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 Cindy Davis
(SD Home Source Realty)
Comments 36
Your Relationship with Your Realtor– You’ve probably never given much thought to your relationship with your Realtor. But I spend my days with buyers and sellers…or at least those thinking about doing a transaction! With over 11 years of real estate behind me, I still marvel at all the different ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 47
Drastic times require some hard core writing in today's blog. When a new Bank Owned listing hits the market, it is a given my marketing will attract a HUGE response filled with showings and multiple first day offers. Buyers and their Buyer Agents will jockey for the best offer. Some will opt to p...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home                                If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently h...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Atlanta GA 3-Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale    Atlanta GA 3-Bedroom condos and town homes for sale by price ranges.  Are you busy and on the go?   Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3-bedroom condos and tow...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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Reef Road Vero Beach Fl Beach Community Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach          FLORALTON BEACH ACCESS VERO BEACH FLORIDA Reef Road along the Atlantic Ocean is one of my very favorite beach streets.  You will find luxury estate style homes on large lots directly on the...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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 Village Shops Vero Beach Florida Shopping Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach         Village Shops Vero Beach Florida Island Stores My destination yesterday was to the charming VILLAGE SHOPS in Indian River Shores of Vero Beach Florida.   This charming area was just upgra...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 0
Looking for your next house plan to build? Take a look at the new homes at Founders Pointe, near Smithfield, Virginia.  Are you happy with your current house plan? Has your lifestyle changed in the last five or ten years? Have you been waiting for the right time to build your dream home? Now is t...
  You’ve made the decision to buy a house, but as a first time home buyer you’re not quite sure of the process.   There is a lot more to it than just finding the perfect house. You should have a clear sense of the process from timeline to closing.  Knowing this and working with the right realtor ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
Atlanta GA 2 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale  Atlanta GA 2 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale by price ranges.  Are you busy and on the go?   Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 2-Bedroom Condos and Town ...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 0
Grand Harbor Vero Beach Homes and Condos Gated Golf Course Community Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach    St. Andrews Island Garden Grand Harbor Vero Beach Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club is a gorgeous gated golf community of quality homes and luxurious lifestyle!   You wi...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 4
Atlanta GA 3-Bedroom Homes for Sale Atlanta 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 Atlanta GA. The listings below all have a minimum of at least ...
By Kevin Guttman 877-251-9709, Top Home Loan Advisor
(Fairway Mortgage Corp.)
Comments 1
Colorado Real Estate Financing - Jumbo Home Mortgages For Home Buyers   
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 31
Debbie Reynolds has a contest on Active rain which requires us to call an active rain member and write about the call. I called Kristin Walter , a real estate agent in Colorado. Kristin recently subscribed to my blog so I thought I would call and get to know her too. She recently joined active ra...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 3
*Homes for Sale in Palm Valley, Goodyear Arizona*   Goodyear Beautiful 3Beds Pool home for Sale in Palm Valley AZ! This home is ready for your personal touches!  See it today!! Home Sweet Home in this beautiful Goodyear home! Step inside and fall in love with the home like feel of the warm Tuscan...
By Sheri Hipsley
(Advance Realty Direct, Inc. )
Comments 5
Sheri Hipsley | Advance Realty | sherihipsley@mris.comPrimary: (410) 288-6700Pager: (443) 756-5041Cell: (443) 756-5041Fax: (410) 288-9154Voicemail: (443) 756-5041 6806 CHAND CT $274,900 Click here to view the full details of this property. Year Built: 2003 County: Baltimore Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 ...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
Comments 15
Strange Requirements for a New Home - Too Many Restrictions? It is really great to have a Buyer Prospect who knows what he wants and can afford to buy it. He can afford to be in the "best" neighborhoods in town. He is an out of state Buyer, so I need to get him photos and reports to keep him happ...
By ERA Justin Realty, We are here for you
(Houses For Sale Rutherford NJ)
Comments 2
Listing Details Location: 54 7th St, North Arlington MLS#: 1501723 Style: colonial Beds: 5 Baths: 3 full 1 half Home for Sale You will love this beautiful totally renovated Colonial in the Manor section at 54 7th St in North Arlington. Some of it's features are Central A/C, custom closets, Hardw...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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  It is fun when you have relocation families come into town and want to buy in the Denver metro area.    This family was referral from an ActiveRain member and began 8 months ago.   The market in their hometown is not as vibrant as ours in Denver, and after months of trying to sell their home, t...
By Myra Jensen, MN Luxury & Lake Homes - www.LuxHomesMN.com
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Comments 3
  Contrary to popular belief, you will at no time during the buyer consultation be tied down and the doors will remain unlocked!   Seriously, you may have seen popular home buying TV shows, but they actually show only a very small portion of the transaction – there is a lot more to it than lookin...
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Charleston Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Greg Polak Realtor Keller Williams Realty 843-901-1238 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 1416111   Information valid for the date of ...