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 Alicia Utz, REALTOR & Military Relocation Professional in NOVA
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 11
Open House at 3548 Eskew Court located in Lake RidgeStop by to see this spacious home on Saturday, 25 APR 2015 from 2-4 pm.  Listing Details  3548 Eskew Ct, Woodbridge VA MLS number: #PW8603901 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Square Footage: 4000+ Built:  1993 Pulte Buiders - Hawthorn Model Schools:  ...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 9
The Number One Secret of Real Estate!The number one secret of Real Estate is that there are no secrets. I get calls all the time from people that want to see a house they saw on line that looks like a great deal. Of course we all want a great deal but generally I see several things happen: It is ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 20
I do not need my own Buyer Broker, all I have to do is make a GOOD offer boasts a buyer yesterday.  They then turn to me and blurt out "So what is a GOOD offer anyway?" These first time Buyers had no experience with buying and loaded with bad advice, were not going to listen to anyone. They had a...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Perfect & Charming w/ 3 Bay Heated Garage!     Price Reduced!       Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Simsbury, CT Homes for Sale What is Your Home Worth? Mortgage & Refinance      PRESENTED BY  ...
Click here to check out all the new inventory in Lake Nona! Contact me for all the latest builder specials! Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827 What's the Neighborhood Like? Our new Orange County, FL homes feature modern and transitional architectur...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 5
Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ. Open House Sun. 04/19 from 1-4Web Page. http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/homes-for-sale/green-brook/165rock-road-west More Listings:   http://www.newjers...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 20
Price Reduction in the New Providence Village Subdivision in Falls Church, Va 220427725 Inversham Dr #144 Falls Church Va, 22042  Just reduced to $340,000 in New Providence Village, this true 3 bedroom 2 bath condo is turnkey ready and loaded with upgrades. This home has 1,064 square feet and is ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 4
If you were a real estate seller, had a property listing being marketed aggressively, and oh oh, Zillow. Someone, bagging zzz's, asleep at the real estate listing status switch at the glass or ivory towers. The "Z thang" is showing the property listing off market. Not available. Then why would it...
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 59
Q & A - Layers of Roofing Buyer - The Sellers have two layers of roofing (one shake shingles and the other asphalt composite), and have never heard of this.     Is this legal?    How will this affect my homeowner's insurance?   Will this be an issue to us down the road?    The Seller says she had...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 37
 Can a Home Buyer make an offer on two different homes at the same time? This particular Buyer saw my listing yesterday and soon with their agent. A couple hours later wanted to see it again and said they were bringing an offer. It was assisted, so i met them there, Looking at the name on the off...
By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
Comments 8
You might be from Porterville California if you have an Annual Jackass Mailrun - and this year was the 54th!You might be wondering what exactly a Jackass Mailrun consists of - Here is the City of Porterville's description of the run:In 1961, as part of the City of Porterville Centennial Celebrati...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
   6 COMMON BUYER TRAPS TO AVOIDA new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakesthat homebuyers make when buying a home.Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 38
The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating . Not only the qualifying first step . You know  where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information . Your pay stubs ,bank statements and tax-forms.You know all the things you had to search for . ...
By Kate McQueen, REALTOR®, SRS, Houston Bay Area Real Estate, League City-Bay Area
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CLEAR LAKE NASA)
Comments 3
League City Homes for Sale:  Hidden LakesHidden Lakes in League City is a new construction community located along South Shore Blvd. on the south side of Hwy. 96.  The convenient location makes for quick access to I-45 for commutes to downtown Houston and Galveston Island.  (Link to Google Map fo...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
Comments 4
  About 30 years ago some friends of mine who were young professionals, living in New York City, had a baby. Having both grown up in the suburbs of Philadelphia they promptly decided the city was no place to raise a child.Being early in their careers, they did not have enough money to buy a house...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Brick colonials, Arts & Crafts Additions, Bumped out RamblersThere are beautiful neighborhoods in Arlington Virginia Marshall and I went to a party last Saturday night in Arlington Virginia. We were in the Garden City neighborhood of Arlington Virginia. Most of the homes are colonials with huge a...
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
JUST LISTED - Idyllwilde - Parker, CO  80138  Welcome to to 2013 Village home that is completely meticulous and absolutely ready to move in!   Located in Idyllwilde (off Hess & Canterberry Parkway, you will find this pool community with many pocket parks throughout the neighborhood.     21487 E. ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  The homes for sale in St Raphael Naples Florida should be something to be researched if you are in the market for a new residence near the beach in the center of Pelican Bay.  Located on Pelican Bay Boulevard south of Coronado and Marbella, and across the road from Calais and San Marino, it con...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1
Is wood flooring on your "Must Have" home buying list? If not, you may want to consider it. There are some very good benefits of owning a home with wood flooring, especially if you have a busy household. These benefits include it's:1. Easy to install. If buying a home already with wood flooring i...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
Foreclosed Homes for Sale in Laurel MD, Single Family, Free Warranty.To tour any of the homes for sale below, just call Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.  MLS #: PG8606282 Price: $299,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 full  1 half City: LAUREL Status: ACTIVE ?Listing Office: RE/MAX 2000, REA...