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 Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
Comments 34
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" is a holiday musical classic recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943.  The words of the song tell the story of a WWII overseas soldier writing a letter to his family.  He requests that his family prepare for his homecoming by including his favorites in the Christmas celebrati...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
Why Do Websites Show Me Homes I Can't Buy? You're cruising the Wild Wild Internet looking for homes to buy and you keep finding a trend.  There's a home for sale, but it's not REALLY for sale!  Or it is kind of for sale.  Or it's already under contract.  Frustrating isn't it?  And the answer to W...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 9
  Buying A Home; Is It Worth It?     Is buying a home a worthy investment? If you are in the real estate business, I am sure you’ve heard (and or) you’ve been asked this question a lot. And all that ask want to know. So what’s the correct answer?   Here’s my answer – A house is most certainly an ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 28
    Every Buyer has a list of "wants and desires" with some being non-negotiable, and some are the bottom of the list and less important.     I like to have buyers make a list of seven in order of their desires, and if we can find five of these, we probably found the home.     We try hard to get ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 7
Rainbow Landing Madison Alabama Homes For Sale If you're relocating to Madison Alabama from out of state or just moving across town, Rainbow Landing is a community you should consider. Not only for its convenience to shopping and employment, but also for the school system, a prime consideration f...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 5
Shopping for Real Estate by price can narrow down choices. Prices can factor in maintenance requirements, such as lawn care or renovations. Prices can consider condominium fees for the community amenities. Additionally, prices can factor in taxes.   Price can differentiate for square footage base...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 7
Sold South Kingstown RI Home for Sale | Willard Av 191 Willard Ave home sold   What a morning of wonderful home buying for this great first time home buying couple in South Kingstown RI!   This young couple moved from NYC to Rhode Island where the husband was raised and loved as well as his paren...
By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
Comments 2
Awards Equipment and Appliances Events Location» Mailing list sign up» Photos» Plans» Contact Us City Cabins: Health, comfort and joy by admin on December 19, 2014   City Cabins: Health, comfort and joy Martha Rose’s  newest high-performance City Cabins™  in Seattle are designed and built to be ...
By Lori Lincoln, Your Local Housing Expert, Keller Williams Taunton
(Serving Freetown/Assonet, Taunton, Rehoboth and more!)
Comments 1
New Listing 2 Bedroom one level house for sale in Taunton- Like  New! By Lori Lincoln- Broker Associate -Keller Williams Realty 508-878-0917 (Official Listing Agent)   Charming 2 Bedroom Bungalow  house listing for sale in Taunton- on double lot and plenty of room for a swimming pool, horseshoe p...
By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
Comments 2
Buying a previously-owned customized home can open up some attractive and unusual options for a homebuyer. You may love everything the former owner incorporated into the house and appreciate the extra amenities. If the features aren’t to your liking, however, you’ll need to factor in the additio...
By Stacia Whatley, StaciaSellsHomes Your Western WA Realtor®
(Hawkins-Poe Inc.)
Comments 0
Gig Harbor Open House List For 12-20-2014 ~ 12-21-2014 Your Gig Harbor Open House List for 12-20-2014 ~ 12-21-2014! If you are planning on heading out this weekend to visit open houses here is your list to get you started! Plan which homes you would like to see now so you are prepared on Saturday...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 2
MOVE-IN READY!!! BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM 2 FULL BATH FRENCH STYLE HOME SITUATED ON A LANSCAPED LOT IN A CUL-DE-SAC. This home features an open floor plan that is excellent for communicating with family members during the day. The living room features wood flooring, rich crown molding, recessed lighti...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
A Great Time To Invest! Four Short Sales Available!   It is a great time to invest in a new home! There 80 Homes For Sale in University City, what are you waiting for?  If you are looking for a neighborhood that gives you a quiet residential area and then  have the city for entertainment and busi...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Year Is Coming To A Close! It Is A Great Time To Invest In A Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new property! What are you waiting for? Today there are 90 Listings in Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley is a master-planned coastal community in San Diego. The community has commercial offices, ...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 35
Many buyers ask questions about laws, mortgages, and taxes. Whether they are doing a short sale, buying, or selling - tax,mortgage, and legal questions should be directed to persons licensed to provide those services. Even if I knew the answer to this question I received this morning:  " Let me k...
By Ken Jones Sells Homes
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 6
"In fact, No. I do NOT 'have to' show you a home." Have you ever had one of those calls from someone you don't know that goes something like this: "I'm in front of your listing at 123 Any Street and I want to see it now." (Isn't it amazing how someone can be so arrogant, ignorant and inconsiderat...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 3
At holiday time, Henry County homeowners can count on being flooded with decisions. For everything from the extent of front yard decorations to the menu decisions for family gatherings, more than anything, ‘tis the season for organization and planning. Homeowners have done their best to minimize ...
By David Snow
(New Homes at The Crossing,L.L.C)
Comments 0
Come live and play minutes from Charlottesville.The Crossings have all the amenities you need and security for your retirement ! New homes from $214,750. and take advantage of the $10k upgrade package .New waterfront homes starting at $299,900.New Homes at The Crossing.
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 1
20785 Hyattsville MD Real Estate Market Report-November 2014.   While the zip code 20785 shows Hyattsville MD,it can also show Landover MD as well. I know because I recently helped a very good and patient client of mine who I have been with for around close to 7 long years close on a "house for s...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 2
178 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $169,500 MLS #PM-10766     More Details About This Pocono Home In Arrowhead Lake-----> Stunning chalet in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, propane fireplace with stone surround, loft, kitchen wit...