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 Alicia Utz, REALTOR & Military Relocation Professional in NOVA
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 11
Open House at 3548 Eskew Court located in Lake RidgeStop by to see this spacious home on Saturday, 25 APR 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 Buiders - Hawthorn Model Schools:  ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 5
Large home for sale on almost an acre property located on a cul de sac street and surrounded by Million Dollar homes in Green Brook, NJ. Open House Sun. 04/19 from 1-4Web Page. http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/homes-for-sale/green-brook/165rock-road-west More Listings:   http://www.newjers...
Click here to check out all the new inventory in Lake Nona! Contact me for all the latest builder specials! Homes for Sale in Laureate Park at Lake Nona Medical City area in Orlando, FL 32827 What's the Neighborhood Like? Our new Orange County, FL homes feature modern and transitional architectur...
By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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You might be from Porterville California if you have an Annual Jackass Mailrun - and this year was the 54th!You might be wondering what exactly a Jackass Mailrun consists of - Here is the City of Porterville's description of the run:In 1961, as part of the City of Porterville Centennial Celebrati...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 18
Price Reduction in the New Providence Village Subdivision in Falls Church, Va 220427725 Inversham Dr #144 Falls Church Va, 22042  Just reduced to $340,000 in New Providence Village, this true 3 bedroom 2 bath condo is turnkey ready and loaded with upgrades. This home has 1,064 square feet and is ...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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   6 COMMON BUYER TRAPS TO AVOIDA new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakesthat homebuyers make when buying a home.Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
Comments 4
  About 30 years ago some friends of mine who were young professionals, living in New York City, had a baby. Having both grown up in the suburbs of Philadelphia they promptly decided the city was no place to raise a child.Being early in their careers, they did not have enough money to buy a house...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 22
JUST LISTED - Idyllwilde - Parker, CO  80138  Welcome to to 2013 Village home that is completely meticulous and absolutely ready to move in!   Located in Idyllwilde (off Hess & Canterberry Parkway, you will find this pool community with many pocket parks throughout the neighborhood.     21487 E. ...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 4
"Seller May Carry" or owner interim financing detached homes and condos are available in the Phoenix metro area including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills Arizona. To see pirces, locations and details for "Seller May Carry" homes for sale in the Phoenix Metro What is Seller Carry or...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 39
SOLD Home in Perry GA in Lake Forest Estates SubdivisionSorry buyers, you need to be quick in the Perry GA real estate market or the home you want will be long gone when you decide to make an offer. Such was the case here as my buyers quickly contracted the perfect home for their needs...the resu...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 21
 CO-OP MAINTENANCE FEES There are not many co-ops in the Washington DC area, although some of the older buildings like the Westchester and the Broadmoor are co-ops, and the Watergate buildings all are co-ops. The most recent co-op to be built in DC is the Capitol Hill Tower, a nine year old high ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 3
*Living Luxury in Golf Course Goodyear Arizona*   Goodyear Great Pool Home for Sale w/ 4Beds 3Car garage on Golf Course in Palm Valley AZ! Large yard so you can add even more entertainment activities - dream it and you can put it in this yard!  You can bring the indoors out side to relax on the f...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 39
Right now, some of the nicest condo options in Washington, DC are units in townhouses that are being converted into 2 to 4 unit condos.  Typically, a developer will start with a DC row house with two main living levels, plus attic and basement.  Then the space will be transformed into two 2-level...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Comments 17
Clearwater Florida's magnificent intercoastal waterway is something I just cannot get enough of! We are indeed lucky to be living down here and with the inventions of modern technology, I manage to take a few hours once or twice each week to get out on the water and still be in communication with...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 24
Remember Goldilocks? She had a tough time making up her mind.That's the same type of behavior one can encounter with a buyer. One house is too big. Another is too small. The house the buyer wants is perfect, but in the wrong location. Often, I will hear, "If I could just take this house and move ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Contracts and Revisions and More Revisions and Finally We Have a Deal! To get to this point - a fully executed Purchase and Sale Agreement - we had Contracts and Revisions and More Revisions and Finally We Have a Deal!Negotiations in Spring 2015 are following the same pattern since Autumn 2014. N...
By Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
Comments 0
Get accurate West Warwick RI real estate info at your fingertips.Allison BernardReal Estate SearchBecause your West Warwick RI home search should go where you do.Get the most accurate and up-to-date West Warwick real estate information right at your fingertips including condo complexes in West Wa...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 14
I met with a first time buyer this afternoon at a Starbucks to talk about the home buying process. I had met her last week at an open house. We had already started the process of qualifying her for a mortgage because my wonderful loan officer, Scott Story, with First Home Mortgage was at the open...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 9
Top Features | New Homes | Survey NAHB | Buyer WantsThe National Association of Home Builders conducts a yearly survey of Home Builders across the country including Katy TX each year. The builders are asked to rank features they plan to include new homes they build and the ranking are on a 1-5 sc...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating . Not only the qualifying first step . You know  where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information . Your pay stubs ,bank statements and tax-forms.You know all the things you had to search for . ...