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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision Sorry buyers, you were not ready to make an offer quickly enough and lost out on a great deal. Another beautiful home was quickly contracted by my eager buyers and is now a SOLD home in Bonaire GA in Southfield Plantation Subdivision, c...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 30
Which Should You Buy A House Or Condo? A decision when purchasing a home here in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama especially for the first time home buyer is whether to buy a house or a condo or possibly a town home. The difference between them can be huge; with a house the home owner is responsib...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 17
Just in case you missed it I just listed a fantastic parcel of land in Beverly Hill. Please check out my video and let me know what you  think? If you have a client or you are a principal and is interested in more details about this magnificent property please reach out to me directly.       Kirk...
By Weichert, Realtors Barton Harris & Co., Austin Tx Real Estate, Relocation for South Austin
(Weichert, Realtors - Barton Harris & Co.)
Comments 1
If you're looking for a planned community that is close to downtown Austin, is home to award winning schools nationwide, safe, clean, and full of amenities... then you probably searched for Circle C Ranch. Located in southwest Austin, Circle C is close to everything any current or future Austinit...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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"Love It" Huntington New York - Newly Listed 4 Bedroom Cape   Click Here To View This "Love It" Cape In Detail Click Here To View Homes Currently Available For Sale In Huntington Under $500,000.00    Listing Details 174 Maple Hill Rd., Huntington, NY 11743 Built 1955 Asking Price - $499,000 Bedr...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twSituated in the Historic Area of Ormond Beach along the Atlantic Coast is this beautiful direct riverfront home in the perfect locationNothing quite compares to living on the beautiful Intracoastal ...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 18
Condos for Sale in Newport Beach| Newport Beach Condos for Sale Are you searching for a Newport Beach condo for sale with a golf course view? There are many different areas locally in Newport Beach that do have golf course views. One community is Granville in Newport Beach which do have condos lo...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 18
      MY BOOGIE SHOES BY K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND       Referrals makes me feel like putting on "My Boogie Shoes!" Several years ago I had a listing and the buyer’s agent was outside of her market area but showed my listing to her clients Jeff & Melissa who wanted to make an offer; however, I was...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 2
*Goodyear Arizona Retirement Homes*   Arizona Golf Course 4Bedrooms 2Bathrooms Office Home for Sale in Palm Valley ! This beautiful home is a Five Star!! There is 18'' Diagonal laid Tile in all the walkways, and plush carpeting in all the bedrooms, family room, and living room. The kitchen is a c...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
*Retirement Home in Goodyear Arizona*   Arizona TW Lewis Office Pool Home for Sale in Palm Valley, Goodyear!  This home is fantastic! See for yourself... Call today for an appointment Now!   $445,000                 MLS 5225719                  Year Built 2005                        Beds 4/3 Bath...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
*Goodyear Arizona Retirement Homes*   Spacious Retirement Home for Sale in Montevista in Palm Valley, Goodyear AZ! *Home back to greenbelt so no Neighbor Behind*   Walking distance to park with play area and volley ball courts! Don't Be Late with this ONE! Visit Now!   $175,900 Year Built 1994   ...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
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It’s time to recap Alpharetta short sales for January 2015 and it’s impact on the current market. It’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market.The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was extended at the last minute for 2014....
By Scott Webster
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 4
Move right in to this sunny, 2 bedroom townhouse in Wilton, Connecticut. Conveniently located within walking distance to shopping, parks, transportation and entertainment.   This property features a private patio with views to the woods, an attached garage and plenty of space. Enjoy a beautiful c...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 12
February 2015 Bank Owned/Foreclosure Homes for Sale Delta, CO This month's Delta, CO bank owned/foreclosure market report has a few changes from last month's report. This information covers all of the listings marked as bank owned property in the local MLS (multiple listing service). It covers th...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 10
Flowers Mill is an active adult community in Middletown township Bucks county Pa. I looked up the mls just now.There are only 2 active listings .. There is a 2 bedroom 2 bths home without a basement for $329,900. There is another  2 bedroom 3 baths home without a basement.  You can go to my web s...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
Conveniently located near to several schools, colleges, and universities; the charming neighborhood of Cannonborough offers stylish historical homes and some newly constructed homes, ideal for young professionals, families, retirees and alike. The community is also near to several exquisite resta...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
Surrounded by nature's natural beauty; the community of Gift Plantation boasts a classic Lowcountry atmosphere and spacious homes ideal for families, retirees and alike. Amenities here include a swimming pool, a tennis court, a community dock, walking trails and a clubhouse.  
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Move to Calimesa- Great Retirement Area and Nature Are you thinking about downsizing or at that retirement age where you might want to get out of the noise and traffic of the city? Looking for a place to play golf daily, go on hikes, ride horses, birdwatching, or bicycling. The Calimesa Country C...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 0
Stover Mill at Warwick is located in Warwick township, in  Central Bucks school district. I looked up the mls for homes for sale just now. There are 5 townhomes for sale. The lowest price is $159,900 for a 2 bedroom townhouse. The highest price is $229,900 for a 3 bedroom end unit with  a finishe...
By Juli Jenkins, Opening Doors and Closing Deals
(Keller Williams Realty First Choice)
Comments 1
Search current inventory of Homes For Sale in The Lakes At North Park in Denham Springs.   Listing Details Home in The Lakes At North Park 10726 Wrigley Field Ave, Denham Springs, LA 70726 Price: $165,000 MLS number: 2015002423 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Footage: 1475 Call Juli Jenkins at 22...