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 Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
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As a professional, full-time real estate agent I have found that there are 3 key objectives for a Purchaser to have a home inspection on a property under contract to buy.  The first is to have a clear understanding of the physical condition of the property so that the Purchaser knows what they ar...
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)
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             PGA Village Home Awaits Her New Owner in                           PGA Village Port St Lucie       Click Below and View the Matterport 3D Virtual Tour of 9620 Enclave Circle. Look At The Different Views: Floorplan, Dollhouse, and Walk through Tour. I sold a house in Germany sight un...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Complete remodel and update. Granite counters. Glass tile back-splash. Stainless appliances. Ceiling fans. Large bedrooms. Master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Mature trees. Quiet street. Fireplace. Open floor plan. Recent roof, laminate floors, hardware, fixtures, and lighting. Gas r...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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7774 Lake Shore Drive, Pocono Lake, PA 18347$459,500 MLS #PM-18020 Click here for details on this Lake Front propertyLake Front Chalet ''Country Cottage'' with spectacular view of the lake with 86' of lake frontage in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, ...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Historic Mounds view home for saleWelcome to 2525 County Road I Mounds View MN 55112 click here for more photos and detailsReal estate market data in Mounds View MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic RealtyCharming historic home in Mounds View. Front porch is screened and is the perfect pl...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Garrett Park Marylandan easy commute to downtown Washington DC     Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge specialize in evaluating properties. We work with home buyers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Where you work shapes where you live. We help home buyers determine the best property ...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
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Are you purchsing a home that has a water well for drinking water??Should I have my water from the well tested durng the home inspection?? YES!! What are some naturally occurring sources of pollution? micro-organisms:  Bacteria, viruses, parasites and other microorganisms are sometimes found in w...
By Dave Shockley, Putting my clients needs first Roy Wheeler Realty
(Independent Contractor)
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Now that the photo has your attention lets get serious.As you begin to look for your new home, you may be tempted to get a head start on furnishing it.  DON'T DO IT!!!!!Making a large credit purchase before closing on your loan could be disastrous.  Purchases made on credit, even with "no payment...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make in your life. The responsibility of being a homeowner is not to be taken lightly. The maintenance, the mortgage, and the headaches that come with homeownership are very real and very frequent. However, there are so many positives ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1674 SF, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lindal Cedar Home located on a 1.73 acre lot in Thornton, New Hampshire, with 1000’ on the Mad River.  This waterfront house features: wood stove, wood ceilings, 5 room in-law apartments in the finished lower-level, deck with mountain views, beautifully landscaped ...
By Patty Clark, Helping Families Make the Right Move
(Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes, LLC)
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    Three M's of Homeownership Among the many reasons people have to own home, they include having a place of their own, to raise a family and to share with friends. Additional benefits include security, investment, peace, pride and enjoyment. Together with the benefits come the responsibility to...
By Bruce Hill, Owner of The Bruce Hill Group
(RE/MAX One Realty)
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 5 must know tips when buying a home in the North Carolina Triangle 1.  Don't Accrue DebtThe smallest purchases on a credit card can dramatically alter your buying power.   I have seen well qualified buyers lose the home of their dreams over the purchase of a new couch prior to closing.  There ar...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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 291 W Echeta in Gillette WY is a home you don’t want to pass by. It has 360 degrees worth of stunning views! From the large front deck to the concrete patios below this home is something you will be talking about! The home boasts nearly 4000 sq feet of finished space with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathro...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Keller Williams)
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Welcome to Eugene 97401 homes for sale!   Here you find the most up to date information on Eugene homes for sale including foreclosures, short sales, and condos in Eugene.  ✔ Market Analysis for 97401 Eugene OR The data on this page is about Eugene Oregon homes is consolidated from multiple sour...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Buying a home takes preparation and commitment. Nicole Doty Broker and Owner of Zion Realty in Gilbert, AZ makes 5 excellent points of what buyers need to be ready to commit too in order to be successful in their home purchase. If you’re considering buying a home and aren’t ready for these steps ...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Keller Williams)
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EUGENE REAL ESTATE AND COMMUNITY INFO  Welcome to Eugene homes for sale!   Here you find the most up to date information on Eugene homes for sale including foreclosures, short sales, and condos in Eugene.   Eugene Listings Search Eugene New Listings (87) Eugene Foreclosure Listings (38) Eugene Sh...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Caution when buying a Fixer House! Remodeling has its challanges…. Posted on Jul 30, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |  Caution when buying a Fixer! Remodeling has its challenges: Patience, Money and good Planning make it easier!Often time you hear someone saying I wi...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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 Don’t forget about 509 Vivian In Gillette WY! You will adore this lush green yard on a corner lot complete with mature trees and bushes! Fully fenced as well for your convenience! Don’t forget that the siding, windows and roof have all been updated as well! This Gillette, WY home is over 2700 sq...
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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NEW LISTING - City Park Denver CO  80205  This brand new listing will be available for showing Friday,  July 31st and am sure this will be a HOT listing.    This is the strongest blocks in City Park, and the home has been completely remodeled. 3227 Fillmore St.Denver, CO  80205$420,000 Located ju...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Home Buyers Should do Final Walk-through | Tips as to What to Cover Every Homebuyer should do a final walk-through of the home they are buying prior to closing. I tell my clients In Katy TX the walk-through should be done in the late afternoon or evening of the night before closing or on the morn...