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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
    NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors WarrenReal Estate Update March 2015http://www3.realtytimes.com/c/stillwaggoncornish     Information Blogs Daily News And Advice Sellers' Advice Buyers' Advice NJ Estates - Active Rain NJ Estates Testimonials NJ Town Listings We Service ...  C...
By Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
Comments 3
  Gilbert 4 Bedroom Home For Sale- Neely Farms- 617 E Ranch Rd 85296   Neely Farms- 4 Bedroom Home for Sale with Pool- Gilbert AZ 85296       Lovely home in desirable Neely Farms. Four bedrooms, 3 car garage plus a Pool- WOW! Kitchen has Custom Corian Counters, French doors leading to covered Pat...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 3
Ready to move in!      Beautiful and Peaceful! OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $168,250 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,214 sqftLot: 0.23 acre(s) Location 546 PINEHURST CVKissimmee, FL 34758USA Dee Toohey Innovative Realty Solutions Group(407) 421-7915deetoohey@ao...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 34
Buy What Makes You Smile   Long Island is aptly named. With so many neighborhoods to choose from - an estimated 198 divided between two counties - Nassau and Suffolk - how does an out-of-town buyer even begin to know where to start?   The answer lies in jotting down, early on, the lifestyle choic...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 1
Vero Beach Island Townhomes and Villas Close to the Beach Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach       Vero Beach Island Townhomes and Villas by the Beach Vero Beach offers some wonderful choices in Townhomes and Villas near the beach!     I can help you find the perfect one! ...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Comments 2
HUD home sold As-Is. 1 story. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. High ceiling and fireplace in living room. Dining nook in kitchen. Garden area in backyard. No representation is made to information provided including taxes, square feet, schools, features, etc. Buyer must verify all information. Lar...
By Phil Caulfield, Mortgage Lender - San Francisco Bay Area
(Opes Advisors)
Comments 2
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area there are many buyers paying cash to buy a home in order to win in multiple offer situations in this very competitive market.  Paying cash is a great strategy to buy the home. The question the buyer must consider after closing escrow is "does it make sense to ge...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Comments 0
HUD home sold As-Is. 2 story. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage. 1,528 square feet. 0.156 acre lot. Year built is 2001. No representation is made to information provided including taxes, square feet, schools, features, etc. Buyer must verify all information. Bonus Room upstairs could be Game Room...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 3
The Monthly Supply of Inventory in Westwood/Century City is up by 39%! This is a very interesting data since November 2014 and December 2014 these numbers have been climbing. One would think this would have a negative effect on the Prices. The more inventory the bigger the competition. Once we lo...
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 2
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area there are many buyers paying cash to buy a home in order to win in multiple offer situations in this very competitive market.  Paying cash is a great strategy to buy the home. The question the buyer must consider after closing escrow is "does it make sense to g...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 23
The views in Corona del Mar are absolutely incredible, and I always appreciate the opportunity to take in the gorgeous coastline view. There is a park named Lookout Point which overlooks Newport Harbor and the Wedge in the distance. And along Ocean Boulevard, there is a sweeping view of the Coast...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, 800-711-7988 Example of homes for sale in Lovettsville in the $550,000 price range on 1/2 acre lots.This home is in Dutchman's Creek, see map below. New homes for sale LovettsvilleNew construction LovettsvilleHomes on acreage in Lovettsvil...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 26
Just Listed Below Market in Windermere Clarksville TN  If you are looking for an acre plus lot and plenty of finished square feet in an highly requested neighborhood then this is it. It isn't often you can find over 3,000 sq. ft. in a neighborhood like Windermere priced tens of thousands below th...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
This is a great time of year to Invest in your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 135 Homes For Sale in Encinitas Today! Lets take a Home tour! If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take a look at the community of Encinitas.  There are so many "...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 20
According to an on-line Realtor Magazine article, New Homes Get Supersized, the average size of a completed new home last year was a record 2,415 square feet. A number which was estimated by the U.S. Commerce Department. However, in my Market here in Gilbert, Arizona more and more people seem to...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
NJ Real Estate, Town, New School Reports, Worship, and Services Information Let us know what is important to you regarding your Real Estate property search and we’ll help you find it. Our staff of Realtors are dedicated and ready to assist you in your Buying, Selling and Leasing Process in North ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 2
The Lise Howe Group represented a wonderful couple who were first time homebuyers in the purchase of 23311 Brewers Tavern Way in Clarksburg, MD. Although they own property in another country, this was the first time they had bought a property in the United States.  They were sure that they would ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 10
2712 Newlands Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 Tucked away behind the fence is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with views of the San Francisco bay and beyond. Landscaped with winding paths, scores of fruit trees, 2 installed water features (a babbling brook in front, and a larger one in back, ending a...
By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty)
Comments 1
  MOTIVATED SELLER: PRICED AT $875,000.00 Lowest priced home per sqft in the Dos Vientos community. THIS SUNDAY: OPEN HOUSE IN THE AVIGNON COMMUNITY OF DOS VIENTOS  (NEWBURY PARK) Address: 70 Via Ricardo, Newbury Park, Ca 91320  Date: March 1st, 2015   Time: 2-5pm For more info. call Carmela Jaco...