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 Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az
(Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living)
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Why Buy New Construction?Buying new constructions homes allows you to select your lot, floorplan, floors, appliances, and landscaping, getting your personal choices, not someone else's.  Many home buyers look at new home construction as well as previously owned homes when starting a home search. ...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
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"Can I raise chickens in my backyard?"  This isn't an uncommon question among homebuyers in both urban and suburban markets these days. Whether the idea is formed before the home search begins, or whether buyers have been introduced to the concept during showing tours where other homeowners proud...

By Emerald Coast Realty, Realtors
(Emerald Coast Realty)
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The Meridian is the newest condominium scheduled for construction in Perdido Key. This pre-construction condominium offers luxury accouterments that will make the most discerning swoon. Stone floors, full ceiling to floor windows with grand views of the Gulf and sparkling beaches below that lead ...

By Emerald Coast Realty, Realtors
(Emerald Coast Realty)
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Perdido Key's newly constructed Vista Del Mar is the latest gulf-front luxury condominium available on the Gulf Coast. This condominium is built directly adjacent to Gulf Island National Seashore which assures that homeowner's views will never be obstructed by any building to the east.These impre...

By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE
(RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma )
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Most Expensive Homes in Whitesboro  Whitesboro Texas , what are some of the most expensive homes on the market? Let's take a look at see what really is some of the most expensive pieces of Real Estate and what are the amenities to these properties.  Most Expensive homes in Whitesboro TX 76273 Cur...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
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   Anthony Acosta, Accredited Relocation Specialist Are you Relocating into the Atlanta area and need help finding a home for your family? Let's begin the search together; I will guide you through the home search step-by-step utilizing a highly successful approach. Entrepreneurial, analytical, an...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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Homes for Sale in Elgin, SCThe Crossing at Woodcreek Farms Located next to the clubhouse in the prestigious Woodcreek Farms golf course community in Elgin, SC, The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms offers an excellent and unique opportunity to buy a home in Woodcreek at a more affordable price than pr...

By Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(eXp Realty / 619.316.7445)
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Home Prices in La Jolla CA for December 2017 Real estate market data for La Jolla, California provided by Rachell Lara of A List Properties powered by eXp Realty.  Call 619-316-7445 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in La Jo...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(REMAX Home Expert Realty)
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By Robin Smith, The Smith Team here for all your real estate needs
(The Smith Team)
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Cobalt by Pardee Homes in Skye Canyon, a master-planned community in the northwest area of the Las Vegas Valley, is now opened for sales.  The gated neighborhood offers four modern two-story floor plans ranging from 2,326 to 3,143 square feet.The architectural styles are Modern Farmhouse, Contemp...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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Brand New 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Luxury Townhouse FOR SALE in Davie!Never lived in! This corner unit Avanti model comes with a garage and is the largest model in the Belle Tara community. Featuring a flowing floor plan with $40,000 worth of upgrades, including gorgeous stair railings and hardwood flo...

By Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services
(Big Bear Realty)
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 Let's face it, everyone's got two cents, and everyone's got two minutes. Here's my two cents in under two minutes... Click below to watch: Are There Condos Near Edmonds Community College?  Make sure to watch the video embedded in this vBlog:  Are There Condos Near Edmonds Community College?  by ...

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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The property for sale in Maine.Not every home is created equal and each of us has different real estate needs in the puzzle of life.Those features that rank high on the list change too with time. Here is a home in the state dubbed Vacationland. That could be a pleasure to call home in Maine for j...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Autumn Chase Hunt Alexandria, Virginia 22310 – Market Update 12.11.2017The Autumn Chase Hunt neighborhood is located off Beulah Street in Alexandria, Virginia. The neighborhood is in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria and is home to 68 single family residences and 156 townhomes. There are playgrou...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Cabin Branch Clarksburg MD | What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? If you are looking to buy a home in Cabin Branch Clarksburg. As a real estate agent, I want to be prepared to ensure that you are given the best buying experience with knowledge and expertise to guide you along the w...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Winter Golf in Las Sendas in Mesa, AZCall Brian for a FREE Market Analysis of Your Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas Las Sendas is a uniquely designed master pla...

By Lupe Soto, Lupe Soto Realtor & Feng Shui San Fernando Valley
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818-276-6882 LUPE Soto Realtor - JUST LISTED homes for sale - CASAS en venta en San Fernando valley, take a look, SELECCIONE la casa que le guste y llame , select the home you like and call today. 818 276 6882 LUPE  - Thinking of BUYING or SELLING ? - Pensando en Comprar o Vender?FREE HOME SEARCH...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Why You Should Not Make Any Major Credit PurchasesDon’t go on a spending spree using credit if you are thinking about buying a home, or in the process of buying a new home. Your mortgage pre-approval is subject to a final evaluation of your financial situation.Every $100 you pay per month on a cr...

By John Myers, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Myers & Myers Real Estate, Inc)
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6921 Napoleon Road NE Rio Rancho NM 87144Check out this great home located at 6921 Napoleon Road, Rio Rancho NM 87144. This great home is 2000 square feet with 3 bedrooms, an office, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage with an opener, refrigerated air conditioning.  The kitchen features an island, granite ...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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The Merion in Cartwright Ranch! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $449,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,538 sqftLot: 0.20 acre(s)Year Built: 2017MLS #: 98677936 Location 4813 W Barnview DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sot...