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

 
Perhaps just as important as buying a home is how you pay for it. The ideal situation would be to pay for the house in cash with no debt to weigh you down, but for the vast majority of us, this is just something that is not feasible. So the next best option is to get a loan, obviously. There are ...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 27
The Number One Secret of Real Estate!The number one secret of Real Estate is that there are no secrets. I get calls all the time from people that want to see a house they saw on line that looks like a great deal. Of course we all want a great deal but generally I see several things happen: It is ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 4
800 Elgin Optima Horizons Evanston IL 60201 2 Br 2 Bath Condo is now $299,000 16th floor Penthouse PH12 with hardwood floors in unit washer & dryer in downtown Evanston. The Penthouse floor has high ceilings and skylights. The Optima Horizons offers management on site, door person, large pool, ex...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 17
If you were a real estate seller, had a property listing being marketed aggressively, and oh oh, Zillow. Someone, bagging zzz's, asleep at the real estate listing status switch at the glass or ivory towers. The "Z thang" is showing the property listing off market. Not available. Then why would it...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 3
No matter how long you're in the business of real estate you never stop learning. Partially because the industry never ceases to shift and change itself. Contracts and forms are always being tweaked by attorneys to cover more grey areas. Markets are constantly shifting up and down. New laws are p...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 4
An agent asked when we will present offers on a certain listing. I present offers as they arrive and, in fact have an offer now, which I disclosed and added: but the sellers hope to make a decision today. The agent asked if he could send an offer tomorrow instead. He's certainly welcome to send a...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 8
From the moment you arrive you'll find quality. It's a lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home nestled among beautiful hardwoods in a great location of Lake Sinclair on the main Oconee River channel but tucked just out of the way of boat traffic. Has a boathouse with storage room, great water and view and ...
By RockStar Realty Group, Rock Stars in Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 1
Do I Need a Home Warranty?You've chosen the home you wish to purchase, and you've secured financing. All the inspections are completed. Pretty soon, you’ll be closing the deal. Even though you’ve taken care to make sure everything is in good working order, what happens if the furnace breaks a mon...
By Ana Moniz, "Excellence in Real Estate"
(Keller Williams Valley Realty )
Comments 0
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River was incorporated in 1894 when it was basically a farming community consisting of Apple Orchards, Strawberry Fields, and Dairy Farms. As Upper Saddle River celebrated its 100th birthday, many things have changed. However, the quiet beauty of this lovely commun...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 84
Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now! While it may happen in different ways in different cities. You receive the phone call.The transaction has recorded.We’re confirmed.The house is yours.Here are the keys to your new home.But wait….When you learn you have closed on your home purcha...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 2
Anthem is one of Henderson's most popular master planned communities. Set at the base of the McCullough Range, homes in Anthem have beautiful mountain views to the south and west as well as the famous Las Vegas Strip in the valley.See all Anthem homes for sale.  Anthem has something for everyone ...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
Comments 2
This beautiful and brand new 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the exquisite community of Coyote Landing. Coyote Landing is a gated community in a great location close to freeways, golf, shopping and restaurants. Coyote Landing has one heated pool with two more heated pools to come in the near future...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
Comments 2
Lots of people these days are following that motto and trying to live a life of less; less junk, less clutter, less stress and less house. So how do you downsize your world when you’ve spent your life accumulating stuff?   Planning your space before you downsize is essential; downsizing requires ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 16
RELO SCAM!AFTER THE FACT CLAIM ON COMMISSION!Ignore the claim.  If the relo company calls, ask for the documentation from the employer that gives them any claim if the buyer selects their own real estate agent.This relo SCAM has been exposed so many times, one would think they's change their proc...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 1
Check out the view from this checkerboard at Pavilion Pointe in Green Valley Ranch, Henderson NV. This is one of Henderson's most popular master planned communities, with homes from the low 200's to over $1 million.See all Green Valley Ranch homes for sale.  Have questions about buying or selling...
By HomeInsurance.com LLC
(HomeInsurance.com)
Comments 1
One thing about insurance: You shouldn't get it and forget it. Instead, you should revisit your policies covering your home, auto, business and more at least every year. Why? One reason to look at your home business insurance is the best reason of all – you might not need to spend as much money f...
By Come Home Inc, Property Marketing Specialists
(Come Home Inc)
Comments 0
Home Buying Seminar in Austin TX May 2 2015The Come Home ATX Team at Keller Williams Realty will be hosting a Home Buying Seminar at Keller Williams Realty 12515 Research Blvd. Building # 8, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759 on Saturday May 2nd 2015 from 11am-1pm.To RSVP call Daniella Wilcox with Come H...
By Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 8
Open House!325 Pleasant Street Lake Mills WI 53551 Sunday, April 26th, 201511:00 am - 1:00 pm For more information; Laura Baker (920) 728-4118www.LauraBaker.FirstWeber.com 325 Pleasant StCity of Lake Mills, WI 53551-1146 Jefferson County 3 BR, 4 Full BA $279,000 MLS # 1743252 PIN # 52635 Greeted ...
By Cutberto & Rhonda Salas, Salas Home Team
(Halo Group Realty LLC)
Comments 1
905 Panther Ln Allen TX_Home For Sale_Coming Soon Looking for a great home for your family?  Here it is.  This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home offers lots of room. Get away to the study for some quiet time or choose from three living areas include a gameroom and media room upstairs.  Beautiful hardw...
By Tim Crews, Realtor and Founder of The Crews Team
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
11009 Copeland Ct Fredericksburg VA 22407  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Fredericksburg Virginia Listing Details Home For Sale in Salem Fields 11009 Copeland Ct, Fredericksburg VA 22407Price: $354,900MLS number: SP8615519 Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4Square Footage: 3510Lot Size: .22 A...