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 Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Are you looking for the perfect horse property close to town with plenty of acreage? Then look no further than 63 Bomber Mt. Road in Gillette WY! This wonderful horse property offers 21.03 acres which is fenced and already set up for animals!  The barn offers many features including stalls, elect...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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 Mature Landscaping is sometimes hard to find In Gillette, WY but this home has it and many more features you don't want to miss out on! Over 2600 sq feet finished with 5 Bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms! The master bedroom itself is a retreat with its spacious sq footage and private deck! You don't wa...
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
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 Villages At Queen CreekWe are happy to announce that we have a just finished our new website featuring homes for sale in The Villages at Queen Creek. If you are looking for a golf course community in Queen Creek you should definitely look at this beautiful community. Golf homes in Villages at Qu...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Are you looking for the perfect home in Gillette, WY? Than look no further than 3 Hiltop Circle, Gillette, WY 82716! This recently updated home feels much larger than the 1660 sq feet it is! It has 4 Beds and 2.75 baths with new siding, windows and rock accents!You will love the updated bathrooms...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 54
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 ...
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
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http://www.viewlisting.info/m/41736 Beautiful 5 bedroom home with a pool!$268,900 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths plus a large den, a loft, fenced pool and fully landscaped backyard with pavers and synthetic grass. Master bedroom, guest room and den/office are downstairs! Perfect home for entertaining a...
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
http://www.viewlisting.info/m/41736 Beautiful 5 bedroom home with a pool!$268,900 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths plus a large den, a loft, fenced pool and fully landscaped backyard with pavers and synthetic grass. Master bedroom, guest room and den/office are downstairs! Perfect home for entertaining a...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you considering calling Mansfield ,Tx home ?*As of today there are 183 homes available to puchase ...prices for all budgets.*In the last 30 days 71 homes are pending.*In the last 30 days 104 Homes have Sold in Mansfield , Texas  Mansfield offers so much for families  to do .  Just a few of th...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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How Much Money Will I Save by Owning a home?There is a lot of debate about if you save money by owning a home. I see some Investment Pros argue that if you put all your housing money into other investments you would make more money. What these “Geniuses” never seem to consider is that you have to...
By Barbara Reagan, Your Richmond Home Realtor
(Long & Foster Realtors)
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 Welcome home to Knollingwood Townhomes in Henrico County’s Far West End.  Set back into the middle of a well established single family neighborhood, this townhome community offers homeowners a chance to get into a highly desired of Henrico County’s west end at a very reasonable price!Knollingwoo...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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10 Most Expensive Homes in Mission Viejo - July 2015Some of the most beautiful estate homes in Mission Viejo are in the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Mission Viejo (Tres Vistas and San Marino) and the the gated community of Canyon Crest just above the lake.Click on this photo or this link to see...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  The single family homes for sale in Imperial Golf Estates Naples Florida might be a good place to start if you are in the market for a new residence in a gated golf community.  This could be especially true if you would like the variety of having two 18 hole layouts at your disposal, while stil...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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There's a saying that the buyer will make up his mind if he likes the home within 10 minutes of walking through the door... maybe even shorter. I'm not so sure about that but one thing I have run up against in my 11 years as a Home Inspector. LOTS of times when I arrive at the home, I can tell in...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 10
 The Best Chance to Learn About Your Potential Home!  The home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. And clients always ask, “what should we expect? My advice is fairly simple. I’ve attended countless home inspections and even though some buyers see the home inspection as the per...
By Charles Ross, Love To Help People
(Remax Advantage Realtors Inc.)
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Attention Real Estate Investors! This home is being sold “As Is”, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Basement; home partially remodeled, but could use some tender loving care. Large kitchen with Dining room combo, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Large living room, Large back yard for children and pets. Chain link fen...
By HomeInsurance.com LLC
(HomeInsurance.com)
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Buying a home is one of the largest investments most people will make in a lifetime. The house may be where buyer's children take their first steps and where his or her family bonds and relaxes. With so many memories under one roof, it’s important to protect that home with an insurance policy.But...
By Karen Pierce
(Karen Pierce | Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS#223305 |360 Mortgage Group LLC NMLS #155922 Austin Texas)
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I’m so excited! Not only is Independence Day a holiday I really enjoy celebrating, but summer is peak home buying season in many markets. As a lender, this makes me smile. As a boomerang buyer, it makes me grin ear to ear!  There are a lot of predictions of the number of home buyers re-entering t...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
Comments 1
WESTSIDE SANTA CRUZ 3 BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE606 Laurent St, Santa Cruz 95060 Here is the home you have been waiting for!  Such a charming home originally built in the 1930's in a prime Westside Santa Cruz neighbhorhood where you can walk or bike to beaches, UCSC, shopping, restaurants, and Downtow...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 29
SOLD - Applewood West - Golden, CO  80401     This cute brick ranch home is now closed, and so nice when the transaction is so clean!   Wrote the first of June, closed yesterday and was seamless!   This is a great property in Applewood West  (a highly sought after neighborhood).    These buyers ...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
Comments 0
Foreclosed Homes for Sale in Orange County CA  Welcome to my bi-weekly Orange County, California Home Foreclosure Report.   This REO Blog provides you access to recently  listed properties for sale in the OC which can be viewed as a One Line Report or as a Brief Report which shares with you an im...