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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 1
 1139 Safro Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $156,500 MLS #PM-16233 Click here to learn more about this Pocono homeContemporary style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features, modern updated spacious kitchen with pantry, open floor plan, central controls for lighting ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 14
Should I Write A Backup Offer On That Home? A home that checks all the boxes on your list is on the market at a price that works for you.  Maybe it's brand new to the market or the sellers FINALLY reduced to a price that fits your budget, but it has your interest.  We visit, it still works for yo...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 20
2909 Eastern Shore Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35763 Coming Soon Patio Home For SaleBe the first to view this home in Eastern Shore before it goes on the market. The home owner will allow showing, however is getting the house ready for photos and listing in the Multiple Listing Service. So call or ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 11
 Looking at Homes For Sale While You are On Vacation in FloridaJust like all other Realtors® in an outside of Florida, all my marketing efforts are to attract buyers and sellers who are willing, able and ready to buy or sell a home. When I receive a call from someone who is not sure when they wil...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 5
Search other homes for sale in HummelstownListing Details:40-42 N Railroad Street, HummelstownMLS Number: 10269708Bedrooms: 6Baths: 2 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 3,678Charm and character abound in this 1800s home. A large, solid home, that is warm and homey with full front porch and a rear wrap porc...
By Jon Becker, Traverse City Real Estate Consultant
(Century 21 Northland)
Comments 4
4 BR 3 Bath, 2 car garage, 3418 sq ft. , high end finishes, 76 Acres $299,000 76 Acres, Near Lake, Highways, Towns • 3,418 sq. ft., 3 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story - $299,000 - 4 BR 3 Bath 3400+ sq. ft.Munro Township, Cheboygan County  -  Do you desire lots of elbow room inside & out? Check out this 3400+...
By J. Michael Manley
(J Michael Manley Team)
Comments 2
  416 Braden Court, Greenville, SCHomes for Sale in Holly Acres, Greenville Real Estate   Take a peek at this amazing home for sale in Holly Acres, a quiet neighborhood in Greenville, SC. 416 Braden Court features 3 beds and 2 baths with an open floor plan between kitchen and family area. The com...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
The Buckshire is a wonderful community in Summerville perfect for raising a family. There are many top A-rated schools, shopping centers, and restaurants near the neighborhood. Amenities here include a swimming pool and a neighborhood park where kids can play around.
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 63
As you look for homes on our MLS you will notice a field towards the bottom of the page that looks like this... I have shown thousands of houses to buyers over the last 11 years, and I can firmly state that every single one of them had at least one defect the seller had to of known about. But, wh...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 7
You've earned it. So after a long tiring day come home to relaxation and serenity. This 3 Bedroom 3.5 bath home with gorgeous landscaped private views, pool, and pergolas will melt away the stresses of the day. The homeowner has freshly painted and you will find this home in excellent condition. ...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 3
 Another Great home by Holliday Homes. This new 4 bedroom 2 bath home features an open floor plan with quality amenities. The family room features beautiful laminate flooring, crown molding, recessed lighting, a wall of windows, built-in bookcases and a gas log ventless fireplace with ceramic til...
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 2
5724 NW Zenith Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2284 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
   Address: 520 Windstone DR 106 Hartland, Wisconsin 53029-1653 Taxed by: Hartland MLS #: 1409937           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 1
Should I Buy Or Rent A Home? Lease or purchase?Purchasing a property is most likely the greatest monetary choice you'll ever need to make. How would you know whether it’s the right choice for you at this time – or whether you'd be in an ideal situation leasing? If you are looking to sell your hom...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 27
 In Front of Buying a Home “Have All Your Ducks Lined Up.”  Before you plan on buying a home, you need to know that buying a home is a complex process. Buying a home is a smart wealth-building plan especially for those that end up doing it right purchasing their dream property for their long-term...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
This is it...come see today! Great cul-­de-­sac home in the coveted neighborhood of Highpointe!Fantastic outdoor space with a covered front porch, balcony & huge backyard with a 30’x12′ master craftsman covered patio, fire­ pit & waterfall feature. Grand foyer with soaring ceilings & a dramatic ...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
Comments 0
If you are looking for property in the Clermont, FL. 34711 area then Nothing Beats a New Home!!!  We are having a #PUBLICOPENHOUSE AT 11238 Scenic Vista Drive Clermont, FL. 34711 Saturday 5/23/15 from 12-3 PM.  Close to 4000 square feet with over $20,000 of special royal features. If you apprecia...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 37
     Like most major appliances, not too much thought is given towards maintenance until something goes wrong. The same is true for the clothes dryer. Based on what I can see on a regular basis, folks use the clothes dryer and seldom seem to give thought on cleaning the dryer vent.     Dryer vent...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 13
Sometimes we have crossed all the "T's" and dotted every "I", yet things still fall apart. Here in the Atlanta area, as with many other parts of the country, we are experiencing a "Seller's Market". This means that there are more buyers vying for fewer properties. This can cause multiple offer si...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comCompare Areas Home Search Tool - Edmonds Homes and Condo's For Sale and 'Market Insider' dataTo ge...