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 Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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La Cuesta Racquet Club - Huntington Beach CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on La Cuesta Racquet Club in Huntington Beach, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on La Cuesta Racquet Club, including amenities, HOA in...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Single Level with New Roof! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $185,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,186 sqftLot: 0.15 acre(s)Year Built: 1987MLS #: 98673777 Location 4794 N Pennfield PlBoise, ID 83713USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s Internati...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Huntington Township - Huntington Beach CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Huntington Township in Huntington Beach, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Huntington Township, including amenities, HOA information...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Sherwood Village - Anaheim CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Sherwood Village in Anaheim, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Sherwood Village, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo ...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Rose Tree - Pasadena CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Rose Tree in Pasadena, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Rose Tree, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so much m...

By Royal Oaks, Premier Home Builder in Greater Raleigh Area
(Royal Oaks Homes)
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The Smart Home Choice in Raleigh and FayettevilleWhen shopping for your next home, you probably have different criteria than when you chose your current one. For one thing, smart home technology has revolutionized the way we live. You have the convenience of communicating with your home’s systems...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Three Vines - Ladera Ranch CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Three Vines in Ladera Ranch, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Three Vines, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour,...

By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell & Associates)
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You have looked and looked to find the perfect home and after beating out countless other offers you finally have your dream home under contract. However, before you can move into your new dream home there are several potential pitfalls that can derail your new home purchase.A home inspection by ...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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7905 Agnes Ave - North Hollywood CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on 7905 Agnes Ave in North Hollywood, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on 7905 Agnes Ave, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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7988 Duncan Plains Rd NW, Alexandria OH 43001Retreat to the country every day in this lovely, well-appointed, custom built cedar A-Frame home. After dinner, relax in the beautiful screened in porch off the kitchen and enjoy the view of wooded area in back. Slip into bed for the night in the firs...

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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Buyer Remorse is a phenomenon that can derail many sales in real estate.  Debbie Reynolds wrote this great post about getting in front of this before it happens to try to mitigate the potential problem:  The Feeling that Comes After a Contract is Accepted It doesn't happen every time after a cont...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
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It’s been said that the simplest changes can sometimes have the biggest impact.  For me, it’s a pillow.  Staying at my daughter’s home this past weekend, I noticed the pillows on her guest bed were fluffier than mine.  And that same fluffy pillow took the pressure off my back like nobody’s busine...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Buckingham Springs is an active adult communty in Buckingham Township,  Bucks county. People love to live there because of the location and affordability. It is within minutes  of fine dining in New Hope and Doylestown and close to shopping at Penns Purchase outlet stores, Peddlers Village in Lah...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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The Feeling that Comes After a Contract is AcceptedIt doesn't happen every time after a contract is accepted but does happen every so often. The buyers seems so excited about the home they chose and were elated when the offer was accepted.Now a few days have passed and attitudes have changed. The...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Green Valley Warner Village - Fountain Valley CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Green Valley Warner Village in Fountain Valley, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Green Valley Warner Village, including amen...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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The Feeling that Comes After a Contract is Accepted It doesn't happen every time after a contract is accepted but does happen every so often. The buyers seems so excited about the home they chose and were elated when the offer was accepted. Now a few days have passed and attitudes have changed. ...

By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
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Where to find the best  water views of the Lowcountry, SC With water everywhere, it's hard to decide where to live. My buyers often say "I want a water view." The automatic assumption is that they are thinking  ocean. The Atlantic ocean can be viewed on the north and east side of Hilton Head Isla...

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
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The other day I posted a photo from the master bathroom of a house I showed a couple after I finished putting in their offer.I explained to them that we needed to give them what they wanted for the house because we had a few extra contingencies (mainly the sale of their home) to overcome. We thou...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate, FinCEN change covers all luxury cash sales in S. Fla. Paying cash for a Miami condo worth over $1M? The U.S. Treasury wants to know your name. Until yesterday, shell companies could buy condos for cash and not disclose the name of the actual owner by using a wire...

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
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Leisure World MD For Sale15107 Interlachen Dr #209 Silver Spring, MD 20906List Price $172,995  /  1,210 SF  / GG Model2 Bedrooms  /  2 BathroomsLocated on 2nd floor of Hi-Rise building in 55+ Leisure World of MarylandEntry foyer with wood flooring and coat closet, Spacious livng room and dining r...