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 Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
(Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 10
We all seem to think it can never happen to us. We’ve convinced ourselves, even. We labor under the belief that it’s simply impossible to find ‘The One’ without ever even trying. But we, the educated, the cynical, and the determined homebuyers of today … we are ohhhhh so wrong…   Is it really pos...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 13
900 Chicago Ave Condos Evanston IL 60202 The 900 Chicago Ave Condominium building is one of the finest in Evanston IL. The properties often sell very fast and is considered one of the most desired locations and condo buildings in town. The property is located on the North West corner of Chicago A...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 27
Longford Village East Home For Sale Manzano Mesa Area SE Albuquerque 87123   Albuquerque Homes Realty  and REALTOR® John McCormack have just listed this 1285 sq ft Longford Village East home at 10924 Jicama Way SE Albuquerque NM 87123. 10924 Jicama Way ST is in the gated community of Longford Vil...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 22
How to save thousands when you purchase a home   Obtaining the best price is not the only way to save a lot of money when purchasing a home. Selecting the best mortgage financing can save thousands of dollars when home buyers focus on the best options. Mortgage interest rates are at the lowest le...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 22
The choice of renting versus buying a home is one that many consider when seeking housing. And there is no across the board right or wrong answer. Because there are many factors that should be considered when making an informed housing decisions. These commonly include the duration of residency, ...
By Karen Johnson, "Bucks County PA Homes"
(Weichert, Realtors)
Comments 2
  Open House on August 24th at 711 Waterway Court, Quakertown, PA 18951   711 Water CourtQuakertown, PA 18951$201,000 -- Price Reduction!     View Photos Listing Information: $201,000 3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath Townhouse 2,520 Square Feet Taxes are $6,157 End Unit Active Lot Size of 0.0...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 3
Seaford Manor Colonial Home For Sale In Seaford Click Here To View Current Inventory Of Homes For Sale In Seaford In This Price Range    Open House Saturday 8/23/14 -  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Listing Details Home For Sale In Seaford 3937 Fulton Ave., Seaford,  NY 11758 ML#2699975 Price $469,000.00 ...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 7
  House for Sale in South Venice Florida – Just Sold   This cute house for sale in South Venice FL was just sold by Kwee Huset REALTOR®, full time agent of Kwee Huset Realty a local real estate company in Sarasota County, Florida.     Just Sold, this home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a garage, ...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 13
        As a builder’s rep I see many different people through the models for many different reasons from decorating ideas to just filling time. I also have many different prospects with varied backgrounds. David Weekley is one of the best builders in the country bar none! This having been said ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 3
21 Hilltop Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070 Open House Sunday, August 24, 2014 Hours: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hosted by: Jackie Cockreham, CA-BRE#00885071, Today Sotheby's International Realty Like to barbecue and entertain? You've got it here at 21 Hilltop Drive! Are cars your hobby? You'll lov...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 13
I looked up the mls for active listings in Doylestown township priced upto $200,000. this morning. There are 8 active listings . The lowest price is $19,900 for a mobile home. The highest price is for a 2 bedroom condo  listed for $179,900 If you would like to look at homes for sale in Bucks coun...
By Laura Filip, THE SIGN OF SOLD STARTS HERE. CALL US TODAY
(RE/MAX UTOPIA WHITESBORO,SHERMAN,DENISON TX,TEXOMA)
Comments 4
The number one reason someone will work with you ... Trust honesty   Trust is the top of the mind when a buyer and seller choose a Realtor to work with. Thank you for your Trust when selling your house you made into a home.   Thank you for your Trust when you are purchasing the house to make a ho...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
How do you know if you can get a mortgage? Most Buyers are not sure where to start. There is a right way and a wrong way to start the mortgage process though. There is not many days that go by here in Manchester NH where a potential buyer does not email or call asking me if they can get a mortgag...
By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com Thomas Ramon Realty)
Comments 1
This is it! After searching, and negotiations, the day has come to complete your walk through and close on your new home or condo! The Final Walk Through Depending on when the Sellers move out of your new home or condo (it might also be vacant) you will want to do a Final Walk Through. Why? It ma...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 8
Are you thinking of buying a Westhaven new construction home for sale in Franklin TN? You've been contemplating this move for awhile. You've driven through the neighborhood countless times and you've been eyeing one particular model. You've even been in the sales office at Westhav...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 6
I looked up the mls for active listings in Doylestown  boro priced upto $200,000. this morning. There are 6 active listings . The lowest price is $144,900. The highest price is for a single with garage and basement home listed for $184,900 If you would like to look at homes for sale in Bucks coun...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 1
4br  2.5ba Summerville Rent to Own Home_No Bank Qualifying  131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned Community.Summerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 Schools ** Near the Alston Middle School ** ** Complete Our VIP Buyers Program to Visit th...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 2
I looked up the mls for active listings in Chalfont boro  priced upto $200,000. this morning. There are 7 active listings . The lowest price is $90,000. The highest price is for a single with garage and basement home listed for $199,900 If you would like to look at homes for sale in Bucks county ...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 4
I looked up the mls for active listings in Bensalem  township priced upto $200,000 this morning. There are 63 active listings . The lowest price is for a mobile home  listed for $29,900. The highest price is for a single home listed for $200,000 If you would like to look at homes for sale in Buck...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 0
Pensacola Florida 32514: Homes in Pensacola For Sale, Buyers Rebates, Free Foreclosure List of Homes in Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida. Fears fading over looming home equity resets  The old fear: Many recession-era, interest-only home equity loans will reset, leading to new foreclosures....