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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 44
Home Buyer Tax BreaksTax season is here and many consumers are not completely aware of the home buyer tax deductions and breaks they may be entitled to. While we all need to pay our fair share of taxes, it is nice knowing we may get a refund  if we are able to itemize and claim some of the homeow...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 15
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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 7
Over hill over dale, we will hit the golfing trail...  ...as those fairways keep rolling along! What an amazing day for a round of golf. Temps in the high 50s, plenty of sunshine and greens just begging to be played. Sand Hollow Golf Resort in Hurricane, Utah is just the place to book a tee time....
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 8
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   BACK ON MARKET !     This Beauty is Back on the Market !   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure       Search All Homes For Sale   616 N Hartwell Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186-5025   Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Current Pri...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
  Buyers sometimes have long lists of things ...from the location to the lot size, number of bedrooms, style, updates, etc. on their wish lists when they begin their home search. Some items are more realistic than others...and some are just that...wishes.    We always work with Buyers as a Buyer...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 2
5720 Crecy Ct Bryans Road MD-South Hampton Charles County MD-COMING SOON ON THE MARKET. This end unit townhouse has three bedrooms,two full baths and two half baths with a car garage. It is 2,614 sq ft. It is in the South Hampton subdivision in Charles County MD. South Hampton subdivision is off ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 5
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 Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 6
Testimonial - Boca Pointe in Boca Raton FL Elyse Berman is a dedicated professional who takes the time to understand her clients' needs and works tirelessly to meet their goals.  She knows her market and shares her expertise which was a real plus coming from out of state. Elyse's sincerity and po...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 18
How many agents can a Buyer hire to help them buy a home? Well i can tell you 1 buyer who hired 4 of them. I got 4 calls from 4 different agents on my Manchester NH area new listing. Turned out it was all for the same buyer who hired 4 agents without any of them knowing they were not the only on...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 2
5 Reason now is the time to buy a home according to a top economist.Ted Jones, Stewart Title's Chief Economist, says now is inarguably the right time to buy a home.... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  The Celtic Connection Realty Team - We Take the High RoadSolutions Real Estate - Multi-Million Dollar Pr...
By Yuliya Kachko, Luxury Estate Agent in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami
(Yuliya Kachko - ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 1
Miami, FL – February 06, 2016 – If perhaps large , luxurious resort style of living is in your future then you don't need to look beyond the Turnberry Ocean Club , Sunny Isles Florida’s latest high end condominium complex . Turnberry Ocean Club is simply the most luxurious tower that Turnberry As...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 2
When it comes to financing a house purchase, real estate inspections can be a critical part of the process.Imagine finding out that the loan you thought "was a lock" all of the sudden was not available (without spending more money) due to a condition on the property that was found during your ins...
By Tamara Elliott-Deering
(Central Metro Realty)
Comments 3
 House hunting is a lot easier today than when I was purchasing my first home. Back in the dark ages of the 1980's and 1990's you had two ways to see properties, attending open houses or working with a Realtor who had hard copy books of the MLS listings in their office. We got an idea of what was...
By Carla Freund, Raleigh - Cary Relocation & Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Comments 2
Coming Soon - Home for SaleFuquay Varina NCNear Downtown Fuquay Varina252 E. Quailwood Dr.Fuquay Varina, NC 27526Village of Charleston1 Story, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage$215,000.00Amazing Home located across from new Fuquay Varina Splash Park   Coming Soon - Homes for Sale Fuquay Varina NC Overview...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 8
CLOSED SALE at Boca Pointe La Corniche in Boca Raton FL  This gorgeous pool home on La Corniche Circle in the pet-friendly community of Boca Pointe in Boca Raton, Florida, closed last week. I represented the buyers.  You can read their testimonial here. This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, 3.1 bat...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
Comments 0
New home buyers may not be aware of all the wonderful tax breaks they now have as a homeowner!  This is one of the very beneficial reasons to becoming a homeowner.  Renters, you won't be deducting any portion of the rent!  Some great information to consider in this excellent post by my colleage A...
By Tamara Elliott-Deering
(Central Metro Realty)
Comments 2
 Dear Home Buyer,How was the Superbowl? I'm guessing you saw the Solopro Superbowl Ad and are now thinking about how you can make money buying your own home. Well not to burst your bubble but you know that saying "There's no such thing as a free lunch?" the exception that proves the rule is Buyer...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker-Owner, RE Consultant, Licensed in CT & NY
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
Comments 4
SUMMER RENTAL SEASON IS HERE CANDLEWOOD LAKE AREA, CT  Similar to the fashion industry, which always seems to be a few seasons ahead, the summer rental season for a vacation or week-end home in the Candlewood Lake area in Connecticut is here.  Just as you may not feel like shopping for winter boo...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 3
A closet case or not? Defining the Bedroom.Wenatchee Home Inspections This comes up often in many forums and discussions. I even recently had a discussion with a very good builder I know.  Like so often I hear “Closet” attached to the defining a bedroom. Now I know many in the appraisal industry ...