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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 80
Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now! While it may happen in different ways in different cities. You receive the phone call.The transaction has recorded.We’re confirmed.The house is yours.Here are the keys to your new home.But wait….When you learn you have closed on your home purcha...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 4
 Find New Jersey Real Estate Town Listings in Northern/Central NJThis web page provides new jersey real estate town listings as a public service for home buyers, sellers and residents of many North/Central NJ towns. The New Jersey real estate town listings below are grouped by county and include ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Search Middlesex County New Jersey Homes for SaleFind Real Estate Listings, New Homes and moreWeb Page:   http://www.njestates.net/nj/counties/middlesex    REAL ESTATENJEstates.netNJEstates.infoSomerset CountyMorris CountyUnion CountyHunterdon CountyMiddlesex CountyTown & School Info SERVICESBuyi...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
    Springfield, NJ - 07081 - Real Estate Homes For Sale and Town Information               Web Page  http://www.njestates.net/real-estate-springfield-nj-07081 Click for All Town Listings ... Incorporated as one of New Jersey's first 104 townships in 1798, Springfield Township is a township in Un...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
 Distinctive Domain at Branchburg NJ a Subdivision of 6 New Homes on a New Cul de Sac. Web Page:  http://www.njestates.net/nj/real-estate/luxury-new-homes/branchburg/eliadrive Town, School Reports, Listings.    http://www.njestates.net/real-estate-branchburg-nj-08853  NJ Estates Real Estate Group...
By Krisan Mitchell
(Coldwell Banker All American)
Comments 3
I don't know about you, but when I am re-telling a story, or putting words into my dog's mouth, I hear voices. My dog often sounds like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, as he is hunting small animals in the yard...my cats sound like the characters from Beauty and the Beast, as they jump around the livi...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 0
Fun Tropical Pool Home Vero Beach Florida Waterway VillageBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach        DiVOSTA BUILT HOME WATERWAY VILLAGE                   VERO BEACH FLORIDAFabulous Mediterranean style single family home in the gated mainland community of Waterway Village. ...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 1
Anthem is one of Henderson's most popular master planned communities. Set at the base of the McCullough Range, homes in Anthem have beautiful mountain views to the south and west as well as the famous Las Vegas Strip in the valley.See all Anthem homes for sale.  Anthem has something for everyone ...
By David Landau, RE/MAX Right Choice
Comments 3
14 Judith Dr. Great priced Colonial on 1.14 acres in desirable King St section of Danbury. 5 beds including the in-law, 3.5 baths. Many updates, move in condition.If you or anyone you know would like to see this home, please contact me ASAP as it wont last at $447,900Open house from 1 to 3 on Sun...
By Don Hess
(Keller Williams Realty of Central PA East, 930 Red Rose Court, Lancaster, PA 17601)
Comments 2
 1 to 3 PM!  Five-bedroom two-story with first-floor master bedroom, large great room, updated kitchen, lots of hardwood floors. Oversize deck overlooks huge, private rear yard. Mature landscaping. Located on a quiet Cu-de-sac street. Flexible floor plan that would allow for possible in-law quart...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 20
Closing Week RELO Calls &Wants 35% of Commission-What Do You Do?So you have a Buyer's Agreement with a super wonderful couple. You find the house for them. RELO Calls Week of Closing & Wants 35% of Commission -What Do You Do?Sabrina and Darrin were looking for a new home in Atlanta for their move...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 12
RELO SCAM!AFTER THE FACT CLAIM ON COMMISSION!Ignore the claim.  If the relo company calls, ask for the documentation from the employer that gives them any claim if the buyer selects their own real estate agent.This relo SCAM has been exposed so many times, one would think they's change their proc...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
Comments 1
This beautiful and brand new 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the exquisite community of Coyote Landing. Coyote Landing is a gated community in a great location close to freeways, golf, shopping and restaurants. Coyote Landing has one heated pool with two more heated pools to come in the near future...
By Kim Liew
(Century 21 M&M and Associates)
Comments 4
    Open House   3933 Danbury Way Fairfield CA   Friday: April 24th from 2-6 PM Sunday: April 26th from 1-4 PM             Welcome to Paradise Crest Subdivision. I wanted to invite all buyers and potential sellers to my open house Friday April 24th from  2-6 PM,  and on Sunday April 26th 1-4 PM....
By Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 3
Open House!325 Pleasant Street Lake Mills WI 53551 Sunday, April 26th, 201511:00 am - 1:00 pm For more information; Laura Baker (920) 728-4118www.LauraBaker.FirstWeber.com 325 Pleasant StCity of Lake Mills, WI 53551-1146 Jefferson County 3 BR, 4 Full BA $279,000 MLS # 1743252 PIN # 52635 Greeted ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 6
We had a bit of rain last night, which makes us all very happy.We have blue skies now, punctuated with some clouds, which makes us all very happy.It's a perfect day for the first open house at 2 Elm Street, #202, San CarlosIf you come by between 1:00 and 4:00 today or Sunday ...... that will make...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 23
The market in Gilbert, Arizona for homes under $200,000 is unbelievably competitive. Houses in the price range within striking distance for first time home buyers are snapped up as quickly as they come up for sale. It can be a struggle to get your buyer in to the home for a showing before the hom...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 5
Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ. Open House Sun. 04/19 from 1-4Web Page. http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/homes-for-sale/green-brook/165rock-road-west More Listings:   http://www.newjers...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 5
Fun Tropical Home With Pool Vero Beach FL Waterway VillageBarbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach               DiVOSTA POOL HOME VERO BEACH FLORIDA                    ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE                         "LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE" This fun tropical home offers the perf...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 22
I am working with a wonderful young woman whom I have known for several years. I like her a lot, and am enjoying her as she searches for a new home --- but she is all over the place on her new home purchase.  She looks here and there - a forty mile radius. She wants to buy an REO, then a pristine...