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 Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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  Don’t forget about this home that has the most lush green grass and prettiest flowers and supremely gorgeous landscaping in Gillette, WY! Pride in ownership screams from every corner of this home! 3 beds, with a 4th possibly in the basement and 2 bathrooms this home is ready for you! Come Check...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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 Mature Landscaping is sometimes hard to find In Gillette, WY but this home has it and many more features you don't want to miss out on! Over 2600 sq feet finished with 5 Bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms! The master bedroom itself is a retreat with its spacious sq footage and private deck! You don't wa...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Are you looking for the perfect home in Gillette, WY? Then look no further than 3 Hilltop Circle, Gillette, WY 82716! This recently updated home feels much larger than the 1660 sq feet it is! It has 4 Beds and 2.75 baths with new siding, windows and rock accents!You will love the updated bathroom...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time renter, or are a young millennial ready to spread your wings and fly out on your own, buying a home is a much more complicated process than searching properties on the Internet. Today's ...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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Township Square is one of the newest subdivisions located in Pleasanton California just south of Bernal Avenue on the east side of Interstate 680. Built by DeNova Homes,  this new neighborhood will feature a variety of single family homes from it 2830 ft.² to 3662 ft.². Prices will start in the l...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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So you did not think that initial low offer would hurt you?Well you find the home of your dreams and are ready to make that offer. But man that is a lot of money, big commitment, you start thinking about that payment (even though it is probably less than your rent), and you just cannot bring your...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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Buying a Home – How to Survive the Next Crash!Many people buying homes are worried about the future and are scared of that commitment. When I say Crash in the title it can mean different things to different people. It can mean a drop in housing prices, a even worse employment situation, (The old ...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@Century21.comIslandia Condominiums in Lynnwood - Walking distance to Edmonds Community College Location, L...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
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Brandon Saad, Hockey Negotiations, and Buying a Home    What You Can Learn             Anyone that knows me very well can relate a few basics about me.  One is, I'm a lifelong Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan.         Actually, I'm a fanatic.  Just ask my wife.  I hauled her to a hockey game on our ...
By Dina Braun
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Looking for "GREAT REASONS"          I can think of a few................. *  Do you think prices will get lower???  NO way, they are here to stay and only going up.*  Do you think interest rates will stay or get lower???  NO way, projected rates are on the rise too              (of course they a...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comYost Park and Pool in Edmonds - Looking for Homes near Yost Park and Pool?Yost Park contains some ...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®      Buying a Home This Summer          Selling Your Home This SummerI saw this article in Realtor Mag...Is this ture is your Market??????????????????????????????????? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, JULY 02, 2015 Home buyer demand is strong, recent sales reports have...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I recently got a call from a buyer asking me to "change" the closing attorney on the contract. So I did that, but not before I asked questions.  LOTS of question. I'd never heard of the attorney and when the buyers said this same attorney was handling a personal injury claim for a friend I was mo...
By Joni Staples, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties)
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 Buyer Advice: You Can Still Make A Backup Offer  I am sure that it does NOT come as a surprise to you that this gorgeous home located at 69 Murphy Farm Road is pending.  If it does surprise you --> it shouldn't. I had an agent call me to tell me that they had told their buyers that they needed t...
By Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com)
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 930 Alma Dr, Lawrence, KS, Homes For Sale, Wood Burning Fireplace, Pantry, Treed Lot. New A/C unit and new furnace in 2014, exterior repainted 2014, 80% new interior paint 2015, new carpet downstairs 2015, new water heater 2009, refrigerator, cook top self-cleaning range, dishwasher, microwave, ...
By The Mahota-Capen Team
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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FOR SALE IN CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER CLUB!! 3265 Bentwood Close - $399,900 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms .8 Acres | Qualifies for assumable VA loan More Details  Former Model Home with Master on the Main in South Forsyth in prestigious Chattahoochee River Club. Kitchen features tile counters, tile back-s...
By Fred Sweezer Sr., Certified Home Inspector
(Hud Certified 203K Consultant)
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Question, Are American Craftsman houses all bungalows? The answer is historically complicated. In the early 1900s, many types of homes were inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement in England and Scotland. English-born William Morris (1834-1896) advocated a return to craftsmanship, as a reaction ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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There's a saying that the buyer will make up his mind if he likes the home within 10 minutes of walking through the door... maybe even shorter. I'm not so sure about that but one thing I have run up against in my 11 years as a Home Inspector. LOTS of times when I arrive at the home, I can tell in...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
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 What are homes selling for in Flatlands and Old Mill Basin Brooklyn 7/2/15 Flatlands Brooklyn AKA Old Mill Basin Brooklyn As of July 2nd, 2015 the there were 41 residential Flatlands & Old Mill Basin Brooklyn homes for sale listed on the Brooklyn MLS-  24 residential Flatlands & Old Mill Basin o...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 The Best Chance to Learn About Your Potential Home!  The home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. And clients always ask, “what should we expect? My advice is fairly simple. I’ve attended countless home inspections and even though some buyers see the home inspection as the per...