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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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L J Hauser Junior High School, Riverside, IL - October 2015 About L J Hauser Junior High School L J Hauser Junior High School is a 6-8 school in District 96, and is located at 65 Woodside Rd in Riverside, IL. It services homes in Brookfield, North Riverside, and Riverside. Single-FamilyHomes 62 ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Get a lot for a little is always the cherry on top and homes for sale in Houlton Maine.They are like that free dessert with every meal. Here is the special of the day for $48,000. Take the open house on demand property listing tour right now of 8 Winter Street Houlton Maine 04730 home.Sided, fire...
By Chris Bierrum, Real Estate Consultant with Elevate NW Properties
(Elevate NW Properties)
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Feeling priced out of certain neighborhoods? Our Hot ‘Hoods section highlights up-and-coming neighborhoods that feature cool restaurants, good schools, family-friendly vibes, and more. This month we feature Burien - a buzzing up-and-comer minutes from downtown with a burgeoning art scene, great r...
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 HomeInsurance.com LLC
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Many consumers don't realize how home insurance quotes can change from quarter to quarter. Among the factors that influence quotes are a home's location, its age, and its size. Another key ingredient of the quote process that can be volatile is the homeowner's credit score, which can radically af...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Buying a Home After Extenuating Circumstances: Get Started Early               Presently there are many people that previously suffered a Short Sale, Bankruptcy, or Foreclosure during the housing crisis becoming eligible to purchase a home once again ...      The waiting periods surrounding each ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Bel Air, CA the coveted 90077 Zipcode there is a Mega Mansion being built as we speak. Depending on who you talk with anticipated list price will be anywhere from $150 million to $250 million. Truly an incredible property with phenomenal views of Downtown & Century City.  Nearby there is a large ...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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Charlotte Luxury Real Estate Market UpdateThanks for watching my Market Update of 5 affordable luxury homes here in the Charlotte NC real estate market. Call or Text 704-345-3400 to see how you can purchase your move-up or downsize new construction home here. And this question lingers in my mind....
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
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  One Family Attached Brick Home For Sale in Brownsville Brooklyn $330k   Fillmore Real Estate Ave Js office just listed this 4 bedroom attached one family brick home for sale in Brownsville Brooklyn. 4 bedroom duplex, 2 baths, full finished basement.  Needs some TLCAsking $330k When you are read...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     "Buying a Home After Extenuating Circumstances: Get Started Early.  The earlier we talk, the earlier we can get started on the work that needs to be accomplished.  And the better I can place you on the path to your successful financing and fluid home purchase."      Chicago area Mortgage Len...
By www.searchbroward.com Real Estate, Buy-Sell-Rent
(Success Realty )
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 Living at Vizcaya in Miramar, FloridaWhy do people live here?Built between 2000 and 2006 the homes at Vizcaya are well known for there incredible craftsmanship and attention to even the smallest of details. Most of the homes available offer an open floor concept with crown molding throughout, en...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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30 Photos Status: FOR SALE Price: $1,199,000 Pocantico Hills Schools Address: 38 Taylor Road Type: Residential Style: Colonial Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Suite: Yes Living Area: 4,033 square feet Year Built: 1950 More Details Virtual Tour View Rooms Request More Info | Email Listing Description St...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fisher Farms, Geneva, Illinois - October 2015 About Fisher Farms Fisher Farms is a single family, townhomes and duplex neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Kimball Hill Homes. Fisher Farms is located in Geneva, Illinois on Williamsburg west of Randall on the 421-acre farm owned by the Art F...
By Ralph Gorgoglione, California Real Estate (800) 591-6121
(John Aaroe Group)
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Task Lists:  USE them for buyers and sellers!It might sound a bit trivial, but even in today's age of technology buyers and sellers still need guidance on what tasks need to be accomplished during an escrow.Have you ever heard comments or feedback from buyers or sellers stating "my agent doesn't ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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I done an inspection the other day on a house that the owner/seller attended. I don't mind that, I really don't, as long as they let me do my job and report to my client without interference. IMHO the seller should not be there, it can lead to uncomfortable situations and sometimes the seller fee...
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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Under Contract - Anthology - Parker CO 80134     It only took two days for the RIGHT BUYER to fall in love with this property.   A REALTOR is the buyer, and they are looking to close in a couple of weeks.   With this property being only a few years new - the inspection was pretty clean.    This ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com Stairway and Foyer, Remodel, Transformation-  what can I say, a remodel of this size has lots of details. Melding old and new together so it all looks new isn't easy. Coordinating Owner dreams with Interior Designers, Architects and all the other realities of a project i...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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SOLD 8200 Neely Dr Canyon Condo in Austin TX 78759Condo homes in Neely’s Canyon are sought after properties and sell quickly with multiple offers with the low inventory levels in the Austin real estate market.My buyer was referred to me by a special past client of mine. I interviewed to be his ag...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ellsworth Elementary School, Naperville, IL - October 2015 About Ellsworth Elementary School Ellsworth Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 203, and is located at 145 N Sleight St in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville. Single-FamilyHomes 35 Condos &Townhomes 2 Foreclosures ...
By Christine OShea
(NATIONS Princeton Nassau, Inc.)
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 Congratulations to Winston and Spencer along with their “humans” John and Suzie, on the purchase of their condo located at Matera in Vasari Country Club.The most important parameter to John and Suzie was a finding a place that could accommodate their two larger dogs, Winston and Spencer. (not al...