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 Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 16
  ROATAN, HONDURAS     The Texas REALTORS® International Cruise (March 21-28, 2015) was a huge success. I returned home safely packed with International educational information, relaxed and informed. My traveling companions were not just from Texas. I met other Real Estate agents from many wonde...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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The Beauty of Honduras     My recent 2015 International REALTOR® Cruise proved to be very informative and educational: Infinity Bay SPA & Beach Resort. Here are some reasons why Americans are retiring and investing in Roatan:   Texas is currently in a Sellers Market People are looking for retire...
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 24
Under Contract - Highlands Ranch, CO  80126     It is a joy when you get a call from potential buyers wanting to meet with you to discuss a home purchase.    This was a referral from a Colorado Springs REALTOR® that gave you glowing recommendations.     These buyers have been renters for a couple...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Ultimate)
Comments 18
    Real estate contract negotiations are like trains - they need to be "kept on track" to move forward. The goal of both the listing agent and selling agent is twofold Guide the transaction to settlement and meet the objectives of both the seller and buyer on a timely basis. Earn the brokerage f...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 7
777 Hinman #23 Evanston IL 60202, a  2 Br 1.5 Bath Condo was listed today. It is in a great location one block from Main street with access to the Metra and El trains and so many great unique stores, restaurants plus a 5 minute walk to the Lake Michigan Lake Front and beaches. 777 Hinman #23 The ...
By Keji Ogunleye, GRI, SFR, KejiYour Realtor
(Fairfax Realty, Inc)
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Just Sold 9806 Broadmoor Terrace, Upper Marlboro MD 20772   Keji & Associates of Fairfax Realty, Inc a Real Estate Agent Team, Closes Another  Short Sale In Upper Marlboro  Maryland- March  2015 Keji & Associates, experienced short sale agents  at Fairfax Realty, Inc has helped another seller avo...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 6
If you are shopping for a Lake Sinclair home that has lots of parking, a double boathouse and is located on a cove with great fishing you might want to consider this one that offers all that and more. Call Lane Realty for an appointment at 706-485-9668  you can also see more on our website. Lake-...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 4
Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you get...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 6
New on Market, 1149 Presto Ct. Adams TN | Prestwicke PlaceIf you are looking for a quality 4 bedroom home in the Sango area of Adams/Clarksville TN, this is worth considering. This pretty home with a deep front porch is situated on a corner lot in Prestwicke Place. 1149 Presto Ct. has a great flo...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 5
If you start now, and train your children the right way when they are young, you will be so happy when they are older and have learned to be self-sufficient.  Are your values, such as hard work, incorporated into your family?  Children need to learn that money comes with effort, and they have to ...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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Surrounded by well preserved natural beauty of nature; the upscale beach community of Manalapan offers elegantly designed homes with stunning views of the water. Residents here get to enjoy easy access to a seemingly endless supply of water-based activities, as well as an unsurpassed level of ser...
By Arina Hanciulescu, KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS
(KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS)
Comments 0
    It is useful to know what makes up Las Vegas monthly home loan payments to better budget for home ownership costs. The acronym PITI is commonly used to remember the items included, which are principal, interest, taxes, and insurance. Not all loan payments will include all of these items. It ...
By Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
Comments 10
Sunday October 19 2014 from 1pm to 3pm OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhoodOpen House $509,750 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom Location 1524 Ellsworth AveCrofton, MD 21114USA Martha Brown CRS Long & Foster Real Estate Inc(410) 260-2800martha@...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 20
What would you pay for this view? Amazing isn't it? Well this million dollar view can be purchased for just $395,000.  Call Nancy Ewing if you'd like to see this beautiful home and she'll be happy to set you up an appointment. 404-580-2695 is her cell number. 706-485-9668 is the office number.    
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 6
NEW HOMES IN PURCELLVILLE VIRGINIA.  1.45 Acre Lots. Every new home begins with lot selection.  In Loudoun County, this builder, Carr Homes, is offering new home construction on some very beautiful lots in Purcellville. The lot showing below is level and there are several lots that would accomoda...
By ASHEVILLE AREA ACREAGES 4TERRA LAND BROKERAGE, Invest in the Land
( Asheville 1031 LAND BROKERAGE)
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Asheville Real Estate Journal TODAY: 4 Ways to Take Advantage of ASHEVILLE Real Estate Insights (2) Out exploring: Use your own insight as part of buying, selling or investing in real estate— structuring the subtleties into real property transactions   A. Understand the topography, the geology, ...
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 29
New Listing - Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO  80016     Looking for a premier age restricted property?    Heritage Eagle Bend  is one of the best retirement community in all of Denver!  This stunning ranch is located within a golf course community with views of the 18th hole.   You can sit on t...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects, Pet Friendly Realtor  Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Those of you who follow our trial...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 66
The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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SANTA CRUZ HOME FOR SALE ON LARGE LOT 354 GOSS AVENUE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065   Sunny and bright Prospect Heights home for sale - great Santa Cruz home on extra large lot of just over 10,000 square feet.       Recently landscaped with drought tolerant plants, fences, sidewalk and the best of all - ...