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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 83
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...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 1
Home Builders Pick Top New Home Design Trends   The National Association of Home Builders recently passed out its Best in American Living Awards. The winning projects were recognized for innovative design, so they tend to highlight design trends you’ll see in new homes in coming years. BALA Chair...
By Chuck Willman, Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600
(BuyLowAZ)
Comments 21
I have spent a great number of years purchasing homes for resell, or helping my investor clients do the same. However, I have also spent quite a bit of time with people who are looking for a band new home. There is something exciting about being the first person to live in the home. You enjoy som...
By Betty & John Knowles, REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com)
Comments 1
We are proud to announce new search by neighborhood features for Springfield Missouri homebuyers on our website. Do you have a favorite neighborhood that you want to search for homes for sale? Finding your new home has never been easier! These powerful search tools do the work for you! Choose one...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 2
775 REEF ROAD VERO BEACH FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach               775 REEF ROAD VERO BEACH FLORIDA   JUST LISTED!  775 Reef Road in the charming community of                             FLORALTON BEACH.     775 REEF ROAD VERO BEACH FLORIDA BEACH...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 16
Large Bank Owned/Foreclosure Home For Sale Delta CO This home is a great opportunity for someone that can put some sweat equity into a property, or an opportunity for an investor buyer. The location is on Garnet Mesa and it's close to the hospital, schools and shopping. The house is large with fo...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
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 Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 2
ARIZONA HOMES FOR SALE 5 Bedrooms Pool Home for Sale Under 200K in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado 43490 W BAILEY DR MARICOPA ARIZONA 85138 $193,900  5 BEDROOMS |3 BATHROOMS | 2520 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5167218   Beautiful, move-in ready home in the Villages that SHOWS LIKE A MODEL! Kitchen has to...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 5
Homes for Sale in Takoma Park & Demographics, Montgomery County MD, 800-711-7988. Recent History of Takoma Park.  Until 1997, the City of Takoma Park was partly in Montgomery County and Prince George's County.   After much lobbying, a State-sponsored referendum was placed on the ballot with a maj...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes (248)310-6239
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 3
Milford Michigan is a great town to live in.   I consider it to be one of the best cities in Michigan to move to.  It is one Oakland County's communities with a central downtown.  For some reason home buyers like to live in towns like that.  Here are 5 homes for sale in Milford MI under $200,000....
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 42
Debbie Reynolds has a contest on Active rain which requires us to call an active rain member and write about the call. I called Kristin Walter , a real estate agent in Colorado. Kristin recently subscribed to my blog so I thought I would call and get to know her too. She recently joined active ra...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 7
Sometimes it's just nice to be able to get all your shopping done at one time and in one place.  If you want to find the perfect luxury gift for a friend or loved one, that fabulous outfit to wear on your big night out on the town, or a keepsake piece of jewelry, there is one part of the Washingt...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 6
The Old and the New, the Large and the Small.  Leesburg VA.   Loudoun County and the county seat, Leesburg, Virginia are locations of homes for sale in many price ranges, sizes, features and locations.  Enjoy the examples of homes for sale in Leesburg and if you have any questions, just call Lenn...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 6
Pioneer Place Affordable Homes for Sale Delta CO This Pioneer Place market report covers the current listing and sold information over the last year. For those new to the area...this subdivision is conveniently located close to schools and the hospital. It's a mix of manufactured and stick built ...
By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
Comments 2
  OPEN HOUSE February 1st, 2015 1:00PM-3:00PM! - Beautiful 3 Bedroom Corner Lot Colonial Home In Greenburgh!   www.NYREEX.com
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Northfield Market Trends for January 2015 Northfield home sales for the month of January rose in volume by 75% when compared to last year, while the median sale price decreased by 52.7% from $1,035,000 to $490,000. The number of Single Family homes sales stayed the same, while the median sale pr...
By Jill Watts, Clark County, WA Is A Great Place To Live! Call Me
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
Comments 2
This Washougal WA home is amazing! 2708 NE 359th....So much to see! So many ammenities! Some of the fun stuff about this property are that you can have animals such as goats, emu, donkeys, a couple horses, chickens...and more. A garden, tons of blue berries and a small barn. There's an tool shop,...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Marengo Market Trends for January 2015 Marengo home sales for the month of January decreased in volume by 22.2% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 65.7% from $140,000 to $232,000. The number of Single Family homes sales decreased by 22.2%, while the median sale price...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
McHenry Market Trends for January 2015 McHenry home sales for the month of January rose in volume by 37% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 9.5% from $126,000 to $138,000. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 66.7%, while the median sale price decreased by...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Northlake Market Trends for January 2015 Northlake home sales for the month of January decreased in volume by 50% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 49.7% from $72,500 to $108,500. The number of Single Family homes sales decreased by 40%, while the median sale price ...