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 Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
Comments 8
As a professional, full-time real estate agent I have found that there are 3 key objectives for a Purchaser to have a home inspection on a property under contract to buy.  The first is to have a clear understanding of the physical condition of the property so that the Purchaser knows what they ar...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 44
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make in your life. The responsibility of being a homeowner is not to be taken lightly. The maintenance, the mortgage, and the headaches that come with homeownership are very real and very frequent. However, there are so many positives ...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
Comments 1
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 30
Caution when buying a Fixer House! Remodeling has its challanges…. Posted on Jul 30, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |  Caution when buying a Fixer! Remodeling has its challenges: Patience, Money and good Planning make it easier!Often time you hear someone saying I wi...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 0
Discover the Best in Waterfront Living at Gatling Pointe, a custom home community located adjacent to Smithfield, Virginia where the James and Pagan Rivers meet. This 5 bedroom Traditional home (20075 Gatling Pointe Parkway South), currently listed for sale with East West Realty for $369,900, off...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 13
Home Buyers Should do Final Walk-through | Tips as to What to Cover Every Homebuyer should do a final walk-through of the home they are buying prior to closing. I tell my clients In Katy TX the walk-through should be done in the late afternoon or evening of the night before closing or on the morn...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
Comments 0
Fort Mill SC's The Retreat At Rayfield is just south of Ballantyne on 521 (Johnston Rd), convenient to all things South Charlotte. Wow.  Lennar Homes is doing it again!  Great looking new homes that are priced just right.  3 Story homes with a Rec Room, Theatre Room, Mancave on that third level, ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 5
Buying a home takes preparation and commitment. Nicole Doty Broker and Owner of Zion Realty in Gilbert, AZ makes 5 excellent points of what buyers need to be ready to commit too in order to be successful in their home purchase. If you’re considering buying a home and aren’t ready for these steps ...
By Brilliant Real Estate Marketing Team at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, ~ We help people buy and sell ~ Brilliantly
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
August 1st & 2ndHi Buyers - here is a recap of the Public Open Houses scheduled for this weekend in Commack (Commack School District)If you have any questions you should call your buyer's agent.   Commack Open Houses If you don't have a buyer's agent YOU SHOULD! Want to know why a buyer should hi...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 10
Hernando Beach Florida 34607 Waterfront Home for Sale Listing Video by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty Look at what this Hernando Beach waterfront home has to offer!   Then find out more about this Hernando Beach Waterfront Home for Sale! Call 352-584-7441 today!   Lo...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
♥ ARIZONA POOL HOMES SPECIAL! ♥ Maricopa Pool Home for Sale w/ Mountain Views in Rancho El Dorado 42638 W BRAVO DriveMaricopa, Arizona$380,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 3620 MLS: 5310175   This beautiful Hacienda home is on one of the best lots in Rancho El Dorado, with golf course ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 1
 Are Two Story Homes Less Expensive To Build Than A One Story?This is a question that has been around for years. After all, building up is way cheaper than building out! Well, like most chicken and the egg questions, it depends.The determining factor is usually the cost of the land. If you can bu...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
 Sorrento Beautiful Solar Owned Ranch Home for Sale in Maricopa $210,000 (Reduced Price) 36970 W LEONESSA AVE3 Beds/2 Baths2291 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5280381   This home is 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Plus Den with a Formal Living room & Dining Room. Enter this beautiful home in the formal living room. ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 2
 If you want to check out a number of options for a new place to call home, the Heritage Bay Naples Florida homes for sale can give you that opportunity.  The community could become even more attractive in your mind if you like to play golf, as this is a “bundled golf” development where a golf me...
By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Chinowth & Cohen Realtors )
Comments 1
Home Buyers and Sellers often ask which home repairs a Seller is required to make and when do the repairs have to be completed? As happens often in real estate, there is not an answer that applies to all real estate transactions.It depends.It depends on what is negotiated and whether there is fin...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 41
Without a doubt, advancements in technology, and photography in a digital age, have advanced marketing techniques for selling real estate by leaps and bounds. At the touch of a keyboard linked to the internet, homebuyers and sellers have learned they are dramatically empowered in their quest to b...
By Shawn McNeal, Shawn McNeal
(Remax Acorn Properties)
Comments 2
  Opportunity knocks! Olympic views and walking distance to Wenberg Park/Lake Goodwin! Large and private greenbelt lot. Low maintenance flooring, energy efficient windows. Unique floor plan. Upper floor master, 2 additional bedrooms plus office/den. Cute kitchen with dual basin stainless sink, oa...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 11
Fro me a disturbing commercial came on the tube this evening.Zillow!  Pushing using them as the greatest place to find a home.This is a very high test add and it's production is top notch.They really pulled out the stops on this one. But one thing still stands true...they are still not a Professi...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 105
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...
By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
Comments 1
 Another sparkling customer celebrating with their new home purchase. With their home buying team. Their realtor, Bob, helped them find there family's perfect home and their experienced loan originator, William, helped them find the perfect fit for there home buying needs.Stop in to see me in the...