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 Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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Q: Is a Seller required to communicate a rejection back to a Buyer?   A:You finally decided to buy a house. Seems you did everything right: You contacted a lender and got your pre-approval; you hired a great agent to help you and even found a right home for your family. You made your best offer a...
By Vickie Nagy, Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
(Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932)
Comments 1
September 1, 2014 Danville CA Real Estate Market Report August 2014 Danville CA Real Estate Monthly Commentary As the summer winds down the Danville CA real estate market wound down too in August 2014 which is typical as the seasonal summer slowdown is in effect. In August 2014 61, compared to 66...
By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
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Chandler Single Story with Pebble Tec Pool OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionMarket Stats $336,500 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,756 sqftLot: 7,437 sqft Location 3073 Buena Vista Dr.Chandler, AZ 85249USA Troy Erickson Diverse Solutions Realty(602) 295-6807troyerick...
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor - Gary Hennes Realtors)
Comments 1
Akoya, Miami Condos for sale by Josh Stein Realtor   Akoya Miami Beach luxury condominium stands at the heart of two of South Florida meccas: the world class shopping of Bal Harbor and the thrilling nightlife of South Beach. Josh Stein recommends Akoya condos who want to straddle both worlds, whi...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 33
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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Sherman Plaza 807 Davis Evanston IL The Sherman Plaza at 807 Davis in Evanston IL is one of the top of the line buildings in downtown Evanston. Located at the intersection of Davis and Sherman it is the heart of downtown Evanston. Just steps away on Davis street is the Metra and El trains which g...
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 23
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
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 Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 9
Quick Tips for Millennial and Gen X Home  Buyers When it comes to home buying, every generation is met with different and numerous challenges plus obstacles. It never gets any easier and especially in Katy TX. Check out this article with link shown below which is geared for Millennial and Gen X B...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 2
Atlanta Homes for Sale with Stainless Appliances Atlanta homes for sale with stainless appliances. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an stainless appliances in the kitchen then you are in the right place.  Granite counters is an ideal addition to any home new or upg...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Granite Countertops Atlanta homes for sale with granite counters. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an granite counters in the kitchen then you are in luck.  Granite counters is an ideal addition to any home and is a major plus for the ki...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
New Listing! SOLAR HOME - 917 Stagecoach Drive This charming 2248 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, solar home is located on a quiet street in the highly desirable Sonoma Ranch area. The home is situated on a raised, corner lot with fabulous valley mountain views. On the main floor, you will find a la...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 38
Southwest Home With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Swimming Pool NW Albuquerque 87120   Coming Soon!   Albuquerque Homes Realty and REALTOR® John McCormack will soon be listing this beautiful Southwest style home in NW Albuquerque 87120.     This gorgeous southwest home located at 4112 Rancho Gusto NW Albu...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 2
Atlanta Homes for Sale with Keeping Room Atlanta homes for sale with a keeping room. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an keeping room then you are in luck.  A keeping room is an ideal addition to any home, and kitchen area.  A keeping room is a very practical addit...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 3
I recently have talked with two potential buyers of Lake Sinclair properties... both noticed that I called Lake Sinclair "my lake" and  commented about both my knowlege and love for the lake.  Lake Sinclair is a beautiful place.   Over 15,000 acres of fabulous water ways filled with fresh water ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
When you begin scouring the Henry County listings for a new home, the cost of the home appears to be right there at the top: the asking price. All the other details about the property are there, too, but they usually get close attention only after that dollar amount at the top falls within (well,...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 14
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 Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 15
    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 Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales
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  Summer is closing. But our Welcome Home Centers are open.   Lennar is open all day Labor Day. This Labor Day, begin making dreams of home ownership come true.Visit a Lennar community today. We will be open Monday, September 1st, from 10am to 6pm.     404-831-2111 Text or Call Julie Chapman New ...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Comments 5
There's Polite, There's Deception...and Then There's the Truth!   Hi, how are you? Polite, yes.  Casual conversation you might have with anyone on the street. Deceptive, no.  You may or may not know this person and their question was probably only intended to be polite. Besides, nothing of value ...