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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 52
Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
Comments 1
Move in ready! This home is located conveniently to shopping and schools. Yet, tucked away in a cul-de-sac street, this home is waiting for you! OverviewMapsPhotos $161,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,796 sqft Location 2708 Darwin CtOrange Park, FL 32065USA ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 94
After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
Comments 1
The House with the Red Kitchen - "La Cuisine Rouge" Ponce Inlet, Florida By Joyce Marsh Homes and Lifestyles The owner thoughtfully designed each and every element of this super chic modern home, but the European Red Designer Kitchen with glistening stainless steel countertops, and high-end appli...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 0
Haven't You Always Wanted to Live on the Water? Now you can at The Riverfront at Harbour View. Discover spectacular sunset views across the Nansemond River, with  breathtaking, long distant views across the James River. This Craftsman style home by Sasser Construction is proposed for Lot 117 on R...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 2
Brookhaven GA 3 Bedroom Homes for Sale Brookhaven GA 3 Bedroom homes for sale by price ranges.  Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3 Bedroom homes for sale in Brookhaven GA. The listings below all have a minimum of ...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 7
Meanwhile, in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area, and All Over the USA... ...people are tuning in every night to watch their favorite Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate show! And every episode has a happy ending! No wonder the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate show is a huge hit!                  ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 15
New Homes for Sale with Basements- Clarksville TN  Home buyers often ask to see new homes that have basements. You may think that Clarksville TN would be so hilly that basement homes would be readily available. That is not the case because only about 10% of the homes for sale have basements. Clar...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 3
639 Tylertown Rd. Clarksville TN Has a New Low Price  Buyers looking for a deal on a large home in the Tylertown Subdivision can take advantage of this price reduction on a move-in ready home. This home has been maintained and enhanced making it one of the nicest in the area. Like new hardwood fl...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 1
Discounted! No Bank $675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank !   Dear VIP Home Buyer Friend!!  Ready to Occupy January 30, 2015.  Summerville  4 Bedroom - 2.5 Bath  Home! ** See More of 707 Alston Street - Summerville SC at:  http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/26953 Special Discounts: ** If You...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 3
Attention:  Military Veteran Home Buyers in Maryland. FHLBank Atlanta's First-time Homebuyer Product (FHP) provides up to $5,000 in matching funds for the down payments and closing costs of first-time homebuyers. Since its inception in 1997, our FHP has helped more than 18,000 families and indivi...
By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
Comments 4
  Loads of Upgrades Ashland~Winthrop Village     Home Photos Local Schools     PRICE REDUCED!         Rick Frissell Red Baron of Real Estate HomeXpress Realty 813-340-6828 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:SL3199320       Extras For You!>>> Property VIDEO       11184 Gr...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 1
First Time Home Buyer Home Loans, P.G. County MD, Call 800-711-7988 GOOD NEWS for first time home buyers ready to buy their first home in Prince George's County.  You may qualify for financing through the Maryland Mortgage Program. Some FACTS about the Maryland Mortgage Program: For families of 1...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 5
6220 Albany Way Dr, Westerville, OH 43081     $143,500.00 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: Sold   Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Sqft: 1178 MLS#: Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, home w...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 1
Are you currently shopping for a new home? While it’s true that real estate transactions can be stressful, this stress can be minimized by following a few simple tips. For example, following proper etiquette plays a big role in making your real estate experience go smoothly, and in this post we’l...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 11
Search other homes in Harrisburg Listing Details:4511 Hillside Court, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10264109Bedrooms: 3Baths: 2 FullSquare Feet: 2,384    Clean and freshly painted, this brand new luxury condo with a 2 car garage, central air and full basement offer two 1st floor bedrooms and a 2rd floor ...
By David Baker Realtor - Laveen Homes for sale, Your local Expert
(HomeSmart)
Comments 3
This 3 car garage home in Laveen Az is a good buy.  I say this as it is a really popular floor plan in the area, with nice entry, open floor plan and close to the south mountain municipal park.  It is priced within the average range of homes sold in the area, so if your looking for a 3 car garage...
By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
Comments 3
        $200,000.00 - 1777 Modoc Drive, Chico, CA 95928             Location: Chico, CA Dollhouse cute! Super great location just blocks from Bidwell Park and Parkview Elementary. Lots of great upgrades including an open patio with mature landscaing gracing the entrance, warm terracotta style fl...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 16
Balboa Peninsula Point in Newport Beach | Balboa Peninsula Point Homes for Sale Market update for December, 2014  Balboa Peninsula Point  is located in a very desirable and sought after location in Newport Beach. Balboa. Balboa Peninsula Point is located on the Peninsula and emcompasses the homes...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1
I do not take a lot of time. When they say write...I write..   Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me won...