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 Soulutions Real Estate
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I help Active Military and Veterans buy Arizona homes.  Your unselfish service to our country is what drives me to provide the best in service to those who have protected our country at home and abroad.  Having been licensed in Arizona since 2000, I have helped many Veterans buy and sell there Ar...
By Pat Starnes
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale in Castlewoods Subdivision, Brandon, MS Castlewoods Subdivision, one of the largest residential neighborhoods in the state, is home to over 2000 homeowners. The neighborhood surrounds a privately owned 18-hole golf course, Castlewoods Country Club. Located in northwest Rankin Count...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 2500 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary-style house located on a 6+ acre lot at Lady Slipper in Woodstock, New Hampshire.  This home features; stainless appliances, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, loft, master bedroom with master bathroom en-suite (including whirlpool tub...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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3300 SF, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Adirondack-style house located on .35 acre lot at Riveredge in Lincoln, New Hampshire, with 150' on the Pemigewasset River.  This home features; security system, kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinets & pantry, tile & hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings,...
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 Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Buying a Home Involves Key PlayersYou + Lender + Realtor +Settlement Attorney   Marshall and I ratified a contract for first time home buyers. It was a particularly happy event since it was the third offer written for this couple. Their home buying experience is common, happening all over the Gre...
By Sarah & Les Oswald, Broker, Realtor, SFR, PMC and Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
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Happy Paper Trails everyone... If there is one blog you should read today...this one is it.Line by line we are brought to the dusty paper trails of the wild west road sometimes called money trail. Many have whispered the route, others have spoken about it, but none have given us the steps and dir...
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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  Known more for the large estate properties, it might be easy to overlook the small homes for sale in Mediterra Naples Florida when looking for a new domicile.  Of course the term “small” is relative, and in the context of this fabulous gated golf course development, any single family house with...
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 Jim Sinnott, Realtor, ABR, GRI Licensed in MA and RI
(Bedard Realty)
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  Is a Condo Right for You?  Condos are a popular alternative to owning a single family home, appealing to many segments of the population.  From couples who are just starting out together to retirees, and everyone in between, condos are a smart choice that offers many advantages. There are diffe...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
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My client is a Wounded Warrior with injuries sustained in Iraq.  He had several specific requirements that were important to satisfy for his comfort in his new home.During our extensive seaching and looking at property a home came on the market that was a perfect fit.Additionally, it was a short ...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Historic Prominent East Granby Landmark   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE       Search All Homes For Sale   100 South Main Street East Granby, CT 06026   Bedrooms: 3 | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 2998 square feet     This historic 18th c...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
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 How Much is my East Flatbush or Flatbush Brooklyn Home Worth?  Flatbush Homes Sold June 2015  Flatbush Homes For the month of June 2015, the Brooklyn MLS posted the following East Flatbush & Flatbush Brooklyn homes sold: One Family East Flatbush Brooklyn Homes Sold  Beverly Rd Asking $339,000   ...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Leander Texas - Bank Foreclosure built in 2009 by DR Horton sold As-Is. 3 bedroom plus an office, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 1,738 square feet, 1 story, on at 0.149 acre lot in Benbrook Ranch subdivision. Surround sound in family room. Covered patio in backyard with privacy fence. Close to commuter ra...
By Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Happy Paper Trails to You If you want to realize, first hand, just how far the mortgage lending industry has gotten away from the days of the "Wild West," there is no single better way to do it than to hath the fury of an underwriter's scorn of your assets --- you know, the very bank statements, ...
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 Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
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Hillcrest Manor Homes For Sale In Dallas TexasStreet View - homes for sale in Hillcrest Manor, Dallas Tx 75248  Access MLS homes for sale in Hillcrest Manor Looking for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throughout th...
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 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 Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Located at 1788 Clay Street, on the corner of Van Ness Avenue, you'll find The Marlow, a 98-unit condomium building completed in 2014. The first re-sale has now come on the market, Unit #807, a two-bedroom, two-bath corner unit approximately 1120 sq.ft. in size, with balcony. Listed for sale by S...