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 Next Gen, A group specializing in Lead Generating for agents
(Keller Williams)
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102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe La 71203 Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe LA102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Price: $174,900MLS number: 175653Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2Square Feet: 2,452 Year Built: 1985Listing Office: Keller ...

By Kathy Hyatt ~Plantation, Davie, Sunrise REALTOR, Broward Realtor Selling Plantation,Davie & Sunrise
(RE/MAX Preferred)
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 Featured Listings and Free Home Search on Hyatt RealtorsKnowledge is power and early knowledge offers even more advantages, especially in sought after neighborhoods here in Southeast Florida. Buyers who find properties first gain an edge by being the first to see the new homes and thus are the f...

By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
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Open-House Events:                    Sat 2-25-17 from 1-4pm Property:                                       6551 Whitman Ave, Van Nuys , CA 91406 Virtual Tour:                                 www.6551Whitman.com Offered At:                                    $570,000 Call Bandele Oguntomilade: ...

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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      STONEY BROOK LAKEFRONT HOME VERO BEACH FLSpacious and beautiful custom built home in the upscale gated community of STONEY BROOK FARM.  SPACIOUS LAKEFRONT HOME GATED STONEY BROOK                                   FARM     GATED LAKEFRONT HOME STONEY BROOK FARM                               ...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Buyers with Agents, But No RepresentationWhen someone is looking to buy or sell a home, usually the first person they go to is an agent that helped them previously.  If they have never bought or sold before, maybe they reach out to friends and family for a recommendation.  Or, they can look to th...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 5
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce their newest listing at 413 Broad Street in Sewaren!  This immaculate three bedroom ranch house, located in the River Walk section of Sewaren, features 2 full baths, custom kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite Counter Tops, the kitchen also features ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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$86000 / 3br - 1284ft2 - ▐►College Park 260 Columbia Drive HOUSE LADSON! Wholesale INVESTOR 3-2 w/Garage ► Wholesale INVESTOR 3-2 -1Investor Special House. $86K Wholesale Cash Handyman Special MH Investor Special WholeSale Fantastic Location in Owner Occupied College ParkPrestigious Ladson **See ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 102
Looking for a Sweetheart Deal? With the many news outlets sharing our current real estate market, a strong sellers’ market, I’m always surprised at the number of home buyers who submit low-ball Offers these days!  After a conversation last week with a buyer who is coming into town later this mont...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 53
 Missing: Common Sense and Logic  Some Home Buying Transactions Just Defy Logic ...   A call I received from a client a short while back literally left me speechless.  As my 6-year-old granddaughter would say, "there was nothin' but crickets" ...  My client had questions regarding their mortgage ...

By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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This week we were called to list a home in Potomac Shores in Prince William County Virginia.The home is located at 17200 Flatstick Ct and it backs to the 12th Green on the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. If you are not familiar with Potomac Shores, you are in for a treat! That's because this is the ni...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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 It is a  great night and very warm.The winter always brings a lot of branches and stuff from the trees and other things.Tonight we did some cleanup that normally doesn't get stated until the end of March or early April.It iss looking like a very early spring this year.That means the fish will be...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 17
I Don’t Mean to Question Your Lifestyle, But I Must!! Perhaps that sounds like an intrusive question, but it’s an important one when searching for a new home in Carlsbad, or nearby. I work with a lot of buyers who are relocating here from other parts of California, or other states, and usually th...

By Blair Ballin
(Conway Real Estate)
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Check out this awesome HD video of this Stetson Hills 4 bedroom home for sale 

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Brokers: 10% of online profiles outdated. According to a WAV Group audit, an average 10% of online profiles are inaccurate, largely because brokers forget to update all affiliated websites after a change. Read more.    Are you paying too much in P...

By Chris Gurnee
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1400 Hubbell Pl #909, Seattle, WA Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: Chris Gurnee ALLPRO REAL ESTATE 206-949-0864   Schedule a Sho...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Rising rates, prices convince some buyers to wait. While mortgage rates remain "historically low," many first-time buyers think they're substantially more expensive because they don't remember high-rate years. Read more.      Are you paying too mu...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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Just another glorious Dallas sky, puffy white clouds making way for thedarker evening clouds pushing their way through.  If you are searching for your perfect piece of Dallas skyline with the perfect home underneath...contact Lisa Von Domek, your Dallas Metroplex Realtor.I will find you the perfe...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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©Patricia Feager, 2/21/2017  Keeping teenagers engaged and focused on making their own good and healthy life choices is sometimes the hardest thing a parent has to do. When there is a move, or when children grow up they need to know there are opportunities that will appeal to them. "Adolescence i...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Time for a Snack in Las Sendas, Mesa, AZ   Who Should I Call For A Market Analysis of My Mesa AZ home?   For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ   Homes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas   Las Sendas is a uniquely designed m...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Although lenders no longer require home buyers to obtain a property survey as part of the mortgage process, there is still a very important reason why home buyers should get a survey done prior to purchase -- because not doing one might negatively impact coverage under the title insurance policy...