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 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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 Electrical Panel Location  Depending on what part of the Country, will depend on the location of the electrical panel.  Many times I have relocation families coming from the East, and they are ALWAYS shocked to see our electrical boxes are located on the outside of the home.    About 90% of the ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4602 Kentlands, in zip code 20878, is a planned neo-traditional community within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is a favorite neighborhood for families moving to the Metro Area of the District of Columbia.When you t...
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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Lake Forest Homes Huntsville AlabamaFor detailed information and photos about currently available Lake Forest homes, the following link is updated daily for the most accurate and latest details...click here Lake Forest Homes For Sale.  About Lake ForestLake Forest is a unique community offering a...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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Most schools around the Country have already started the new school year.  So the impact schools have on a Buyer's decision of where to purchase a home has been on my mind, and how Schools Continue To Be A Major Considerations In Purchasing A Home.  The quality of schools in a town or city have a...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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 Maricopa Single Level Cul-de-sac Home for Sale in Gated Province $234,262  19705 N FLAMINGO Road2 Beds/2 Baths2012 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5192436   Brand new energy-efficient home ready for move in! The Trento is single story home that offers double sinks in master bath, carpet and tile floori...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Peggy James, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this competiti...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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 Maricopa Wonderful Retirement Home for Sale in Guard Gated Province $253,912  43001 W MORNING DOVE Lane3 Beds/2 Baths 2256 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5210787   Motivated seller! Wonderful Magnolia model home. 3 bedrooms, formal dining, stone wall, gas fireplace, sound surround, pltd shades, recess...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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 Maricopa Brand New Retirement Home for Sale in Guard Gated Province $231,648  41942 W SOLITARE Drive2 Beds/2.5 Baths 1745 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5188862   Brand New Energy-Efficient home ready for move in! The Ontario features 9' ceilings, a cozy formal dining room with a storage closet to hou...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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  Income Properties for Sale in Long Beach, CA   Long Beach California offers real estate investors many opportunities in purchasing residential income properties for positive cash flow . Investors can discover the newest listed income properties for sale every Monday and Thursday plus gain acces...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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The by far easiest way to get information on a new area of the country, the property listings for sale in it is using show and tell video. You the real estate buyer are suddenly able to be in the small Maine town to experience the local community events.On your limited time, able to on demand ope...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
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Manitou Springs $200-400k http://ppmls.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=131780XHG9S&p=DE-5543956-492 Click on link to see listings
By Cheryl Daly-Benjamin, Associate Broker
(Realty ONE Group)
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A new construction home offers a lot of promise. It will give you the latest in technology, the most energy efficiency, new appliances, and, of course, built to the latest codes. Being the very first resident is another big benefit. Buying new construction is an exciting time but it's also one th...
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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    Condos come in all shapes and sizes, the same as the variety of people who chose to live in them.   There are high-rise, low-rise, freestanding, condos above storefronts, townhome style, brand new or converted.  These days there are lots of reasons to opt for condominium living over traditio...
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)
Comments 1
1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2572 SQUARE FEET Spectacular 4 bedroom 3 full bathroom ready-to-move-in home! The home is locat...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
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In the market to buy a home in Hunter Oaks in Waxhaw, NC? The ChooseMichaelBrown team can help! View all current houses for sale in Hunter Oaks in Waxhaw, NC  Hunter Oaks Sales History  Year 2013 2014 2015 Homes sold in the MLS 44 28 39 Average sales price $371,174 $381,123 $405,388 Price per squ...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
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In the market to buy a home in Abbington Subdivision in Harrisburg, NC? The ChooseMichaelBrown team can help!View all current homes for sale in Abbington  Abbington Sales History Year 2013 2014 2015 Homes sold in the MLS 30 25 27 Average sales price $408,612 $423,650 $439,471 Price per square foo...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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5766 E Scrivener, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1607 SQUARE FEET Updated South of Conant home featuring 4 bedrooms plus office, 2 bathro...
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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188 East 64th Street Spacious One Bedroom condo with Balcony. JUST SOLD $1,200,000.Open and spacious one Bedroom with balcony with sunny Eastern exposure is now available at the Royale Condominium at 188 East 64th Street. This Royale apartment features a renovated kitchen with Caesarstone Quartz ...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
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8/26/2015 Charlotte is a wonderful city full of entertainment, and life. Charlotte is one of the fast growing cities, and is the 17th largest cities in the U.S. in total population. The largest city in NC. Ranks 2nd among the largest cities for most desirable place to purchase a home, and for goo...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
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Actual Text Conversation On PricingDid I "Go Rude" ?The following is a text conversation I had with an unknown texter on Friday 08/21/2015. I've recorded it below exactly as it was, type-os, misspellings and all. I'm not sure how I went from getting thanks to be harassing but maybe you can tell m...