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 Chris Eckert, Your Mid-Peninsula Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
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1222 Palm Avenue, San Mateo – Craftsman home for sale  Offered at $1,650,000 3 bedrooms | 2 bath | 2,040 sq ft | 7,200 sq ft lotOpen House:  Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 1-4PMhttp://www.1222Palm.com  Special Features! Original Batchelder Arts & Crafts Fireplace 300 Sq Ft “Four Seasons” Front Porch (outdoo...
By Edward Sklar, Buyers Agent-REALTOR, Business Broker,REBSEA
(South Florida for Me-United Realty Group)
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Trick or Treat-Treat yourself to our Deal of the DayOne of Palm Beach Counties finest neighborhoods is offering a Brand New 4 Bedroom/5 Bathroom home complete with pool and all the trimming treats for quick delivery at $949,900. Pack your toothbrush and move right in as your designer furniture pa...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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 Carroll's Corner Home For SaleAntrim Home For SaleHalifax County Home For sale891 McMullin Road$93,500 MLSCozy 2 Bedroom + den log bungalow on quiet road. Open concept, exposed wood, full basement ideal for finishing. Come and explore the potential today. Property being sold as is. Schedule A to...
By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
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Beautiful Townhome in CROFTON, MD Overview Maps Photos IDX Search $245,000 Townhouse Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Full BathroomInterior: 1,370 sqftYear Built: 1994MLS #: AA9792712 Location 1013 SIMSBURY CTCROFTON, MD 21114USA David & Lisa Webber RE/MAX Executive(410) 320-0242[email protected]// htt...
By Mike Kelly, "One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"
(The Kelly Norman Team-Keller Williams Realty)
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PT11  Of my series on Buying Country Property.Note of reference--I'm writing this for a Northern California audience but reports of this kind happen across the nation. The names of some of the test or reports may be different and the county department may bear a differnent name. I'm in California...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Large homes for sale in Phoenix metro with 4,000+sf and less than $575K in MLS with pictures, prices, details map locations and more in a full page format for affordable homes. For all single family all detached homes for sale in the Phoenix metro on the MLS.     For a free MLS search for Large h...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Enjoy a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1,750 SF lake view home in Longwood Florida near Rock Lake Middle School!  Woodlands Elementary and Lyman High School are the other area schools.  Newly painted inside and outside, roof new in 2009, new carpeting and tile flooring, new bathroon and kitchen counter to...
By Lauren Stark, Luxury Real Estate Agent - Las Vegas-Henderson NV
(THE STARK TEAM-Las Vegas Luxury Homes & Las Vegas High Rise Condos)
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Gated & Guard Gated Luxury Living in HendersonHenderson NV is a wonderful place to call home.   Henderson is home to the finest gated and guard gated communities such as Anthem Country Club, MacDonald Highlands, Roma Hills, Lake Las Vegas, Seven Hills and more. Our Team lives and works in beautif...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434, Weichert Office 301-681-0550)
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3330 Leisure World Blvd 902 Silver SpringFairways So Condo For Sale  Silver Spring MD 20906 Beautiful 2 Bedroom + Den/Library, 2 Bath Condo 1,420 Sq Ft, List Price $229,900  Click Here for Property Webpage Contact Barbara Michaluk, Realtor for more information about this lovely condo in Leisure W...
By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Ensenada, Baja, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
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MLS for Rosarito and Baja, Click HEREReal Estate in Rosarito Beach, Baja CaliforniaIf you're searching for the perfect piece of real estate for your retirement home, let RE/MAX Baja Realty be your guide. We have the reputation of providing the best customer service in the Rosarito Beach, Baja are...
By Marti Steele Kilby, Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA
(Steele Group Realty)
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You’re almost there! In just a few days you’ll own your new home! Here are a few things to take care of during this exciting week:  Sign loan docs and deposit the balance of your down payment to escrow. With your agent, do a final walk through on the property. The purpose of this walk through is ...
By Patricia Joy Schenk, M.Ed.
(Samson Properties)
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              Horse Properties and Horse Farms in Loudoun, Fairfax and Fauquier CountyLooking for that special property to fulfil your passion for riding horses? I can help. Please fill out comment section and let me know what your needs are. It IS possible to have horses in Northern Virginia. Lo...
By Suzanne and Chris Rumsey, Rumsey Home Team (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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Information provided courtesy of Suzanne and Chris Rumsey, Rumsey Home Team, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate New Castle County Delaware Open HousesAre you looking for open houses this weekend, October 22-23, in New Castle County Delaware.  There are currently 142 open houses scheduled for this wee...
By Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Next Step, Looking at Houses ~ Veterans Mortgage ~ Idabel OK My name is Michael Miller, My wife and I have decided it's time to buy a home.  I am a Gulf War Veteran.  My buddy told me to call Judi Barrett at Integrity Real Estate Services, so I did.    Judi gave me a list of lenders that do VA Gu...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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What A Happy Day for a super sweet couple purchasing their first home in Carlisle, PA.Congratulations to Karli and Kyle!!   Thank you for the privilege of being your Realtor.  The best compliment was when you shared that you have already given my business card to your friend and told him to call ...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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Rising mortgage loan interest rates have a dampening effect on how much house a buyer can afford. In a market with little inventory and increasing home prices, any uptick in mortgage interest rates can derail the home buying decision. Following is a schedule showing that, for every 50 basis point...
By Brian England, Realtor, GRI, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Gilbert, AZ First Time Buyer Homes!   Click Here to request your FREE Relocation Guide!!!   For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ   This is the same rose that I posted in full view last week.  Trish took it to another level and got really up close and pe...
By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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2015 Bay Lane Northeast, Tacoma, WA Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1962 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Tacoma Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work...
By Todd & Devona / Garrigus Real Estate Group, Southern California REALTORS®
(HomeSmart Professionals)
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Open houses this weekend in Beaumont, CaliforniaIf you're shopping homes in Beaumont, California and looking for scheduled open houses this weekend please take a look by clicking on this link here: Open houses in Beaumont
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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ONE DAY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT It was a just a normal day in Phoenix Property Management when it comes to operations. My company focuses on three parts when it comes to Phoenix Real Estate see below  MANAGEMENT SALES DEVELOPMENT We deal with tenants on a daily basis. Ph...