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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 77
Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 66
You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
But where do I park my car in the Museum or Fan Districts?   It's a valid question and one that this REALTOR® is asked nearly every day.  Or better yet, does this house have off-street parking or a garage?   So here are a few parking considerations when buying a home in the Museum or Fan District...
By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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Move in ready! This home is located conveniently to shopping and schools. Yet, tucked away in a cul-de-sac street, this home is waiting for you! OverviewMapsPhotos $161,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,796 sqft Location 2708 Darwin CtOrange Park, FL 32065USA ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Custom build your new home in picturesque Watchung in Somerset County, NJ. Take advantage of top rated school system, secluded and scenic setting, beautiful parks and convenient location close to main highways.   105 Washington Rock Road   Watchung, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colon...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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  Edward & Celia Maddox Expertise Specialties Buyers Residential Short Sales REO/Bank Owned Military Relocation Sellers Seniors New Construction Vacation/Resort Properties Certifications We specialize and market in the Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Florence, Casa Grande, Coolidge and Maricopa are...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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2928 Rio Grande – Off MLS Property for Sale! Off Market Property for sale in Antioch California. 2928 Carmona Way Antioch CA. This 1573 SF, Single Story, Four Bedroom and Two Bathroom Home features granite counter tops, hardwood floors, fireplace and other upgrades. RV or Boat Parking. The Proper...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 4
Browse, Search, Homes for Sale in Tradition at Port St Lucie FL 34987   Look at these wonderful property deals FOR SALE in TRADITION in Port Saint Lucie FL 34987. Below you can find HOMES FOR SALE in all Tradition Communites, as well as New Home Construction just completed, and you can find infor...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
This is the time to start looking for your next Dream Home!   It is a great time to Invest in a new home! There are 200 available Homes For Sale!If you love the San Diego coast, then La Jolla could be where you will find your next Dream Home.Located along the western edge of north coastal region ...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Overland Park Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   The Mowery Group Keller Williams 913-269-0479 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Information valid for the date of this posting only. P...
By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 0
Open House: February 01, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Overland Park Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   The Mowery Group Keller Williams 913-269-0479 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Inform...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 95
After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
Comments 0
Located between Rt. 34 and Wolf Rd., Churchill Club was one of Oswego, IL's favorite new construction site during the heady days of real estate growth in Kendall County back  in 2004 to 2012 which was built by K. Hovnanian Homes.   The clubhouse features a fitness center, game room, business cent...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 1
316 Chestnut Rd Blakeslee, PA 18610 $329,000 MLS #PM-19956   More on this Old Farm Estate home Custom-built Contemporary Colonial home in a private setting located in Old Farm Estates. This clean, updated, like new home features central air, hardwood and tile floors, formal dining room, spacious...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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When you go online to look at mortgage rates, it can be confusing. The only way to get the best rate is to talk to real lenders.   First, decide on which loan program you're going to compare. You need to decide between a fixed, an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and a hybrid. A fixed rate is fixed...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
If you're buying a home, maybe you've been wondering where you could find information on the most recent listings in the market. Don't worry because we got you covered! Below you will find information on just listed houses in Mansfield TX for sale. For more information, call the Marla Yost Team a...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 0
2216 Coolidge Court Antioch CA – Off MLS Property for Sale! Off Market Property for sale in Antioch California. 2216 Coolidge Court Antioch CA. This 1595 SF Four Bedroom and Two Bathroom Home sets on a huge 10,500 SF lot at the end of a quite cul de sac. Plenty of room for RV Parking or Boats. Th...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 0
  ATTENTION NATURE LOVERS for house photos click on CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME ON 17.7 ACRES   At the gated drive, you can feel the excitement and anticipation building inside. It takes you right out of the thick of things to Home Sweet Home where neighbours are a world away.   17 acres of sweet sec...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 1
Gentlemen ranchers seeking beauty with best multiple views in Arizona with 5+ acres of seclusion or car lovers will love this home! With all of the winter visitors and car collectors in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills, a dream home awaits you in Fort McDowell on 5 acres overlooking...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 0
Haven't You Always Wanted to Live on the Water? Now you can at The Riverfront at Harbour View. Discover spectacular sunset views across the Nansemond River, with  breathtaking, long distant views across the James River. This Craftsman style home by Sasser Construction is proposed for Lot 117 on R...