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 Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Historic Mounds view home for saleWelcome to 2525 County Road I Mounds View MN 55112 click here for more photos and detailsReal estate market data in Mounds View MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic RealtyCharming historic home in Mounds View. Front porch is screened and is the perfect pl...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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           Summer Time Fun in Florida. Own Your Own Pool Home.                       1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2572 SQUARE FEET Spectacu...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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         Search Here for More Homes for Sale in Heritage Oaks Located in Tradition of Port Saint Lucie Florida         10067 Southwest Chadwick Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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  SEARCH for 4 Bedroom  Homes in Saint Lucie County   SEARCH for 4 Bedroom Homes in Saint Lucie County
By Ashley Kimble Slaughter
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How to Create Your Home Buying ChecklistIf you find yourself riding through neighborhoods and making mental note of interesting features, or your random doodling on a notepad takes form and becomes a home layout, it may be time to begin creating your home buying checklist. This is one of the fun ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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350 Fawn Rd, Pocono Lake, PA 18347$162,500 MLS #PM-26079 Click here for more on this Locust Lake Village home ----->Raised Ranch situated on 0.45 acres in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. This home has it all with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings in living/dining ...
By HomeInsurance.com LLC
(HomeInsurance.com)
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Home renovations happen for a variety of reasons – breathing life into a fixer-upper, for example, or making room for a new family member.From style to function, making updates around your home can make it a more comfortable space for you and your family to live in. But while home renovations can...
By Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az
(Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living)
Comments 23
Great Mesa Updated Home with 3 bed/2 bath home shows pride of ownership - move in ready! Tile and wood floor throughout, no carpet! Enter into the family room with brick fireplace and sliders to lovely back yard. Kitchen features updated cabinets and hardware, solid surface counter tops, Breakfa...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 2
Homes for Sale in Henderson NV 89044 - July 26, 2015   Single Family Condo Townhouse Homes for Sale 205 3 10 Average List Price $409,759 $236,100 $223,110 Median List Price $377,995 $228,900 $237,400 # of Short Sales 15 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) # of Bank Owned (REO) 4 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)         Search...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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A  strong credit history is built over time. Prospective home Buyers have a lot of control over their mortgage loan credit worthiness and should strive to safeguard their financial lives to improve probability of success in obtaining a mortgage loan.  Loan denials are usually due to one or a comb...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Homes for Sale in Henderson NV 89052 - July 26, 2015   Single Family Condo Townhouse Homes for Sale 377 39 17 Average List Price $790,208 $180,796 $242,664 Median List Price $449,000 $140,000 $239,900 # of Short Sales 13 (3%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) # of Bank Owned (REO) 6 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)         Search...
By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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Call 240-389-EPIK (3745) – 10 Top ways to find a GREAT Real Estate Agent. Congratulations- You have decided to buy or sell a home. What do you do now? The first step on your journey of home ownership is to find yourself a Great Real Estate Agent!    Subliminal message to help you find a Great Mar...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 34
When I initially meet with my Buyers, one of the first things they share is that they DO NOT WANT A COOKIE CUTTER HOME!  (Which isn't so surprising as I do tend to list the more unique properties in the area)This is defined as what was once called Tract Housing and has now expanded into the typic...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 5
  The condos in Vasari Bonita Springs Florida that are for sale should be worth a look if you are in the market for a new home with a carefree style of living.  This is particularly true if you would like to play golf in the same community where you live, as this is a “bundled golf” development a...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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   DISTRESSED PROPERTY IN TOOELE COUNTY JULY    Here is a list of Tooele County Foreclosures, Short Sales, and HUD Homes for sale as listed on the MLS in July. This is the same information available to all agents along the Wasatch Front & the Salt Lake City Metropolitan area and includes all dist...
By Cathy Starkweather
(La Rosa Realty, LLC. )
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 A few days prior to closing it's time to put some things in motion:  Visit the post office for a change of address packet. Be sure to tell your mail delivery person that you're moving and ask that any mail that slips through be forwarded to you. While you're at it, thank him or her for past serv...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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 How Do I Design My Master Suite?Ok, I'll admit it, this is one of my pet issues. Most Homeowners have two people sleeping in the master suite that get out of bed at different times. How can Architects design a master suite without a door between the master bedroom and bath. I don't care how quie...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Keller Williams)
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                                        Affordable, Updated Vintage Home              For Sale: 5159 B Street in Springfield, Oregon! Enjoy a spacious 1686 square feet with a large living area, as well as a cute, updated kitchen with nice cabinets. This home has an open layout, and ample natural ...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®     Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®    By Chris B Johnson RealtorAfter you have put an offer on the home of your dreams, you’ll likely want to make sure you have a roof that won’t leak, a solid foundation, proper wiring and so on. But what about the things not covered by the i...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 7
Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners are pleased to share this 5-Star Review  from one of our favorite clients, who was a first time home buyer needing a lot of encouragement and hand-holding through the process. (It is nerve wracking to buy your first home, even under the best of circums...