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 Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
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Open-House Event:                          1-4PM on Saturday 10-10-15 Property:                                          14306 Boxtree Street, Lake Hughes, CA 93532 Virtual Tour:                                      www.14306Boxtree.com Offered At:                                       $155,000 ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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1508 Dewey Evanston IL 60201 $25K Price ReductionYou read that right! This recently remodeled 4 bedroom split level home is now $475,000. I sold this great home to this family a little over two years ago and now a great job opportunity has caused them to move after putting over $50K into a remode...
By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
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Well-Maintained Severn Colonial Overview Maps Photos IDX Search $359,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,352 sqftLot: 7,091 sqftYear Built: 1992MLS #: AA8760871 Location 7902 Severn Hills WaySevern, MD 21144USA David & Lisa Webber RE/MAX Exe...
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 Listings” section. We also offer Land for Sale in NJ  and a diverse catalog of Commercial Real Estate a...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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581 Maxatawny Dr, Pocono Lake, PA 18347$149,500 MLS #PM-21169 Click here for more on this home --->Well-kept and clean Contemporary home adjoins STATE GAME LANDS in amenity-filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Home features 2 bedrooms, large loft with hardwood floors perfect for a family...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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Granite Bay is a unique blend of country and city. The different neighborhoods have  varying flavors. When we first arrived in Eden Rock many years ago, i thought then as i do now...what a special hideaway right above  Folsom lake. You know when you enter Eden Roc , you have reached your luxury d...
By Anita Allen, Realtor - Homes for Sale in the Florida Panhandle
(Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - 850-377-4410)
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Another Happy Client of Anita Allen, Realtor Coldwell Banker  I am so happy for this sweet client of mine.  She retired to Florida and chose me as her Realtor.  We had some huddles to cross but I encouraged her to not give up and keep holding on to the assurance that we would find the right home ...
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 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 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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Condominiums And Town Homes Huntsville AlabamaCondominiums and town homes are just two of the different options available to buyers considering that first home purchase, dowinsizing or maybe an alternative to dorm living for the college student here in Huntsville, Alabama. Whatever your needs you...
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 Realtor Ben Townsend, www.benhomes.com
(Acquire Homes)
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  Realtor Ben Townsend Click on your areas of interest for Home Searches below  Briargate Colorado Springs, CO   Flying Horse Colorado Springs, CO  Cordera Colorado Springs, CO  The Broadmoor Area Colorado Springs, CO  Northgate Colorado Springs, CO  North East Colorado Springs, CO  North West Co...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®    Mortgage Pre Approval     Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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6141 Chickasa Dr, Pocono Lake, PA 18347$109,700MLS #PM-21774  Click here for more on this home --->Well maintained Ranch style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. House features 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with many updates to include new paint, new rugs, new kitchen, and ...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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 A golden opportunity to buy while waterfront properties in Freeport, Long Island are still affordable. Lite & Brite Hi-ranch with new roof, new siding, replacement windows, and new appliances perfectly suited for multi-generational living with lovely canal and marina views and 50' of water front...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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So, you are thinking about buying a home? Wonderful! Buying a home can be one of the most exciting processes and also a bit stressful. Before you begin your home buying process you will need to save enough money for a down-payment.    The good news is that there are many different down payment o...
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 Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
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Friday's Listing Updates from Allison Bernard Below you will find some listings that you may be interested in. If you like anything you see, don't hesitate to email or call with your questions.   Allison Bernard Keller Williams Realty Office Cell Phone: 401.533.6916 bernard_allison@hotmail.com Se...
By Brittany Stewart
(Elite Realty Group of Jacksonville)
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Open house
By Pamela Seley, serving Temecula Valley California (951) 491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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Solera Diamond Valley in southwest Hemet has three homes ready for immediate move-in -- as of October 6, 2015. Solera Diamond Valley is a 55+ very active adult community that offers a wide-range of activities and amenities -- 23,000 sq. ft Community Recreation Center that offers media and game ro...