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 Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  I WAS THIRSTY While showing houses to buyers I was feeling hot and thirsty. The weather has been hot in North Dallas. Then I saw this cat and my heart began to understand what it must be like for animals who are left outdoors during showings. Many can't go indoors where it's cool. They can't ev...
By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
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As a professional, full-time real estate agent I have found that there are 3 key objectives for a Purchaser to have a home inspection on a property under contract to buy.  The first is to have a clear understanding of the physical condition of the property so that the Purchaser knows what they ar...
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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                   PGA Village Open House August 2, 2015                                PGA Village St Lucie West                        9620 Enclave Circle, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE August 02, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Prin...
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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              Open House August 2, 2015  -  1 PM to 4 PM                             Featured Home is located at:               7152 Maidstone Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986                 For More Information Contact                 Jordan Kane 772-834-0091   Get Directions Click Here OPEN ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Featuring a vast inventory of NJ Real Estate Listings from Luxury New Construction to New Jersey homes for sale, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents “Our Featured Real Estate Listings” section. We also offer Land for Sale in NJ and a diverse catalog of Commercial R...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale and apartments for lease in North/Central New Jersey. With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction h...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 45
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make in your life. The responsibility of being a homeowner is not to be taken lightly. The maintenance, the mortgage, and the headaches that come with homeownership are very real and very frequent. However, there are so many positives ...
By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
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 53 New Homes coming to City of Seminole! Exciting news for the City of Seminole in the heart of Pinellas County! KB homes is in the process of building a brand new subdivision called Seminole GrovesThis community is located close to 57th Ave on Seminole Blvd. Take a video tour of the community! ...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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Open House Sunday, August 2 from 12 to 2 p.m. - 423 Massapoag AveHome for Sale Sharon MA   Nina Rogoff just listed another beautiful home for sale in Sharon MA. Stop by the Open House on Sunday, August 2 from 12 to 2 p.m. to see this 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom Multi-level home with a Magnificent ...
By Paul David Hiebing, Quad-City REALTOR®, @ Grampp, Realty of The Q.C.
(Grampp Realty: Real Estate in the Quad-Cities)
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July 31, 2015       IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY RATE WATCH:  The Iowa Finance Authority's interest rates as of   Friday July 31, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. are below.  "Call Paul"@ (563) 508-1649 for Details!! No-Cost, No Obligation Home Loan Pre-Approval Help for all types of Loans. Please feel free to give...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Caution when buying a Fixer House! Remodeling has its challanges…. Posted on Jul 30, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |  Caution when buying a Fixer! Remodeling has its challenges: Patience, Money and good Planning make it easier!Often time you hear someone saying I wi...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1674 SF, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lindal Cedar Home located on a 1.73 acre lot in Thornton, New Hampshire, with 1000’ on the Mad River.  This waterfront house features: wood stove, wood ceilings, 5 room in-law apartments in the finished lower-level, deck with mountain views, beautifully landscaped ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Home Buyers Should do Final Walk-through | Tips as to What to Cover Every Homebuyer should do a final walk-through of the home they are buying prior to closing. I tell my clients In Katy TX the walk-through should be done in the late afternoon or evening of the night before closing or on the morn...
By Leslie DeLuca, Broker Associate
(Teles Properties l DeLuca Real Estate Group)
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Welcome to 13 Valverde, San Nicola L’Arena Sicily, Italy Listed at $480,000 Euro   This corner property - takes in Valverde and Sunseri Streets.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS  13 Valverde has four floors and a roof top terrace - fully enclosed - makes this a five story home. Square Footage:  approx...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Discover the Best in Waterfront Living at Gatling Pointe, a custom home community located adjacent to Smithfield, Virginia where the James and Pagan Rivers meet. This 5 bedroom Traditional home (20075 Gatling Pointe Parkway South), currently listed for sale with East West Realty for $369,900, off...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Cardiff By The Sea Homes For Sale and Real Estate Home ValuesSouthern California is the land of endless sun and miles of coastline. You can go to the beach and the mountains all in one day! San Diego county is a well-known area to move to, as it gives you the best of both worlds. You have the bea...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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A Few of Our Real Estate Client References:James and Diane Villanti (Buyers and Sellers) Ed is the most honest and helpful agent that I ever dealt with..Also he is extremely knowledgeable about the areas and true home values. I would use Ed for any future transactions and recommend him highly. Kr...
By Yanai Nassar
(Miami Riviera, llc)
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OPEN HOUSEWhere: 8251 NW 8th ST # 316. Miami Fl 33126When: Saturday Aug 1, 2015Hours: 1-3pmPrice: $147,000 (See details of the property)Contact Listing Agent: Yanai NassarPhone: 786-426-9484Beautiful upgraded condo for sale in Fontainebleau, MiamiGreat opportunity to own a ready-to-move condo in...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Hernando Beach Florida 34607 Waterfront Home for Sale Listing Video by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty Look at what this Hernando Beach waterfront home has to offer!   Then find out more about this Hernando Beach Waterfront Home for Sale! Call 352-584-7441 today!   Lo...