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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert RealtorsNew Jersey Real Estate for Sale and LeaseWelcome to NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes,...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 28
Is homeownership still the American Dream? Homeownership to the extent we know it in the United States is a uniquely American tradition and has long been referred to as the American Dream. So is homeownership still the American Dream? If you study the infographic below from KCM (Keeping Current M...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Michael McGuffie is a new member of ActiveRain and he's a custom builder....this is a post that every real estate agent should read.  Buyer agents often direct their clients to production builders because the agent can deliver and disappear from the scene.  The custom builder has plenty to offer ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 10
Waterfront Home in Hernando Beach Florida Just Sold!by Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Tropic Shores RealtyThe buyers of this Hernando Beach waterfront home came to me in April of this year in their search of a home by the water and today they became the lucky owners of this canal front home!Avid boate...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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New On the Market Well Maintained Townhome, Cedaredge, COThis is a wonderful place to call home. It's been recently painted inside and outside. The carpet is newer and it has a metal roof. There's also a covered patio. The yard is nicely landscaped. Price $120,000Here's a list of the features: 2 ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Custom or Production Builder? Ok, here is a test question to see if we are both on the same page? What type of restaurant do you like to eat at with your family? Do you frequent national chain restaurants or do you seek out the hard to find mom and pop places? If you are like me, I hunt for the d...
By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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        $197,500.00 - 14787 Masterson Way, Magalia, CA 95954             Location: Magalia, CA Prepare to say "WOW!" This custom home is a beauty! Clean, low-maintenance landscaping creates a natural backdrop for easy living. The extensive decking will provide the perfect setting for enjoying th...
By Tom Priester, Paradise Sharks
(Paradise Sharks )
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 Median single family home price increases for the 5th straight month With Shark Week kicking off there are so many things we are looking forward to. But no doubt doing our monthly update of the median sales price for a single family home in Palm Beach Gardens and the neighboring communities is a...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Haven't you always wanted to live in a geodesic home in Gillette WY? Any time you have passed by 7500 Robin Drive in Gillette WY  I'm sure you thought, I really want to go and look at that home! Its not only a very cool house in shape, but it also has many benefits!!This home features over 1600 s...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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St George Utah Home for Sale | 1635 Maplewood Way 84790 | MLS# 15-167333 | New Price: $224,900 St. George, Utah was recently named by Money magazine as the #1 spot to retire for the great outdoors! This well maintained home with no HOA fees and the most affordable electrical rates in the state of...
By David Vandermyden, Real Estate Professionals working for you
(Pacific Coast Group)
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Beautiful Home in prestigious Silver Springs Ranch Overview Maps Photos Description Open House Market Stats $950,000 Single Family Home Main Features 6 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 4,414 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s)Year Built: 2004 Location 8091 Stallion WaySacramento, CA 95830USA David ...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Come take a look at 4201 Dakota Ct in Gillette WY! This is a beautifully maintained, spacious 3 bed 2 bath home in quite cul-de-sac. It features main level living which is very desirable and convenient in a floor plan!Nice open cooks kitchen with plenty of storage! The master bedroom also has a  ...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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  Pensacola, 32503, 32504, 32514, Are mortgage rates entering 'panic mode'? Many experts predict mortgage rates will rise - and they've been wrong for years. Recent increases, however, have made many wonder if it's finally happening. Read more.       Helpful Links   Sign up for our Monthly Newsl...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Closing and Title CostsIt’s the big day.The day you go to the title or escrow company, sign your name on the dotted line, hand over a check and prepare to take ownership of your new home.It’s also the day that you and the seller will pay “closing” or settlement costs, an accumulation of separate ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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7311 N. Honore 1S Chicago IL 60626 Closed Sale $269,000Today my buyer client closed on the sale of 7311 N. Honore in the East Rogers Park area of Chicago IL. A three bedroom and 3 bathroom condominium. This updated but vintage 2000 Sq foot duplex down condo will make a great home and everyone was...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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The inspection can be your chance to learn about your potential home and discover possible trouble spots. Many buyers assume that the home inspection is their opportunity to pick the home apart and find its flaws. While the inspection often results in a second round of negotiations, buyers should...
By Bobby Bryant
(iBuy Realty: Rethink. Real Estate.)
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OPEN HOUSES in Pearland, Shadow Creek Ranch, Realtor-On-Duty Want to go looking at houses this weekend? How about touring OPEN HOUSES? Why not! This would be a great weekend to go out looking at what Pearland, Shadow Creek Ranch has to offer.   OPEN HOUSES in Pearland, Shadow Creek Ranch, Realtor...
By Matt DAntonio
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Live in the lap of luxury in Philadelphia. Here is a list of luxury homes for sale in center city, and the surrounding area.
By Pete Cullen, & Bailey Properties-Two Local Names You Can Trust
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Come home to this lovingly cared for Mediterranean close to the beach in Rio del Mar.  This well constructed home features a versatile floor plan and is situated on a quiet street in one the areas best neighborhoods. Just a few minutes stroll to miles of sandy beaches, this home boasts peaks of t...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 77
Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time renter, or are a young millennial ready to spread your wings and fly out on your own, buying a home is a much more complicated process than searching properties on the Internet. Today's ...