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 Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 56
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Dana Hollish Hill, Vice President & Associate Broker
(Buyer's Edge Company, Inc.)
Comments 9
I recently came upon a great website you may find useful if you want to check to see if there has been a building permit issued for some recent renovation in a home your buyer may be considering. It is a national site but you can search at the county level and I found it very useful in a recent A...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Comments 6
 Spring has Sprung in Northwest Indiana and the Real Estate Market is blooming!   With Low Interest Rates   Low Property Taxes   Commuting Distance to Chicago-land  This Valparaiso, IN 46385 Corner Ranch Home For Sale has curb appeal AND lots of Perennials which are soon to be in full bloom!  Enj...
By Ron Trzcinski
(Zenith Realty)
Comments 6
Buying a Home?  Do It Right Ron Trzcinski will make buying your next house a very easy process.  With Real Estate Brokerage, Management, and Sales Experience of over 15 years, you can rest assured that your purchase will go just right. Ron will help you with all aspects of the Home Buying Process...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 20
Why Do Cincinnati Patio Home HOA Fees Vary So Much? You've been searching our site for Cincinnati patio homes and the variance in HOA fees has caught your eye hasn't it?  Why such a big range in patio home HOA fees?  Why only $80 a month over here and over $300 a month over there?   Well ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 7
South Florida is a Health Care Techie Mini Silicon Valley    Technology companies in South Florida are working on helping doctors have a digital practice.  Recent innovations are also connecting the doctors to their patients in ways that are unprecedented. This new technology is giving patients t...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 48
Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?... ...Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a particular complex or subdivision, about available rentals (...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 54
That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!   I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house.  Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work.  Well do not blame me.  You are not my client and...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By Leslie Stewart, Realtor , CRS, eCertified, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Prudential Real Estate Professionals)
Comments 2
Brenda Bonebrake Direct: 503-385-0033Office Phone: 503-769-3448Other: 503-932-0977Website or Mobile:http://www.brendaandsandy.com/WVY680031E-mail: brendaandsandy@prurep.com   214 NE Crest St Sublimity, OR 97385 MLS#: 680031 Price: $199,900 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Single level home situation on ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
Home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision Buyers...you have to be quick and decisive in this market if you want one of the really good real estate deals! Such is the case here as another home SOLD in Warner Robins GA in Kensington Subdivision, courtesy of Anita Clark with Coldwell ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 33
When a Frustrated Buyer is Almost Ready to Forgo a Purchase I responded to a lead this week and as is often the case with them was resolved to not hear from that client. I was pleasantly surprised when they did call back and ask to see one of my listings in addition to a couple of additional prop...
By Ritu Desai, Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
(Samson Properties)
Comments 4
Whether you are considering to move up or buy your first home or an investment property in Fairfax or Loudoun county of Northern Virginia news can get better. The first half of 2014 Northern Virginia real estate market has been nothing but a slow. We had a small spike in the market during 2014 sp...
By Leslie Stewart, Realtor , CRS, eCertified, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Prudential Real Estate Professionals)
Comments 1
Brenda Bonebrake Direct: 503-385-0033Office Phone: 503-769-3448Other: 503-932-0977Website or Mobile:http://www.brendaandsandy.com/WVY679986E-mail: brendaandsandy@prurep.com   340 NE Crest St #71 Sublimity, OR 97385 MLS#: 679986 Price: $13,900 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Peaceful location in nice Su...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Comments 1
S.FL estate news- 20% of FL, home shoppers could enter the market soon S.FL estate news- 20% of FL, home shoppers could enter the market soon   FREE LIST of Today's Short sale homes for sale in Weston, Cooper City, Davie, Sunrise, Miramar, Southwest ranches, Plantation. FREE LIST of Today'...
By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
    Price reduction on this amazing tri-split level home is located in a lovely peaceful and establish neighborhood! It is a short drive to Dowtown and Cherrydale. The house has stunning hardwood floors that can never go unnoticed once you enter the home and occupies the majority of the floors. ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 2
This is a 1430 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cape-style house on a level, 1 acre lot with a small brook located in Campton, New Hampshire.   This home features; 1st floor laundry room, fieldstone-hearth with wood stove, propane & FHA heating, enclosed screened porch, metal roof, storage...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
What is the Process of Qualifying for a VA Home Loan Are you on active duty, honorably separated from the military, or perhaps retired after serving your country proudly? Whichever category you find yourself in, did you know that qualifying for a VA Home Loan is a pretty straight forward process ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 11
Waterford Virginia, Enjoy Being A Part Of Virginia History. History is on display in Waterford VA.  Just a quick 10-15 minute drive to Leesburg, a quick commute to Dulles International Airport, the beauty and charm of Waterford is on display for all, residents and visitors.                       ...
By Phil Leng, Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &
(Keller Williams Eastside Market Center)
Comments 2
HOME FOR SALE KIRKLAND JUST LISTED!     3 BEDROOMS  2.75 BATHS  2000 SQ. FEET OF COMFORT AND EYE CANDY   12834 NE 86th St. 98033   $599,000   The delight of and proximity to all Kirkland has to offer is right here right now. Don’t let this be another 3 bedroom home for sale in Kirkland that “just...