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 Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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 Multiple Offers – One Round or Two Rounds or More An issue arising frequently is how to conduct a Multiple Offer “bidding war” by the Listing Agent.There are essentially two choices:One Round – Bring Your One and Only BEST OfferTwo Rounds – Once you are here, you will have a chance to IMPROVEThe...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Open House Saturday 12-3 at The Fountains Townhomes in Los Altos area! Recently remodeled and upgraded with contemporary kitchen and new bathrooms in The Fountains. Enter this end-unit townhouse (only one attached neighbor) to tile floors that flow through entry, living room, dining room, downsta...
By Gwynn Burns, Going Above and Beyond to Find Your Next Home
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
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 December 11, 2016Open Houses in Solon, Ohio  Hosting an Open House  35532 Nightshade Lane, Solon Ohio December 11th from 11:00-1:00$479,000 This outstanding five bedroom home is situated on a beautiful lot in the prestigious Preserve Development. As you enter the two story foyer with gleaming ha...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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In this new construction, during the pre-drywall walk through, I was looking for the missing indoor hose bib shut off valves.And could not find them.  Yes the basement was dark, as it was about 615am, but I have a great flashlight!The indoor shut-off valves are typically located where the yellow ...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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SHOWING HOMES IN THE HOLIDAYS IN VERO BEACH FLBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach    CHRISTMAS AT HUNTER'S RUN VERO BEACH FLORIDAI enjoy showing homes in the holiday season!  It is always a nice surprise to see the various decorations.  The decorations always add a bit of w...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Mansfield, Texas is a great place to call home. From the nice houses, to friendly neighbors, GREAT school district, to tons of activities to do for the kids! Mansfield is growing every single day!1) Lots of great places to eat. 2) Lots of awesome local shopping centers. 3) HUGE sports complex for...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Open House in Rossmoor - 3 bedroom 2 bath - 2 parking! 12200 Montecito Road H206, Seal Beach, CA open house Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1300 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Searc...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Looking to build a home on a view lot in cooler climes but still drive to Scottsdale, Arizona for work , lunch or dinner? Downtown Payson is only 7 miles away with restaurants and shopping. Build your vacation or primary home in Payson on Gibson Peak only 60 miles to Fountain Hills and Fort McDow...
By Zohar "Zack" Zamir, Fair Lawn, Bergen County & Northern NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Town Life)
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Sunday December 11th Open Houses in Bergen County: 5-03 Bryant Pl in Fair Lawn– $339,900 Major Price Adjustment! Move-In ready with abundant charm. Lemonade porch, detailed molding, bead-board kitchen. Updated MEIK and Bathroom, full dormer for large 2nd story bedroom/loft with skylights. Amazing...
By Desmond Meade
(Keller Williams Realty)
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View latest houses on the on the market in Blythewood SC. The are currently 28 New Homes on the market Blythewood. View all homes all homes for sale in Blythewood South Carolina below: Blythewood Listings Search Blythewood New Listings (28) Blythewood Foreclosure Listings (4) Blythewood Single Fa...
By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  Rent is high, interest rates are low. What are you waiting for? Contact me today and I can help you get pre qualified.  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  When Is a Good Time to R...
By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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If you have been searching for a home in the West Springfield Virginia area and you are not one to buy a townhouse, then take a look at 6301 Gormely Pl  just off Greeley Blvd and Old Keene Mill Rd.  This home is located in Keene Mill Manor. In the heart of West Springfield across from Springfield...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Cedaredge Estates is an affordable neighborhood near the downtown area. Real estate sales are slow in this neighborhood, because there aren't a lot of properties that have been on the market. This is one of those neighborhoods that really has a lot to offer. Most of the lots are larger, and there...
By Steve Harless
(Legacy International)
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Request more information about Aliante »View Available Aliante Homes »Aliante is quickly gaining a reputation for being “the center of everything”. Known for their family fun atmosphere, Aliante has over 1,900 total acres, making it one of the largest planned communities in North Las Vegas. It is...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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Considering a move to Florida?  If so, begin your research with these ten articles. How to start your Florida home search Don't start at the top of your budget The first step to take when buying a Florida home Buying a home in Florida - Understanding the Language Keys to a successful closing on y...
By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Interlinc Mortgage Services, LLC #205696)
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Are you shopping for a luxury home in the Dallas Texas market? If so there's a good chance you will need a jumbo mortgage. A jumbo mortgage is defined as a mortgage that exceeds the conventional mortgage loan amount. As of January 1, 2017 the conventional mortgage limit in the Dallas Texas area w...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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Sell Fast_We Buy Houses and Mobile Homes-Fair Cash Offer (Summerville) image 1 of 7              ►►SELL NOW!! Houses & Mobile Homes.Do you have a Mobile Home or House to SELL to us? We Buy Mobile Homes and Houses for Cash!End The Search and Start the Process Today!** Mobile Home Values: (please p...
By Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate, Most Recommended Realtor
(Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate)
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 Are you thinking about moving? If you are looking at homes for sale in Castle Rock CO, you’ve probably already discovered there are many different neighborhoods in and around the area. In fact, there are so many different unique communities that you might feel overwhelmed by the choices.Moving t...
Open House in Fairfield, CA Search for All Homes For Sale 2630 Burrell Dr, Fairfield, CA  94533 December  Saturday 10th 1-4 & Sunday 11th 1-4 Open house Fairfield, CA- 2630 Burrell Dr.  Saturday 10st & Sunday 11nd 2016 1-4 pm.  If you are a buyer looking to purchase a home in Fairfield, CA or Sol...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-290-1920http://iloveamarillo.com 5 Things This First Time House Flipper Learned The Hard Way     When you have been around the mountain a few times like I have,  you learn a few things.  Sometimes it takes more than once.  I have often been a "re-inventer" o...