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 Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 15
New home construction is a markedly different process than buying pre-owned housing. Whether buying a spec home (built to the Builder's specificiations, also known as an 'inventory home'), or whether starting from scratch -- new home construction has its own timeline, vocabulary, and rules. Two i...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 0
Discounted_$675 Summerville 4 bd-2.5 ba Rent to Own No Bank Qualifying ************************* Available January 25, 2015.    **  2014 Early Bird  - 48 Hour Special  **  Reserve in December 2014 for January 2015 Move-In and Save!    ** See these December Discounted Rents:  Take *$200  - *$500 O...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 2
1834 Ridge AVE 107 Evanston IL  Coming live today a wonderful 2 bedroom 2 and a half bath condo  Walk to everything in Downtown Evanston, Metra, EL, restaurants, shopping. Luxurious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom plus half bath loft style with exposed brick, hard wood floors large kitchen with granite, pan...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
    Due to the weather and the local lifestyle, water has always been major aspect of living in the area.  That may be why the Naples Florida single family homes without a pool in Olde Naples may seem to be quite an oddity.  Nothing speaks higher regarding the elegance, culture and history of the...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
This Arts and Crafts bungalow welcomes you with a large front porch and beautiful front door. The oak woodwork is back to the original beauty. This home has historic charm mixed with smart renovation in the kitchen and baths to give you the best of both worlds (2009 Columbus Monthly Renovation C...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you get...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
University District investors now can access the entire inventory of University District investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by cl...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
Clintonville investors now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
University District investors now can access the entire inventory of University District investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by cl...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
 Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 1
University District home buyers now can access the entire inventory of University District homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 2
Homes For Sale in Desired West Mobile, AL Baker School District West Mobile, AL Market and Community Information West Mobile Market & Community Info: West Mobile is growing fast and Home Sales and Prices are continuing to increase. With plenty of entertainment, restaurants, and shopping West Mobi...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 1
That housing needs change as people get older goes without saying. For Henry County Baby Boomers, the “getting older” concept has gradually morphed from the distant abstraction it seemed in the 60’s and 70’s to a more immediate concern. And of all the decisions that will have the most impact on t...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Home on Indian River Drive There are 6 mistakes you can easily avoid when moving up to a larger home if you are aware of them.  We can help you avoid all of them.  Click here for your FREE Industry Report! This new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistak...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 15
Trilogy at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona is a premier 55+ active adult golf community.  Escape to this gated, private resort community where you'll find modern amenities that support a highly active and healthy way of life. Located right inside of Trilogy you'll have access to all of these won...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 10
Here is another happy buyer who now calls the beautiful PGA Village of Saint Lucie West home. They were able to negotiate a bargain of a decade with the help of the Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie. We aggressively negotiate for our buyers to get the best bargain...
By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
Comments 0
Maryland First Time Home Buyer Class January 17, 2015 There is a Maryland Home Buyer Seminar being held on Saturday January 17, 2015 in Frederick, Maryland at the Urbana Public Library from 10 AM till Noon.  Call 410-412-3319 to register or you can register online at Maryland Home Buyer Seminars ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 12
Olde Cobblestone Madison Alabama Homes For Sale The following link is updated daily with all available homes for sale in Olde Cobblestone:  Olde Cobblestone Homes For Sale To search all homes for sale in Northern Alabama try my website and Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource.  And to read more a...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 5
How to Work With Home Buyers in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area!   Let's face it folks, not every home buyer is easy to work with. Each and every Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home buyer has their own particular wants and needs when it comes to choosing a home to make an offer on. But there's a very simp...