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)
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SOLD Home in Warner Robins GA in the Southland Manor Subdivision With plenty of available inventory, it does not take motivated buyers long to find a home they like in middle GA...such is the case with this SOLD home in Warner Robins GA in the Southland Manor Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
Pending Sale in Bonaire GA in Willingham Manor Subdivision Hurry, hurry, hurry Houston County GA buyers! This market is moving briskly and any delay may mean the home you really like is already contracted when you decide to put in an offer. Such is the case here as another home is now a pending s...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Homes for Sale in Damascus MD     Homes for Sale in Damascus MD     Welcome to Damascus Maryland: Damascus MD is in the northern part of Montgomery County Maryland. Ridge Road is teh connection to I-270 Exit #16. Here at Maxus Realty Group, we understand what an important decision is finding just...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 38
What Does Home Ownership Mean To You? Click on the photo to start your home search. There is a different relationship you have with the home you live in depending on whether you own it or are renting. For one, it's less personal if you're renting...just call the landlord if something breaks and t...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Sometimes you gotta' kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince or Princess!   Sometimes you gotta' look at, and ride in, a lot of cars before you find one you want to take home!    Sometimes you gotta' cast a lot of throws before you drag in the big bass!   Sometimes you gotta' look at a wh...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Open House - Ranch Home in Brighton, CO  80601  - Sunday  August 31, 2014   OPEN HOUSE Sunday - August 31, 2014 12- 2 pm Brighton brick ranch home has been remodeled and shows beautifully.    The home is located close to Benedict Park and has easy access to Highway 85 in Brighton, CO.     Residen...
By Susan Haughton, Helping You Buy or Sell Alexandria Real Estate
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721 Lee Street South, Alexandria VA 22314   OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday 9/6 & 9/7    This elegant historic home will be on the market later this week, and two Open Houses are planned for next weekend.  On Saturday, September 6 please make plans to stop by between 1-4pm to take a look at this b...
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 40
    The buyers loved the property, but this was the first day out looking for homes.   The Seller received multiple offers, and alerts us that all offers would be presented within 2 hours of viewing the property.   The property went under contract quickly.       BAM - it is back in your email in-...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 20
SOLD Home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision With plenty of available homes for sale, it does not take seasoned buyers very long to find a home they like in middle GA...such is the case with this SOLD home in Bonaire GA in the Willingham Manor Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark w...
By Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
Comments 27
  "To Condo or Not to Condo" That Should Be the Question ...        As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender, I never try to influence a Buyer as to the type of property they should or should not buy.  That's their personal choice ... and not my place.      But as their Mortgage Lender and Advisor, I DO...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 15
I don't mean that there is a physical danger...The danger is in the numbers. Just because a home seller's electric bill is $300, doesn' mean yours will if you buy the home. Usage and habits in the home are the real indicator. One person leaves all the lights on and the next shuts most of them off...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 22
One of the most important aspects of my duties is to be able to negotiate the best price, terms and set of conditions for my client. Over the last ten years I've learned a lot about myself and about people in general. It's almost always a give and take as they say. It's important to look at the b...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 14
    Spring Hill Foreclosure Home Just Sold by Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA of Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida   This foreclosure home in Spring Hill, Florida was an "investor special" and it just closed!  The home needed some work making it less interesting for move-in buyers but it was ju...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
Comments 0
When it comes to Lake Arrowhead Lakefront Homes for Sale, we have a vast selection. Currently, we have 45 ACTIVE listings on the market. Three PENDING & no SOLDS this month. Active listings range in price from $650,000 to $15,900,000.  Many of these homes are in private, gated-communities such a...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 8
Heritage Estates Harvest Alabama Homes For Sale  Click on this Heritage Estates link to see all available homes complete with photos and details.   If you want to be close to everything, but far enough away for that country feel, you might want to take a look at Heritage Estates subdivision in Ha...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 11
Everyday, I get internet inquiries from buyers who want to see homes for sale in Franklin TN. That's great. After all, that's my job as a real estate agent to show properties, right? Yep, that's right. I am a real estate agent and I do show properties but I need a little more information before w...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 7
Creekwood Homes For Sale Madison Alabama Creekwood is a quiet community of modest homes within a great price point to fit most any budget. Homes in this community sell quickly in part because of the pricing and Creekwood's convenient location to University Hwy 72 and I-565.  The following link is...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker, We Are Passionate About Real Estate
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
Comments 1
If you happen to own horses and are getting tired of boarding them and paying the fees associated with that, you may wonder if you should buy a "horse property".  A property that has a bit of acreage, room for a barn with some stalls for the horses and the equipment that is needed to take care of...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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This Home has Central Air Conditioning. Not!   A common question from buyers in my area is whether a home has central AC or not. Near the coast it is often not necessary, except for limited times during the year when the Santa Ana winds blow. But with coastal breeze and being near the ocean the t...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 13
Is a Final Walk Through Really Important when Buying a Phoenix Home?   Buying a Phoenix home is a process.  One of the very last steps of the process is doing a final walk through at the home with your real estate agent.   On occasion I have clients ask whether or not they really need to do a fin...