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 Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
Comments 65
  Unfortunately Realtors® are always being compared to used car salesman. It really makes me mad. I personally see nothing wrong with being a car salesmen at all. In fact, I believe it's a tough profession just like my own. It's hard dealing with the public on a regular basis. BUT ...... Let me ...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 1
MMP Triple Play Program to help some PG County MD Home Buyers.   MMP which stands for Maryland Mortgage Program. Two loan officers today just told me about a program called Triple Play Program.   INCEPTION: I'm not talking about the movie that started Leonardo dicaprio. Im talking about when this...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Austell GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Austell GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Austell area of Austell GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborho...
By Katrina Benton, Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Comments 4
4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Phoenix AZ   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?     Keller Williams Realty Phoenix   Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 5199934     Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 2
You Have a Choice When Buying Your New Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Home! There are many Real Estate agents here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area. Many of them are really quite good at what they do. I get it. That's why I have to work hard every day to not only meet, but to exceed your expectations. A...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
Acworth GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Acworth GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Acworth area of Acworth GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborho...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Smyrna GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Smyrna GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Smyrna area of Smyrna GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborhood, ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Kennesaw GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Kennesaw GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Kennesaw area of Kennesaw GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighb...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 4
Will Mortgage rates under 4% get potential first time home buyers off the fence?   Realtor Magazine published an article last week called "Spread the Word: Mortgage Rates Below 4%"   Now while low interest rates can spark some people interest,I am not sure that it will get cautious home buyers of...
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 interested in a new place to live to feel the pulse of the Park Shore community, the Naples Florida condos for sale in Allegro could be a great place to start.  Set near the center of the action and almost directly across Gulf Shore Boulevard North from The Village on Venetian Ba...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Comments 2
We've listed and Sold Condominiums in the popular neighborhood of Lakepointe Gardens in Valparaiso Indiana's center township.   Google Map   MLS Information   Here is a Tabula Rasa awaiting your decorating touches!   Give us a call to schedule a private showing of this CONDO For Sale in Valpo 46...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 8
Marietta GA Homes for Sale by Prince Range Search Marietta GA homes for sale by price ranges.  Search listing of homes for sale in Marietta GA by prices. What better way to search for homes in the price range you can afford to buy in?  For more information about buying or selling a home or real e...
By David J. Bell, REALTOR , e-PRO , CHSA, CEA
(Munguia Group Properties)
Comments 0
http://www.candimunguia.com/custompages_reports/new_construction_homes_for_sale_denton.htm New Home Construction in Denton TX - SGC Homes and Keller Williams   Many suburbs and neighborhoods in the Dallas Metro North area are continuing to enjoy a strong seller's market.  The buyers, on the other...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Next year most of the country will not see an increase in the maximum amount of conforming loan limits that will be acquirable by both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The same as this year, the maximum loanable amount will be $417,000 (not including multi-unit properties).   These figures are determ...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 2
 There is a beauty that comes with living in one of the Lake homes in Waukesha County and the Lake Country Real Estate area. It's hard to explain at times but if you ask anyone that has purchased one of the Lake Homes for sale in Waukesha County  they will tell you it is great all year round. The...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 4
Dunwoody GA Homes for Sale | Homes Features Dunwoody GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Dunwoody area of Atlanta GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighbor...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 1
Massapequa Park, NY Split Level Home For Sale Newly Price Adjusted   View this home in detail  View  Massapequa Park Homes Currently For Sale Under $400,000.00   The home is in  School District 23 which is the most desirable School District in Massapequa.    We invite you to visit LongIslandreal...
By Nicole Doty Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 5
Velvendo is a new community in Gilbert Arizona. These properties built by Meritage Homes are incredibly energy-efficient and offer sizes that range from 2,584 sqft to 5,674 sqft. The following is a list of all the energy-efficient options you can get in a home built in Velvendo: Spray-Foam Insul...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 2
MLS #5195984 - LARGE 4 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOME WITH A HUGE LOFT IS LOCATED IN A COMMUNITY WITH MANY AMENITIES INCLUDING GREEN BELTS, WALKING PATHS, AND CHILDREN'S PLAY AREAS. KITCHEN INCLUDES REFRIGERATOR AND HAS A WALK-IN PANTRY. VERY OPEN FLOOR PLAN. NEW CARPET JUST INSTALLED AND NEW INTERIOR PAINT...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 17
  Closed 1686 Tannerson Rockwall, Texas     What did my buyers find most attractive?   Five bedrooms, three and one half baths, location, price, 3,301 square feet, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large game room, huge covered patio in large backyard and the house was well maintaine...