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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 26
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 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 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 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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 19
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 9
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 Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Landon Homes)
Comments 4
NEW HOME near Historic St. Augustine Room for a pool Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $249,990 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2,125 sqftYear Built: 2015MLS #: 154784 Location 117 Plaza Del RioSaint Augustine, FL 32084USA Marjorie Taylo...
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 Jack Solloway, There's Only One Right Choice in Real Estate
(Right Choice Realty)
Comments 1
Homebuyers enter the process with one of two mindsets. There are those who know what kind of house they want – the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the type of kitchen and maybe whether or not they want a yard. Then there are those who knowwhere they want to live, such as a specific school distr...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 15
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 Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 3
www.regalclassichomes.com A Builder’s Test, How To Quickly Determine The Quality Of A New Home? Let’s call this the 5 minute Builder’s test. It’s probably really unfair but we are all busy and there are lots on new homes to view.  1. If you pull up to  a new home and it’s foundation elevation is ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 10
Affordable Homes for Sale Cedaredge, Delta...Del Ray Subdivision August 2015Nestled almost half way between Cedaredge and Delta, CO is Del Ray Subdivision. It's located just outside of the small mountain community of Eckert. The lots are larger with most of them starting at half an acre, and ther...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 12
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 Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
Comments 2
3122 Roberta Street, Largo, FL Just Listed Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 1784 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Largo Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth? Presente...
By Patrick White, Put our 28 years experience and technolgy to work
(Home Driven Realty, Inc)
Comments 20
 Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-August 30 2015Baldwin New York Homes for SaleBaldwin, New York Real EstateBaldwin, New York 11510 The purchase or sale of Baldwin New York Real Estate maybe one of the largest financial decisions made. Having current information on Baldwin NY Homes for Sale, ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 10
Reduced 126 Parkland Cir. Clarksville TN | Willowbrook SubdivisionIf you want a super deal on a home in the Sango area then you need to take a closer look at the value tucked into 126 Parkland Circle. This traditionally crafted home in Willowbrook Subdivision has a nicely laid out floor plan with...
By Christine Bohn, Realtor, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Comments 1
Documents Needed When Applying For A MortgagePreparation is the key to obtaining a mortgage. You are excited about owning your own home. You are tired of renting.  And you have worked hard to establish a credit score/history. Now you are ready to discuss loan options with a lender. This post will...
By Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
Comments 0
 UNDER CONTRACT! (PLEASE NOTE:OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED FOR THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH IS CANCELLED)   Large 5 Bedroom House in great Southwest Springfield Location! Beautiful Hardwood floors throughout the Living Room and Kitchen. Updated Counters and Tile in the Bathrooms. The Fifth Bedroom is large...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Kensington Place, Downers Grove, Illinois - September 2015 About Kensington Place Kensington Place is a townhome community built in the late 1980's by the Kensington Group. Kensington Place features 143 town homes Kensington Place is located in Downers Grove, Illinois east of Woodward and south ...