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 James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 34
When a contractor decides to forgo the usual steps constructing a garage, a back yard toy comes inside. Growing up no one had a trampoline in my neighborhood. We had to make do jumping on our beds. We enjoyed it, my parents not so much. My kids have a trampoline and so do the neighbors. In fact I...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 16
     I often get asked to do re-inspections during the final walk-through before the closing at escrow. Most home owners and agents are not skilled at the art of what inspectors do so they rely on the team members to to ensure that the repairs made where done correctly and to codes. I always remi...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 20
Skokie IL Home Sales Break Real Estate Records Skokie IL is really doing well in real estate sales. It is not slowing down for cold weather or the holidays. There are great prices and still available inventory of homes and condos to choose from. The Skokie IL zip codes are 60076 and 60077. The zi...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
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By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 11
Welcome to 5776 Mountain Ash, Farmington, N.Y. 14425. This home will be held open from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 11/23/14. Featuring a completely remodeled 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bathrooms and 1512 square feet of living space. It is ready for your immediate occupancy and many years of little maintanace as it...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Looking for homes in Grand Prairie? Then great news is coming your way!      5 new listings just came into the market over the last 24 hours in Grand Prairie. One of them might be the one you've been dreaming of! The minimum list price is $65,000 and the maximum is $360,000 with an average of $17...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
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By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 4
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Milton GA Homes for Sale | Homes Features Milton GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Milton area of Atlanta GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborhood, ...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Mount pleasant Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Jonathan Crompton Keller Williams 843-296-8337 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 14029107   License #:64403 Information valid for...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
2816 Gillespie Ln, Grand Prairie, Tx Move in ready Grand Prairie home!   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Arlington Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Arlington,Tx Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Search All homes for Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Wor...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Roswell GA Homes for Sale Home Features Roswell GA homes for sale homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Roswell area of Atlanta GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborhood, upg...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 53
When things go right in Real Estate, not many people notice. But when things go wrong, especially for a Buyer, it could mean you may have just lost your Dream Home. As we approach Thanksgiving you will be Thankful if you did not hire the WRONG Buyer Broker to assist you in Buying a home. Some ite...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 2
This 3 bedroom/2 bath home is my home of the week for Laguna Beach. 1164 Miramar, Laguna Beach has everything you're looking for in a property. Centrally located high on a hill, this home has a real sit down ocean view.  Listed at $1,325,000, it's unusual to find this quality and view in a Lagun...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
As you probably already know, Florida is one state where homeowners have had their share of problems. Aside from record high numbers of foreclosures and short sales, bankruptcy requests have also become a major problem in the state. In most cases mortgage lenders are not able to recoup their los...