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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 29
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 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 Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential )
Comments 0
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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 12
     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 Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 8
San Antonio-Aspen Village Condo For SaleSan Antonio's Aspen Village has a condo for sale near the Medical Center. This is a one-bedroom unit with one full- and one-half bath. It is in a three-story building and this unit for sale is on the second and third story. Take a look at the video showing ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 5
Harvest Alabama Rock Creek Limestone County Homes For Sale Original content published at....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=2475 Go to: Rock Creek Harvest Alabama...for daily updated Rock Creek information. Just starting your home search then this link to my Buyer/Seller Information will be helpful get...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 6
This well written post by Tammy Lankford is one that every agent would hope that future buyers and sellers would read.  Tammy lists many important reasons for buyers and sellers to deal with local agents.  Every buyer needs a buyers agent, but does a buyers agent from a distant town provide what ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
From Building Lot To Home.  It's Exciting To Watch. Loudoun County VA Homes. I'm working hard making sure there is no stone unturned in my search for a new home for a relocating family.    Their preference is to buy a completed move-in ready home but they are adament they do not want a resale.   ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 4
                                        Click Here To View Current Inventory Of Easy Living Condos In Amityville Click Here To View This Fantastic Condo In Detail     Living Is Easy In This 55 Plus Snug Harbor Condo OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $435,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedro...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 5
                      153 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-4305       Pocono Alpine Rancher One story living 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home located in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community. Walking distance to the Minisink pool. Home features spacious updated kitchen, Propane fireplac...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 3
                    226 Tepee Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-15029     More info on a Cozy Cottage in Arrowhead Ranch style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community that backs to the game lands. Home features 3 bedrooms, living room with exposed beams, wood burning...
By Wanda Fears, ABR CRS GRI SFR WCR
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
Comments 1
                                      When someone is thinking of their ideal home, they think of many things: stainless steel appliances, a large master bathroom, a walk-in closet. There are other things that people talk about wanting that may not necessarily be in their budget or best interest...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
New Homes in Loudoun County VA - To Be Built.  You Select Features and Interiors. The homes pictured below are new homes to-be-built in Loudoun County in the price range of $750,000 to $1,000,000.  This is a popular price range in Loudoun County.  The builders for the homes shown below are all es...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 2
Managing UPS Deliveries When Moving Into New Home or Out of Sold Home   Working with Buyers and Sellers of homes in Southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain County and Choctaw County makes an agent so very well aware of some of the problems of moving even if it has nothing to do with the Real Estate Transac...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 20
735 Cloud Dr. Clarksville TN- Now Pending Lucky buyers have placed an offer and it has been accepted. This home was on the market just a few weeks and has so many great features that make it special. The main floor is very open with easy care tile flooring and a floor plan good for entertaining a...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
  Do you want the BEST deal you can get when Buying a Home? Low Ball Offers are back. Just yesterday a Buyer and their agent submitted a $110,000 offer in a home priced just under $179,900. The good news is the seller did accept an offer. The Bad news was it was not the Low ball offer. It was one...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Columbia, Howard County MD.  Columbia is a "Planned Community" in Howard County.  By "Planned", we mean it was designed and constructed within a given geographical area and usually include" HousingShoppingHealth ServicesBusiness ParksGreen Spaces Columbia includes all of the cri...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 21
You want to buy a home on Lake Sinclair.  Who is the best person for you to call and why? Should you use your friend down the street who is an agent in Atlanta? Should you use the agent you bought your current home in Augusta Georgia? NO NO NO NO AND MORE NO.  Should you use your sister who is an...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 11
  Sewalls Point Homes with a Guest Home Homes for sale in Sewalls Point with either an attached or detached guest home or apartment.   83 River RD, Stuart, FL 34996 View Photo Gallery (25) $7,350,000 Bedrooms: 5 Total Baths: 11 Partial Baths: 3 Square Feet: 13,675 Status: Active Unique and unpara...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 4
My colleague, Tammy Lankford, is the Broker/Owner of Lane Realty, which is located in Eatonton, GA.   Of course, when you're looking for a Buyers Agent in the Portland Metro real estate market, you'd call me . . . not her . . . but her advice is spot on for ANY area!   #1 is no lie!  I have witne...