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 83
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 Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
Comments 2
Lots of people these days are following that motto and trying to live a life of less; less junk, less clutter, less stress and less house. So how do you downsize your world when you’ve spent your life accumulating stuff?   Planning your space before you downsize is essential; downsizing requires ...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 2
Anthem is one of Henderson's most popular master planned communities. Set at the base of the McCullough Range, homes in Anthem have beautiful mountain views to the south and west as well as the famous Las Vegas Strip in the valley.See all Anthem homes for sale.  Anthem has something for everyone ...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
Comments 2
This beautiful and brand new 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the exquisite community of Coyote Landing. Coyote Landing is a gated community in a great location close to freeways, golf, shopping and restaurants. Coyote Landing has one heated pool with two more heated pools to come in the near future...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 2
Beautifully Landscaped Yards Appeal to Home BuyersWhen you landscape with wildlife in mind, it's entertaining! As of this year, there are over 400,000 wildlife gardeners across the country.  These gardeners live in condominiums, town houses and single family homes. How much space you have is less...
By HomeInsurance.com LLC
(HomeInsurance.com)
Comments 1
One thing about insurance: You shouldn't get it and forget it. Instead, you should revisit your policies covering your home, auto, business and more at least every year. Why? One reason to look at your home business insurance is the best reason of all – you might not need to spend as much money f...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 16
RELO SCAM!AFTER THE FACT CLAIM ON COMMISSION!Ignore the claim.  If the relo company calls, ask for the documentation from the employer that gives them any claim if the buyer selects their own real estate agent.This relo SCAM has been exposed so many times, one would think they's change their proc...
By Tim Crews, Realtor and Founder of The Crews Team
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
11009 Copeland Ct Fredericksburg VA 22407  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Fredericksburg Virginia Listing Details Home For Sale in Salem Fields 11009 Copeland Ct, Fredericksburg VA 22407Price: $354,900MLS number: SP8615519 Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4Square Footage: 3510Lot Size: .22 A...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 0
Check out the view from this checkerboard at Pavilion Pointe in Green Valley Ranch, Henderson NV. This is one of Henderson's most popular master planned communities, with homes from the low 200's to over $1 million.See all Green Valley Ranch homes for sale.  Have questions about buying or selling...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 8
Fun Tropical Home With Pool Vero Beach FL Waterway VillageBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach               DiVOSTA POOL HOME VERO BEACH FLORIDA                    ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE                         "LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE" This fun tropical home offers the perf...
By Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 7
Open House!325 Pleasant Street Lake Mills WI 53551 Sunday, April 26th, 201511:00 am - 1:00 pm For more information; Laura Baker (920) 728-4118www.LauraBaker.FirstWeber.com 325 Pleasant StCity of Lake Mills, WI 53551-1146 Jefferson County 3 BR, 4 Full BA $279,000 MLS # 1743252 PIN # 52635 Greeted ...
By Rose Osman
(John Aaroe Group )
Comments 0
It was overcast in Los Angeles yesterday, so having the afternoon free, I headed to Artisinal LA with my friend, Nancy. Held indoors at The Reef (formerly the LA Mart) in Downtown LA, the event was well organized with hundreds of people enjoying the tasty samples and enjoying the market atmospher...
By Ray Henson, Realtor
(Hybrid Brokers Realty)
Comments 29
    It can be so easy to be blinded by a beautiful home.  When my wife and I purchased our present home, we thought it was just perfect.  There were some really nice features including, shiny new white cabinets, custom paint colors, complimentary tile and carpet and brand new appliances!  I can s...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
We had a bit of rain last night, which makes us all very happy.We have blue skies now, punctuated with some clouds, which makes us all very happy.It's a perfect day for the first open house at 2 Elm Street, #202, San CarlosIf you come by between 1:00 and 4:00 today or Sunday ...... that will make...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 3
Champlin Townhomes For Sale, 55316Courtesy of Heidi Herda - YOUR Champlin Realtor & Resident! 612-807-4858http://HomesForSaleinChamplin.comWhy Do People Live in Champlin?Champlin is snugly situated near the Mississippi River and offers a ton of affordable housing. Champlin has more than a handful...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 75
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 . ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 23
I am working with a wonderful young woman whom I have known for several years. I like her a lot, and am enjoying her as she searches for a new home --- but she is all over the place on her new home purchase.  She looks here and there - a forty mile radius. She wants to buy an REO, then a pristine...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 3
*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*   Simply Affordable Pool Home for Sale sits on a Cul-De-Sac in Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear AZ!This property has everything you could ask for!!Simply wonderful home in the beautiful Estrella Mountain Ranch waiting for YOU.. Be prepared to fall in lo...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 32
Gita Bantwal Phone Number Direct: 2153438206 Mobile Phone: 2152758491 Toll-Free: 8005478483 Office Fax: 2153438222 Email Address gita01@aol.com Web Site www.gitabantwal.com Mobile Search m.gitabantwal.com Mailing Address RE/MAX CENTRE REALTORS2701 York Rd Jamison PA 18929 http://www.gitabantwal....
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 16
New Listing Coming in Riverbend Landing Clarksville TNThe seller is almost ready to make his home ready for showings. He wanted everything to be perfect and all the extra care and details will impress buyers looking for a like new home. 821 E. Accipiter Circle in Riverbend Landing is coming on th...