAN PEAK RD.RANCHO PALOS VERDES CA 90275 $1,098,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 1,3/4 BATHROOMS | 2 CAR PARKING |  1890 SQUARE FEET     This extensively remodeled, turn-key one level 4 bedroom home located near Peninsula High School in Silver Spur is move-in ready!  Enjoy close proximity to the new...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Four and Five Bedroom Homes for Sale Delta, CO June 2015A four or five bedroom home is a great option for many buyers. Maybe you need that many bedrooms and even if you don't, the extra rooms make great home offices, dens and hobby rooms. These homes tend to be larger and give you more options fo...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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There are lots of people in our society that smoke cigarettes. I am not judgmental, but if you choose to smoke in your house, you're going to have a hard time selling it to someone who does not smoke! I would think that these days the non-smokers outnumber the smokers, so you are literally cuttin...
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 Albert and Katona Real Estate Group KW Port St. Lucie, Experience Makes The Difference
(Keller Williams Realty)
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The decision to buy a home is a major milestone in life.  Home ownership is exciting, emotional, wealth building and practical.  You can not wait to get started on making that first purchase that you will remember the rest of your life and all of a sudden you stop dead in your tracks.  You think ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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In case you missed this the first time, I wanted to share this blog about the residue left in a house by a smoker. Great heads up for a seller so they understand what a buyer is going to think - and wonderful information for a buyer about the cost of remediation in a house with a long time smoker...
By Albert and Katona Real Estate Group KW Port St. Lucie, Experience Makes The Difference
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Lake Park at TraditionFind Your Place in a celebrated new lifestyle!     Lake Parc, the new Minto community located in Tradition is breaking ground. There are several 2 bedroom plus villas to tour and many beautiful homesites to choose from.  Home sites include preserve, lake, and open areas, sid...
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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SOLD - Applewood West - Golden, CO  80401     This cute brick ranch home is now closed, and so nice when the transaction is so clean!   Wrote the first of June, closed yesterday and was seamless!   This is a great property in Applewood West  (a highly sought after neighborhood).    These buyers ...
By Jason Brown, Kansas City Realtor serving Johnson County KS, Ove
(The Jason Brown Group with Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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 10804 S. Millbrook Lane - Olathe Kansas Home For SaleThis wonderful two story home in Olathe Kansas has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a three car garage, a finished daylight lower level, an estimated 3,500 finished square feet and is situated on a large corner lot. Located in the popular P...
By Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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This 3 bedroom 2 full bath contemporary style split level home has just undergone renovations and upgrading.The tastefully upgraded kitchen had 42" white shaker-style cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and opens to the dining area. Huge windows to let the sun in. The whole...
By Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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This spacious and light-filled 4 bedrom 3 bath home has gorgeous upgrades and beautiful craftsmanship throughout. With three bonus rooms in the lower level, and a separate side entrance, this versatile floorplan is ideal for many lifestyles.The generously-sized table-space kitchen features granit...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a ...
By Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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This sun drenched 4 bedroom/3 bath home has huge master suite you've always dreamed of, including walk in closet, and ensuite bath with spa-like shower. The two story addition (at a cost of @$80,000) and the open upgraded kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances have transforme...
By Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
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It is easy to lose money on Orlando New Construction.  Here are some grand ideas: Go alone. What do you need an agent for? Rely on yourself.  You don't need an expert opinion. Trust the builders sales person, they smile so nicely. Don't hire your own Buyer agent. You are smart enough. It's just t...
By Suzanne " Suzi " Boyle, Idaho's Only Repeat Nationally Ranked Originator
(sboyle@amerifirst.us)
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 From: McCarthy, John W (Jack) [mailto:John.W.McCarthy@uscis.dhs.gov] Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 9:46 AM To: Boyle, Suzi Subject: Muchas Gracias   Suzi,   I just returned to work after a couple of weeks off and found your package in my mailbox and want to express my sincere gratitude for your th...
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...