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 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, U.S. tax proposals anger Realtors, charities, builders Current proposals would negate tax write-offs for many Americans, making ownership less valuable if the mortgage-interest deduction becomes moot. Read more.              Upcoming Events in Pensacola, FL | Pnj...

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, Affordable-housing panel starts looking for fixes Eyeing reforms of everything from building codes to land-use rules, a new Affordable Housing Task Force met for the first time this week on a tight deadline to help fix the state's housing needs. Read more.   Gul...

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,Why the tight inventory? Blame the boomersBuyers need more for-sale homes, so Realtor.com conducted a study to find out why inventory remains stubbornly low. The reason? Baby boomers don't want to move yet and new-home construction remains inadequate. Read more.  ...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Easy Living in Carlton Bay! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $285,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,099 sqftLot: 0.09 acre(s)Year Built: 2014MLS #: 98670237 Location 6430 N Mystic Cove WayBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sot...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Single Family Home for sale in Meridian, ID Overview Maps Photos Features Description $415,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,658 sqftLot: 0.26 acre(s)Year Built: 2014 Location 513 W Broderick AveMeridian, ID 83686USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s Inter...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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New Price, Waterfront in Lakeland Village! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $589,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,859 sqftLot: 0.23 acre(s)Year Built: 2004MLS #: 98666838 Location 6006 N Duxbury Pier AveBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoop...

By Jackye Mumphrey, The West Atlanta Real Estate Maven
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Waterfront in Lakeland Village! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Open House $599,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,859 sqftLot: 0.23 acre(s)Year Built: 2004MLS #: 98666838 Location 6006 N Duxbury Pier AveBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoop...

By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell & Associates)
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Are you looking for an affordable home inside the Blue Valley School District? Well priced homes inside South Johnson Counties most prized school district are getting tougher to find.  Ever since the real estate market turned around homes under $250,000 in the Blue Valley School District have bee...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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This is a 1.7 Acre lot which is close to the clubhouse and sits against open space.  It is a very private location.  Large 1.7ac Lot in Eagle Ridge Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood IDX Search $490,000 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.70 acre(s)MLS #: ML81471390 Location 2920 Club DriveGilroy, ...

By Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming
(Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming)
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Earnest Money is an advance deposit a buyer submits with their offer to purchase a property.  It says " Pick me! I am earnest, I am acting in good faith to make a legitimate offer on your property."   While 1% of the purchase price is often the suggested amount of earnest money to include with an...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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This residential lot is being offered by EAGLE RIDGE REALTY.Located near the clubhouse, this lot is 1.7 acres and offers a lot of privacy.  Large 1.7ac Lot in Eagle Ridge Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood IDX Search $490,000 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.70 acre(s)MLS #: ML81471390 Location ...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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One of the largest lots currently being offered.  1.7 acres and it backs up to open space.  Very close to clubhouse.  This lot offers a lot of privacy.  A perfect location to build your dream home.  Large 1.7ac Lot in Eagle Ridge Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood IDX Search $490,000 Lots and Land...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
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EAGLE RIDGE REALTY is offering this wonderful 1.7 acre lot located in the Eagle Ridge Golf Community.  Located by the clubhouse and this lot backs up to open space!  Large 1.7ac Lot in Eagle Ridge Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood IDX Search $490,000 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.70 acre(s)M...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Willow Glen Home Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $679,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1694 sqftLot: 7,035 sqft Location 1507 Grace AvenueSan Jose, CA 95125USA   Kathleen Daniels, Short Sale Specialist, HAFA Certified...

By Lee Gallaher
(Gallaher Group KW)
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Elliot Pointe Neighborhood in Mukilteo WA See all photos and full details for all For Sale in Elliot Pointe Neighborhood in Mukilteo Washington. Super convenient Mukilteo Location, these quality built homes have a modern design and feel! You will feel right at home in the Elliot Pointe Neighborh...

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. If your house no longer fits your needs and you are ...

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 Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here ...

By Donough Forde
(Only Way Realty)
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New Construction under $130,000 Piedmont South Carolina. Willimon Estates, Wade Jurney Homes. If you have been hunting for a new home in the Upstate for any length of time you know that the market is hopping right now. More than likely you have been beaten out in a bidding war on the few decent l...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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