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 MaryKay Shumway, ABR, CRS, Professional Door County WI Property Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
Comments 4
Reduced!  An excellent year-round or vacation home--one of the nicest homes in Sister Bay-- is offered fully furnished & accessorized! PRICE NOW REDUCED. This is an extremely well-appointed 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home within walking distance of Village Center, beach & marina. The master suite and ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 10
If you have ever had to have orthopedic surgery (like knee or shoulder surgery), then you likely understand the long term commitment required before and after the surgery takes place. Sure, we all wish the Doctor would prescribe us some quick-healing pills to take, but the reality is that these t...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
Subdivisions Suwanee GA - Find Homes for Sale Search subdivisions in Suwanee GA find homes for sale.  Search LS listing to find houses and homes for sale in Forsyth Co. GA in Suwanee GA subdivisions and communities. Searching for Suwanee GA homes by subdivisions online makes a lot of sense, save...
By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
(Cell: 703-677-1120)
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You want to buy a house, fix it up, and flip it for a profit.  One problem... you've not yet done it before now.  You have no experience fixing and flipping houses. What do you do?  Follow these steps.... 1. Find a Realtor who has experience helping investors fix and flip houses.  Now, this can b...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
Subdivisions Cumming GA - Find Homes for Sale Search subdivisions in Cumming GA find homes for sale.  Search LS listing to find houses and homes for sale in Forsyth Co. GA in Cumming GA subdivisions and communities. Searching for Cumming GA homes by subdivisions online makes a lot of sense, save...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Click for All Town Listings ...      Kenilworth is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, as of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,914. The small community is located about 25 miles from NYC. New Jersey Transit provides bus service between Kenilworth and the Port Author...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
Subdivisions Gainesville GA - Find Homes for Sale Search subdivisions in Gainesville GA find homes for sale.  Search LS listing to find houses and homes for sale in Forsyth Co. GA in Gainesville GA subdivisions and communities. Searching for Gainesville GA homes by subdivisions online makes a lo...
By Sarah & Les Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 0
Great post by Kevin Guttman.  Looking to start your search for that special dream home during the Holiday season? Well, put the brakes on and call your local lender to determine how much of a home you qualify for. Kevin has written a very extensive explanation as to how lenders qualify and determ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Click for All Town Listings ...    North Plainfield is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Originally created from portions of Warren Township, North Plainfield became an independent municipality in 1885. Residents have access to a very comprehensive schooling options in Nort...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Click for All Town Listings ...    Cranford is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. Cranford was incorporated as a township in 1871. Cranford's location is strategic and offers convenient access to multiple destinations to residents and commuters. The Garden State Parkway passes...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Click for All Town Listings ...    Hillsborough Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Originally created in 1771, Hillsborough was incorporated as one of New Jersey's original 104 townships in 1798. Hillsborough is a collection of small villages, each of which has ...
By Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 5
How Much Down Payment Do I Need to Buy a Home?   As kids, there are just some things we all learn while we’re growing up:   Never drink soda after you eat Pop Rocks. Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. You’ll catch a cold if you go outside without a jacket. It takes a 20% down payment...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 21
     I often get asked to do re-inspections during the final walk-through before the closing at escrow. Most home owners and agents are not skilled at the art of what inspectors do so they rely on the team members to to ensure that the repairs made where done correctly and to codes. I always remi...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Click for All Town Listings ...    Garwood is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,226. Garwood was incorporated as a borough in 1903, from portions of Cranford and Westfield. Garwood Public Schools serves studen...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Click for All Town Listings ...    Clark is a township in southern Union County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 14,756. Originally a ward in Rahway, what we now know as Clark was incorporated as a township in 1864. The Clark Public School District s...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Click for All Town Listings ...    South Bound Brook is a borough in Somerset County, NJ. South Bound Brook was originally a section within Franklin Township, but it was incorporated as an independent community in 1907. Like most of Somerset County, the area was originally a farming community (ma...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 0
A frustrated caller from Woodbridge Virginia said she had found a home on a HomeSnap App. It was in her price range. She was excited. She drove past it and there was no For Sale Sign. She went back home to try and find out more about the home on her desktop computer. She looked on all the big sit...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 13
Welcome to 5776 Mountain Ash, Farmington, N.Y. 14425. This home will be held open from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 11/23/14. Featuring a completely remodeled 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bathrooms and 1512 square feet of living space. It is ready for your immediate occupancy and many years of little maintanace as it...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 7
Cumming GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Cumming GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Cumming area of Cumming GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborho...
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 21
Another New Scam to Hurt Happy Home Buyers While attending a closing I learned of another new scam that has just started circulating to hurt home buyers. A couple of weeks after the closing the happy home buyers get a letter supposedly from their mortgage company asking if they would like to have...