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 Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 15
What would you pay for this view? Amazing isn't it? Well this million dollar view can be purchased for just $395,000.  Call Nancy Ewing if you'd like to see this beautiful home and she'll be happy to set you up an appointment. 404-580-2695 is her cell number. 706-485-9668 is the office number.    
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 23
Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects, Pet Friendly Realtor  Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Those of you who follow our trial...
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 28
New Listing - Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO  80016     Looking for a premier age restricted property?    Heritage Eagle Bend  is one of the best retirement community in all of Denver!  This stunning ranch is located within a golf course community with views of the 18th hole.   You can sit on t...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 22
I've been working with a young first time home buyer the past month who has been well raised by his parents. His two oldest brothers both owned their first homes before the age of 23 and now at the age of 21 my clients latest offer was just accepted last night on a home in a neighborhood he cove...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 66
The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
Comments 6
SANTA CRUZ HOME FOR SALE ON LARGE LOT 354 GOSS AVENUE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065   Sunny and bright Prospect Heights home for sale - great Santa Cruz home on extra large lot of just over 10,000 square feet.       Recently landscaped with drought tolerant plants, fences, sidewalk and the best of all - ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 5
NEW HOMES IN PURCELLVILLE VIRGINIA.  1.45 Acre Lots. Every new home begins with lot selection.  In Loudoun County, this builder, Carr Homes, is offering new home construction on some very beautiful lots in Purcellville. The lot showing below is level and there are several lots that would accomoda...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
  ROATAN, HONDURAS     The Texas REALTORS® International Cruise (March 21-28, 2015) was a huge success. I returned home safely packed with International educational information, relaxed and informed. My traveling companions were not just from Texas. I met other Real Estate agents from many wonde...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 20
15861 Coldwater Dr. Harvest, AL Open House 3/29/15 2-4 PM New Price $134,900 Best priced home in the neighborhood of Rock Creek. This link ROCK CREEK HOMES FOR SALE will provide accurate daily updated information of homes for sale in this Harvest, Alabama neighborhood. Rock Creek Subdivision 1586...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 5
  Speechless Sunday: Chachi working in the backyard!         If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills,...
By Tim Brown, Broker, ABR, GRI, SRES, TRLP
(RE/MAX Corridor)
Comments 0
What a difference a few days makes! We are at the point that the house changes almost daily now that the sheetrock is up. You can see the walls and the features are starting to pop at you, like the light cove in the living room and entry area that will have adjustable lighting to set the right mo...
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 12
Under Contract - Highlands Ranch, CO  80126     It is a joy when you get a call from potential buyers wanting to meet with you to discuss a home purchase.    This was a referral from a Colorado Springs REALTOR® that gave you glowing recommendations.     These buyers have been renters for a couple...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 10
History's lessons should be heeded Plumbing has been in use since ancient times. The Romans seem to often get credit for "inventing" plumbing. The Roman aqueducts are renown. Yet many ancient civilizations, Greek, Persian and Chinese for instance, did in fact have public water systems. What is hi...
By Debra B Albert - Find Real Estate in Port St. Lucie Team Albert, We Make Real Estate Happen - Buy - Sell - or Rent
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
Homes With Pools Hot List and Updates too if you want When you are looking for a specific feature in a home like an in-ground swimming pool, having access to the hottest new property listings is important. Here's how it works:  You will receive a FREE report listing the best buys with swimming p...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Comments 0
Spotlight on Colts Neck, NJ!   Located in Monmouth County, Colts Neck is top-rung rural community in Central New Jersey, where having it all is absolutely possible! Spacious horse farms and huge lots are in commuting distance to New York City while also being close to the recreational fun of the ...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 14
Sea Ranch in Boca Raton A-1402 - PENDING SALE   Unit A-1402 in Sea Ranch in Boca Raton FL is pending sale.  Check out the amazing views from this pet-friendly condo for sale in Boca Raton FL.        For more information on condos for sale at Sea Ranch in Boca or to find out more about Boca Raton ...
By Audry Wolff, for Real Estate in Phoenix Mesa and Gilbert
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
Stratland Estates, an upscale lake community of homes in Gilbert Arizona built between 2007 and 2013 by quality builders such as Toll Brothers and Taylor Morrison.  Stratland Estates features top public schools and proximity to some of the East Valley's largest employers like Banner Health, GoDad...
By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
Comments 1
  Address: 4911 Christy Lane, Panama City, FL  32404 Price:  $324,995 Property Type:  Residential Total Bedrooms:  5 Total Bathrooms:  3 Total SqFt:  3326  MLS #  629915     Immaculate ALL brick home in beautiful Cherokee Height's Cedar Branch Gated community. This home was purchased new last ye...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 22
You Can't Buy at Last Years Prices.....   Last year I paraded a client around through all the newly constructed subdivisions to buy a new house. In the end they decided to wait a year.    Yesterday, this client called me again and is ready to continue looking at homes in newly constructed communi...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 3
Looking for a foreclosed house in Wolverine Lake Michigan, look no further! Wolverine Lake is a great place to live closely located next to the beautiful area of commerce and is great for families. Here I have just two of the latest listings for foreclosed homes in wolverine Lake Michigan. Check ...