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 Suzie Townley, Relaxed Professionalism
Comments 48
Open House Etiquette for Buyers.  You didn't know you had rules when you went to open houses?  Well, there are some!  First, be polite.  The agent there is not there for you to practice your rude behavior.  If you are working with a Buyer's Agent, just present your Open House Pass, or their busi...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 5
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By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 0
I have lived in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of ...
By Tolbert Real Estate Group, Helping you to buy, sell and invest in Real Estate
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        Tolbert Real Estate Group is happy to announce they just listed 6507 Cimarron Cir. Anchorage, AK 99504. This home features over 1,200 square feet of living space, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1 car garage.  Light & Bright beautifully maintained End Unit. Spacious features all bedrooms upst...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 1
I have lived in the Lake Country located in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 2
Oakleigh Subdivision is a beautiful community located on Old Lost Mountain Road in Powder Springs, GA. This West Cobb neighborhood boasts a very active swim/tennis HOA nestled in a gently rolling topography. Mature landscaping abounds giving each lot a feel of privacy and seclusion.   Oakleigh fe...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 0
                      135 Netcong Circle Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $88,000 MLS #PM-9145       Pocono Chalet more info Chalet in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community! Home features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, quaint sun room, newer windows, new septic tank in 2010, stone faced fireplace, loft bedroom, storag...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 6
Evanston IL Real Estate Sales Still Hot The Evanston IL home buyers and sellers are still out in full force writing contracts on homes and listing their property for sale. This is the second year in a row the seasonal market lines are blurred and being ignored by people choosing to shop for Real ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island.   3Beds 2...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 1
The new homes look so shiny and beautiful, don’t they!  Of course the newly built homes that you tour will feature upgraded features such as counters, flooring, and appliances, so the pricing can be surprisingly higher than you expect. If you are considering purchasing a brand new home from a new...
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 10
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 Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   Maricopa 3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island. ...
By Ana Moniz, "Excellence in Real Estate"
(Keller Williams Valley Realty )
Comments 4
Featured Woodcliff Lake Real Estate for Sale Bergen County has many beautiful homes for sale. This post highlights two homes in the lovely town ofWoodcliff Lake. Both listings have links to virtual tours where you can get inside the homes and see all they have to offer. Contact Ana Moniz at 201-...
By Sandy Pitchford, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta Real Estate
(Distinct Estates)
Comments 0
        This amazing country club community Old Palm Golf Club offers some of the best and most advanced golf practice facilities in all of Florida. Located in Palm Beach Gardens Old Palm offers a great location close to everything with some of the most lavish estate home.  There are currently 4...
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 8
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 Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix, San Tan Valley
(Homesmart)
Comments 1
4718 E THUNDERHEART TRL 103  Gilbert, AZ 85297 Price Reduction in Power Ranch Original Price $175,000   Price Reduced to: $170,000 Power Ranch 4718 E THUNDERHEART TRL 103  Gilbert, AZ 85297 Award winning neighborhood and award winning schools, you can't go wrong here! This gorgeous and open home ...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
Comments 2
New Listing in Hixson, TN. 3708 Taggart Drive. $144,900.                                   One owner home and move in ready * Curb appeal and convenience at its BEST  * Many updates and improvements * NEW windows in 2013+/-  * NEW garage doors in 2013+/-  *NEW interior doors   * NEW hardwood floo...
By Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL
(Right Choice Realty - Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL)
Comments 1
  Common Sense Points to Buying a Home over Renting   Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Lee County FL 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 f...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 2
                      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 Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
Comments 1
Are you buying a home for the first time? Congratulations! Buying your own home is an excellent way to build your net worth while living in a space that you can renovate and truly make your own. If you're going to be taking out a mortgage to help pay for the up-front costs of your home, you'll wa...