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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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What do homes cost home buyers in Different Areas of Prince George's County? The averages are shown below for different areas of Prince George's County.  CLICK on the house photo for more information.  To tour homes for sale in Prince George's County, just call Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, 800-7...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 3
138 Paxinos Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $225,000 MLS #PM-9509     More Details About This Pocono Home-----> Prow front luxury custom Chalet retreat backed up to open space in Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community backs up to 18 plus privately owned acres. Professionally decorated 4 bedroom 2 full...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team at Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
Comments 10
Who says that Black Friday is only for retail shopping?!!  You can find fabulous buys in real estate as well. Here are just a few gorgeous custom homes that are available in and around the Dallas area. If you are searching in the luxury home market, you could make one of these yours and have a Ho...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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 $675 Monthly No Bank Qualifying 4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home 707 Alston Street, Summerville SC 29483 This is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitySummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools**Acclaimed Best in The State ** in the Alston Middl...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
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Ocotillo Lakes Homes for sale are now being featured on our Luxury Home website LUXRE Luxury Homes & Fine Estates. Some of the fabulous amenities in the Ocotillo community are the beautiful golf course, fabulous parks and greenbelt areas, great schools and shopping nearby including the Chandler M...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
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Optima Biltmore Towers Condos for sale are now being featured on our Luxury Home website LUXRE Luxury Homes & Fine Estates. Some of the amenities in the Optimal Bitmore Towers is location, location, location, the heart of the business world, the best shopping in Phoenix, and some of the best ente...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
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Arden Park Homes for sale are now being featured on our Luxury Home website LUXRE Luxury Homes & Fine Estates. Some of the fabulous amenities in the Arden Park community are the fabulous parks and greenbelt areas, great schools and shopping nearby including the Chandler Mall, and so much more.In ...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
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Val Vista Lakes Homes for sale are now being featured on our Luxury Home website LUXRE Luxury Homes & Fine Estates. Some of the fabulous amenities in the Val Vista Lakes community are the fabulous clubhouse area, community pools, views of the lake ,full gym, great schools and shopping nearby incl...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Anita Clark has provided some great home buying advice for single women. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Buying a New Home as a Single Woman According to the National Association of REALTORS® single women have accounted for 16% of home sales in the past 12 months, ne...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
Comments 0
Agritopia Homes for sale are now being featured on our Luxury Home website LUXRE Luxury Homes & Fine Estates. Some of the fabulous amenities in the Agritopia community are the fabulous parks and play areas, farmers market, BBQ restaurant, community church, great schools and shopping nearby includ...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
Comments 100
  Unfortunately Realtors® are always being compared to used car salesman. It really makes me mad. I personally see nothing wrong with being a car salesmen at all. In fact, I believe it's a tough profession just like my own. It's hard dealing with the public on a regular basis. BUT ...... Let me ...
By Vanessa Reilly, domoREALTY, Homes for Sale - Atlanta
(domoREALTY)
Comments 26
WRITTEN BY ERICA BAHAM, BUYER'S AGENT EXTRAORDINAIRE FOR DOMO REALTY   DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LENDER and I do not claim to be one. All opinions expressed here are merely the suggestions and observations of a real estate agent. For advice on how to qualify for a mortgage loan, contact your local l...
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 43
 Fake Listings   Got another call from an investor that wanted to see a For Sale By Owner.   I asked if he had the number to reach the Seller, and he did not.   So, my investigative resources started working, and found the Seller's place of employment, and luckily she was at work.   It was very a...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 52
The Law of Diminishing Returns Applies To Home Buying Too! That home you're looking at is SWEEEEET!   EVERYTHING you wanted and more!  Yep, bells, whistles, the WHOLE SHEBANG!!!  But it should come with a warning label:  THIS HOUSE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS! We watched a movie recently and (excuse t...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
 Click for All Town Listings ...      Flemington is a borough in Hunterdon County, NJ. Flemington is an independent community that is located completely within Raritan Township. Flemington students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District and...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 12
Chicago Lincoln Square Real Estate The Lincoln Square area of Chicago is continuing to be very popular and a desired area of Chicago to live. Compared to some other places in the city and the Chicago Land North Shore, Lincoln Square offers good value. Lincoln Square is a community of about 44,000...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
                                                                    Mendham Borough and Mendham Township     Click for All Town Listings ...    Mendham Borough and Mendham Township are 2 communities located in Morris County, NJ. The Borough was created from portions of the Township in 1906. They ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
                  Tewksbury Township, NJ - 07830 - Real Estate Homes For Sale    Oldwick (08858) • Mountainville • Cokesbury • Pottersville    Click for All Town Listings ...    Tewksbury Township is a township in Hunterdon County, NJ. Tewksbury was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
    Click for All Town Listings ...    Readington Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, NJ. It includes the unincorporated community of Whitehouse Station. The Township was incorporated as Readingtown Township, one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships, on February 21, 1798...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
There Are Four New Short Sale Listings In Encinitas!   This is a great time of year to buy your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 4 new Short Sale Listings 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 Enci...