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 Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Gorgeous Home for sale in Queen Creek. http://mysinglepropertywebsites.com/41736This incredible home has been reduced! For only 268,900 LOOK what you get:You will find 5 BIG bedrooms, and large den AND a LOFT. the kitchen has great features including granite and a highly upgraded stainless steel ...
By Trish Nash, Henderson Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI, PMN
(Signature Gallery Of Homes )
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Come and join us! Come see this meticulous Woodside home that we have located in a gated community in beautiful Lake Las Vegas! Avenza has a spacious, very open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. Avenza also features not one, but two wondeful master bedrooms, as well as a bonus loft are...
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. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Here you will find Luxury Homes for sale, New Homes, New Construction, Land, Building Lots for sale, Rentals, Commercial Properties for sale & lease, renovations, REO Sales, E...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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THE RESERVEThe Reserve in Huntsville Alabama is a popular community on the west side of Zierdt Rd. and just a couple of minutes from the Redstone Arsenal's Gate 7. Click on the photo below of the entrance to the Reserve for a daily updated list of homes for sale.  NEIGHBORHOOD STATISTICSAt the wr...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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If you are looking for property in the Clermont, FL. 34711 area then there is Nothing Better than a New Home!!!  We are having a #PUBLICOPENHOUSE AT 11238 Scenic Vista Drive Clermont, FL. 34711 Sunday 6/7/15 from 12-3 PM.  Close to 4000 square feet with over $20,000 of special royal features. If ...
By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner ; Antonelli Realty
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You can search all the New Listings from all real estate companies!     For A Free list of homes for sale you can now Search the MLS yourself with our Consumer version Florida MLS.  Now anyone can view new listings just like REALTORS do.    Search by: By City By Zip By Address By Neighborhood By ...
By Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC, Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
(Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
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TIRED OF RENTING? NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO BUY A HOME If you are tired of renting and have always wanted a home of your own, now is an excellent time to take the home ownership plunge. Attractive mortgage interest rates, government incentive programs and an excellent supply of homes for sale a...
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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 $145,000 Starting Prices Click Here for All 4 Bedroom Homes in Port St Lucie Beginning Price of $145,000 and up.  The Beautiful Port St Lucie Waterways  Championship Golf Courses to Play  Weekend Fun at the Stuart Sandbar  Hutchinson Island  
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1700 SF, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Ledgewood townhouse located at Waterville Estates in Campton, New Hampshire. This 3-level unit offers: cathedral ceilings, loft, skylights, two (2) pellet stoves, finished basement, deck with views overlooking Campton Mountain plus underground utilities. The Waterv...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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If you are on the market for a new home chances are that you working with a buyer’s agent. If not, you definitely should be. After all, there’s no cost to you to use the services of this professional and their expertise and experience can save you a lot of time and trouble.  It’s easy for home se...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1450 SF, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse located at Mountain River in Thornton, New Hampshire, with 900 feet of water frontage on the Pemigewasset River.  This 3-level unit features; master bedroom with master bathroom en-suit (including whirlpool tub), 1st floor laundry, fireplace, loft with sk...
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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  If you are a golfer and have a lot of visitors who you enjoy sharing a round with, then the condos for sale Lely Resort Naples Florida that are large with 3 bedrooms might be worth investigating.  As in any development of this nature it starts with the golf, which in this case are three 18 hole...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Paradise Valley has the most expensive homes in Arizona.  Take a look at Paradise Valley luxury homes for sale priced from $1 million to $30 million. Most PV homes have 1+ acre lots, nestled from Camelback Mountain to the north immediately west of Scottsdale.   Some of the homes have a territori...
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 Mike Schmidt, Brownsburg and Greater Indianapolis Real Estate
(EXIT Realty One )
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Buying vs. Renting In Brownsburg, Indiana Let's take a look at the rental housing market in Brownsburg, Indiana versus the resale housing market. As of today (6/30/15), Ruoff Home Mortgage indicates mortgage rates in this area are 4.297%. With 5% down on a $200,000 home, monthly mortgage payments...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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I did an inspection last week in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque's friendly neighbor to the northwest, separated by the mighty Rio Grande river. When you're at the top of one of our area mountains overlooking the two cities, they look to be as one.This house was a "flip" home, sometimes this means troubl...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County)
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Woke up this morning to see these two great pictures on my phone with the quote " Happy Family !!!" Alex and Danielle closed yesterday with me as their buyer agent on this beautiful home. Their first home... and Reed, their puppy is pretty excited about his huge back yard !!!! Thank you and Congr...
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 Barbara Reagan, Your Richmond Home Realtor
(Long & Foster Realtors)
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 WESTSHIRE ON PARHAM CONDOS – HENRICO COUNTY VA – NEIGHBORHOOD PROFILE!Welcome home to Westshire on Parham Condos in Henrico County’s Far West End.  This small neighborhood offers a great location on Parham Rd., yet sets far enough off the road to offer the homeowner privacy. Westshire on Parham ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1150 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse located at Forest Edge in Thornton, New Hampshire, with 400’ of waterfront on Mad River.  This end-unit includes; energy efficient Geo-Thermal heat, central air, cathedral ceilings, wood stove, loft, deck with views of the river.  This condo is located on...