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 Gordon Dey
(Keller Williams Realty Gulf Coast)
Comments 5
9116 Sebring Dr Pensacola Fl 32506. Lillian Woods Homes for saleSee more Lillian Woods Homes for saleVisit my Website.9116 Sebring Dr Pensacola Fl 32506. Lillian Woods Homes for sale is conveniently located within minutes of NAS Pensacola, Naval Hospital and Corry Station, 9116 Sebring Dr Pensaco...
 When you hire any professional to help you in finding a good home for yourself, you must ensure that this hired help is able to provide you with all the help required for finding, as well as buying, the house that you fall in love with. Therefore, the agent you should be on the lookout for must ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 33
A unique offer came in, We will offer more than asking price, but if no other offers come in, the seller must sell to us at asking price. My first response was "WHAT?" You see asking price $199,900, the offer is $210,000 however if there are no other offers at or above asking they only want to pa...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 18
Yes, I Am Working Today In the business of real estate we must take our down time when we can.  San Jose and the surrounding bay area has been experiencing some very cool fall-like weather.  I am just loving it.  Friday afternoon I just felt like doing nothing.  I wanted to kick back and read a b...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 1
The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
Comments 7
Exceptional Ephraim:  4 bedroom home for Sale in Ephraim, WI 54211There is NOTHING like a Door County sunset over Eagle Harbor, and we have a featured listing that has a view over Eagle Harbor and facing the bluff at Peninsula State Park on Dane Street.  It doesn't get any better than this! 10027...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
When nature calls, do you use the bathroom in homes you are selling or showing? Often it is a courtesy where you do not use the bathrooms in homes. I have some sellers who will post signs. For most sellers though, they do not give it a thought that anyone might want or need to use their bathroom....
By Arina Hanciulescu, KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS
(KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS)
Comments 5
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 7
If you're wondering what to do with your lazy Memorial Day Sunday in Sacramento, why not hop on over to our open house in the Arden area of Del Paso Manor and check out this beautifully updated pool home? Feel free to lounge on the patio or around the pool and spa to talk about where you would pl...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*  Gorgeous Pool Home for Sale w/ 4 Beds in Ranch of Estrella Mountain in Goodyear AZ! The home is situated on an over-sized lot with a beautiful greenbelt on one side and another behind the home. Both front and back yards are gorgeous and fully landscaped w...
By Keji Ogunleye, GRI, SFR, KejiYour Realtor
(Fairfax Realty, Inc)
Comments 1
Garage Townhouse For Sale in Upper Marlboro- Just Sold in Upper Marlboro  14711 HAMPSHIRE HALL CT #206, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772TO BUY A HOME IN Bowie: Call 301-6132-403TO SELL A HOME IN Bowie: Call 301-613-2043 Keji Ogunleye ,Fairfax Realty, Inc 301-613-2043www.metrohomesrealty.comkeji@metrohome...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
Comments 0
BUYING A HOME? Gainesville FL. Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can't afford it.   Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes.    Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
Comments 0
Eudora Estates Homes For Sale In Dallas TexasStreet View - homes for sale in Eudora Estates, Dallas Tx 75230 Access MLS homes for sale in Eudora Estates On the hunt for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throughout th...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
When buying a property located within a Homeowners Association, there are rules you have to adhere to. HOA Documents - What do I need to Know as a Buyer?   When buying a property located within a Homeowners Association, there are rules you have to adhere to.  Most homeowners associations for a de...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
*Living in Luxury in the Arizona Desert*  Arizona Office Home for Sale w/ 3Beds in Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear!STOP THE CAR - THIS IS IT ! SHOWS BEAUTIFULLY This house is amazing ! Don't miss out !$330,000MLS 5274305Year Built 2000Beds 3/2 Baths Sq ft 2402 12902 S 183RD AVE Goodyear, AZ 8...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
The gated riverfront and golf community of Tequesta Country Club offers beautiful and spacious homes. Residents enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the Loxahatchee River, world-class golf course, tennis courts, and resort style amenities. There are also boat ramps available for residents to use fo...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
The condo community of 2100 Sailfish Point offers its residents a comfortable living, and luxurious lifestyle coupled with resort style amenities. These include a 24-hour security, world-class championship golf course, tennis courts, spas, and fitness centers. There are also pristine beaches, sho...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 4
Search other homes for sale in MechanicsburgListing Details:4 Quiet Pond Court, MechanicsburgMLS Number: 10268834Bedrooms: 5Baths: 4 FullSquare Feet: 3,760Nestled on cul-de-sac this Rivendell home offers remodeled kitchen w/huge center island w/bev fridge, granite counters, tile backsplash, brkfs...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
Comments 0
Downs Of Hillcrest Homes For Sale In Dallas TexasStreet View - homes for sale in Downs of Hillcrest, Dallas Tx 75230 Access MLS homes for sale in Downs of Hillcrest In the market for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 2
Warminster township is located in bucks county in Centennial school district.I looked up the mls just now for single homes in Warminster with a pool , a garage and basement . There are 8 homes for sale. the lowest price is $239,900 and highest price is 399,900. If you are looking to buy a home wi...