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 Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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What would you pay for this view? Amazing isn't it? Well this million dollar view can be purchased for just $395,000.  Call Nancy Ewing if you'd like to see this beautiful home and she'll be happy to set you up an appointment. 404-580-2695 is her cell number. 706-485-9668 is the office number.    
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
  Search Union County Homes for Sale Town Listings, New School Report Cards, Find Real Estate Listings, New Homes, Commercial and more. Web Page:  http://www.njestates.net/nj/counties/union    Union County New Jersey Real Estate You need to have the best representative possible to assist you wit...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
  Web Page:  http://www.njestates.net/nj/counties/morris   Search Morris County Homes for Sale Town Info and New School Report Cards.Find Real Estate Listings, New Homes, Commercial and more. REAL ESTATENJEstates.netNJEstates.infoSomerset CountyMorris CountyUnion CountyHunterdon CountyMiddlesex C...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 6
Welcome to our Open House Real Estate Section. In this section we proudly present well-cared for real estate properties from starter homes to custom built luxury residences. The experienced staff at NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors is dedicated and ready to assist you in the home...
By Wanda Pearson, Wanda Pearson
Comments 0
Just what is a a subdivision (SUBD) and a master planned community (MPC)?  How are they interrelated ​and ​ what is their importance to you, the home buyer? Are you a first time home buyer or perhaps you did not handle the major decisions and/or financials of the last home purchase? Maybe you we...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 18
Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects, Pet Friendly Realtor  Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Those of you who follow our trial...
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 24
New Listing - Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO  80016     Looking for a premier age restricted property?    Heritage Eagle Bend is one of the best retirement community in all of Denver!  This stunning ranch is located within a golf course community with views of the 18th hole.   You can sit on th...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
Comments 0
The Year was 1942....welcome to the world in 1942, where a new home was being built in Ephraim, in the center of Door County, Wisconsin.   Beginning 1941:  Construction begins on Stock Lane in Ephraim, Wisconsin for the home that will become known as the Ellerton Lake House, completed in 1942 194...
By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Comments 2
Open houses are very popular these days and not only fun but a great way to learn about a neighborhood for buyers and for sellers as well. Whether you're a serious home buyer or just looking for fun here are some Do's and Don'ts of Open Houses and things to keep in mind.       Do's    * Do let th...
By Lisa Delzompo, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(PRW Lending, Inc)
Comments 0
Market Report Homes for Sale Arboretum Condo - Murrieta, CA 3-2015 Here is a snapshot of the market for condo homes for sale in the Arboretum community in Murrieta, CA, centrally located just south of the 15 & 215 "Y", just north of Temecula: Pricing for the Arboretum condos in Murrieta is also c...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 65
The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 0
Common Pests and Your Home   The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other ...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Comments 1
 Spotlight on Manasquan NJ! Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Manasquan gets its name from the Lenape Indians who called it “Man-A-Squaw-Han”, which means “stream of the island squaws”. A boardwalk, jetty, surfers, beaches, and sunbathers are the summer theme in Manasquan, as vacationers flock to thi...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 3
  Speechless Sunday: Chachi working in the backyard!         If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills,...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 21
I've been working with a young first time home buyer the past month who has been well raised by his parents. His two oldest brothers both owned their first homes before the age of 23 and now at the age of 21 my clients latest offer was just accepted last night on a home in a neighborhood he cove...
By Jeff Gould
(Kings Realty & Property Mgmt.)
Comments 5
Photo credit: Maks Karochkin / Foter / CC BY Great, you've made the decision to buy a home. Now is the time to get a mortgage pre-approval (not a pre-qualification) and start getting your finances together. If you break any of the rules below, your chances of getting a mortgage will decrease dram...
By Debra B Albert - Find Real Estate in Port St. Lucie Team Albert, We Make Real Estate Happen - Buy - Sell - or Rent
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Homes With Pools Hot List and Updates too if you want When you are looking for a specific feature in a home like an in-ground swimming pool, having access to the hottest new property listings is important. Here's how it works:  You will receive a FREE report listing the best buys with swimming p...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 4
Purchase this Mercedes Home, Ascott Bay Model, located at 2001 Akorot Port St Lucie, Fl. 34953, just in time for the summer. This is a great house for family and friends to enjoy during summer. Have a BBQ, summer party, football party; all while cooling off in the pool.   Gorgeous Mercedes Ascott...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
Comments 4
SANTA CRUZ HOME FOR SALE ON LARGE LOT 354 GOSS AVENUE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065   Sunny and bright Prospect Heights home for sale - great Santa Cruz home on extra large lot of just over 10,000 square feet.       Recently landscaped with drought tolerant plants, fences, sidewalk and the best of all - ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 19
15861 Coldwater Dr. Harvest, AL Open House 3/29/15 2-4 PM New Price $134,900 Best priced home in the neighborhood of Rock Creek. This link ROCK CREEK HOMES FOR SALE will provide accurate daily updated information of homes for sale in this Harvest, Alabama neighborhood. Rock Creek Subdivision 1586...