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 53
    You all have heard what a C R A Z Y market we are experiencing in Denver, but Saturday was a bit over the top.    We didn't get a snowstorm, and the sun was out, even though the temps were in the 20's, it was a nice day.    We saw several open houses at new listings, and had a showing set for...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 3
Another Pending Sale in Warner Robins GA in Vinings Place Subdivision Congrats to another Houston County GA buyer who has decided now is the right time to buy a new construction home in Warner Robins GA! The result is a another pending sale in Warner Robins GA in Vinings Place Subdivision, courte...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 3
     A rare find in Brookfield....a condo alternative....a great back yard with gazebo.....entertainment friendly floorplan with living and family room...a lower level ready to finish...when you look at Brookfield Wisconsin homes for sale..this is one you will want to call YOUR home !            ...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 8
Team Zuhl & Are proud to announce that our buyers offer was accepted and we are now out of Attorney Review and officially UNDER CONTRACT! Closing on this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo is scheduled for mid-May. The buyer's are first time home buyers that are engaged to be married.  We are wishing...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 11
Trust is something you have to earn.   It was the summer of 2008 and I'd finally given in for the second time to a family member to get a dog a few months before that. We had a puppy born in February that was happy and plunking around our home and making friends with cats.  At 4 months old our Gr...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 2
Dedham, Precinct 1, Westfield Street, 375 Westfield Street, Dedham, MA is, without dispute, one of the nicest roads to meander in all of New England, let alone Dedham.  Dedham is one of the oldest and most important towns in this colonial area.  Dedham is and has been the county seat for Norfolk ...
By Stieg Strand, Realtor & Social Media Marketing Strategist
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 13
Here is a "thumbnail sketch" of 8 really important things to do when you are even THINKING about purchasing a home for the first time. I know this list is a bit preachy, but remember... You want and need  to know this! Pay all of your bills on time in the last 12 months or more, if not on time, n...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 40
A Hat Trick - Home Inspection Findings                                              Chelan Home Inspections   Hat Trick n. Sports   1. Three goals scored by one player in one game, as in ice hockey. 2. Three wickets taken in cricket by a bowler in three consecutive balls. 3. Three consecutive win...
By RosaLinda Ramirez, RosaLinda Ramirez
(Realty World )
Comments 1
Chula Vista is the second largest city in the San Diego Metropolitan area. It is conveniently located just 7.5 miles from downtown San Diego and 7.5 miles from the Mexican border. The city is the center of one of the richest economic and culturalLy diverse zones in the United States. It was found...
By Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
  Clemente Ranch Realtor-3 Bdrm Home with Pool-Chandler AZ 85286   Very clean and spacious3 bedroom, 2 bath Shea Home. Granite counter tops in kitchen and new granite countertop and sink in hall bathroom. Travertine tile floors in kitchen, family room and bathrooms, Custom built-in entertainment ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 3
Pristine 6 bedroom center-hall colonial in prestigious Warren Ridge section of Martinsville. Custom kitchen, raised maple cabinets with granite, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. Main floor solarium with vaulted ceiling completes this bright and open floor plan. First floor bedroom or...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
9620 Enclave Cir PGA Village Luxury Pool Home listed by Kevin Tolbert Lush tropical paradise home awaits you in this guarded, gated community of PGA Village at Port St Lucie FL, with the serene private beauty of Florida's nature. Drive through lighted column pillars onto beautifully placed brick ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 7
Homes for sale in Houlton Maine, take a peek at three. Then let us know what your reaction is to the property listings. And we can fine tune the selection suggestions. Let us hear from you, reach out, don't swallow the questions needing answering. First up, a just listed 3 Weeks Street Houlton Ma...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 35
The madness continues.   On Saturday, I showed a home to a first-time home buyer client who has been looking for a while. We've made two offers and lost out on both against heavy competition - multiple offers, all well above asking price.   This one was a flip. It had a unique floor plan and some...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
Carlsbad and Encinitas new homes for sale - New homes for sale The demand for inventory in North County San Diego has created a spike in new home development specifically in Carlsbad and Encinitas. These two communities create a lot of demand from executives and families alike because of the conc...
By Maya Garg, Real Estate Expert - MISSISSAUGA Square1, Churchil
(Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario)
Comments 5
If you’re thinking of shopping for a new home, one of the first considerations is price range. You want to know what you can reasonably afford.     How do you figure that out?   First of all, you need to determine the initial out-of-pocket costs you will need to cover. There are often more costs ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
Listing Details 11160 SW Birch Tree Circle Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987 Price: $259,000MLS number: RX-10100123Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1597 Call Kevin B Tolbert PA Team at 772-834-0099 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.You Will Love Vitalia at Tradition...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 3
Could you get a lot more work done daily if you could use the two hours you normally spend in the car working on your laptop or iPad?   Could you get a better paying job in the future if  you could take the VRE to work daily?   This home has hardwood floors, three large bedrooms, three full bath...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
Comments 1
Please join me for an open house on Saturday, March 7th from 1-3 pm at 1925 Sequoia Drive, Auburn, AL in the Preserve subdivision. Like new! 4 br PLUS a landing for office/playroom. Hardwoods on the main level. Open Kitchen/Living Room plan with a formal Dining Room! Excellent covered back porch ...
By Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
(RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.)
Comments 3
Two Family Home At 4 Horne Drive Brampton Ontario   Listing Details: Address: 4 Horne Drive Brampton Ontario L6V 2V3 Price: $387,700.00 MLS Number: W3101054 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2.5 Separate Entrance   There is truly an opportunity here in this renovated home that is offering two separate livin...