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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 90
Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now! While it may happen in different ways in different cities. You receive the phone call.The transaction has recorded.We’re confirmed.The house is yours.Here are the keys to your new home.But wait….When you learn you have closed on your home purcha...
By Brooks Johnson
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5 Top Tips for Single HomebuyersThe spring real estate market is heating up in Minnesota, and many homebuyers are spending their weekends touring open houses and putting offers in on their dream homes. But not all buyers are sharing the home buying experience with a spouse or partner. An increasi...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 14
1572 Maple #302 Evanston IL 60201 For Sale $660,0002200 square foot condo in the middle of downtown Evanston IL. Hard Wood floors, 2 garage parking spots in the attached and heated garage, all KitchenAid Stainless appliances, side by side washer and dryer, Fire place, private outdoor space and a ...
By Wanda Fears, ABR CRS GRI SFR WCR
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
Comments 11
      Family is important.  One of the reasons we work so hard is to be able to provide for them.  Not only providing for your children, if you have them, but the opportunity to take care of your parents because they took such good care of you.  Living in a struggling economy where retirement isn...
By Ashley Cox, Dallas City Center Realtors
(972.978.3109)
Comments 3
It's interesting to watch some of my clients go through the move-in process, and begin to personalize and accessorize, putting their touch on their new house. But what is it that makes a house a home? The home itself? The neighborhood? How do you really settle into your new digs to create a place...
By Krisan Mitchell
(Coldwell Banker All American)
Comments 10
I don't know about you, but when I am re-telling a story, or putting words into my dog's mouth, I hear voices. My dog often sounds like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, as he is hunting small animals in the yard...my cats sound like the characters from Beauty and the Beast, as they jump around the livi...
By The Williams Team, 985.727.7168 www.TheWilliamsTeam.com
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
 Our belief is that Real Estate should be about building lifelong relationships and providing the ultimate experience, not just buying and selling homes. The Williams Team's strong fundamentals of dependability, commitment, and integrity are the keys to getting the job done right. New Listing! 25...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
  If you are in need of a good size home in a gated golf community, you should not overlook the four bedroom homes for sale in Bonita Bay Bonita Springs Florida.  Of course it is hard not to think of any development of the magnitude that would 5 golf courses within its grounds such as here.  Anot...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 15
Under Contract in the Lenah Mill Subdivision in Aldie, Va 2010524282 Misty Dew Place Aldie, Va 20105Lenah Mill is a new community being constructed by Toll Brothers in Aldie, Va. Misty Dew Place is a quick delivery home and my buyers are looking forward to closing. They just relocated to the Nort...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 1
You’re eager to get your home sold quickly with a minimum of fuss. You’ve been over the comparables with your Realtor®; and the listing looks and reads great. It’s getting close to showing time—and although you know that your Henry County property is a great buy that any new owner would be proud ...
By The Williams Team, 985.727.7168 www.TheWilliamsTeam.com
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
 Our belief is that Real Estate should be about building lifelong relationships and providing the ultimate experience, not just buying and selling homes. The Williams Team's strong fundamentals of dependability, commitment, and integrity are the keys to getting the job done right. New Listing! 40...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 3
Yes, there are foreclosed homes for sale in Bowie Maryland.  WE CAN HELP you find a wonderful home in BOWIE now owned by a bank. Call Lenn, 800-711-7988.  We'll take you on a tour of homes you select or we can select and help you all the way to settlement.  THIS IS A BEAUTY. MLS #: PG8586895 Pric...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 0
We just closed escrow.  SOLD 9.33 acres in Old Town Idaho Partial River views from this level to gently sloping property. Extremely convenient location between Priest River & Newport. The 9.33 acres of land is nicely treed with both young and mature trees. Enjoy the mountain views. "End of the ro...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 1
Close enough to bike or jog to CFB Kingston, schools, shops, sporting activities - the perfect location. This is a generous sized home which is far more spacious than it appears from the outside.On the main level is a light and bright living room with gorgeous hardwood leading to the spacious eat...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 2
Laurel MD is a popular community since it's located half way between Baltimore and Wash. D. C.Take a look at the homes for sale below and then CALL LENN 800-711-7988 for a tour of FORECLOSED HOMES FOR SALE.ONLY 7 are available this morning in the Prince George's area of Laurel. __________________...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 0
Laurel MD Foreclosures for Sale Anne Arundel County, Call Lenn, 800-711-7988. Maryland City is a popular location for home buyers looking for value.  There are rarely many for sale, but today, there are two foreclosed homes for sale in Maryland City, Anne Arundel Laurel MD. Call Lenn 800-711-7988...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
 One of the things that has happened to our real estate practice is that we have more Buyers than we have had in a long time.  This is because our listings sell quite quickly, there is less inventory, and Buyers who have missed the opportunity to buy our listing, are still looking to find the ho...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 15
No matter how long you're in the business of real estate you never stop learning. Partially because the industry never ceases to shift and change itself. Contracts and forms are always being tweaked by attorneys to cover more grey areas. Markets are constantly shifting up and down. New laws are p...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 2
Homes for Sale in Garrett Forest, Silver Spring MD 20906, 800-711-7988Garrett Park is a popular community in Silver Spring.  Located at the intersection of Viers Mill and Connecticut Ave, Forest is a convenient commute to roads leading to D.C., Rockville, PG County and more.  To tour homes for sa...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 78
The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating . Not only the qualifying first step . You know  where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information . Your pay stubs ,bank statements and tax-forms.You know all the things you had to search for . ...