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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 85
Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 1
Home Builders Pick Top New Home Design Trends   The National Association of Home Builders recently passed out its Best in American Living Awards. The winning projects were recognized for innovative design, so they tend to highlight design trends you’ll see in new homes in coming years. BALA Chair...
By Chuck Willman, Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600
(BuyLowAZ)
Comments 22
I have spent a great number of years purchasing homes for resell, or helping my investor clients do the same. However, I have also spent quite a bit of time with people who are looking for a band new home. There is something exciting about being the first person to live in the home. You enjoy som...
By Betty & John Knowles, REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com)
Comments 1
We are proud to announce new search by neighborhood features for Springfield Missouri homebuyers on our website. Do you have a favorite neighborhood that you want to search for homes for sale? Finding your new home has never been easier! These powerful search tools do the work for you! Choose one...
    As I have started to blog, I've been told to "write what you know"  (shout out to Shannon Milligan for the advice and direction). Well, I know KIDS and I know the FAN DISTRICT! So it seems only natural that I'd  write about this topic early on.   When we moved to the Fan we didn't have kids a...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Tucker GA 3 Bedroom Homes for Sale Tucker GA 3 Bedroom homes for sale by price ranges.  Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3 Bedroom homes for sale in Tucker GA. The listings below all have a minimum of at least 3 b...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Alpharetta GA 3 Bedroom Homes for Sale Alpharetta GA 3 Bedroom homes for sale by price ranges.  Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3 Bedroom homes for sale in Alpharetta GA. The listings below all have a minimum of ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
Roswell GA 3 Bedroom Homes for Sale Roswell GA 3 Bedroom homes for sale by price ranges.  Downsizing, buying your first home or just don't need that extra space?  Well you are not alone!   Search listing of 3 Bedroom homes for sale in Roswell GA. The listings below all have a minimum of at least ...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 2
775 REEF ROAD VERO BEACH FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach               775 REEF ROAD VERO BEACH FLORIDA   JUST LISTED!  775 Reef Road in the charming community of                             FLORALTON BEACH.     775 REEF ROAD VERO BEACH FLORIDA BEACH...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 17
Large Bank Owned/Foreclosure Home For Sale Delta CO This home is a great opportunity for someone that can put some sweat equity into a property, or an opportunity for an investor buyer. The location is on Garnet Mesa and it's close to the hospital, schools and shopping. The house is large with fo...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 2
ARIZONA HOMES FOR SALE 5 Bedrooms Pool Home for Sale Under 200K in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado 43490 W BAILEY DR MARICOPA ARIZONA 85138 $193,900  5 BEDROOMS |3 BATHROOMS | 2520 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5167218   Beautiful, move-in ready home in the Villages that SHOWS LIKE A MODEL! Kitchen has to...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
Showing Homes Can Be Like Juggling When you ask us to show you a home, you might think it's a pretty simple activity, and on the face of it, it is.  Make a call, get permission to show the home, meet the buyer, open the door.  That easy, right? But as they say on the infomercials, "But wait, ther...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 12
When a buyer for farm properties in Maine for sale calls or emails, it is nice to discuss the listing. The one  that made them reach out. But at the same time, it is smart to above and beyond send out others real estate in Maine acreages. Like the property listing that made the intial connection....
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 10
Meanwhile, in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area, and All Over the USA... ...people are tuning in every night to watch their favorite Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate show! And every episode has a happy ending! No wonder the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate show is a huge hit!                  ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 5
Homes for Sale in Takoma Park & Demographics, Montgomery County MD, 800-711-7988. Recent History of Takoma Park.  Until 1997, the City of Takoma Park was partly in Montgomery County and Prince George's County.   After much lobbying, a State-sponsored referendum was placed on the ballot with a maj...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes (248)310-6239
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 1
Thinking about buying a home in Waterford Michigan but do not have a lot of money.  Here are 5 homes for sale in Waterford Michigan between $50,000 and $60,000.  You can still find homes in Waterford that will cost you lesss than renting. So why would rent when it would cost you less to buy?  Why...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes (248)310-6239
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 0
Would you like a ranch home with a little space on a smaller quieter lake?  Then maybe one of these two lake homes for sale on Clark Lake in Commerce Michigan is for you.  Clark Lake is connect to Carrol Lake in Oakland County.  Here is the list of the two lake homes for sale.                    ...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 1
Arizona living. Four Seasons? No. Three seasons, Spring, Summer and Fall.  Golf, hiking, sports, dining abound all year round in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Arizona   Luxury homes in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley     Horse ranches and the wild west mixed in with sophisticated homes in Scotts...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 4
How to Buy a Home –Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers What Do You Want & Need?   No one will ever tell you that buying a Carlsbad home is an easy job. There is so much to think about, and a multitude of important decisions to make, and the more information you have the better.   My “How ...
By Manoj Arora
(ACE TEAM REALTY INC.)
Comments 4
18 Hiking Court, Brampton, Copper Ridge Area Detached 5 Bedroom Home on Ravine lot with an amazing view of the Credit Valley on Sale   18 Hiking Court 5 + 1 Bedroom Copper Ridge Brampton Detached Executive Home on a Ravine Lot for Sale PROPERTY DETAILS $934,900 LISTING INFORMATION Bedrooms: 5Full...