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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 17
Sometimes you gotta' kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince or Princess!   Sometimes you gotta' look at, and ride in, a lot of cars before you find one you want to take home!    Sometimes you gotta' cast a lot of throws before you drag in the big bass!   Sometimes you gotta' look at a wh...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 19
Open House - Ranch Home in Brighton, CO  80601  - Sunday  August 31, 2014   OPEN HOUSE Sunday - August 31, 2014 12- 2 pm Brighton brick ranch home has been remodeled and shows beautifully.    The home is located close to Benedict Park and has easy access to Highway 85 in Brighton, CO.     Residen...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision With plenty of available homes for sale, it does not take seasoned buyers very long to find a home they like in middle GA...such is the case with this SOLD home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark w...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 11
Heritage Estates Harvest Alabama Homes For Sale  Click on this Heritage Estates link to see all available homes complete with photos and details.   If you want to be close to everything, but far enough away for that country feel, you might want to take a look at Heritage Estates subdivision in Ha...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker, We Are Passionate About Real Estate
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
Comments 2
If you happen to own horses and are getting tired of boarding them and paying the fees associated with that, you may wonder if you should buy a "horse property".  A property that has a bit of acreage, room for a barn with some stalls for the horses and the equipment that is needed to take care of...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Comments 2
  Just listed for sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate this affordable ranch home in Valparaiso, IN 46385 is priced below the assessed value and seller will contribute up to 2% towards buyers closing cost or pre-paids allowable by lender with an acceptable offer! Worth your careful considerat...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 3
Atlanta Homes for Sale with Offices Atlanta homes for sale with a office. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an office then you in the right place.  In today's busy world many people work from home.  For those that work at home... a well equipped home office is a nec...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 8
Homes for Sale in Bowie.  Compare New to Resale. A telephone call from a prospective home buyer client this morning was very interesting.  New or Resale Isn't The Only Question?  The caller is interested in buying a new home in Bowie.  However, while searching homes for sale, he saw the Homefinde...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
Comments 1
Welcome to the Adriatica homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Adriatica. Here you can search every available MLS home for sale in Adriatica.   View All MLS Homes For Sale in Adriatica   Adriatica Village Adriatica Village is a small community in the Stonebridge Ra...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 7
Q: Is a Seller required to communicate a rejection back to a Buyer?   A:You finally decided to buy a house. Seems you did everything right: You contacted a lender and got your pre-approval; you hired a great agent to help you and even found a right home for your family. You made your best offer a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 6
Farmington Subdivision Phase 3 Homes for Sale in Clarksville TN What a beautiful neighborhood Farmington Subdivision is in Clarksville. Home buyers like it for several reasons. In Phase 3 you will see new brick homes but the building is quickly coming to an end. The community is located in the co...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 6
New Home For Sale Leesburg - MOVE IN READY!! YES!!  Finished and ready for YOU!! This is the Farnham Model built by Beazer.  Wonderful floor plan with -  2 story Family Room, 3 finished levels, about 4000 finished square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, full finished basement, gas fireplace in the ...
By Susan Haughton, Helping You Buy or Sell Alexandria Real Estate
Comments 4
A few weeks ago, a property popped up that seemed perfect for one of my buyers and I was dismayed to read the showing instructions:  Mon-Fri 5:30 - 7:00 pm ONLY.  That's a pretty tight showing schedule, no matter how you look at it. While some folks in some markets may be saying, "they aren't mot...
By Brandi Croom
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
Comments 0
Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/s0to Do you love to entertain and gather with family and friends? This stunning home in desirable Foxhall has been beautifully maintained and updated to move in condition for you! Spacious master suite...
By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
Comments 2
Townhouse For Sale in Concord Woods, South Elgin IL 60177 Stop paying rent and own a piece of the American Dream in this mint condition 2BR/1.1BA Concord Woods townhouse!  Sited on a professionally landscaped lot this unit offers a private covered entry, 1-car attached garage and patio.  Step in...
By Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties)
Comments 3
Open House Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 P. M.18 Clinton Hill Drive, Belleville, IL 62226 Updated and freshly painted with neutral palette, open and airy floor plan, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, walk-out family room in the lower level, fenced and shady backyard, one car attached garage, located in a ...
By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
Comments 2
Click the image below to watch our virtual tour!!!   Lot for Sale in Big Bear City CA in Desirable Part. Click Lot for Sale in Big Bear City, CA 92314 to view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour!!!   Nice sized lot in desirable part of Big Bear City. Down sloped from street. N...
By Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
(Donna Homes, PLR)
Comments 8
If there are multiple offers on a property, does the listing agent have to disclose this information? The Austin market, in many ways, is a very hot market. There are some people who would disagree, but those people are not currently in the buying world with multiple offers that can go over $50,0...
By Chris Benson, Real Estate Broker in Queen Creek Arizona
(Estate Realty & Management)
Comments 3
Buying a home can be confusing, especially for first-time buyers who have never been through the process before. One frequently misunderstood area is closing costs. Many buyers don’t know what to expect or how much they will have to pay. Here is some important information that may help you prepar...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
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