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 Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 17
Sold and Closed in Ashburn Village in Ashburn, Va 20147Sold: 43987 Kitts Hill Terr Ashburn, Va 20147This three level 2 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse located in Ashburn Village is now sold and closed courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. My first time homebuyer was a referral ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 0
330 Route 423, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 $122,500 MLS #PM-27538  Click here for more on this Cedar Home ----->Situated on 0.63 acres in Lake Naomi, a Gold Star Community, this home features a cedar interior and exterior, spacious living room with stone-faced wood burning fireplace, formal dining ro...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 0
106 BOULDER RD, Blakeslee, PA 18610 $12,000 MLS #PM-27211 Click here for more on this Brier Crest Lot ---->Building lot of 0.70 acres in Brier Crest Woods. Use your own builder or we can help you find a builder. Predominantly surrounded by State Game Lands, Brier Crest Woods is a low-dues communi...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 28
Today we closed 100 E. Bellevue Place #25C in Chicago's Gold Coast. A top of the line 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo for $487,500. A gut remodel awaits it's dated interior and my buyer clients are just thrilled. They are excited to choose the new kitchen and room finishes. In one of the best streets ...
By Julia St. Marie, ABR, RRG, RSPS
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 1
SummerlinAaaaaaah, beautiful Summerlin……Summerlin is located on the west side of Las Vegas.  It  is unfolding in villages, each centered around its own major park, golf course or major amenity.  The communityis home to 30 villages, each featuring dozens of thoughtfully planned neighborhoods with ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 28
Kentlands Photowalk: Clematis IMG 4613 Kentlands is a planned neo-traditional community located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. This very walkable neighborhood is a favorite for families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC. White picket fence...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 0
Old Town, DelRay, Eisenhower Valley, Rosemont, West End, North Ridge  When house hunting with home buyers, we often say how fortunate we are to have so many great neighborhoods in the Washington DC area. Like flavors of ice cream, the choices seem endless. This is great since home buyers have opt...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 21
A Home Buyer demanded to be able to Offer what ever price THEY wanted on a new Listing of mine. There is certainly nothing that can keep them from making a lowball offer on this Manchester NH area Home. There is a "HOWEVER" though, that WHY would you make an offer that has ZERO chance of being ex...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 10
Cane Island Katy Hosts Party Under the Arches Cane Island a new Master Planned Community located just west of Old or Historic Katy and north of Interstate I-10 is hosting a party Under the Arches on Sunday September 6, 2015. The festivities start at 6 PM and last until 9 PM. This will be unveilin...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 28
Back when I was still fairly new to the world of Real Estate and the fine art of selling houses in Owasso Oklahoma, I got a call one summer day to go show one of my listings.  I set up the appointment and when the day arrived, headed out a bit early so I could be there when the potential buyers a...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®                               OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY FROM 1-5pmTime To Buy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorThousand Oaks Home Market Trends    Thousand Oaks Condo-TownHome Market TrendsBuying a Home This SummerFirst Time Buyers More on Ventura County Real EstateTO EAST Market Activ...
By Kevin Shin, & Associates
(Prudential California Realty)
Comments 2
13681 Cherokee Ct, Fontana, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1712 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! 15 Second Home Valuations Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to ...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 3
Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®             Your Moorpark Neighborhood Specialists ChrisHasYourBuyer.Info                               Time To Buy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Whether it’s our fault, their fault, or just  common mistakes, the frustration of home-  buyers with the buying process prevents us  ...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 1
Homes with a guest house or casita or home office are very popular. Two of the best places to live in the US, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale along with a guest house? What a fantastic combination. Homes for Sale with a Guest House or Casita Take a look at the homes presently on the market with a ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 18
If You are going to be an Irresponsible Little Twit…  At least call back.Nothing is more irritating than to take time from your important tasks of the day than to go show a home to someone who does not show up.The irritation is only compounded when they do not call, do not answer their phone, or ...
By Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
Comments 1
A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today.1. Down PaymentThe survey revealed that c...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Comments 1
 186 Jasmine St. Tavernier Islamorada, Fl Neighborhood Home for Sale "The Love Schack" in Plantaton Key Colony Beach Subdivision, Bigger than it looks - Charming above flood (X-zoned) ground level Concrete Slab (CBS) home, hardwood floors, impact windows, metal roof.  This Lovely home is in popul...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 13
Affordable Homes for Sale Stone Mountain Village Delta, CO Sept. 2015This is a popular and newer subdivision in North Delta. Stone Mountain Village is a place people love to call home. It's a quick drive to shopping in Delta, and an easy commute to Grand Junction and Montrose.  There's a neighbor...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 21
 Your Agent Can Lose You The House, If They Don't Know-Move On I have a listing that is in escrow and I'm trying very hard to save the transaction. These are first time home buyers with a seeming inexperienced agent. The term "door opener" comes to mind. She's a very nice person...but doesn't und...
By Christopher Collins, The Collins Home Team
(RE/MAX Renaissance Realty)
Comments 1
Stunning! that is the best way to describe this 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home in Del Lago Arrowhead Ranch. lowest priced home per sqft in Del Lago bt dont let that fool you, this one is a beauty. Remodeled to perfection with new flooring, cabinets, slab granite counters, paint, landscaping, fixtures, a...