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 Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 74
     Mid October, I received a text from a previous client asking me to work with her brother who was relocating from the Chicago area to Phoenix.  I immediately called her brother, spoke in depth with him about his motivation, time frame and where he was in his home search.  I was delighted to f...
By Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Valley Realty)
Comments 4
Homes For Sale in Emerson NJ between $250,000 & $750,000Do you want to know what home prices are in Emerson New Jersey currently? The attached link below is for all single family homes currently for sale, priced between $250,000 and $750,000.Looking for a home in Emerson New Jersey? We can help.H...
By Cindy Davis
(SD Home Source Realty)
Comments 37
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 6
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.)
Comments 2
 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 Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 2
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 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...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 2
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 ...
  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 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 Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 8
It is 2015, and the DFW Metroplex is still in a full-on Seller's Market. With less than 2 months of inventory on the ground, Sellers are enjoying multiple offers and the ability to hand pick the strongest, most qualified Buyers in the bunch. Professional Buyer Agents know that submitting a seriou...
By Kevin Guttman 877-251-9709, Top Home Loan Advisor
(Fairway Mortgage Corp.)
Comments 2
Colorado Real Estate Financing - Jumbo Home Mortgages For Home Buyers   
By Lauren Stark, Luxury Real Estate Agent - Las Vegas-Henderson NV
(THE STARK TEAM-Las Vegas Luxury Homes & Las Vegas High Rise Condos)
Comments 0
Anthem Country Club Homes in Henderson, NV Click Here to Learn More about Anthem Country Club Real Estate in Henderson, NV They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Join me on my Sunday stroll through the gorgeous guard gated, golf course community of Anthem Country Club in Henderson, NV.   ...
By Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Valley Realty)
Comments 2
 Homes For Sale in Hillsdale NJ between $250,000 & $750,000Do you want to know what home prices are for Hillsdale New Jersey currently? The attached link below is for all current single family homes that are for sale, right now, priced between $250,000 and $750,000.Looking for a home in Hillsdale...
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 NW Real Estate |Colleen Fischesser & CO Serving Seattle-Tacoma area Since 1990!, Serving Seattle-Tacoma Home Sellers & Buyers since
(RE/MAX Select R.E | Designated Broker/Owner)
Comments 16
What is earnest money and why do I need to pay it? One of the most common questions I'm asked by first time home buyers is "What is earnest money and why do I have to pay it?"  The answer usually leads to more questions but let's start with the basics. Earnest money is an up-front amount of money...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Brookhaven GA 2 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale Brookhaven 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 T...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 1
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