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 Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Now pending! Well MAINTAINED Kelso home waiting for you! - $215,000.00 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Year Built: 1975 / REMOD Lot Size: 5K-6,999SF Square Footage: 1850 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Group MLS #: 18678806 Price: $215,000.00 1210 S 8TH AVE   Kelso, WA 98626 Vie...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Is now the right time to buy? Read and decide for yourself. This is a great time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are still low and we have a good economy.  If you are renting a home or thinking of buying a home read the articles  mentioned in this post. Joan Cox has written a post that all renters...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Great Gresham home with huge private backyard! - $305,000.00 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Year Built: 1964 /APPROX Lot Size: 7K-9,999SF Square Footage: 1184 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Groupp MLS #: 18189561 Price: $305,000.00 2532 SE 191ST P   Gresham, OR 97030 View Map ...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Highlands Ranch Townhomes for sale have seen a huge demand the last few weeks and we've been busy showing clients anything that gets listed in the MLS. In such an active market, the latest numbers and statistics are constantly changing, and we want to do everything we can to make sure our clients...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Country Place, Bartlett, Illinois - May 2018 About Country Place Country Place is a subdivision of town homes and single family homes built in the 1990's by Montalbano Builders. Country Place features home with floor plans ranging from 1,850 to 2,750 square feet of living space. Country Place is...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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Jumbo Mortgage with an H-4 Visa "I pledge my head to clearer thinking,my heart to greater loyalty,my hands to larger service,and my health to better living,for my club, my community,my country and my world." Hold on a second!  That's the pledge for 4-H Club, Rob, and you're supposed to be discuss...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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There is much to consider if you are thinking about a move to Maui...    So You’re Thinking About Moving to Maui! Experience MauiThe thought of moving to Maui has a certain illusion that draws you to think of living in the islands. Living the island dream, trading in the old life of driving on cr...
WOODCREST AT JACOBS HILL: 55 and over: CORTLANDT MANOR NY: WESTCHESTER NEW YORK: 55+ active adult living: empty nesters: baby boomers: seniors: independent retirement communities co-ops coops cooperatives condos condominiums townhouses townhomes homes There is an ever-increasing need for condomin...
STONERIDGE: Emerson NJ: 55 and over communities: Bergen County New Jersey: 55+ active adult living: empty nesters: baby boomers: seniors: independent retirement communities co-ops coops cooperatives condos condominiums townhouses townhomes homes There is an ever-increasing need for condominiums, ...

(Century 21 Liberty Homes)
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 I had not ever had the chance to sell an Ocean Villas @Turtle Bay Resort Condo in my whole real estate career. Because of this, I researched and found out everything there is to know about an Ocean Villas @ Turtle Bay Resort Condo and specifically, THIS unit, so I could guide and advise my resor...

By kiran rao
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NEW Government Tax Foreclosure Loophole Makes It Now Possible To Own Beautiful Homes Like This For Just $600... With No Mortgage Payments!Read this story featured on CNN-Money !!

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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When you are thinking of buying real estate in Beaverton, Oregon, one of the first things you should do is get in contact with a mortgage broker to see how much home you can afford and if there is any credit repair needed. With that being said, credi trepair and monitoring is one of the toughest ...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Beautiful completely renovated home located at 1317 Sycamore Drive in Auburn, AL in lovely Cedar Brook subdivision. 4 bedrooms/ 2baths .MLS 133260NEW roof, NEW wood and tile floors throughout the house, NO carpet, NEW privacy fence, NEW sod in backyard, NEW landscaping in frontyard. NEW back door...

By Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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There are some great homes for sale in East Phoenix just south of Camelback Mountain and bordering Scottsdale Arizona. Many of these homes for sale are in the Arcadia area of Phoenix south of Camelback Mountain.                             The area of Phoenix just west of Scottsdale has some grea...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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718 W. Sheridan Rd., Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - May 2018 About 718 W. Sheridan Rd. 718 W. Sheridan Road is a 38 unit vintage condo building built in 1920. 718 W. Sheridan is located in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 718 W. Sheridan Rd. $3,095 Average association fees...

By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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        $99,000.00 - 13769 Sugar Pine Dr. Magalia, CA 95954             Location: Magalia, CA A real log cabin in the woods! How often does one of these come along? That's right- almost NEVER. Located in lower Magalia, down a quaint little road. Circular drive, covered patio area for entertainin...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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Spring has SPRUNG here at Fishhawk Lake--in a big way!! It was a bit quiet over the last few months, but like flowers popping up after a beautiful combination of spring showers and sunshine, new buyers have been flocking to Fishhawk Lake to meet with me and look at properties. We are being graced...

By Abraham Valentino, Founder CEO iMetros.com & Nummus ICO
(iMetros.com Corporation)
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   Millennial Homes zero net energy, smart fire resistant, green homes iMetros corporation is shaping a new era in home building technology by offering its Steel Framed Millennial Homes, incorporated the latest technologies.  The next 5 minutes will be a beneficial time to learn about a safer bet...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission #ListYourHomeandPayNoCommissionYour 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 ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Cozy Up to the Bar in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous with ...