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 79
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 Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group at Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 2
  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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 2
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 Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 5
It's a precarious position to be in. One of my listings just received 2 offers - from the same brokerage. Betty and Bobby both work for the same company, XYZ Realty. Personally, it makes no difference for me and my seller, but it certainly matters (it better) to the brokerage for Betty & Bobby.  ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 22
639 Tylertown Rd. Clarksville TN Has a New Low Price  Buyers looking for a deal on a large home in the Tylertown Subdivision can take advantage of this price reduction on a move-in ready home. This home has been maintained and enhanced making it one of the nicest in the area. Like new hardwood fl...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 1
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 Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 3
College Park Maryland, Demographics and the Real Estate Market.   College Park Population - 31,300High School Graduates - 87.8%College Graduates - 51.6%Military Veterans - 950Households - 6,600Average Income - $60,000Average Single Family Home Value - $300,000 Examples of homes for sale in Colleg...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 21
Showing Homes Can Be Like Juggling When you ask us to show you a home, you might think it's a pretty simple activity, and on the face of it, it is.  Make a call, get permission to show the home, meet the buyer, open the door.  That easy, right? But as they say on the infomercials, "But wait, ther...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 9
When a buyer for farm properties in Maine for sale calls or emails, it is nice to discuss the listing. The one  that made them reach out. But at the same time, it is smart to above and beyond send out others real estate in Maine acreages. Like the property listing that made the intial connection....
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 0
Ashley Lakes North New Construction Vero Beach Florida Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach           Ashley Lakes North Vero Beach Florida Ashley Lakes North is a gated single family community on themainland of Vero Beach Florida.  Here you will find new constructionand som...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
Comments 0
Coming Soon in CreeksideLeisure World of MD 55+ Senior Community Leisure World of Maryland For Sale in Creekside Condos - Mid-Rise Building Coming Soon! Beautiful H Model, 1,717 Sq Ft 2 Bedrooms + Den 2 Bathrooms   Indoor Garage Space Conveys Creekside is one of the newest building located in Lei...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 5
  W. Babylon Wide Line Hi Ranch   Open House 2/1/15 - 1:00 PM - 3-00 PM   View This W. Babylon Home In Detail   View Similar W. Babylon Homes Currently For Sale   Spacious 5 Bedroom Wide Line Hi Ranch OverviewMapsPhotosOpen House $349,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms2 BathroomsLot...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Short Sale Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for the date of this posti...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
The Old and the New, the Large and the Small.  Leesburg VA.   Loudoun County and the county seat, Leesburg, Virginia are locations of homes for sale in many price ranges, sizes, features and locations.  Enjoy the examples of homes for sale in Leesburg and if you have any questions, just call Lenn...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosed Homes What is Your Home Worth? Stafford Homes For Sale Ruther Glen Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosures Homes Stafford Homes $250k-$500k Stafford Homes $150k-$250k Free List of Short Sale Homes Avoid Foreclosure   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Vi...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Free List of Foreclosures Homes Ruther Glen Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for the date of this...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Free List of Foreclosures Homes Free List of Short Sale Homes What is Your Home Worth? Zero Down Homes Ruther Glen Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for t...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Fredericksburg Homes 150k-250k Fredericksburg Homes $250k-$500k Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for th...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 1
Clinton Maryland, Homes for Sale and Demographics, 20735. Clinton is a small community in southern Prince George's County.  One of the largest employers in the area is the Andrews Air Force Base.  There are convenient shopping areas, local public schools and Clinton is an easy commute to Washingt...