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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 12
The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 6
                                    The Millenials, The Late Boomer, and the greatest generationIn a few years the millennials will have the biggest purchasing power, even bigger than the baby-boomers. They are a very interesting generation. Thoughts vary on when these “people” were born but most...
By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor - Greenville SC Homes for S
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  JUST LISTED 202 Bonanza Circle, Piedmont, SC Powdersville Area Updated Home for Sale with over 1.5 Acres Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 full Living Area Approx: 3590 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search ALL Available Homes For Sale Piedmont SC Homes for Sale Easley SC Homes for Sa...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 2
Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with excellent curb appeal on a corner lot. The family room features stained flooring, recessed lighting, crown molding, surround sound speakers, numerous windows for natural light, a wood burning fireplace with an insert for maximum heat warmth, and cu...
By Celeste Chism - Resort Lifestyle Specialist in Fairfield Glade & Lake Tansi, Serving You is My Top Priority
(RE/MAX Premier Choice)
Comments 2
Fairfield Glade TN Homes - New Homes in Fairfield GladeThere are several new homes for sale in Fairfield Glade but few compare to the upscale designs of BK Homes. Building homes for over forty years & specializing in custom homes is their specialty. These new homes in Fairfield Glade are overflow...
By Will Allen, I deliver successful results,results that move you
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This home located in the Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach and is being offered for sale at $1,500,000. This completely updated 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is directly across the street from the Los Cerritos Park and a short walk to the well-reviewed Los Cerritos Elementary School .Tax records in...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 0
This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a spacious corner lot with excellent curb appeal. The kitchen and dining area features brick paver flooring, white appliances and an abundance of cabinets The living room has laminate flooring and a corner wood burning fireplace. The master bedroom has...
By Temple Schneider Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
Comments 0
 Found out about a great workshop coming up in a couple of weeks in Oxnard (Ventura County, CA.).  It's for anyone who wants to learn more about how to buy a home, specifically buy a home via Affordable Housing programs.   I thought this was a super offering because many times, it's hard to find ...
By Trish Nash, Henderson Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI, PMN
(Signature Gallery Of Homes )
Comments 1
The Trish Nash Team will be holding an open house this weekend at 3 awesome locations. Come join us this weekend to view 1690 Danbury Crossing, 899 Rhyolite, and 1866 Via Delle Arti.  OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 31st 12pm - 3pm CLICK HERE FOR PROPERTY INFORMATION SATURDAY MAY 30th 9am - 1pm CLICK HERE ...
By George Foster, Home Specialist - www.realestateoftampabay.com
(Peoples Choice Realty Services)
Comments 3
Step 4. InspectionsWhen you buy a New Home, there are different types of inspections you should do.If you are buying an inventory home, you should have an independent home inspection, at your cost, performed by an inspector of your choice. Preferably someone with a background in home construction...
By Paul Doroshuk
(Help-U-Sell Metro Realty San Diego)
Comments 0
Alright, so I wanted get some insight from consumers and other Real Estate professionals preference for the new San Diego mls search trend I have now gone to; it allows home buyers to search the actual real time San Diego mls on our website for free with an interactive mapping tool you control an...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 20
Today we closed 800 Elgin #1009 at the Optima Horizons. A 2 bedroom 2 bath luxury condo in the heart of downtown Evanston. Walking distance to the Metra, EL and Northwestern University this is a very desirable building. With a door person, full sized pool, exercise room and beautiful deck and a f...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
Comments 0
Homebuyer Receives $3,250.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to another military veteran. Equity First Realty just wanted to thank Clyde Wilder for his past and continued service in the U...
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 1
  Open House 5/30/2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Click Here To View Similar Homes For Sale Currently Available For Sale In Huntington   Click Here To View This Spectacular Colonial In Detail     You will not want to miss this Impressive Colonial with a fabulous layout in fantastic condition. It is n...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
It is a great time of the year to start looking for your next Dream Home. There are 63 Homes For Sale in Solana Beach!Solana Beach in known for its high cliffs that line the waters edge, which makes its beaches very secluded.  There are five main spots in Solana Beach. Seaside known as a great su...
By Shane Lott
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 Want to live in a historic Fan District with with access to great restaurants, museums, and parks … but aren’t up to living in a traditional single family home?  Time to consider a Fan condo.   A few reasons why you should consider a Fan condo: Forget the yard workYard work is a relative term in...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $6,525.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to Dr. Glasser. This homebuyer took advantage of the 1.5% Cashback Rebate Program on the house that he purchased in Glen Allen...
By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Realty ONE Group BMC Associates)
Comments 0
New Homes Summer 2015 in Dublin California Let me introduce you to Terrace Ridge built by William Lyon Homes located in Dublin California. These brand-new single-family homes features three distinct floor plans with four and five bedrooms each from a 2800 ft.² to over 3100 ft.² priced from $1.1 m...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 14
 Buying a Home in a Choice Location  Ask any homeowner, buying a home is a big deal. And most homeowners will tell you before you set down roots and buy a home. Not only do you want to get a great deal, but also you want to buy in a choice neighborhood, too. When you buy a home, not only should y...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 2
  What do you say to a $65,000 price adjustment? If you're smart you'll say   "Where do I sign?"   ******************************** Wave cabin fever goodbye when you step into this lovely lake house. Beneath its pyramidal roof, the atrium-like central gathering space blurs the boundary between i...