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 44
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 Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Comments 0
3427 Glastonbury OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $199,999 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,182 sqftLot: 8,628 sqft Location 3427 GlastonburyPearland, TX 77581USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.th...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 1
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 Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 3
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 Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Comments 0
Forest of Friendswood Kustom Kastle OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $725,000 Single Family Home Main Features 45 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms2 Partial Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 4,772 sqftLot: 19,148 sqft Location 802 Shady Bend LaneFriendswood, TX 77546USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarlan...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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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 Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 12
  Will Your Home Seller Take Less for the House?   It never fails if I have a nicely priced home in a highly desirable in demand RI neighborhood this question surfaces from home buyers.  Usually they are with their real estate agent touring the home or come in at the Open House...Will your home s...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 2
Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Henry County 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 feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of the one common...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 0
Overland Park Homes For Sale near Blue Valley West High School Overland Park Kansas       Blue Valley West  High School16200 Antioch RoadOverland Park, Kansas 66085   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Blue Valley West High School. All of our for sale property information is a direct feed...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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New Homes For Sale in Encinitas   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 "points of interest," San Diego Botanic Garden, San Dieguito Heritage Museum and the beautiuful MoonLight Beach just to nam...
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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      While some might say it is difficult to draw any firm conclusions due to some supposed contradictions, the Naples Florida 3rd quarter 2014 real estate market report actually shows a number of positive signs.  This is from the quarterly report issued by the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NAB...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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GILBERT REAL ESTATE:  313 W Del Rio St, Gilbert AZ 85233.  Located in Rancho Del Verde near Ray and Cooper, 2723 square feet on a single level. 2 car garage, pool.  Formal living and dining, family room open to the kitchen.   Unique 4 bedroom, 2 bath single level home with office.  New paint insi...
By Coral Gundlach
(Century 21 Redwood Realty, Arlington Virginia)
Comments 6
If you are a buyer right now in Northern Virginia, you may notice more homes for sale, higher days on market and a general slowing down of the pace for sales.  But a market is an ever moving creature and even within one city or one subdivision, the "market" can be different depending on the house...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 17
A Day Off From Real Estate In Huntsville, Alabama I think this was the first day (or at least half day) that I've been away from real estate in months. A clients house just went under contract and since we are both Harley riders decided to take a ride together before he left the state. The home h...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 2
226 N Starboard Drive, Gilbert AZ 85234. Built in 1994 by Elliott Homes in Wind Drift subdivision near Elliot and Val Vista.  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1651 square feet, 3 car garage and spa.  Waterfront lot with boat dock.   Beautiful waterfront property with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 car gar...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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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 Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Comments 0
Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Evansville 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 feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of the one common s...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 2
                                              Take A Look At This San Marcos Home For Sale   624,895 Single Family 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,397 Sqr Ft, San Marcos  92078 - Mountain & valley views from this beautiful 3br/3ba + 1/1 bed/bath downstairs. Upstairs office/loft area. Located in quiet gated co...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Great Neighborhoods to call Home in Camas, WAEach week, we'll feature one of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas, Washington. We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small-town living with access to the big city amenities of nearby Portland...
By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Comments 0
5104 Caprock OverviewMapsPhotos $1,600 Residential Rental Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,513 sqftLot: 6,299 sqft Location 5104 CaprockPearland, TX 77581USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.thehomesourceonline.com ...