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 Cliff Johnson
(Solid Source Realty)
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Tips on How to Get a Mortgage Loan on a HomeOwning your own home is the dream of many people and it could be your reality. Home ownership comes with many benefits, but also has some drawbacks. Lenders often use the drawbacks as a guideline to assess not only the amount of money for home loans, bu...
By Karen Johnson, "Bucks County PA Homes"
(Weichert, Realtors)
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 Open House on October 11th at 6918 Tohickon Hill Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 6918 Tohickon Hill RoadPipersville, PA 18947$599,000 -- New Price!Open House -- 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  All Photos and Virtual Tour Welcome to this stunning, unique custom home located in beautiful Bucks County! Truly a priv...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Old Maryland Charm and CharacterEllicott City Between Baltimore and Washington DC, Ellicott City is the perfect location for home buyers who need to work in both cities. Founded in 1772, Ellicott City is charming! Some buildings on main street date back to the late 1700's. At the Judges Bench, a ...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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 If water is tight, we go where no man has gone before. Down into the earth super far to hit water.All for a great lot in a great development and will have a great house built on it :)Complete DesignBuild to suit/New construction916 676 6534
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Waterfront 4 Acres - On cul de sac Overview Maps Photos $165,000 Lots and Land Main Features MLS #: 794023 Location 00 LANDWARD LNMIDDLEBURG, FL 32068USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199reo.ellen@gmail.com   Listed by: Watson Realty Corp, Ellen Dittman (904) 535...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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This property is tucked back off Brickyard Rd. Big box stores are located approx 2 miles from the property. Convenience to everything, but quiet and serene.  WATERFRONT TO DR S LAKE Overview Maps Photos $215,000 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 3.00 acre(s)MLS #: 793987 Location 0 LANDWARDMIDDLEB...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Rossmoor, CA – Homes for Sale  I’ve made it easy to search for homes for sale in Rossmoor, California. Click here to preview a full inventory of homes for sale in Rossmoor, CA. Not only will you find photos and detailed listing information on my easy to use website, but you will also find helpfu...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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Men and women see things differently. No news here. When it comes to home buying thou, the two sexes look at the needs/desires/wants very differently. Not only will any two people,  not agree all the time (or rarely) . Men and women see their new nesting place with unique visions. That may pose a...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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We were out shopping a bigger builder in the area. We looked at their most current house going up. I whipped out my trusty tape measure. (all guys like me carry one) I measured the exterior wall width. It was 4 inches...yes 4 ! The current standard (law) in the State of California is 6 inches ext...
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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Under Contract - Peoria Place - Englewood, CO 80112   This brand new Richmond home in Peoria Place  will be ready for closing next week.      The buyers are from England and are first time home buyers, which has been so exciting.   The buyers and I had several meetings to go over what to expect d...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce that the house at117 Highfield Avenue in Coloniais Under Contract and scheduled to close in late November!This lovely Cape Cod style home, features 3 bedrooms and one full bath.  The first time home buyers are excited to get into their own home. If you need to get ...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
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 Cordova is the newest single-family homes community located in the coveted Gale Ranch neighborhood of San Ramon California. Sent to open early 2016 with model showrooms, this beautiful community built by Toll Brothers offers luxury and casual lifestyle with a variety of amenities, built-in quali...
By Rekha Vyas
(Keller Williams Realty of Brevard)
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Open House Saturday, Oct. 10th 2015 from 2pm-4p1367 Meadow Lark Dr, Titusville, FL 327804 Bedroom, 2 Bath, MLS 735047, $185,000http://www.propertypanorama.com/instaview/spc/735047 ENJOY THANKSGIVING IN YOUR NEW HOME! This captivating home is on a corner lot in Laurel Run at Meadowridge. Open floo...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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576 North Bellflower Blvd. #308, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1028 SQUARE FEET Top floor Stoneybrook Villas condo with new paint & carp...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela Madore of the Pamela Madore Group At Keller Williams Has Listed the Property at 3611 Jackson in Amarillo, TX. This house is located in SE Amarillo in a development called Gables.  It is a 2/1 with a detached one car garage.  Listed at only $62,000 that is a price per square foot of $68.  T...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
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Florida Keys Vacation Homes For SalePending Sales in Florida Keys Waterfront Homes in Florida KeysKey Colony Beach Florida KeysKey Colony Beach History Key Colony Beach Sunset Park Florida KeysPrior to the early 1950s, Shelter Key (on which most of Key Colony Beach is located) was a 97-acre (390,...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com Lanai-Dining Room, Remodel, Transformation- This is one of my favorite transformations! Lots of magic had to happen here to make all this happen. Many of the issues were technical issues that you can't see. I'll start with the obvious ones, Ceiling was raised, precast mo...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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The INSIDER'S GUIDE to Baxter Village homes for sale in Fort Mill SC has to include a community video tour directly from ChoiceCarolinaHomes YouTube real estate channel, doesn't it?  Sure -- everyone loves video and if a picture is worth a thousand, how much would a real estate video be worth?See...
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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New Construction Prices at this time are VERY Competitive against ReSales. Build Your Own Model Choice on Your Own Land or Lot. Or, We Can Find That Perfect Lot For You.                         1526 SW Calmar Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Choosing an inspector is just as important as selecting your real estate agent and new home. Think about it, your new home will be the largest investment you will make and you want a professional who is competent, professional, thorough and trustworthy. Sadly, too many buyers just go with th...