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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 89
Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now! While it may happen in different ways in different cities. You receive the phone call.The transaction has recorded.We’re confirmed.The house is yours.Here are the keys to your new home.But wait….When you learn you have closed on your home purcha...
Perhaps just as important as buying a home is how you pay for it. The ideal situation would be to pay for the house in cash with no debt to weigh you down, but for the vast majority of us, this is just something that is not feasible. So the next best option is to get a loan, obviously. There are ...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Time Is right To Search For Your Next Home!! It is a great time to invest in a new home! There 29 Homes For Sale in University City, what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a neighborhood that gives you a quiet residential area and then  have the city for entertainment and business.....
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
Comments 9
      Family is important.  One of the reasons we work so hard is to be able to provide for them.  Not only providing for your children, if you have them, but the opportunity to take care of your parents because they took such good care of you.  Living in a struggling economy where retirement isn...
By Cutberto & Rhonda Salas, Salas Home Team
(Halo Group Realty LLC)
Comments 3
905 Panther Ln Allen TX_Home For Sale_Coming Soon Looking for a great home for your family?  Here it is.  This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home offers lots of room. Get away to the study for some quiet time or choose from three living areas including a gameroom and media room upstairs.  Beautiful har...
By David Landau, RE/MAX Right Choice
Comments 5
14 Judith Dr. Great priced Colonial on 1.14 acres in desirable King St section of Danbury. 5 beds including the in-law, 3.5 baths. Many updates, move in condition.If you or anyone you know would like to see this home, please contact me ASAP as it wont last at $447,900Open house from 1 to 3 on Sun...
By Alicia Utz, REALTOR & Military Relocation Professional in NOVA
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 13
Open House at 3548 Eskew Court located in Lake RidgeStop by to see this spacious home on Saturday, 2 MAY 2015 from 2-4 pm.  Listing Details  3548 Eskew Ct, Woodbridge VA MLS number: #PW8603901 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Square Footage: 4000+ Built:  1993 Pulte Builders - Hawthorn Model Schools:  ...
By Ken Patterson, Roseville Real Estate, TOP Rocklin Realtor
(TPR Properties)
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Buying a home after a short sale - What you should you know?You may already know that I have successfully helped many people through the short sale process over the last few years. Northern California was hit hard by the housing collapse.  Cities like Lincoln CA, Roseville CA, Rocklin CA, Elk Gro...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 0
Hardwired for Gathering 'Round a Fire It's a cold spring in the Washington D.C. area. Last night, temperatures dipped to 40 degrees and daytime highs are expected in the low to mid 60's this week.Instead of complaining about the cold, which I've done enough already, we are gathering around the fi...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 8
Under Contract in the Lenah Mill Subdivision in Aldie, Va 2010524282 Misty Dew Place Aldie, Va 20105Lenah Mill is a new community being constructed by Toll Brothers in Aldie, Va. Misty Dew Place is a quick delivery home and my buyers are looking forward to closing. They just relocated to the Nort...
By Becky Bortzfield, Real Estate...It's what we do!
(North Florida Home Team)
Comments 1
Let's face it.  We should all be on a budget.  So to help the masses estimate what their mortgage payment would be when they are looking to purchase a new home, here is a mortgage calculator.   MORTGAGE CALCULATOR   Find Homes for Sale in Jacksonville FLVisit my website to search for homes in Jac...
By The Williams Team, 985.727.7168 www.TheWilliamsTeam.com
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
 Our belief is that Real Estate should be about building lifelong relationships and providing the ultimate experience, not just buying and selling homes. The Williams Team's strong fundamentals of dependability, commitment, and integrity are the keys to getting the job done right. New Listing! 20...
By Ashley Cox, Dallas City Center Realtors
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It's interesting to watch some of my clients go through the move-in process, and begin to personalize and accessorize, putting their touch on their new house. But what is it that makes a house a home? The home itself? The neighborhood? How do you really settle into your new digs to create a place...
By The Williams Team, 985.727.7168 www.TheWilliamsTeam.com
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
New Listing! Address - 124 RUE ESPLANADE, Slidell, LA 70461 - Park-like Grounds!!Adorable Acadian on park-like grounds!Located in one of Slidell’s most tranquil & safest neighborhoods, this home it’s on a corner lot with big beautiful oak trees. Completely updated with gorgeous laminate wood floo...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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 The single family homes listed for sale in Berkshire Lakes Naples Florida can provide a prospective buyer of a new residence the opportunity to own a place in a highly regarded community with surprisingly low association fees.  This pertains to the western section of the development, west of San...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 2
 This is a great time of year to Invest in your next home. What are you waiting for? There are two available Short Sale Homes in Encinitas! Lets take a Home tour!If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take a look at the community of Encinitas.  There are so ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
 One of the things that has happened to our real estate practice is that we have more Buyers than we have had in a long time.  This is because our listings sell quite quickly, there is less inventory, and Buyers who have missed the opportunity to buy our listing, are still looking to find the ho...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 0
Lender or bank owned homes are still available in the Phoenix metro area market. These homes for sale in Phoenix, Arizona and the suburbs are also known as REO (Real Estate Owned) and have gone through a trustee auction process and have been forelcosed on by the lender. These available listings a...
By Alexander Landman, DFW Real Estate Broker
(Apartments Rent Rebate Inc)
Comments 2
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   PRICED TO SELL!! Perfect Starter home in Edinburg, TX For Sale     Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Edinburg Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure      PRESENTED BY         A...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 3
1467 Arrowhead Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $425,000 MLS #PM-22539 Click here for more on this LAKEFRONT home --->Spectacular LAKEFRONT home in desirable Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with an open concept floor plan, hardwood floors, living room with c...