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 Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
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Homes for Sale in Cypress: 26814 Glenfield Hollow Ln Cypress, TX 77433 26814 Glenfield Hollow Ln Cypress, TX 77433MLS #: 39951050Bedrooms: 5 Bed(s)Baths: 3 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)Square Footage: 3,776 Built. Sqft.  Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to s...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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Comprar una casa es uno de los grandes anhelos para la mayoria de las personas. Tener dudas de no saber el proceso y de como empezar a buscar una casa en bella comunidad de La Sierra Sur en Riverside CA, es de lo mas normal, ya que el proceso no es sencillo.  Aqui unos consejos le ayuden a la hor...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Just listed! WELL MAINTAINED Camas home! - $463,500 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Year Built: 2008 /APPROX Lot Size: 3K-4,999SF School District: Camas Square Footage: 2510 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 17199318 Price: $463,500 3044 NW 47TH DR   Camas, WA 98607...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
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Homes for Sale in Houston: 5701 Kiam Street B Houston, TX 77007  5701 Kiam Street B Houston, TX 77007MLS #: 93510866 Bedrooms: 3 Bed(s)Baths: 3 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)Square Footage: 2,374 Built. Sqft.  Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a sh...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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What a great post.... this is what happens with Z.... if you're not a premier member, you get nothing....but if you are, you may still get nothing.... the one who does get the contact info will likely redirect that contact to their own listing.... just another Z kick in the butt.... The Premier A...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pace Homes and Real Estate: NAR: U.S. home prices rise 5.3% in 3QYou can't sell a home that's not for sale, and a stark housing inventory pinched sales growth, though it also pushed median prices 5.3% higher year-to-year. Read more. The Top 5 Things to Do in Pace 2017 - Must See Attractions in Pa...

By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Keller Williams - Greater Hartford)
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View All The Newest Listings for Sale in South Windsor CT. See the pictures, prices, and features of all the latest listing for sale in South Windsor, CT. The list changes every day, and you need to know the most up to date list if you are looking for a new home. The market is hot right now! You ...

By Teri Barton, Teri Barton and The Compass Real Estate Team, CEO
(Compass Real Estate Team)
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Home ownership has its benefits! Take a look how it impacts these specific areas!   STAY CONNECTEDFACEBOOK    INSTAGRAM    LINKEDIN    YOUTUBE    EXPERIENCE PASADENA BLOG

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate, Builder confidence up 4 points in October U.S. builders appear undeterred by the recent storms as their monthly outlook on current and future market conditions rises from 64 to 68. Read more.     Upcoming Events in Pensacola, FL | Pnj Events - Pensacola News ...p...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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9250 William M Smith Ln, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2687 SQUARE FEET Custom built all brick home with open spacious floor plan and many upgrades on almo...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Homes and Real Estate, Study: Small bribes can overcome NIMBY resistance Local residents often oppose new development, but a study found that small incentives, such as a $200 Amazon gift card, can change individuals' minds. Read more.   Gulf Breeze Florida - Things to Do & Attractions...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Homes and Real Estate, 5 painting mistakes that show While a fresh coat of paint can spark up a tired listing and help it sell, the wrong colors or glosses may sometimes be worse than just keeping the old paint. Read more.   Gulf Breeze Florida - Things to Do & Attractions in Gulf Bre...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
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We just finished two weeks of pretty steady rain, and my pups Duke and Mia were loving a sunny day at the beach. In fact, I am headed out this morning for an early morning surf, the waves and weather are perfect.Looking to buy real estate on Maui?Maui's Northshore Homes For SaleUpcountry Maui Kul...

By Abby Stiller, Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida
(Premier Realty Homes of SWFL)
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NEW LISTING IN CAPE CORAL, FL! Build your dream home on this vacant lot located at: 1735 SW 3RD ST - Great lot in desirable neighborhood, close to many restaurants, shops and schools. Lot is located between Chiquita Blvd and SW Pine Island Rd. Own your piece of paradise in sunny Florida! #1735SW3...

By Karen Rice, Keller Williams Alliance Charlottesville VA
(Keller Williams Alliance)
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Holly Hill Barboursville VA 22923Located in Greene County, the popular neighborhood  of Holly Hill offers a super convenient location, just off the main thoroughfare of US29.  It's away from the hustle and bustle but close to all amenities: ~1 mile from the Food Lion shopping center in Ruckersvil...

By Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
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Pet Friendly Gated 55+ Communities in Delray Beach & Boynton Beach FL  Along with new construction and resales, active adult 55+ communities in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach FL are hot this year!   Not in many years have we seen these kind of selling that is going on!  It's a great time to buy. ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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An article appeared recently in the New York Times that beautifully illustrates the opportunities today's real estate market offers.  A mother working two jobs saved up for a downpayment and managed to buy a large home with a pool for $187,000.  Three years ago, that same home had sold for $370,0...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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New Construction in Windsong Ranch, 1.5 Story Plan! Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $724,859 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 4,988 sqftLot: 0.31 acre(s)Year Built: 2017MLS #: 13544522 Location 4440 Woodbine LaneProsper, TX 75...

By Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(eXp Realty / 619.316.7445)
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San Diego County Open Houses This WeekendThis map will always have the updated San Diego CA Open House locations despite the date this post was created.Real estate market data for San Diego, CA provided by Rachell Lara of eXp of California.  Call 619-316-7445 if you would like more detailed marke...

By Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164, Relentless, Reliable, Premiere Personal Service
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
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Here at the top 6 things today's buyer wants in a home...1. Laundry Room- Which would cost $1000-$10,000 to install on their own.2. Exterior Lighting-$65-$135 per fixture3. Energy Efficient Windows and Appliances=$270 to $800 per window, appliances costs vary4. A Patio-$1000 per 120 Sq ft of conc...