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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Wordless Wednesdays: Did you know that Termites have three life stages? Loved the sign and the message...  I found this sign driving on the road in Los Angeles. The area near LAX as in Los Angeles International Airport is  filled with many Marketing Signs like this. Anywhere else in the country t...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A Meticulously Maintained 3/2.5 Royal Palm Pool Home FOR SALE in Davie!A Meticulously Maintained 3/2.5 Royal Palm Pool Home FOR SALE in Davie!  This home is like no other in the area. With a gorgeous view and $80,000 in high-end upgrades, this home has it all.  The grand foyer entry leads to sepa...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Gated Neighborhoods within Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZClick Here to Request Your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista LakesHomes Recently Sold in Val Vista LakesVal Vista Lakes is mo...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A Very Desirable 4 Bed/2 Bath Home FOR SALE in Hollywood!A Very Desirable 4 Bed/2 Bath Home FOR SALE in Hollywood!  The home is immaculate and lovingly cared for. Interior features neutral paint and newer laminate flooring throughout. The living room has a beautiful picture window for great light...

By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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         Upper Marlboro MD zip code 20772 Real Estate Market Report-March 2019 Are you in the market or going to be in the market to buy a house in PG County MD in an area like Upper Marlboro 20772? Or are you thinking about selling your house in Upper Marlboro MD 20772? If so this market report ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Postcard Scenes in Las Sendas, 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 p...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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Encuentre la casa de sus sueños en Tuscany Hills en Lake Elsinore CA. Si esta listo para hacer una oferta, Llame Hoy or Mande un Texto: 951-858-5797 Cecilia Rodriguez. Me quiero asegurar que no cometa errores, pagando demasiado por su nuevo hogar. Como experta en la negociacion, le ayudare como c...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Where Do I Park at My New Home? While the question of where to park at your new home is a simple one, the answer may not be. Where you park in your new neighborhood/community depends on a number of factors, and as part of your due diligence BEFORE you buy a new home you want to understand the par...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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There is nothing explosive in this blog. Just teenager speak. Recently I helped a family relocating to the Manchester NH area. Usually the kids do not say much to me as the family agent. I try to involve them but most are shy. Well I met my match. As this brother and sister teenage duo were very ...

By Amanda Hope, Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
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What Should My Credit Score Be To Buy a House?When you are starting to think about purchasing your first home - or your 20th - your credit score is something that you need to be aware of. You’ve probably heard that your credit score can make or break the home buying process. However, you may not ...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Today is Friday, December 5, 2008 and it is time for another breakdown of homes sales in the Washington County, Oregon market. This week the stats came out for September 2008 versus September 2007 and the numbers are pretty amazing. With the average drop in home pending sales in Washington County...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Are you looking for a Fixer Upper Home for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area? Well you have come to the right place! If you are ready to get to work and do some rehab work, here are detached Arizona Fixer Upper Homes For Sale priced less than $150,000 in the Phoenix metro area within 60 mile...

By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
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 WELCOME TO BENT TREE in Rogers, AR! 5409 Bent Tree Drive.  4 Bedrooms 3.5 baths 3-car side load garage Fenced backyard with large deck Office (or formal dining) Bonus room Tall Ceilings with wood beams Beautiful curb appeal/landscaping 3190 ht.sq.ft.  $385,000 with seller offering $5000 to buyer...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Here are the latest and always up to date most expensive Luxury Homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area including Sunny Scottsdale and Paradise Valley! $5+ Million "Marvelous Mega Mansions" Homes For Sale in Phoenix metro including Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Arizona.   $5+ Million Es...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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Rising 22 stories above the beautiful sands of Myrtle Beach is the Carolinian Beach Resort Condos. With breathtaking views of the ocean and beautifully appointed condos, the Carolinian Beach Resort literally stands out as one of the premier condo resorts in Myrtle Beach.These condos were designed...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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  If you're looking for low maintenance living in the Montgomery Ohio area and want to build new, you're in luck...Robert Lucke Homes that is!  Last fall they announced plans for The Villas of Montgomery, and they've been making good progress on this small community!  Robert Lucke Homes bought a ...

By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Burwell Real Estate)
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19820 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL Get Directions Click Here   Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score   $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS (3 full, 1 half) 3390 Square Feet   Welcome to this small, exclusive beachfront community in the heart of Indian Shores. T...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wesley Elementary School, Addison, IL - May 2019 About Wesley Elementary School Wesley Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 4, and is located at 1111 W Westwood Trail in Addison, IL. It services homes in Addison. Average taxes $6,912 Average year built 1995 Homes for sale that attend We...

By Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc., 28 years in So. Jersey and the Greater Camden area
(Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc.)
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This is a very unique property that includes 7 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms is listed for only $139,900The main floor features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, Livingroom, dining room and kitchen.In the attic, there are 2 bedrooms and in the basement, an apartment featuring 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet up with my friend, peer & colleague Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and to tour her spectacular listing on Bixler Church Road in Westminster, MD. I took a few snapshots (see below) but they really don't do this magnificent property justice. Private oasis,...