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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 27
SOLD - Applewood West - Golden, CO  80401     This cute brick ranch home is now closed, and so nice when the transaction is so clean!   Wrote the first of June, closed yesterday and was seamless!   This is a great property in Applewood West  (a highly sought after neighborhood).    These buyers ...
By Joni Staples, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties)
Comments 17
 Buyer Advice: You Can Still Make A Backup Offer  I am sure that it does NOT come as a surprise to you that this gorgeous home located at 69 Murphy Farm Road is pending.  If it does surprise you --> it shouldn't. I had an agent call me to tell me that they had told their buyers that they needed t...
By Jim Sinnott, Realtor, ABR, GRI Licensed in MA and RI
(Bedard Realty)
Comments 4
  Is a Condo Right for You?  Condos are a popular alternative to owning a single family home, appealing to many segments of the population.  From couples who are just starting out together to retirees, and everyone in between, condos are a smart choice that offers many advantages. There are diffe...
By Pat Starnes
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Castlewoods Subdivision, Brandon, MS Castlewoods Subdivision, one of the largest residential neighborhoods in the state, is home to over 2000 homeowners. The neighborhood surrounds a privately owned 18-hole golf course, Castlewoods Country Club. Located in northwest Rankin Count...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 1
My client is a Wounded Warrior with injuries sustained in Iraq.  He had several specific requirements that were important to satisfy for his comfort in his new home.During our extensive seaching and looking at property a home came on the market that was a perfect fit.Additionally, it was a short ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 12
I did an inspection last week on a beautiful home here in Albuquerque in the foothills, or high desert. It was at the base of Sandia Peak, which is over 10,000 feet in elevation. There is a cable Tram that runs up the side of the mountain to a sweet little restaurant at the top called "High Finan...
By Adam Hergenrother
(The Adam Hergenrother Team at KW Vermont)
Comments 3
  New Listing | 1868 Pond Road, FletcherEasy one-level living with walkout lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Large living area with hardwood floors and picture window allowing maximum natural light. Enjoy cooking in the eat-in kitchen with granite counters plus formal dining adjacent. Master w...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 3
Search other homes for sale in HummelstownListing Details:595 Cook Court, HummelstownMLS Number: 10271711Bedrooms: 3Baths: 2 Full, 2 HalfSquare Feet: 1,016Looking for a luxury condo with a view? 1st floor Owners Suite w/new carpet, jetted tub & walk-in shower, plus two 2nd flr BR’s. Freshly paint...
By Dan Miller
(Keller Williams Realty, Madison, Wisconsin)
Comments 2
 A super cute East Madison 3 bedroom home just 3 blocks from Lake Monona & Olbrich Park! A popular ranch style floor plan w/ kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms & tiled full bath. Backyard has a patio and space for games or a garden. The 2 CAR GARAGE offers additional covered space for extra storage...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
Comments 1
 How much is my East New York Brooklyn Home Worth? East New York Brooklyn Homes Sold June 2015     For the month of June 2015, the Brooklyn MLS posted the following East New York homes Sold : East New York Brooklyn HomesLiberty Ave Asking $149,000 sold $157,250  6/29/15Pennsylvania Ave Asking $64...
By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
Comments 0
Hillcrest Estates Homes For Sale In Dallas TexasStreet View - homes for sale in Hillcrest Estates, Dallas Tx 75230  Access MLS homes for sale in Hillcrest Estates Searching for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throu...
By Jeff Gould
(Kings Realty & Property Mgmt.)
Comments 11
Photo credit: Maks Karochkin / Foter / CC BY Great, you've made the decision to buy a home. Now is the time to get a mortgage pre-approval (not a pre-qualification) and start getting your finances together. If you break any of the rules below, your chances of getting a mortgage will decrease dram...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
                 Search 5+ Bedroom Homes St Lucie West                    PGA Village St Lucie County                              5+ Bedroom 5+ Bedroom 5+ Bedroom            Search for 5 plus Bedroom Homes
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 3
Gorgeous Home for sale in Queen Creek. http://mysinglepropertywebsites.com/41736This incredible home has been reduced! For only 268,900 LOOK what you get:You will find 5 BIG bedrooms, and large den AND a LOFT. the kitchen has great features including granite and a highly upgraded stainless steel ...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
Comments 2
SOLD !!!Shubenacadie homes for saleHomes in Shubenacadie for saleShubenacadie real estate for sale 16 Conley Hill, Shubenacadie$149,900 Exclusive This cozy 3 bedroom bungalow is well kept with all the windows upgraded. Great location right in the village of Shubenacadie where you can walk to most...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
Comments 0
Stewiacke Homes For SaleStewiacke Real EstateReal Estate In StewiackeSOLD !!! 17 Abbie Grace Lane, Stewiacke$329,900 MLS This custom built 1 year old bungalow features see-through propane fire place, cathedral ceiling in the living room, in floor hot water heat plus heat pump in house and garage....
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 5
 NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Here you will find Luxury Homes for sale, New Homes, New Construction, Land, Building Lots for sale, Rentals, Commercial Properties for sale & lease, renovations, REO Sales, E...
By Trish Nash, Henderson Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI, PMN
(Signature Gallery Of Homes )
Comments 3
Come and join us! Come see this meticulous Woodside home that we have located in a gated community in beautiful Lake Las Vegas! Avenza has a spacious, very open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. Avenza also features not one, but two wondeful master bedrooms, as well as a bonus loft are...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
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By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
Comments 1
If you are looking for property in the Clermont, FL. 34711 area then there is Nothing Better than a New Home!!!  We are having a #PUBLICOPENHOUSE AT 11238 Scenic Vista Drive Clermont, FL. 34711 Sunday 6/7/15 from 12-3 PM.  Close to 4000 square feet with over $20,000 of special royal features. If ...