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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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316 Chestnut Rd Blakeslee, PA 18610 $329,000 MLS #PM-19956   More on this Old Farm Estate home Custom-built Contemporary Colonial home in a private setting located in Old Farm Estates. This clean, updated, like new home features central air, hardwood and tile floors, formal dining room, spacious...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 18
Showing Homes Can Be Like Juggling When you ask us to show you a home, you might think it's a pretty simple activity, and on the face of it, it is.  Make a call, get permission to show the home, meet the buyer, open the door.  That easy, right? But as they say on the infomercials, "But wait, ther...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Free List of Foreclosures Homes Free List of Short Sale Homes What is Your Home Worth? Zero Down Homes Ruther Glen Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for t...
By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One)
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Boise Hunter Homes offers The Clairville! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $439,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,630 sqftLot: 0.28 acre(s) Location 3725 W Sage Creek DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One(208) 284-7732ehoopes@group-o...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Short Sale Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for the date of this posti...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosed Homes What is Your Home Worth? Stafford Homes For Sale Ruther Glen Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for...
By Todd & Devona - Garrigus Real Estate, Southern California REALTORS®
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 3
If you're an investor looking for a great little rental or fixer, why not pay as little as possible! This little house in Beaumont, California is priced absolutely right! Click the link below and check out this home with tons of potential, as long as you have a little cash to bring it up to speed...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosures Homes Stafford Homes $250k-$500k Stafford Homes $150k-$250k Free List of Short Sale Homes Avoid Foreclosure   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Vi...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosures Homes Ruther Glen Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for the date of this...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Fredericksburg Homes 150k-250k Fredericksburg Homes $250k-$500k Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for th...
By Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
Comments 1
Under Contract!     Great Open Floor Plan! Perfect for entertaining. The living room has tall 10 ft ceilings. The kitchen is modern and spacious with dark custom cabinets, and an island. The large master bathroom has two sinks and two closets. The whole house is painted in neutral colors. You wil...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
Comments 3
 I have Buyers who want to buy a manufactured home. They want to make an offer but there is a problem. The county records show the lot to be vacant. I know the home is there and is quite permanent as it is mounted on a beautiful stemwall of split-face block. It appears to be move-in ready and has...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 66
You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 78
Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
But where do I park my car in the Museum or Fan Districts?   It's a valid question and one that this REALTOR® is asked nearly every day.  Or better yet, does this house have off-street parking or a garage?   So here are a few parking considerations when buying a home in the Museum or Fan District...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Move in ready! This home is located conveniently to shopping and schools. Yet, tucked away in a cul-de-sac street, this home is waiting for you! OverviewMapsPhotos $161,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,796 sqft Location 2708 Darwin CtOrange Park, FL 32065USA ...
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 4
Browse, Search, Homes for Sale in Tradition at Port St Lucie FL 34987   Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987. Below you can find HOMES FOR SALE in all Tradition Communites, as well as New Home Construction just completed, and you can find infor...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 95
After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Custom build your new home in picturesque Watchung in Somerset County, NJ. Take advantage of top rated school system, secluded and scenic setting, beautiful parks and convenient location close to main highways.   105 Washington Rock Road   Watchung, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colon...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Edward & Celia Maddox Expertise Specialties Buyers Residential Short Sales REO/Bank Owned Military Relocation Sellers Seniors New Construction Vacation/Resort Properties Certifications We specialize and market in the Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Florence, Casa Grande, Coolidge and Maricopa are...