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 Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate, Real estate nice - but diversify investments It's not wise to "put all your eggs in one basket." Even savvy real estate investors making a lot of money should diversify a bit to minimize long-term risk. Read more.                      Upcoming Events in Pensacola...

By Nancy Almodovar, Leading Luxury Realtor in Houston
(Nan and Company Properties Christie's International Real Estate)
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So you’ve decided that you’re finally ready to make the transition from renter to homeowner! Congratulations! It’s an exciting – albeit, daunting – time! We hope you’ve been doing you research about the process, but keep in mind, not everything you read is true. Our team is here to clear up any m...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Buying a home on Maui - the Purchase Contract explainedYou've been doing your homework and done all the research and found a nice home on Maui that you want to buy.  Now what?  Your buyer's agent will help you with filling out the Purchase Contract, and will explain in detail what it all means.  ...

By The Ryan-Whyte Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Bringing Valley Families Home
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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Imagine building your dream home on this perfect cul-de-sac lot in one of Gilbert's most desirable custom neighborhoods!!! Fantastic San Tan Mountain views from this interior lot on almost 1 acre in Greenfield Acres. This lot offers North/South exposure at the end of cul-de-sac offers with the pe...

By Glen Henderson, San Diego Realtor & Broker Associate
(Alliance Group Real Estate)
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Waterpoint Condo Complex in Point LomaStunning townhome located within the highly desired Waterpoint Point Loma. This popular floor plan showcases innovation and attention to detail throughout. High-end finishes include quartz countertops, Bosch appliances, state of the art smart home technology,...

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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The home for sale at 17 Elm Street Houlton Maine 04730 is a new listing.The property with 2 baths sits on a spacious, level lot nearly 300' deep. And you could not be more ideally located with this handy spot a walk from community park. The ice arena, schools, ball fields and tennis courts, skate...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home.  Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between re...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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Huge Price Reduction to 3:00PM Saturday 10 21 2017.Two Choices are Available for You:(Lot Rent and Insurance is Included in Monthly Payment.)★★ We can work out specific special pricing for you on this home to accommodate your budget. We will be filling this home with a Tenant Buyer this month! (O...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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If your house no longer fits your needs or you’re thinking of a “Beach House” in Ocean County and you are planning on buying a luxury or vacation home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyer...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home.  Weekly Mortgage Rate Update The passage of a budget ...

By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
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Blaine MN | Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs We are fortunate in Minnesota and the Twin Cities to have a number of down payment resources available to first time homebuyers. In particular, buyers considering the Blaine 55449 zip code can find programs in not only the State of Minne...

By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
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Open House in Royse City 10/21/2017 10am-12pmOne owner well maintained home! 4 bedroom 2.5 bath in Royse City has north facing elevation. Lovely 2 story with no carpet on the first floor, has newer laminate wood floors. Grand foyer with natural sunlight. The kitchen and half bath have newer tile ...

By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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 Coordinating the sale of a current home with finding and purchasing another home in the same city, in a market where inventory is lower than usual, is possible, yet can be tricky on occasion! We Offer our Move Up Buyers (or Down-Sizing  clients) ...A Positive Attitude of Expectancy and discuss C...

By Robin Smith, The Smith Team here for all your real estate needs
(The Smith Team)
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Located in Henderson at the corner of Green Valley Parkway and Carnegie Street is Pivot, a newly built gated neighborhood from Pardee Homes.  There are a few move-in ready homes in Pivot with four new floor plans that range from 2,092 to 2,402 square feet – the outdoor architectural styles are Mo...

By A List Properties of eXp Experts from Beaches to the Mountains, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(http://rachelllara.san.exprealty.com/ 619.316.7445)
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Search current inventory of Del Cerro Condos for Sale in CaliforniaListing DetailsDel Cerro Condo For Sale in California6911 Alvarado Rd 41, San Diego, CA 92120Price: $250,000MLS number:170044679Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms:2Square Footage:879Call Rachell Agent at 619-316-7445 to see if this property is ...

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
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In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here is...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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Beautiful 1 acre lot is located in Royal Trails Lake County Eustis, FL Are you ready to build your DREAM HOME! This beautiful one acre lot is located in an up and coming community of Royal Trails. This community has so much to offer a Community Park, playground, screened pavilion w/picnic tables,...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Buying a Winchester-Frederick County, VA Home Buying a Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia home can be exhilarating and horrifying at the same time.  It's the single largest expense most people will accept in their lifetime.  That alone could make you want to run the other way, but STOP!  I ca...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ Looks Great from Above!Do You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Mesa AZ Homes?For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain RanchHomes Recently Sold in Red Mountain RanchFor over 30 years,...