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 Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 11
Mountain Property For Sale Western Colorado Borders National ForestThis is a great opportunity for you to own your own mountain property. This 35 acre parcel is about 35 minutes from Montrose and it's located in Ouray County. It borders National Forest land on two side and is close to area 62 for...
By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Comments 4
Sadly scammers are everywhere in today's society.  Here is an alert pertaining to wiring money to the title company.Buyers - keep it in mind for Earnest Money Deposits, Increased Deposits, and funds you need to bring in at the close of escrow for your down payment and closing costs.Sellers - keep...
By Matt DAntonio
Comments 3
Live in the lap of luxury in Philadelphia. Here is a list of luxury homes for sale in center city, and the surrounding area.
By Gary Frimann, California Broker and REALTOR
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 0
Open House in Eagle Ridge in Gilroy, CAEagle Ridge Realty will be holding an Open House at 2480 Club Drive in the wonderful Eagle Ridge Golf Community in Gilroy, CA.  The hours are 1 PM to 4PM, both Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and 24th, 2015.  Stop by.  Eagle Ridge Home on Golf Course Overview M...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
Comments 0
As you may or may not be aware, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently decreased their down payment requirements on a home purchase from 5% to 3%. This rule change affects all Conventional Loans.Now, all Conventional loans submitted to Fannie or Freddie only require a minimum 3% down payment. You ca...
By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.mortgagestampa.org
(E Mortgage Management )
Comments 0
If you are a previous homeowner who completed a Bankruptcy and included your mortgage debt in the Bankruptcy but the home did not sell via a foreclosure or short sale until 2 or 3 years later. I have great news for you with the latest Fannie Mae guideline updatePer the information below the new r...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 7
Sold Rock Creek Home ~ 2880 E Aviary Dr Cooper City FL 33026Sold by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties           Features:   4 bedroom and 3 bathroom new living room, dining room and den ceramic tile 2014 new AC 2010 den on lower level and loft on second level easily converted into 5th or ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 62
As you look for homes on our MLS you will notice a field towards the bottom of the page that looks like this... I have shown thousands of houses to buyers over the last 11 years, and I can firmly state that every single one of them had at least one defect the seller had to of known about. But, wh...
By Wesley Ruland, Owner/Broker. Think of me as a concierge RE agent!
(Ruland & Company Realty Services, LLC)
Comments 0
Text "1111" to (678)374-1723 for more information from our automated system.  Search for homes for sale in Union Grove.Listing Details3 Acres in Kelleytown115 Watts Lake Road, McDonough, GAJust Listed: $229,900MLS number: 07422921Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1771Call Wesley Ruland at 77...
By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney and Faucette)
Comments 4
  See the Tour of Old Corral Road Looks like it is "Right off the pages of Southern Living"! It is possible to have it all -- Gracious living, Privacy and a country lifestyle minutes from Rogers. Completely remodeled home, shop and guest quarters on over 5 acres.  Indulge yourself. Polished and u...
 Buyer's Event at Rifrullo Cafe, 147 Cypress Street, Brookline, MA  HOW TO BUY IN THIS COMPETITIVE SELLER'S MARKET AND "SUCCEED" SEMINAR   MONDAY, JUNE 1ST4:30 PM- 6:30 PM PLEASE JOIN US AT  RIFRULLO CAFE147 CYPRESS STREETBROOKLINE, MA 4:30PM-6:30PMRSVP Beth ShumanBy May 29th at Bethshumanhomes.c...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 11
   Address: 520 Windstone DR 106 Hartland, Wisconsin 53029-1653 Taxed by: Hartland MLS #: 1409937           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-...
By Team Triple Advantage Katie Jones and Renee Brandon, Jacksonville NC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage )
Comments 0
 The Oaks at Cypress LakesOaks @Cypress Lake Hampstead NC  The Oaks at Cypress Lakes Hampstead NC   The Oaks at Cypress Lakes Hampstead NC is Pender County's hottest new community with one of the Top 100 Builders, H&H Homes. Homes range from the mid $230,000's and from 2000HSF and up .   The Oaks...
By Maya Willner, Achieving Your Real Estate Goals
(Willner Realty)
Comments 5
116 Birchbark Place, Blackhawk, CA 94506 Search for homes for sale in Danville, CASearch for homes for sale in Blackhawk, CA Listing Details -  Address: 116 Birchbark Place, Blackhawk, CA 94506 Price: $1,479,000MLS number: 40699306Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms 3.5Square footage: 3,320Lot size: 0.23 acresY...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 8
        Open House Sunday 05-17-15 from 1 to 4   269 Friar Lane   Mountainside, Union County, NJ $579,000 Style: Ranch Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Acres: 0.34   Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-1358   Or, Contact: Jane Nicastro-Disch 908-313-7180     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE       PROPERTY DETAILS ...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comHomes and Condominiums For Sale near Olympic Beach in EdmondsThe Olympic Beach area of Edmonds is ...
By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
Comments 2
Open-House Events:                     1-4PM on Saturday 5-23-15 Property:                                        27539 Sunny Creek Dr, Valencia, CA 91354Virtual Tour:                                    www.27539SunnyCreek.comOffered At:                                     $450,000Call:          ...
By Becky Bortzfield, Real Estate...It's what we do!
(North Florida Home Team)
Comments 0
In the infamous words of Sophia from the Golden Girls, "PICTURE THIS".A Buyer has a contract on a foreclosed home, has done their due diligence per the agreement and now the Seller (the bank) can't close because of liens on the property.  Wouldn't the simple solution would be that these banks do ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
If you think that most people would answer no to this question, you are correct. For obvious reasons, most home buyers would not consider living next to a prison, but surprisingly, many people do and they say that it’s not as bad as you might think. Actually, their number one complaint is about t...
By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney and Faucette)
Comments 3
Oozing Southern Charm, this home is located minutes from Beaver lake and boat launch. Gracious Living. Lovely and inviting, from the eye- catching front porch to the back you will feel like "sitting a spell".  Covenants allow horses and shops. Plenty of room for a pool and shop.Over 5 acre estate...