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 Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 18
Under Contract in Four Winds At Oakton in Oakton, Va 221243178 Summit Sq Drive #3-C12 Oakton, Va 22124This one bedroom, one bath condo is now under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. The condo is filled with natural light and features granite countertops, an in ...
Brookline Real Estate Event for Home Buyers at Rifrullo Cafe MONDAY, JUNE 1ST4:30 PM-6:30 PM  REGISTER TODAY                                                                            RIFRULLO CAFE147 CYPRESS STREETBROOKLINE617-505-6727LIGHT APPETIZERS AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED  LEARN FROM ...
By Mike Carpino, Broker-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Comments 1
LAKE NORMAN WATERFRONT HOMES BY PRICELake Norman Waterfront Homes are highly sought after by those looking for the fun and excitement that comes with Lakeside Living.  At times the Inventory can be challenging to those trying to find the perfect fit.One of the main things to consider is, "What pa...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 15
Available Homes for Sale Near Hankook Tire Plant, Clarksville TNThe construction is progressing nicely with the new training center for Hankook Tire Plant. We are already seeing this Clarksville TN plant adding to the economy and employment numbers of Montgomery County. It is going to give a trem...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 29
People love to live in Warminster. Homes are affordable and taxes are low. There are many parks in Warminster. The township has many activities throughout the year.I looked up the mls just now for detached homes for sale.There are 15 single homes under $250,000  for sale in Warminster.The lowest ...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 0
 Ladson NO BANK Handyman Special Rent to Own Home Fre.e Rent 3bd-2ba  SEE:Beautiful 136 Two Pond Loop On the Loop Ladson, SC 29456 Brookhaven Private Subdivision  Dorchester County District 2 Schools (Best Schools in South Carolina!)Special Rent to Own Pricing is Available on our Website !  ★★Ha...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 11
Sometimes I'm surprised at which house sells as quickly as it does. This was one of them.  It was a "fixer upper" and I honestly expected it to linger on the market for weeks if not months.  But sometimes the right person sees our on line marketing and shows up ready to buy.  That's what happened...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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                               Find homes for sale in Richmond Beach, Shoreline WA Richmond Beach is one of the oldest areas of Shoreline, named after Richmond, England, and has been around for more than a 100 years. This neighborhood has a small beach town feel, with a mix of old and new homes t...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 9
Wooded Lots and a Creek...Northridge Subdivision Cedaredge May 2015This is update real estate information for Northridge Subdivision. Wooded lots and a creek are features of some of the properties in Northridge Subdivision. Real estate listing activity has picked up a bit in this area, but overal...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 6
  Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price1 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 860 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Washington Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Presented By: The Lis...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 6
There is an area here around UNM (University of New Mexico) that is very popular to live in. It is chic, cool, hip, sweet... to live there. Problem is the houses in that area are over 80 years old. Not that it is a bad thing to own a 80 year old house, you just better know what you're getting int...
By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor - Greenville SC Homes for S
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
Completely Renovated Home in Piedmont SC COMPLETELY RENOVATED!! This 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathroom Powdersville area home was gutted and totally restored. Updates includes: New vinyl siding, hand scraped engineered hardwood throughout the main level except in the bathrooms and laundry room, which have...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for sale in Loop, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Loop Loop currently has 504 homes for sale with an average list price of $555,213. It comprises the sub-neighborhoods of New Eastside, Printer's Row, South Loop, and The Loop. The average annual property tax for the Loop area is $5,342. ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ransom Ridge, Niles, Illinois - May 2015 About Ransom Ridge Ransom Ridge is a single family home neighborhood in Niles, Illinois. Average taxes in Ransom Ridge $11,422 Average association fees in Ransom Ridge $0 Average home size in Ransom Ridge 2,881 ft2 Average lot size in Ransom Ridge 0.00 ac...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for sale in Douglas, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Douglas Douglas currently has 58 homes for sale with an average list price of $199,498. It comprises the sub-neighborhoods of Bronzeville, Groveland Park, Lake Meadows, Prarie Shores, and South Commons. The average annual property tax...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 4
 1993 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary-style house located on a 1 acre lot in Thornton, New Hampshire.  This energy-star certified home features; granite counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood & tile floors, central vacuum, gas fireplace (plus wood stove hookup), cathedral ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Hazel Crest Market Trends for April 2015Hazel Crest home sales for the month of April rose in volume by 66.7% when compared to last year, while the median sale price decreased by 33% from $80,000 to $53,594. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 180%, while the median sale price decrea...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for sale in East Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About East Garfield Park East Garfield Park currently has 88 homes for sale with an average list price of $132,105. It comprises the sub-neighborhood of Fifth City. The average annual property tax for the East Garfield Park area ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for sale in O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About O'Hare O'Hare currently has 73 homes for sale with an average list price of $226,884. It comprises the sub-neighborhood of Schorsch Forest View. The average annual property tax for the O'Hare area is $3,056. Average taxes in O'Hare $3,...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for sale in Archer Heights, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Archer Heights Archer Heights currently has 40 homes for sale with an average list price of $205,088. The average annual property tax for the Archer Heights area is $2,773. Average taxes in Archer Heights $2,773 Average associa...