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 Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 12
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 Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 5
Cumming GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Cumming GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Cumming area of Cumming 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, neighborho...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
Comments 1
Scottsdale Waterfront Homes for sale are now being featured on our luxury home website LUXRE Luxury Homes & Fine Estates. It is rare to find waterfront property in the desert of Scottsdale and Arizona but it is possible. You will be surprised that there are many waterfront properties throughout t...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 21
  The business of real estate goes in cycles...what is/was popular at one time fades away and then becomes popular again.  There are lenders that always tell Buyers to "ask for closing costs."  The lender has no idea if there are multiple offers...if the property is priced to sell and adding tha...
By Cheryl! Tisland, BSCS, Real Estate Agent
(Realty Executives Phoenix)
Comments 4
Historic Park Manors Neighborhood in Chandler Arizona is located at the northwest corner of Chandler Blvd and Hartford Street and was established in 1947.  The neighborhood is a member of the Chandler Neighborhoods in Action program and had its first meeting on June 25, 2013.  Homes in this neigh...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 2
Homes SOLD, list prices November 1 - November 15, 2013-2014.      Status:  FOR SALE (3) Nov. 1-15 2013.     List Price Bedrooms Baths FB HB DOMM DOMP Acres Lot Sqft Yr Built Min $275,000 3 3 2 1 0 0 0.05 2,178 2004 Max $426,339 4 4 3 1 10 10 0.05 2,178 2013 Avg $337,110 3 3 2 1 4 4 0.05 2,178 200...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
Comments 1
Ahwatukee Luxury Homes for sale are now being featured on our Luxury Home website LUXRE Luxury Homes & Fine Estates. Some of the fabulous Ahwatukee Luxury Home communities included are Foothills homes for sale, Foothills Club West homes for sale, Mountain Park Ranch homes for sale, Ahwatukee Cust...
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 9
Market Update - Tollgate Crossing - Aurora, CO  80016 - October 2014     Tollgate Crossing is a beautiful DR Horton neighborhood, and now we are seeing Oakwood starting brand new construction.   You will find single family homes that are conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Downtown Denver...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 14
Another New Scam to Hurt Happy Home Buyers While attending a closing I learned of another new scam that has just started circulating to hurt home buyers. A couple of weeks after the closing the happy home buyers get a letter supposedly from their mortgage company asking if they would like to have...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 7
November 2014 Foreclosures Market Report Cedaredge, Delta County, CO The number of foreclosures is definitely down in the Cedaredge area. This report covers the Surface Creek area of Delta County, CO. That includes the communities of Cedaredge, Austin, Eckert and Cory. Collectively the last three...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   Arizona 3Beds Ranch Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island.   ...
By Gay E. Rosen, Honest, Hardworking and always Professional!
(Houlihan Lawrence)
Comments 3
      Robb and his family have greatly enjoyed living in Paine Heights for over 15 years, and so I asked Robb to share a few thoughts with everyone as to why 61 Bayeau Road is a GREAT place in which to live. “Buffalo Bob Smith” (“Howdy Doody”) used to tape his show from his home which was located...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
This blog is an excellent resource for prospective home buyers. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.   Home ownership is a good thing. The concept of home ownership is often under attack by certain segments of our society.     Home ownership gives the owner a sense of pri...
By Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN--South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 870-8169 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 3
Franklin TN Condo/Townhomes Priced $300,000 and Up This segment of the market continues to be quite active in Franklin TN. For all price groupings, 215 units have closed so far this year. Let's take a quick look at what's happened in the over $300,000 price point since the beginning of 2014.  Con...
By Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate, Hard Working Professionals (484) 431-3686
(Century 21 Absolute Realty )
Comments 2
Cambridge Square, Townhouses For Sale, Brookhaven, Delaware County, PACambridge Square is a community of townhouses located in Brookhaven, Delaware County, PA just off of Edgmont Avenue Route 352.   This location is ideal for people who live here because the community was built just behind the Ca...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
Comments 71
What is considered good 'Buyer Behavior'? What are some of the courtesies when viewing homes for sale? This post handles a few of my pet peeves about buyers & some of the many situations that come up when searching for a Schaumburg Area Home.   Not being timely for appointments - Many buyers don...
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 Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 9
If you have ever had to have orthopedic surgery (like knee or shoulder surgery), then you likely understand the long term commitment required before and after the surgery takes place. Sure, we all wish the Doctor would prescribe us some quick-healing pills to take, but the reality is that these t...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 3
Brookland DC | Catholic University Real Estate Market Report-October 2014    DC Real Estate Market is still a red hot Real Estate Market. According to an article published by Redfin,Brookland DC Real Estate is one of the top three real estate markets in the country to flip a property.        Here...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance FREE HUD Report: How to Buy FREE List of HUD Homes for Sale   Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Rea...