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 Debra B Albert, PA, Ron and Debbie Make The Most of Your Move
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Newly Released Data from HUD and the US census bureau show home buyers are turning to the new home market - InfographicPort St Lucie's options include new home construction in several areas inclding Tradition 34987 - Vitalia (HOPA), Victoria Parc, Bedford Parc, Town Parc and Concrete homes.  Ther...
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 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 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 Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Buckingham Springs is a lovely active adult community in Buckingham township Bucks county Pa. The community has a clubhouse with exercise room, billiards, and other activities. there is abus that takes you on weekly shopping trips.There is a heated swimming pool.I looked up the mls this morning f...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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The Final Walk - Through. Selling / Buying a Home Idabel OK 74745 The Final Walk - Through Prior to Closing the Transaction, Sale, Purchase, Buy of your home in Idabel Oklahoma should be performed during the 24 hour period immediately prior to the actual closing event.   If there were repairs or ...
By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
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So many times we receive telephone calls from potential buyers wishing to experience a rewarding life in the scenic San Diego County Area, but want that special home that will accommodate horses.We can help!Here are the current San Diego Horse Ranch Property OfferingsPlease check directly with us...
By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland Homes
(UTR, Texas Realtors)
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It's just a week before closing, and you, the buyer, are getting really excited about getting into your new home! There are a few last minute details to take care of before closing, but one of the most important things your Realtor will do for you is schedule a FINAL WALK-THROUGH of the home a da...
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 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 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 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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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 ...