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 Pete Cullen, & Bailey Properties-Two Local Names You Can Trust
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Come home to this lovingly cared for Mediterranean close to the beach in Rio del Mar.  This well constructed home features a versatile floor plan and is situated on a quiet street in one the areas best neighborhoods. Just a few minutes stroll to miles of sandy beaches, this home boasts peaks of t...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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How to select a custom home builder....Hi I'm Michael McguffiePresident of Regal Classic Homes since 1988 and Licensed by the State of Florida since 1980.Over the years I've found:You can pay people to work for you but you cant pay them enough to give you their heart. They either have that capaci...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert RealtorsNew Jersey Real Estate for Sale and LeaseWelcome to NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Homes,...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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Regal Classic Homes Building a home involves much more than picking a plan and finding the perfect location.  It is a journey, without the right guidance, expertise and commitment to the highest standards, it can be filled with stress, frustrations and runaway budgets.  Michael McGuffie, owner an...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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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 The Crews Team At Keller Williams Realty
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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Home Prices in Waverly Village|Fredericksburg VA 22407Real estate market data for Fredericksburg, VA provided by Tim Crews of  The Crews Team of Keller Williams Realty Fredericksburg - 540-692-9144Search Waverly Village Homes Currently For SaleThere are currently 2  homes for sale in the Waverly ...
By David J. Bell, REALTOR , e-PRO , CHSA, CEA
(Munguia Group Properties)
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http://www.coppellrealestateexpert.com I've heard comments like "Coppell just doesn't have any new homes for sale" or "you'd have to pay over $800,000 to buy a new home in Coppell". Both are definitely exaggerations. First of all, not all new construction homes are listed on the MLS (the Multiple...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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CAPITOLA CONDO FOR SALE - CAPITOLA SHORES4440 Diamond Street #2, Capitola, CA 95010 Here is the Capitola beach home you have been waiting for!  This light and bright condo has a great beachy feel.  This condo is located in the Capitola Shores complex which is very well maintained and has a pool a...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Michael McGuffie is a new member of ActiveRain and he's a custom builder....this is a post that every real estate agent should read.  Buyer agents often direct their clients to production builders because the agent can deliver and disappear from the scene.  The custom builder has plenty to offer ...
By Cathy Starkweather
(La Rosa Realty, LLC. )
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 Are you a Michael Jackson Fan? The news is out that you can own his home - Neverland Ranch, for only $100 Million!  This fairytale 12,598 square foot home comes complete with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, and two half baths. It includes a 50-seat movie theater and a stage with trap doors for magic tricks...
By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
(Cell: 703-677-1120)
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This quick video shares with you how financial turmoil in Greece is driving down mortgage interest rates in Woodbridge, Virginia, and throught the United States.Let me translate some of the mortgage-speak for you.  When bond prices go up, the yield, or interest rate goes down.  So when Barry was ...
By Kimberly Crail, MBA, CPA
(Keller Williams Realty Greater Nassau)
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I've been working with buyers for a few years now.  Buying a home is such an emotional decision as well as a big financial investment.  Moving is near the top of the list of stressful life events.  Today's competitive market is making buyers a little crazy right now.  One of my buyers has an idea...
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 Park Shore community is well known for the many high-rise condominiums on the beach, so the condos for sale on Venetian Bay Naples Florida could easily be forgotten when searching for a new residence in the area with a water view.  With the Gulf of Mexico forming its western boundary, Park ...
By Ellen Goulding Myers, Broker-Associate
(Coldwell Banker, The Amelia Group)
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 Amelia Island, FL. Whether looking for a full-time residence or a vacation property, there are many luxury condominiums on the beach from which to choose!  From high-rises to townhouses, we are sure to have just the right luxury property for you!  Whatever your style, you are sure to enjoy our 1...
By Susan Jean Horne, P.A., GRI, I.R.E.S.
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
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By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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New Construction Home in Spring Hill, Florida 34608 - Just Sold!by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Tropic Shores Realty This brand new Spring Hill home built by Adams Homes just sold!  My buyers are from England and they contacted me last Fall to help them find a vacation home to buy in the...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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  At some point your buyer will experience a feeling of insecurity about the decision they just made when they get an offer accepted by a seller. The feeling is a natural reaction to a major purchase such as buying a home.As a Realtor I have experience seeing buyers go through Buyer Remorse and t...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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VERO BEACH FLORIDA WATERFRONT HOMES FOR SALEBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach                      BERMUDA BAY OCEANFRONT ESTATE                                 VERO BEACH FLORIDAVERO BEACH FLORIDA offers some magnificent homes and estates on miles of unspoiled oceanfront...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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156 Farms Village Road, Simsbury, CT Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1417 SQUARE FEET This classic three bedroom colonial located across from Stratton Brook Park and close to the town recreation center is loaded with charm ...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Is homeownership still the American Dream? Homeownership to the extent we know it in the United States is a uniquely American tradition and has long been referred to as the American Dream. So is homeownership still the American Dream? If you study the infographic below from KCM (Keeping Current M...