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 Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana
(Coldwell Banker RCI Realty)
Comments 12
Buying a home is an exciting time.  It can also be stressful and confusing, especially if you are buying your first home.  We asked our agents for their best advice to first time home buyers to help ease the process.  Here are the top ten tips we got…1.  Get your own RepresentationDon’t use the l...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 54
Dreaming about owning property? Dream BIG!Ten Tips to Owning Property  Why not? I've always been a believer in dreams. Having them, shooting for and making  them come true. Build foundations under them and dreams CAN come true. Here are ten tips to BUILD A FOUNDATION to owning property.   1. Make...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 41
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Los Angeles with its extremely low inventory, you will need to pay attention to the value of comps, or how the list price of a home is calculated. I am sure you have heard the term "comps" bandied about. Comps are comparison properties, and ...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 29
You can Buy a Pre Owned Home at Top Dollar, we are in a Seller's Market, or Build A Home of YOUR own? You still have choices...                   Yep, it is still snowing, and more cold weather yet to come, and only 21 Days left before our Spring Real Estate Market starts!Buyer's with pre-qualifi...
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 13
All We Ask is a bit of Courtesy   As a listing agent you are hired by a seller to sell a home at a price the seller will accept.     You market, follow up with the feedback and even hold open houses in order to sell a home! Another responsibility would be to alert showing agents that there is an ...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 7
Pet Friendly Waterfront Condos for Sale Toscana in Highland Beach FLFind similar waterfront condos for sale at Toscana in Highland Beach FL. If you are looking for a pet friendly condo  in Highland Beach, FL, then Toscana may be a good choice for you.   Highland Beach is a small town of 1.6 miles...
By Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz, Residential & Investment Properties
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 15
 Largest Chandelier in the World at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Nevada. The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada located on Las Vegas Blvd has the 'Largest Chandelier' in the World.  If you have never had the chance to view the Largest Chandelier in Las Vegas Nevada, please put in in yo...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 11
It sounds so funny but the tradition these days says that the Spring Real Estate Market starts the minute the football season is over. I think that is a little bit silly but it is all good. Whenever you think it is time to make change in your life, we have help for you. Below are direct links to ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 17
I almost fell off my chair when my client uttered that phrase.  I had to do a double take and ask her to repeat it so that I was certain that I had heard it.  It was rephrased but the message was still there:  Like a car, one should never pay list price for a house.This initiated all manner of th...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 0
Coral Canyon Golf Course Homes for Sale | Washington Utah | January 2016 The weather is optimum for playing golf in the St. George, Utah area. Several championship golf courses in southern Utah aim to please all comers and include homes built and designed with avid golfers in mind.  New construct...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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►►SELL NOW!! Mobile Homes. Do you have a Mobile Home to SELL to us? We Buy Mobile Homes for Cash! End The Search and Start the Process Today. We Buy MOBILE HOMES In CharlestonAny Price Range Or Location in Charleston County South Carolina See How Our Process Works And Let Us Make You A Fair Offer...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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If You Read Just One Article about Cameron Creek from MI Homes - Read This One>National home builder M/I Homes has a strong presence in the Charlotte NC real estate market, including the Fort Mill - Tega Cay SC corridor nearby. I featured their new Cameron Creek single family and town home develo...
By Jeanne Feenick, Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert
(Keller Williams Towne Square Realty)
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Proud to present, 46 Cherry Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, MLS # 3280443,  a lovely move-in ready 3 bedroom Ranch home in sought-after Basking Ridge, NJ.    There is much to love at 46 Cherry Lane,  from the open flow, hardwood floors, finished basement to the focal point of the home - the fully ...
By Anja Kerstens, GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Are you renting and thinking of purchasing a home? The benefits of homeownership are detailed in this blog.This blog is written for you by Anita Clark.  Tax time is here before you know it and this blog provides excellent information. Here in the Silicon Valley we are looking at home values far h...
By Sandra Jarock
(PorchLight Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Freelancing? Three Tips for How to Secure a Mortgage if You're a Self-employed Entrepreneur If you are self-employed, either as a freelancer or as the owner of your own business, your income can fluctuate greatly from year to year. That can make it difficult to get approved for a mortgage, althou...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Flowers Mill is an active adult communty in Middletown township, in Langhorne bucks county Pa.It offers resort style living and lots of activities at the clubhouse.There is an indoor heated pool, exercise room, card room,  They also have an outdoor pool and tennis courts.I looked up the mls  on F...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
A Home Buyer was tired of always getting their offers beat by cash buyers. They demanded to know how to get their offer accepted on Manchester NH area Homes. They have been looking for a homes over a year, their national agent was no help, they tried it on their own and then read my Active Rain ...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 10
Considering investing in residential real estate in Scottsdale, Arizona but not sure how to go about it? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven process that has resulted in hundreds of successful transactions for the benefit of our clien...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 7
Debbie Reynolds put together a great list of reasons why buyers like new construction! Maybe we should share this with sellers to remind them of what they are up against when they put their home on the market! Fresh paint, new appliances, great decorating! All these things can be achieved by a se...
By CC Underwood
(Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty)
Comments 0
503 South UPPER 8TH AVE, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL Please call today for your personal showing!  904-302-4800   www,sellingwithcc.com Get Directions Click Here Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (1 full, 1 half )...