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 Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 33
Buy What Makes You Smile   Long Island is aptly named. With so many neighborhoods to choose from - an estimated 198 divided between two counties - Nassau and Suffolk - how does an out-of-town buyer even begin to know where to start?   The answer lies in jotting down, early on, the lifestyle choic...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 3
The Monthly Supply of Inventory in Westwood/Century City is up by 39%! This is a very interesting data since November 2014 and December 2014 these numbers have been climbing. One would think this would have a negative effect on the Prices. The more inventory the bigger the competition. Once we lo...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 19
The views in Corona del Mar are absolutely incredible, and I always appreciate the opportunity to take in the gorgeous coastline view. There is a park named Lookout Point which overlooks Newport Harbor and the Wedge in the distance. And along Ocean Boulevard, there is a sweeping view of the Coast...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 24
Just Listed Below Market in Windermere Clarksville TN  If you are looking for an acre plus lot and plenty of finished square feet in an highly requested neighborhood then this is it. It isn't often you can find over 3,000 sq. ft. in a neighborhood like Windermere priced tens of thousands below th...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 14
According to an on-line Realtor Magazine article, New Homes Get Supersized, the average size of a completed new home last year was a record 2,415 square feet. A number which was estimated by the U.S. Commerce Department. However, in my Market here in Gilbert, Arizona more and more people seem to...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 8
2712 Newlands Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 Tucked away behind the fence is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with views of the San Francisco bay and beyond. Landscaped with winding paths, scores of fruit trees, 2 installed water features (a babbling brook in front, and a larger one in back, ending a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 7
New Construction for Sale in Lovettsville, Virginia 20180   Lovettsville is a popular town for new home construction.  Commuting is easy with alternative routes and the MARC Train station is just 2 miles away in Brunswick.    As of today, there are 6 new home communities with lots to sell and the...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 6
I have learned several years ago that many buyers don't understand, or are afraid of buying a lot and building a new home. Many times they just don't know all that is involved and are afraid of cost over runs. Time is also a factor. In fact, I know someone that did a walk-thru recently in Winches...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 26
Mill Ridge  is located in Warwick township, in Central Bucks school district. I looked up the mls for homes for sale just now. There are 5 townhomes for sale. The lowest price is $194,900 for a 2 bedroom , 1.5 baths townhouse. The highest price is $254,900 for a 3 bedroom end unit with a  basemen...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 9
The short answer - because the name on the sign out front is the seller's agent.  There are many potential mistakes a home buyer can make along the way to buying a home and key among these is not getting their own real estate agent.Regardless of what the marketing material says ("call the listing...
By John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Plymouth County / Cape Cod, MA
(RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC)
Comments 2
  New Listing FOR SALE in Dartmouth, MA. Spacious 2002 Colonial,  - 2,442 sq.ft  - 1.83 Acres.   - 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full and 2 Half Baths - 2X6 construction by builder/owner. Wood stove, R-19 & R-38 insulation throughout home.  Open floor plan with spacious rooms.   Privacy & Value.   OFFERED at:  $...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 14
Stover Mill at Warwick is located in Warwick township, in  Central Bucks school district. I looked up the mls for homes for sale just now. There are 5 townhomes for sale. The lowest price is $159,900 for a 2 bedroom townhouse. The highest price is $229,900 for a 3 bedroom end unit with  a finishe...
By Juli Jenkins, Opening Doors and Closing Deals
(Keller Williams Realty First Choice)
Comments 1
Search current inventory of Homes For Sale in The Lakes At North Park in Denham Springs.   Listing Details Home in The Lakes At North Park 29561 Tiger Dr, Denham Springs, LA 70726 Price: $163,000 MLS number: 2015002456 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Footage: 1431 Call Juli Jenkins at 225-366-939...
By Chris Bonin, Your Texas Mortgage Expert
(Chris Bonin Loan Team)
Comments 2
VA jumbo loans of any amount are available, and rates are low! By: Chris Bonin The standard VA loan limit is $417,000 in most areas, but up to $721,050 in high cost areas as determined by VA. There are two kinds of VA jumbo loans: those that are within increased county limits, and those that are ...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 16
Flowers Mill is an active adult community in Middletown township Bucks county Pa. I looked up the mls just now.There are only 2 active listings .. There is a 2 bedroom 2 bths home without a basement for $329,900. There is another  2 bedroom 3 baths home without a basement.  You can go to my web s...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
♥ GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL! ♥   Gilbert Beautiful Home for Sale w/ Pool in San Tan Ranch  $265,000   3472 S JOSHUA TREE LN 3Beds/2Baths  1844 SqFt of living space MLS# 5242426          View All Photos: http://www.mysinglepropertywebsites.com/37664/#   Gilbert Beautiful Home for Sale w/ Pool in ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 1
Homes For Sale in Aurora Colorado – New On The Market 2/28/15   Sellers are busy getting their homes on the market in Aurora, CO.  In the past 5 days, 75 homes have come on the market in Aurora, CO.  These are single family homes and do not include condos or townhomes.    These 75 new listings in...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 3
  Open House Sunday 03/1/15 - 12:00PM - 2:00PM   To view this Easy Living Condo in detail click here   Living Is Easy In This Snug Harbor Condo OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $420,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,034 sqft Location 137 S Harbor Rd.Amityville, ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 3
Homes For Sale in Aurora CO Between $200,000 & $300,000   Thinking about buying a home in Aurora Colorado?    Currently, there are 43 homes for sale in Aurora CO between $200,000 & $300,000   Average Square Feet:    1529 Average List Price:     $248,142 Average Days on Market:                17 A...
By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 1
OPEN HOUSE  Saturday 2.28.2015 From 1 pm to 4 pm    3672 Thomasson Crossing Dr. Triangle VA 22172         3672 Thomasson Crossing Dr. Triangle VA 22172For Sale Close to Quantico & Fort Belvoir  Features:   3 Level Single Family Home 4 Bedrooms  3.5 Baths  Fully Finished Basement  Rec-Room and Ext...