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 Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 10
 Looking at Homes For Sale While You are On Vacation in FloridaJust like all other Realtors® in an outside of Florida, all my marketing efforts are to attract buyers and sellers who are willing, able and ready to buy or sell a home. When I receive a call from someone who is not sure when they wil...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 63
As you look for homes on our MLS you will notice a field towards the bottom of the page that looks like this... I have shown thousands of houses to buyers over the last 11 years, and I can firmly state that every single one of them had at least one defect the seller had to of known about. But, wh...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 7
You've earned it. So after a long tiring day come home to relaxation and serenity. This 3 Bedroom 3.5 bath home with gorgeous landscaped private views, pool, and pergolas will melt away the stresses of the day. The homeowner has freshly painted and you will find this home in excellent condition. ...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 3
 Another Great home by Holliday Homes. This new 4 bedroom 2 bath home features an open floor plan with quality amenities. The family room features beautiful laminate flooring, crown molding, recessed lighting, a wall of windows, built-in bookcases and a gas log ventless fireplace with ceramic til...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 2
5724 NW Zenith Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2284 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie ...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 1
Should I Buy Or Rent A Home? Lease or purchase?Purchasing a property is most likely the greatest monetary choice you'll ever need to make. How would you know whether it’s the right choice for you at this time – or whether you'd be in an ideal situation leasing? If you are looking to sell your hom...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
   Address: 520 Windstone DR 106 Hartland, Wisconsin 53029-1653 Taxed by: Hartland MLS #: 1409937           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 27
 In Front of Buying a Home “Have All Your Ducks Lined Up.”  Before you plan on buying a home, you need to know that buying a home is a complex process. Buying a home is a smart wealth-building plan especially for those that end up doing it right purchasing their dream property for their long-term...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
This is it...come see today! Great cul-­de-­sac home in the coveted neighborhood of Highpointe!Fantastic outdoor space with a covered front porch, balcony & huge backyard with a 30’x12′ master craftsman covered patio, fire­ pit & waterfall feature. Grand foyer with soaring ceilings & a dramatic ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 37
     Like most major appliances, not too much thought is given towards maintenance until something goes wrong. The same is true for the clothes dryer. Based on what I can see on a regular basis, folks use the clothes dryer and seldom seem to give thought on cleaning the dryer vent.     Dryer vent...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
Comments 0
If you are looking for property in the Clermont, FL. 34711 area then Nothing Beats a New Home!!!  We are having a #PUBLICOPENHOUSE AT 11238 Scenic Vista Drive Clermont, FL. 34711 Saturday 5/23/15 from 12-3 PM.  Close to 4000 square feet with over $20,000 of special royal features. If you apprecia...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 13
Sometimes we have crossed all the "T's" and dotted every "I", yet things still fall apart. Here in the Atlanta area, as with many other parts of the country, we are experiencing a "Seller's Market". This means that there are more buyers vying for fewer properties. This can cause multiple offer si...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comCompare Areas Home Search Tool - Edmonds Homes and Condo's For Sale and 'Market Insider' dataTo ge...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comEdmonds School District Information - Homes For Sale in EdmondsTo get local school scores and more...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 1
4 Reasons you might be denied a home mortgage loan  Thus, you've pondered whether leasing or purchasing your next home is the right choice for you. On the off chance that you choose to purchase a home, you'll likely need to plan for financing your buy with home loan installments. Here's the place...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Flip Flopped… How not to re-install a door. Wenatchee Home Inspections In the world of home inspections we get to see a lot of interesting, strange and odd things. I also am amazed at what some can do. I wonder what were they thinking? So in the annals of weird…. the Flip Flopped. Here we have a ...
By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
Comments 1
Single Family Home for sale in CROWNSVILLE, MD Overview Maps Photos IDX Search $674,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 4,149 sqftLot: 88,427 sqftYear Built: 1988MLS #: AA8620371 Location 1923 CHAPARRALL CTCROWNSVILLE, MD 21032USA David & Lisa Webbe...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 0
Choosing a Community in Orlando  When you begin your quest for communities in and around the Orlando area, you may be overpowered at what number of decisions with which you are confronted. You need to search for Orlando communities that are sensibly estimated and issue you an at-home feeling. Yet...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 4
 Arizona Beautiful Ranch Home for Sale in a Quiet Neighborhood of Sorrento $214,500  36970 W LEONESSA AVE3 Beds/2 Baths2291 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5280381   This home is 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Plus Den with a Formal Living room & Dining Room. Enter this beautiful home in the formal living room. Over...
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 6
Price: $2,750,000 Located in Tanglewood,a gracious community in Uptown Houston. Considered one of the wealthiest communitiesin Houston defining itself by its Estately European style. Characterized as having high walkability,many residents run their errands by foot or bike. This community has pres...