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 James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 34
When a contractor decides to forgo the usual steps constructing a garage, a back yard toy comes inside. Growing up no one had a trampoline in my neighborhood. We had to make do jumping on our beds. We enjoyed it, my parents not so much. My kids have a trampoline and so do the neighbors. In fact I...
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 2
Brookland DC | Catholic University Real Estate Market Report-October 2014    DC Real Estate Market is still a red hot Real Estate Market. According to an article published by Redfin,Brookland DC Real Estate is one of the top three real estate markets in the country to flip a property.        Here...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Maybe you've tried looking for a home and got frustrated, or this is your first time but heard a lot of things implying that homebuying is difficult. Not necessarily so. The success of it lies in who you're working with.      Just yesterday, we closed on a gorgeous, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 9
If you have ever had to have orthopedic surgery (like knee or shoulder surgery), then you likely understand the long term commitment required before and after the surgery takes place. Sure, we all wish the Doctor would prescribe us some quick-healing pills to take, but the reality is that these t...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 19
     I often get asked to do re-inspections during the final walk-through before the closing at escrow. Most home owners and agents are not skilled at the art of what inspectors do so they rely on the team members to to ensure that the repairs made where done correctly and to codes. I always remi...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance FREE HUD Report: How to Buy FREE List of HUD Homes for Sale   Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Rea...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 2
It Is A Great Time To Invest In A Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new home! There are 2 New Short Sale Listings in La Jolla, what is stopping you from buying?If you love the San Diego coast, then La Jolla could be where you will find your next Dream Home.Located along the western edge o...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
If you're having doubts whether to continue searching for a home because of a bad experience, you are not alone. There are many others like you. But you know what? We can make the process of home buying much, much easier for you. Watch the video below to find out how.      If you're looking to bu...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 22
Skokie IL Home Sales Break Real Estate Records Skokie IL is really doing well in real estate sales. It is not slowing down for cold weather or the holidays. There are great prices and still available inventory of homes and condos to choose from. The Skokie IL zip codes are 60076 and 60077. The zi...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Looking for homes in Grand Prairie? Then great news is coming your way!      5 new listings just came into the market over the last 24 hours in Grand Prairie. One of them might be the one you've been dreaming of! The minimum list price is $65,000 and the maximum is $360,000 with an average of $17...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Alvarado Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth?   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 12078396   Licensed In:Texas License #:0525481...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 4
Cumming GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Cumming GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Cumming area of Cumming 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 Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Comments 1
Columbia MD Real Estate Market Report – October 2014 Columbia is an ideal place to live and work in Central Maryland. It's in demand thanks to it's many cultural attractions and great geographic location. This town in Howard County is a popular planned community which is a great choice for peopl...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 11
Welcome to 5776 Mountain Ash, Farmington, N.Y. 14425. This home will be held open from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 11/23/14. Featuring a completely remodeled 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bathrooms and 1512 square feet of living space. It is ready for your immediate occupancy and many years of little maintanace as it...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
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By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
    Keep in mind the Naples Florida coach homes for sale in Mediterra if you are considering a new condominium in a very prestigious golf community in northern Collier County.  Beyond the entrance gates are the 2 highly respected golf courses of The Club at Mediterra, where golf memberships are n...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
2816 Gillespie Ln, Grand Prairie, Tx Move in ready Grand Prairie home!   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Arlington Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Arlington,Tx Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Search All homes for Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Wor...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Milton GA Homes for Sale | Homes Features Milton GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Milton 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, neighborhood, ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Atlanta GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Atlanta GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Atlanta 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, neighborho...