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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 27
Home for Sale - Green Mountain - Lakewood CO 80228     This ranch home is now for sale and buyers should not wait, as it won't last long!    Located in Hutchinsons Green Mountain, there are limited homes for sale under $300,000.    This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two ca...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 5
     As an inspector, we operate under the umbrella of being a generalist. However, we are expected to know and learn as much as we can about structures. One of the things that all inspectors are expected to know is how to analyze cracks.     Dwellings are like living entities. They are constantl...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 6
San Antonio-Aspen Village Condo For SaleSan Antonio's Aspen Village has a condo for sale near the Medical Center. This is a one-bedroom unit with one full- and one-half bath. It is in a three-story building and this unit for sale is on the second and third story. Take a look at the video showing ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 5
Harvest Alabama Rock Creek Limestone County Homes For Sale Original content published at....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=2475 Go to: Rock Creek Harvest Alabama...for daily updated Rock Creek information. Just starting your home search then this link to my Buyer/Seller Information will be helpful get...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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                                        Click Here To View Current Inventory Of Easy Living Condos In Amityville Click Here To View This Fantastic Condo In Detail     Living Is Easy In This 55 Plus Snug Harbor Condo OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $435,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedro...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                      153 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-4305       Pocono Alpine Rancher One story living 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home located in Arrowhead Lake A Gold Star Community. Walking distance to the Minisink pool. Home features spacious updated kitchen, Propane fireplac...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 3
                    226 Tepee Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $75,000 MLS #PM-15029     More info on a Cozy Cottage in Arrowhead Ranch style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community that backs to the game lands. Home features 3 bedrooms, living room with exposed beams, wood burning...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 2
From Building Lot To Home.  It's Exciting To Watch. Loudoun County VA Homes. I'm working hard making sure there is no stone unturned in my search for a new home for a relocating family.    Their preference is to buy a completed move-in ready home but they are adament they do not want a resale.   ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 2
New Homes in Loudoun County VA - To Be Built.  You Select Features and Interiors. The homes pictured below are new homes to-be-built in Loudoun County in the price range of $750,000 to $1,000,000.  This is a popular price range in Loudoun County.  The builders for the homes shown below are all es...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 19
735 Cloud Dr. Clarksville TN- Now Pending Lucky buyers have placed an offer and it has been accepted. This home was on the market just a few weeks and has so many great features that make it special. The main floor is very open with easy care tile flooring and a floor plan good for entertaining a...
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
Comments 1
                                      When someone is thinking of their ideal home, they think of many things: stainless steel appliances, a large master bathroom, a walk-in closet. There are other things that people talk about wanting that may not necessarily be in their budget or best interest...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 14
You want to buy a home on Lake Sinclair.  Who is the best person for you to call and why? Should you use your friend down the street who is an agent in Atlanta? Should you use the agent you bought your current home in Augusta Georgia? NO NO NO NO AND MORE NO.  Should you use your sister who is an...
By Connie Webb, | Cheyenne Real Estate
(Century 21 Bell Real Estate)
Comments 2
http://825SamuelLn.c21.com/ 825 Samuel Ln, Cheyenne, WY 82009 $321,900 A great opportunity to buy in The Pointe subdivision. Large eat-in kitchen with appliances included. Hardwoods throughout main level with an open floor plan. This home offers 3 upper level bedrooms. Finished basement with Jac...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Comments 2
New Construction in Bonita Springs So, I’m with home buyers in Bonita Springs and we are looking at resale homes and condos in Sterling Oaks, Spanish Wells and Village Walk when I suggest to the buyers that we look at New Construction in Bonita Springs. One of the buyers then says that he would ...
By Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!
(Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!)
Comments 3
Build Your Mountain Dream Home In The Cartecay River Community, Ellijay, GA OverviewMapsPhotos $9,900 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.26 acre(s) Location Lot 13 Cartecay River RunEllijay, GA 30536USA Bill and Cyndi Daves RE/MAX Town & Country(828) 361-9783cyndi@teamdaves.comhttp://www.TeamDav...
By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
Comments 2
        $274,900 - 1590 Young Av, Paradise, CA 95969             Location: Paradise, CA My. Oh. My! So much to say about this property, but so little room! To fully appreciate all that it has to offer, you'll need to view it for yourself. Let's start with the fully fenced one acre lot located at...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
Comments 3
New Price in Ooltewah, TN. $729,900. 7064 Sylar Rd. Custom built home on 12 +/- Acres.                                   This private custom estate is situated on 12 +/- of prime acreage in the heart of Ooltewah with scenic mountain views, where home becomes the absolute get-away of many peacefu...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
Comments 3
Leisure World MD For Sale at15101 Interlachen Dr. #915, Silver Spring, MD 20906 List Price $169,000 Includes Garage Space, Golf Cart Space & Storage Room    Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo with indoor garage space, golf cart space and extra storage room with 1,120 square feet in Leisure Wor...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 2
  SUCH a HUGE house at such a tiny price...you won't want to miss this great value !   9301 W Riverwoods Dr, Milwaukee, WI Get Directions Click Here           $240,000 !!!!! Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS (4 full) 3600 Square Feet...
By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Murphy, NC Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Hayesville, NC Homes for Sale Hiawassee, GA Homes for Sale Blairsville, GA Homes for Sale Blue Ridge, GA Homes for Sale   Mountain Living Team Coldwell Banker High Country 828-361-9713 Questions?Schedule a Show...