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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 16
Evanston IL Condo Scene The condominium sales in Evanston IL are still in full swing. There is a good selection of condos for sale and also a good time to put your property in the market if you are thinking of moving. Our seasonal sales have crossed boundaries and the market is still very busy. C...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 2
Another Successful Sale It's always a great day when your buyer's sign the settlement documents and hand over their check and get the keys to their new home.   I work with a lot of folks that sometimes need a little extra something to get them into a home.  Sometimes, they wait a long time before...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 20
     As an inspector, we operate under the umbrella of being a generalist. However, we are expected to know and learn as much as we can about structures. One of the things that all inspectors are expected to know is how to analyze cracks.     Dwellings are like living entities. They are constantl...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 8
Home Buyers in Katy : Cost Savings Ideas for Homeowners   You and your family have found your dream home and you are worrying about how are you going to pay for everything. A very normal concern for any homeowner. Finance is something to think about in advance and make a plan. Now that you are ge...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 4
You want space, room to roam and raise or grow something on a Maine farm. You don't have all outdoors for money to spend. The financial resources are tight, the timing is key to making the move from your end. Up onto the rural Maine farmstead. Here is an inventory of Maine farms for sale. But als...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 9
Maybe it's the solar eclipse we're expecting in a few hours or sunspots perhaps, but people seem crazy to me today.  On two different places I've read on line today people have written something that just makes me scratch my head and wonder if they should have "clients" at all. No, I'm not going ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 6
The commercial says "1st Bank - it's the Colorado Bank For You".  They aren't kidding.  I have been banking at 1st Bank for over twenty years now and absolutely love them.  One of the things I love about them is the fact that they neve put a hold on checks.  I can deposit a $25,000 check and have...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 2
Beautifully Updated Briarcliff Manor Split Level Home  5 Sloehidden Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 View Map    Updated Briarcliff Manor 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on just over an acre of land. Large rooms with gleaming hardwood floors. Over sized living room with fireplace opens to eat-in kitchen...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 7
Bank Owned Foreclosure Fixer Upper for Sale Delta, CO This is a great opportunity for the investor buyer. The lower end inventory is running out, so check out this bank owned foreclosure fixer upper for sale in Delta, CO. This house has a lot of cute Victorian charm and could be restored into som...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
Hobe Sound Homes for Sale with a Guest House Hobe Sound Homes for sale with either an attached or detached guest house or apartment included with the sale of the property. 6900 Golfhouse DR, Hobe Sound, FL 33455 View Photo Gallery (10) $2,600,000 Bedrooms: 6 Total Baths: 7 Partial Baths: 1 Statu...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
Comments 3
New Price in Hixson, TN. 3708 Taggart Drive. $144,900.                                     One owner home and move in ready * Curb appeal and convenience at its BEST  * Many updates and improvements * NEW windows in 2013+/-  * NEW garage doors in 2013+/-  *NEW interior doors   * NEW hardwood floo...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 12
  Sewalls Point Homes with a Guest Home Homes for sale in Sewalls Point with either an attached or detached guest home or apartment.   83 River RD, Stuart, FL 34996 View Photo Gallery (25) $7,350,000 Bedrooms: 5 Total Baths: 11 Partial Baths: 3 Square Feet: 13,675 Status: Active Unique and unpara...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 1
AUDIO BOOK GIVE-AWAY: Who wants a FREE copy of my audio book, "Buy Your First Home" for yourself or your client? Our book producer gave me a few codes to gift (to people who are willing write a review). If interested, please email me rpbrown@realtor.com - only the first 5 people will receive this...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 1
Tarrytown Home For Sale 63 Riverview Avenue, Tarrytown, NY 10591 View Map  Well maintained home close to all Tarrytown has to offer. Short stroll to village center and Metro North train station. This house has been lovingly maintained by original owners who built this home. One level living with ...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Comments 5
New Construction in Bonita Springs So, I’m with home buyers in Bonita Springs and we are looking at resale homes and condos in Sterling Oaks, Spanish Wells and Village Walk when I suggest to the buyers that we look at New Construction in Bonita Springs. One of the buyers then says that he would ...
By Ana Moniz, "Excellence in Real Estate"
(Keller Williams Valley Realty )
Comments 1
Midland Park Open House -10/26 Sunday, 10/26 from 1pm – 4pm 40 HEMLOCK ST MIDLAND PARK, NJ 074324 beds, 2 baths, $565,000 Virtual Tour Complete Real Estate Listing Spacious, expanded and renovated sugar maple split level on a prime street in Midland Park. Large living room and dining room which o...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 11
Homes for Sale in Newport Shores in Newport Beach | Newport Shores Homes for Sale Newport Shores is a beach community located at the west end of Newport Beach. It is a unique community of approximately 440 homes. Newport Shores is located across the street from Coast Highway and Orange Street in ...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 3
The Bonita Bay community in Bonita Springs, Florida is a highly desirable active lifestyle neighborhood for both working professionals and retirees. Bonita Bay offers different types of housing including single family homes and condominiums.Residents enjoy on-site golf, boating, private dining, t...
By Robert Reid, OR & WA Real Estate
(Premier Real Estate)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Vancouver Homes For Sale Fishers Landing Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Buyers Needed Homes for Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Reid Realty Team Principal Broker Premier Real Estate 360-305-3233 Questions...
By Robert Reid, OR & WA Real Estate
(Premier Real Estate)
Comments 2
OPEN HOUSE, September 20, Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 17205 NE 4th St, Vancouver, Washington Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 1076 Square Feet OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 11:00 TO 1:00. Charming ranch home in the ...