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 Suzie Townley, Relaxed Professionalism
Comments 48
Open House Etiquette for Buyers.  You didn't know you had rules when you went to open houses?  Well, there are some!  First, be polite.  The agent there is not there for you to practice your rude behavior.  If you are working with a Buyer's Agent, just present your Open House Pass, or their busi...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 1
I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 1
I have lived in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of ...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 5
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 0
Overland Park homes for sale nearLakewood Middle School   Lakewood Middle School6601 Edgewater DriveOverland Park, KS 66223   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Lakewood Middle School in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
      Some of the options available if you want your new residence to be on the Gulf of Mexico are the Bonita Springs Florida homes for sale on Bonita Beach.  This community is located on both sides of Hickory Boulevard, north of Bonita Beach Road and south of Big Hickory Island.  Most of the pro...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 4
                      153 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-4305       Pocono Alpine Rancher One story living 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home located in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community. Walking distance to the Minisink pool. Home features spacious updated kitchen, Propane fireplac...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 0
Overland Park Homes For Sale near Blue Valley West High School Overland Park Kansas       Blue Valley West  High School16200 Antioch RoadOverland Park, Kansas 66085   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Blue Valley West High School. All of our for sale property information is a direct feed...
By Tolbert Real Estate Group, Helping you to buy, sell and invest in Real Estate
Comments 0
        Tolbert Real Estate Group is happy to announce they just listed 6507 Cimarron Cir. Anchorage, AK 99504. This home features over 1,200 square feet of living space, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1 car garage.  Light & Bright beautifully maintained End Unit. Spacious features all bedrooms upst...
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 15
Home for Sale - Green Mountain - Lakewood CO 80228     This ranch home is now for sale and buyers should not wait, as it won't last long!    Located in Hutchinsons Green Mountain, there are limited homes for sale under $300,000.    This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two ca...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Prudential Preferred Real Estate; www.Auburn-Realtor.com)
Comments 3
Please join me for an open house in Asheton Lakes subdivsion located at 531 Monticello Drive in Auburn, Alabama on Saturday, October 25h from 10 am - 12 pm to view this beautiful home for sale.  The Buckingham Floor Plan. 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom w/bonus or(5br) new construction home by Homestead ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 0
                      135 Netcong Circle Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $88,000 MLS #PM-9145       Pocono Chalet more info Chalet in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community! Home features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, quaint sun room, newer windows, new septic tank in 2010, stone faced fireplace, loft bedroom, storag...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 12
Evanston IL Real Estate Sales Still Hot The Evanston IL home buyers and sellers are still out in full force writing contracts on homes and listing their property for sale. This is the second year in a row the seasonal market lines are blurred and being ignored by people choosing to shop for Real ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 56
Customer Service: The first step is Timely response to questions, I pride myself in quick response to questions how about you?? I have always prided myself in providing quick and accurate responses to questions. It did not matter to me if it was Voice Mail, Text or Email. When I got out of my mee...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 1
The new homes look so shiny and beautiful, don’t they!  Of course the newly built homes that you tour will feature upgraded features such as counters, flooring, and appliances, so the pricing can be surprisingly higher than you expect. If you are considering purchasing a brand new home from a new...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 3
♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   3Beds 2Baths 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.   3Beds 2...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 2
Oakleigh Subdivision is a beautiful community located on Old Lost Mountain Road in Powder Springs, GA. This West Cobb neighborhood boasts a very active swim/tennis HOA nestled in a gently rolling topography. Mature landscaping abounds giving each lot a feel of privacy and seclusion.   Oakleigh fe...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 0
Fully updated 4 bedroom/ 3 bath family home in quiet cul de sac in South Baton Rouge. Newly remodeled kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops and island and gas stove. Perfect for entertaining or family gatherings, the spacious kitchen area flows into the formal dining room, large ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   Maricopa 3Beds 2Baths 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 Sandy Pitchford, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta Real Estate
(Distinct Estates)
Comments 0
        This amazing country club community Old Palm Golf Club offers some of the best and most advanced golf practice facilities in all of Florida. Located in Palm Beach Gardens Old Palm offers a great location close to everything with some of the most lavish estate home.  There are currently 4...