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 Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 18
You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 88
After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Valley Realty)
Comments 0
Homes For Sale in Westwood NJ between $250,000 & $750,000Do you want to know what home prices are in Westwood New Jersey currently? The attached link below is for all single family homes currently for sale, priced between $250,000 and $750,000.Looking for a home in Westwood New Jersey? We can hel...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
Good investors tend to be cautious souls. For those who prior to 2007 had never ventured into the realm of Henry County real estate investments, the ensuing downturn might have been enough to discourage any curiosity about that direction (even if their other investments had also suffered during t...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you get...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home                                If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently h...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 4
Decatur GA 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale Decatur GA 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Homes for Sale by price ranges.  Are you busy and on the go?   Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3 Bedroom Condos and Town Ho...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
    If a carefree life style in a luxury condominium sounds enticing, the homes for sale in Montenero Naples Florida could be worth checking out.  This is especially true if it appeals to you having all the wonderful amenities that Pelican Bay has to offer including tennis, bike and jog paths, an...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 2
3529 , Columbus, OH 43231     $140,000 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: Active   Bed: 3 Bath: Sqft: 1382 MLS#: Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: Features a fenced in yard with a nice deck and great landscap...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 5
We've all heard the chatter over the past few years. There have been countless articles written about what the future holds for Real Estate Agents. The emergence of popular websites allowing consumers more access to finding their own homes is supposed to be the death nail of the Real Estate indus...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
 Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you ...
By Jeff Fisher, ArizonasRealty
(ReMax Fine Properties)
Comments 1
  Whether you’re buying a ski-in/ski-out condo at your favorite resort or you’re thinking of picking up a small home in a busy Scottsdale Arizona tourist area, buying a property for short-term rental purposes can be an excellent investment that quickly begins to provide additional revenue. Let’s ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
University District home buyers now can access the entire inventory of University District homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
Clintonville investors now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
University District investors now can access the entire inventory of University District investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by cl...
By Paul Howard, NJHomeBuyer.com Realty, 856-488-8444
(Paul Howard, Broker, NJHomeBuyer.com Realty 856-488-8444)
Comments 2
This has been discussed again and again and again--- and it will continue to be discussed. Al Heavens, a 'reporter' writing on Philly.com recently posted an article that provided yet another forum for agents to cloud the issue.  I responded:"They may serve 2 masters but they sure can't be the adv...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 5
And we should all be thankful for that! As a home inspector one phrase I hear time and again is, houses were built better (insert an age, time frame). There certainly is no question that older houses still standing now, often have great details and character. These relics often have beautiful tri...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 36
Debbie Reynolds has a contest on Active rain which requires us to call an active rain member and write about the call. I called Kristin Walter , a real estate agent in Colorado. Kristin recently subscribed to my blog so I thought I would call and get to know her too. She recently joined active ra...
By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Comments 0
With 3,000 residents and 1,000 homes, Highland, wedged between Olney and Columbia, has a small business on nearly every corner.With wide variety of houses, businesses and family farms this makes an ideal place for Real Estate Market.    FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT HIGHLAND MD REAL ESTA...