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 Stieg Strand, Realtor & Social Media Marketing Strategist
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 9
Here is a "thumbnail sketch" of 8 really important things to do when you are even THINKING about purchasing a home for the first time. I know this list is a bit preachy, but remember... You want and need  to know this! Pay all of your bills on time in the last 12 months or more, if not on time, n...
By Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
  Clemente Ranch Realtor-3 Bdrm Home with Pool-Chandler AZ 85286   Very clean and spacious3 bedroom, 2 bath Shea Home. Granite counter tops in kitchen and new granite countertop and sink in hall bathroom. Travertine tile floors in kitchen, family room and bathrooms, Custom built-in entertainment ...
By RosaLinda Ramirez, RosaLinda Ramirez
(Realty World )
Comments 1
Chula Vista is the second largest city in the San Diego Metropolitan area. It is conveniently located just 7.5 miles from downtown San Diego and 7.5 miles from the Mexican border. The city is the center of one of the richest economic and culturalLy diverse zones in the United States. It was found...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
9620 Enclave Cir PGA Village Luxury Pool Home listed by Kevin Tolbert Lush tropical paradise home awaits you in this guarded, gated community of PGA Village at Port St Lucie FL, with the serene private beauty of Florida's nature. Drive through lighted column pillars onto beautifully placed brick ...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 40
A Hat Trick - Home Inspection Findings                                              Chelan Home Inspections   Hat Trick n. Sports   1. Three goals scored by one player in one game, as in ice hockey. 2. Three wickets taken in cricket by a bowler in three consecutive balls. 3. Three consecutive win...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
Carlsbad and Encinitas new homes for sale - New homes for sale The demand for inventory in North County San Diego has created a spike in new home development specifically in Carlsbad and Encinitas. These two communities create a lot of demand from executives and families alike because of the conc...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 28
The madness continues.   On Saturday, I showed a home to a first-time home buyer client who has been looking for a while. We've made two offers and lost out on both against heavy competition - multiple offers, all well above asking price.   This one was a flip. It had a unique floor plan and some...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
Comments 1
Please join me for an open house on Saturday, March 7th from 1-3 pm at 1925 Sequoia Drive, Auburn, AL in the Preserve subdivision. Like new! 4 br PLUS a landing for office/playroom. Hardwoods on the main level. Open Kitchen/Living Room plan with a formal Dining Room! Excellent covered back porch ...
By Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
(RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.)
Comments 3
Two Family Home At 4 Horne Drive Brampton Ontario   Listing Details: Address: 4 Horne Drive Brampton Ontario L6V 2V3 Price: $387,700.00 MLS Number: W3101054 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2.5 Separate Entrance   There is truly an opportunity here in this renovated home that is offering two separate livin...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 3
Pristine 6 bedroom center-hall colonial in prestigious Warren Ridge section of Martinsville. Custom kitchen, raised maple cabinets with granite, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. Main floor solarium with vaulted ceiling completes this bright and open floor plan. First floor bedroom or...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 1
Just in time for the Spring buying season, following are important Buyer tips:  
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 7
Homes for sale in Houlton Maine, take a peek at three. Then let us know what your reaction is to the property listings. And we can fine tune the selection suggestions. Let us hear from you, reach out, don't swallow the questions needing answering. First up, a just listed 3 Weeks Street Houlton Ma...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 3
Could you get a lot more work done daily if you could use the two hours you normally spend in the car working on your laptop or iPad?   Could you get a better paying job in the future if  you could take the VRE to work daily?   This home has hardwood floors, three large bedrooms, three full bath...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
Comments 3
  If you are in your 20’s and looking to buy a new home for the first time, then there is some important information that you will need in order to avoid making mistakes that can cost you a lot of money. ___ So you are a young successful twenty something who is looking to make the plunge into the...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
Comments 0
Fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the exquisite Arizona community of Coyote Landing. Coyote Landing is a gated community in a great location close to freeways, golf, shopping and restaurants. Coyote Landing has one heated pool with two more heated pools to come in the near future. Thi...
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 51
    You all have heard what a C R A Z Y market we are experiencing in Denver, but Saturday was a bit over the top.    We didn't get a snowstorm, and the sun was out, even though the temps were in the 20's, it was a nice day.    We saw several open houses at new listings, and had a showing set for...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 0
Spring training in the Cactus League in Scottsdale, Arizona starts today with the first games.   If you owned this condo you could take a few steps and hear the sounds of bats hitting balls and walk to the San Francisco Giants practice fields in Scottsdale.   Batter up!   Wow! For baseball lovers...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 2
Discover the Best in Waterfront Living at Gatling Pointe South   At Gatling Pointe, you can cruise the river from our private marina and bring home your catch-of-the-day. Take a refreshing dip in our riverside pool or just relax among friends at our clubhouse. Enjoy a great meal at the yacht club...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 2
  Welcome to 10778 Able St NE Blaine MN 55434 click here for more details Real estate market data in Blaine MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic Realty Great home in quiet neighborhood with trails, pond and parks. Stainless Steel appliances, vaulted ceiling and very open layout make this ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
Listing Details 11160 SW Birch Tree Circle Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987 Price: $259,000MLS number: RX-10100123Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1597 Call Kevin B Tolbert PA Team at 772-834-0099 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.You Will Love Vitalia at Tradition...