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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 20
     As an inspector, we operate under the umbrella of being a generalist. However, we are expected to know and learn as much as we can about structures. One of the things that all inspectors are expected to know is how to analyze cracks.     Dwellings are like living entities. They are constantl...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 2
Beautifully Updated Briarcliff Manor Split Level Home  5 Sloehidden Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 View Map    Updated Briarcliff Manor 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on just over an acre of land. Large rooms with gleaming hardwood floors. Over sized living room with fireplace opens to eat-in kitchen...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 6
Bank Owned Foreclosure Fixer Upper for Sale Delta, CO This is a great opportunity for the investor buyer. The lower end inventory is running out, so check out this bank owned foreclosure fixer upper for sale in Delta, CO. This house has a lot of cute Victorian charm and could be restored into som...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
Comments 3
New Price in Hixson, TN. 3708 Taggart Drive. $144,900.                                     One owner home and move in ready * Curb appeal and convenience at its BEST  * Many updates and improvements * NEW windows in 2013+/-  * NEW garage doors in 2013+/-  *NEW interior doors   * NEW hardwood floo...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 1
Tarrytown Home For Sale 63 Riverview Avenue, Tarrytown, NY 10591 View Map  Well maintained home close to all Tarrytown has to offer. Short stroll to village center and Metro North train station. This house has been lovingly maintained by original owners who built this home. One level living with ...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 1
AUDIO BOOK GIVE-AWAY: Who wants a FREE copy of my audio book, "Buy Your First Home" for yourself or your client? Our book producer gave me a few codes to gift (to people who are willing write a review). If interested, please email me rpbrown@realtor.com - only the first 5 people will receive this...
By Ana Moniz, "Excellence in Real Estate"
(Keller Williams Valley Realty )
Comments 1
Midland Park Open House -10/26 Sunday, 10/26 from 1pm – 4pm 40 HEMLOCK ST MIDLAND PARK, NJ 074324 beds, 2 baths, $565,000 Virtual Tour Complete Real Estate Listing Spacious, expanded and renovated sugar maple split level on a prime street in Midland Park. Large living room and dining room which o...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
Comments 9
    Executive Home For Sale In Antigonish Antigonish Home For Sale Home in Antigonish For Sale Homes in Antigonish For Sale 40 Brierden Court, Antigonish$739,900 MLS Grand Executive Home - Impeccably maintained and spacious family home surrounded by acres of manicured lawns and landscaped garden...
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 30
Home for Sale - Green Mountain - Lakewood CO 80228     This ranch home is now for sale and buyers should not wait, as it won't last long!    Located in Hutchinsons Green Mountain, there are limited homes for sale under $300,000.    This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two ca...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 15
Evanston IL Condo Scene The condominium sales in Evanston IL are still in full swing. There is a good selection of condos for sale and also a good time to put your property in the market if you are thinking of moving. Our seasonal sales have crossed boundaries and the market is still very busy. C...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 4
    In the City of Delafield Wisconsin you have the luxury of walking through the beautiful streets of downtown Delafield with all it's great restaurants and window shopping. Enjoy the many beautiful homes, the views, and stop to talk to some really great people. Minutes away in Lake Nagawicka as...
By Susan Jean Horne, P.A., GRI, I.R.E.S.
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
Comments 1
By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
Comments 1
Have you ever noticed how the terms "town house" and "condo" are sometimes used interchangeably? This is most likely because both types of housing structures may be governed by homeowners associations. That, however, is where the similarity between the two ends. Comparing condos with town houses ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 1
Another Successful Sale It's always a great day when your buyer's sign the settlement documents and hand over their check and get the keys to their new home.   I work with a lot of folks that sometimes need a little extra something to get them into a home.  Sometimes, they wait a long time before...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 1
What Do Those Home Buyers Know? Right now Home Buyer Confidence is at an all time high (or at least a 6 year high) with Buyer Confidence Doubling.  Home Buyers believe home prices are heading up.  Take a look at this Infographic prepared by the California Assoication of Realtors (Then Keep Readin...
By Steve Halen, Arizona Dream Home Search
(Century 21 Arizona Foothills )
Comments 1
View all short sales in Chandler here   Worth A Look!Charming, comfortable and bright best describe this Patio style town home.  This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1,203 sq.-ft. patio home is located in a quiet Chandler neighborhood near Elliot Rd. and Dobson Rd. Inviting front courtyard with designer ga...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
  Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Henry County can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments about the factors at play, the ‘just feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of the one comm...
By Ashley Hauf
(Keller Williams Classic Realty NW)
Comments 0
Forest Lake Open House Sunday 1-3pm       This incredible home sits on an acre lot with plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors! The lot has beautiful mature trees, nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac and surrounded by awesome neighbors. 4 beds 3 baths 2,314 sq ft $239,900 This one you will surely want t...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 9
I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
New Listings in La Jolla   If you enjoy living the California dream. La Jolla would be the place for you to find your next Dream Home! La jolla is known for it high-end shopping and fine dining! For a more down-to-earth , beach-centeric experience, visit La Jolla Shores.  Visit the beach, playgro...