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 Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 15
Recently, I was discussing Tallahassee house values with somebody relocating to our fine city. They were curious about whether I thought the market was over (or under) valued, and what I thought about the prospect of buying into the Tallahassee real estate market today. Fortunately, I happened to...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 16
Looking for a new home can be an exciting and challenging experience. Having a real estate professional that takes the time to understand your unique needs and lifestyle is important. Our associates work hard to not only find the perfect home for you, but also to handle every last detail of the p...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 10
2229 Madison PL Evanston IL 60202 3 Br Ranch New on Market This three bedroom Ranch house just came on the Evanston IL Real Estate Market for sale yesterday. My client has had this house in their family since 1966, was built in 1955. It is an estate sale. There has been much remodeling and is a v...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Atlanta Two Story Homes for Sale Atlanta Atlanta 2 Story homes for sale. Most persons buying a home prefer to buy 2 story homes.  The best way to describe this is that a 2 story home seems to appeal to traditional home buyers.  The like the living areas of a home separated from the sleeping areas...
By Allison Bernard, Real Estate Salesperson 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
Comments 0
With active entry only real estate market in Rhode Island in towns in Kent County the owners of these properties will be the ones doing the showing and the listing agent will not. What does this mean for Buyers who would like to purchase an entry only home? It means that if you view these homes r...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 62
The Caller Says I Don’t Have A Budget, Just Show Me Houses   The phone rings...(cue the sound effect)   And the caller tells me he and his family are relocating to the Pasadena area and want to see homes.   See homes?  I ask.   How did you find me?   A short conversation ensues but I go back and ...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Comments 0
Residents don’t have to have children at home to know when we’ve gone through the familiar back-to-school rituals. Just turn on a radio or TV, step into a retail store, or drive past a school and the calls to educational muster are evident. At the same time, it’s hard not to be reminded how signi...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 5
The Most and Least Expensive Homes in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Today, while checking my daily updates on the Triangle MLS, I decided to do a little research and have a little fun. There are currently over 16,000 homes and land available for purchase here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area of Nor...
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 looking for variety for a single family residence within one development, Vineyards homes for sale Naples, Florida is a great place to start.  This gated golf community, which is centered around the Vineyards Country Club and its two 18 hole golf courses, is located between Pine Ridg...
By Todd Hays
(Exit Real Estate Professionals)
Comments 19
Are You Ready to Buy a Home?   If you’re like many Americans affected by the rocky economy the last few years - especially those in the Millenial generation - then you may have been renting rather than attempting to buy a home. Thinking that this is the safer option, or that you just wouldn’t qua...
By Linzie Payne, Real Estate Internet Marketing Specialist
(The Payne Real Estate Team)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Delta Homes For Sale Tsawwassen Condos For Sale Ladner Condos For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Linzie Payne Real Estate Consultant Sutton Seafair Realty 604-710-0023 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:B...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Atlanta New Homes | Atlanta New Homes for Sale All Areas Atlanta new homes for sale. Most persons buying a home prefer to buy new homes.  Let's face it in today's economy why does a home buyer want to go out on a limb to buy an older home that he/she needs to replace a roof, sand hard wood floors...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
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Welcome to the Eagle Creek homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Eagle Creek. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Eagle Creek.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Eagle Creek   Eagle Creek Eagle Creek is a subdivision within the Stonebridge Ranch ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 12
It's a charming and well laid out and beautifully cared for home that is priced well at juat $244,000.  Site built, gentle sloping lot, dock, seawall, large deck that spans the entire length of home, covered porch on the rear facing the street.  Storage building, circular drive and conveniently l...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 27
"Have the Buyers lost their mind?" yelled a Home Owner after the Buyer submitted the home inspection results. One of the most important parts of the Buying process is the Home Inspection. It is one of the most nervous times for the Home owner.   A recent trend where Buyers use teh Inspection to r...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
Comments 0
Anyone trying to buy a condo in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View condos sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the deci...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Atlanta 1 Story Homes for Sale Atlanta 1 Story homes for sale. If you are tired of going up and down stairs in your home , you may be like many other Atlanta home buyers and are looking for a 1 story home.  A 1 story home is practical in many ways.  a 1 story home is designed for living.  Why hav...
By Marcia Goodman, A Realtor that meets your needs!
Comments 1
Now is the time to buy! So it’s that time of the year where school is now underway and the seasons are changing.  With that brings thoughts of the holidays and family gatherings and planning for the new year ahead. So if you are on the fence and aren’t sure whether now is the time to buy I’ll giv...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 4
House Sold Rainbow Landing Madison Alabama There are more available. RAINBOW LANDING This home in Rainbow Landing Madison Alabama just sold today.  I believe the buyer got an excellent buy and certainly the best value on the block in this neighborhood. If you want to see a tour of this home and t...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 18
Modified A-frame built in 1997 and very well maintained.  It features: 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths stone fireplace rough cut cedar ceiling in greatroom wrap around deck storm doors boathouse with lift dock seawall paved drive boat trailer storage across the street private road great water depth beautiful ...