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 Vanessa Reilly, domoREALTY, Homes for Sale - Atlanta
(domoREALTY)
Comments 17
WRITTEN BY ERICA BAHAM, BUYER'S AGENT EXTRAORDINAIRE FOR DOMO REALTY   DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LENDER and I do not claim to be one. All opinions expressed here are merely the suggestions and observations of a real estate agent. For advice on how to qualify for a mortgage loan, contact your local l...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 6
If you can't call people today on Thanksgiving at least text them.   Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I'm sure many of you are A) Watching my San Francisco 49ers getting beat by the Seattle Seahawks,B)Too full from eating too much Turkey or C)Already in line to battle eager Holiday shoppers and start...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 44
The Law of Diminishing Returns Applies To Home Buying Too! That home you're looking at is SWEEEEET!   EVERYTHING you wanted and more!  Yep, bells, whistles, the WHOLE SHEBANG!!!  But it should come with a warning label:  THIS HOUSE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS! We watched a movie recently and (excuse t...
By George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
Comments 0
Real estate professionals will tell you that all real estate is local.  This means, every market is different, even from one neighborhood to the next.  That being the case, it only serves you to buy local when retaining a Realtor or mortgage professional.  You will not only receive a higher level...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
 The financial press has been on it for a while: in September, Bloomberg News was pointing out that FHA mortgages to borrowers with weaker credit scores had plummeted 19% in the previous nine months. Something, you could sense, was about to give—but, per Bloomberg, “Washington regulators and majo...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Are you interested in buying or selling a home but find the process too tedious? It doesn't have to be. We can make the process quick and easy for you. How?      Planning to buy or sell a home in Arlington, Mansfield or anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex? We can help you. We can give you...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 106
How I Made $100,000 By "Wasting" An Afternoon   3 years ago I "wasted" an afternoon. (At least that's what many real estate agents would think.) I took out a young couple who had not talked to a lender....did not have a prequal...had no idea what they could afford. Frankly, they were not ready to...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 2
Tucker GA Homes for Sale by Prince Range Search Tucker GA homes for sale by price ranges.  Search listing of homes for sale in Tucker GA by prices. What better way to search for homes in the price range you can afford to buy in?  For more information about buying or selling a home or real estate ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Tucker GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Tucker GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Tucker area of Tucker GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighborhood, ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Doraville GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Doraville GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Doraville area of Doraville GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, ne...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Chamblee GA Homes for Sale by Prince Range Search Chamblee GA homes for sale by price ranges.  Search listing of homes for sale in Chamblee GA by prices. What better way to search for homes in the price range you can afford to buy in?  For more information about buying or selling a home or real e...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
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By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Doraville GA Homes for Sale by Prince Range Search Doraville GA homes for sale by price ranges.  Search listing of homes for sale in Doraville GA by prices. What better way to search for homes in the price range you can afford to buy in?  For more information about buying or selling a home or rea...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Interested in buying a short sale home in Bedford? Then you're definitely in the right place! All you need to do is scroll down and you'll find what you're looking for.      To access a free list of short sale homes in Bedford, please click here.    Planning to buy or sell a home in Arlington, Ma...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.     Schedule a Showing Granbury Homes For Sale Arlington Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Search All homes for Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Chamblee GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Chamblee GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Chamblee area of Chamblee GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of home, neighb...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
  Rare 4 bedroom home in South Arlington's Colonial Estates! Great split bedroom floor plan, rich laminate wood flooring in the family room, vaulted ceiling, open formal dining could also make a great computer space! Cute kitchen with breakfast nook overlooking the large backyard. Awesome home, ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Avondale Estates GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Avondale Estates GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Avondale Estates area of Avondale Estates GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...s...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
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