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 Robin Rogers, ABR, CRS - Real Estate Broker & Investment Adviser
(Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas)
Comments 62
When I work with real estate investors, I ask for an exclusive agreement in writing before I start searching for their next investment property. Here's why: The San Antonio metro area is huge. There are a lot of properties for sale here, including potential flips, multi-family, and single-family ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 4
Broker's Open Lunch6 de Mayo, 20153626 Lochearn Rd. Gwynn Oak, MD 21207 Come join us for lunch today at 3626 Lochearn Road in Gwynn Oak to see this gorgeous renovation.  If you didn't get a chance to partake of some Hispanic style fare yesterday for cinco de Mayo you can join us today to enjoy lu...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 15
SOLD Home in Warner Robins GA in Shirley Hills SubdivisionSOLD in the Shirley Hills Subdivision in Warner Robins GAHomes under $100K are a premium in Warner Robins GA, and when in good shape, they typically are not on the market long. Such is the case here, as another home was singled out by my r...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
For most people, searching for the home of their dreams is easy to do and the services of a realtor may not seem a necessity. After all, anyone with a computer and internet connection can find zillions of listings at the touch of a button. So why would a buyer need an agent to represent them? Wel...
By Jeffrey Hopkins, "Choosing the Right Realtor, Means Choosing Me"
(Exit Realty Achieve)
Comments 6
If you’re like most people, the decision to buy a home involves a number of stresses and strains.  And even experienced homebuyers make costly mistakes that can easily be avoided.  That’s why I’ve identified the 8 best “secrets” to find the right home at the right price, and get the right financ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ.  This colonial home offers spacious rooms with endless potential. Ideal for the buyer looking to ad that personal touch to make this the perfect modern home. 1...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Wonderful opportunity to custom build the home of your dreams in prized Castle Ridge at Warren Township in Somerset County, NJ. Warren Township was named The 6th Best Place to live in America by Money Magazine. It is a prized place to live, known for its many million-dollar-plus homes and desired...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 2
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.com1 Bedroom Edmonds Condo Search - Hurry for the Best Condos For SaleThis blog is filled with links ...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 2
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comHow is The Market? Get the Latest Edmonds Real Estate informationThe Internet and Real Estate Prof...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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 While the development is well known for their high-rise buildings with fabulous views from the upper floors, sometimes the first floor condos for sale in Pelican Bay Naples Florida can be just as enjoyable.  This can be especially true for those people not into elevators, or just find it so much...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Excitement is starting to build in Henderson NV as the newest master plan, Cadence, begins to take shape. The first eleven acres of a 50-acre central park are complete, and two builders have opened their model homes.Woodside Homes is offering specially designed homes for Cadence that are found no...
By Tim Stoll, Dallas TX Real Estate and Homes For Sale
(Urban Dallas Real Estate)
Comments 0
iPhone Android Mobile Real Estate Search AppOn the search for your next home? Curious about what’s for sale in your neighborhood? Want to find open houses nearby? DallasMobileMLS.com app gets local real estate listings directly from the Dallas MLS and updated every 15 minutes.With the Keller Will...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 34
Are You Working With An Agent? If you call us to see a home you found on our website, you can expect us to ask you one of the following questions:  "Are you working with an agent?" or "If you fall in love with this home, do you have an agent who would be writing the contract?". If you prefer ema...
By 라스베가스 폴김 부동산
(Prominent Realty Group)
Comments 0
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By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 2
*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*  Estrella Mountain Ranch Gorgeous 3 Beds Home for Sale in Goodyear AZ!Beautiful stone fireplace! Large laundry room/craft room. Courtyard style patio off the master and living area. Extended patio with lush backyard, and gorgeous garden path and water feat...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Comments 0
Find New Homes In Tooele County   Finding new homes in Tooele County UT is pretty easy. We offer a website that allows you to search thru each days listings and pick out those photos that are labeled 'to be built' or 'new construction'. Or you can customize your search so that only new constructi...
By Robin Scott, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas
(Robin Scott, REALTOR®)
Comments 1
 It's a very competitieve market for home buyers in the Austin area and our contract offer was not the only one on this house but it was the best. We found the perfect house for Collin in Cedar Park. Thanks for choosing me as your REALTOR. "Made everything extremely easy!!" - Collin
By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
Comments 3
3 bedroom 2 bath home in gated community Savanna in Weston just sold   Totally upgraded 3 bedroom 2 bath home in gated community Savanna in Weston just sold. One story home on a corner lot with an open floor plan. This Weston community has a community pool, a club house and more. Savanna is zoned...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 8
What does it take to purchase a home these days? This frequent question seems to be asked of me every day. There are many different types of mortgages for all kinds of Buyers. The BEST way to begin is to get pre qualified for a mortgage by a local and trusted bank or mortgage company. If you dont...
By Chris Eckert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
How much do you need to earn to buy a home in San Mateo County? Good question and I have the answer!  Your home may be worth WAY more than you think! Love to answer any questions!