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 Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group)
Comments 9
As a professional, full-time real estate agent I have found that there are 3 key objectives for a Purchaser to have a home inspection on a property under contract to buy.  The first is to have a clear understanding of the physical condition of the property so that the Purchaser knows what they ar...
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 1
              Open House August 2, 2015  -  1 PM to 4 PM                             Featured Home is located at:               7152 Maidstone Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986                 For More Information Contact                 Jordan Kane 772-834-0091   Get Directions Click Here OPEN ...
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)
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                   PGA Village Open House August 2, 2015                                PGA Village St Lucie West                        9620 Enclave Circle, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE August 02, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Prin...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
Comments 1
By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
Comments 0
 53 New Homes coming to City of Seminole! Exciting news for the City of Seminole in the heart of Pinellas County! KB homes is in the process of building a brand new subdivision called Seminole GrovesThis community is located close to 57th Ave on Seminole Blvd. Take a video tour of the community! ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Featuring a vast inventory of NJ Real Estate Listings from Luxury New Construction to New Jersey homes for sale, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents “Our Featured Real Estate Listings” section. We also offer Land for Sale in NJ and a diverse catalog of Commercial R...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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Open House Sunday, August 2 from 12 to 2 p.m. - 423 Massapoag AveHome for Sale Sharon MA   Nina Rogoff just listed another beautiful home for sale in Sharon MA. Stop by the Open House on Sunday, August 2 from 12 to 2 p.m. to see this 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom Multi-level home with a Magnificent ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 45
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make in your life. The responsibility of being a homeowner is not to be taken lightly. The maintenance, the mortgage, and the headaches that come with homeownership are very real and very frequent. However, there are so many positives ...
By Paul David Hiebing, Quad-City REALTOR®, @ Grampp, Realty of The Q.C.
(Grampp Realty: Real Estate in the Quad-Cities)
Comments 0
July 31, 2015       IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY RATE WATCH:  The Iowa Finance Authority's interest rates as of   Friday July 31, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. are below.  "Call Paul"@ (563) 508-1649 for Details!! No-Cost, No Obligation Home Loan Pre-Approval Help for all types of Loans. Please feel free to give...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 0
Discover the Best in Waterfront Living at Gatling Pointe, a custom home community located adjacent to Smithfield, Virginia where the James and Pagan Rivers meet. This 5 bedroom Traditional home (20075 Gatling Pointe Parkway South), currently listed for sale with East West Realty for $369,900, off...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
A Few of Our Real Estate Client References:James and Diane Villanti (Buyers and Sellers) Ed is the most honest and helpful agent that I ever dealt with..Also he is extremely knowledgeable about the areas and true home values. I would use Ed for any future transactions and recommend him highly. Kr...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 2
 1674 SF, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lindal Cedar Home located on a 1.73 acre lot in Thornton, New Hampshire, with 1000’ on the Mad River.  This waterfront house features: wood stove, wood ceilings, 5 room in-law apartments in the finished lower-level, deck with mountain views, beautifully landscaped ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 31
Caution when buying a Fixer House! Remodeling has its challanges…. Posted on Jul 30, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |  Caution when buying a Fixer! Remodeling has its challenges: Patience, Money and good Planning make it easier!Often time you hear someone saying I wi...
By Yanai Nassar
(Miami Riviera, llc)
Comments 0
OPEN HOUSEWhere: 8251 NW 8th ST # 316. Miami Fl 33126When: Saturday Aug 1, 2015Hours: 1-3pmPrice: $147,000 (See details of the property)Contact Listing Agent: Yanai NassarPhone: 786-426-9484Beautiful upgraded condo for sale in Fontainebleau, MiamiGreat opportunity to own a ready-to-move condo in...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
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Fort Mill SC's The Retreat At Rayfield is just south of Ballantyne on 521 (Johnston Rd), convenient to all things South Charlotte. Wow.  Lennar Homes is doing it again!  Great looking new homes that are priced just right.  3 Story homes with a Rec Room, Theatre Room, Mancave on that third level, ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 16
Home Buyers Should do Final Walk-through | Tips as to What to Cover Every Homebuyer should do a final walk-through of the home they are buying prior to closing. I tell my clients In Katy TX the walk-through should be done in the late afternoon or evening of the night before closing or on the morn...
By Yanai Nassar
(Miami Riviera, llc)
Comments 0
OPEN HOUSEWhere: 1610 SW 87th Ave, Miami Fl, 33165When: Aug 1st, 2015Hours: noon - 3 pm Listing Price: $300,000Contact: Yanai Nassar, Realtor. Phone: 786-426-9484   Large house for sale in excelent location in SW MiamiGreat house, ready to move in. Upgraded  kitchen and bathrooms. Large lot of 7...
By Brilliant Real Estate Marketing Team at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, ~ We help people buy and sell ~ Brilliantly
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
August 1st & 2ndHi Buyers - here is a recap of the Public Open Houses scheduled for this weekend in Commack (Commack School District)If you have any questions you should call your buyer's agent.   Commack Open Houses If you don't have a buyer's agent YOU SHOULD! Want to know why a buyer should hi...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Exceptional Residence - Granby! Looking for that special property to compliment your distinctive lifestyle? Then this custom designed, quality built home is calling to be seen. It stunningly incorporates 10 spacious rooms - over 4,000 square feet of soaring ceilings, towering windows and bright ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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 When Building A Home, Which Is Better A Cost Plus Or Fixed Price Contract? With a Fixed Price contract you know exactly how much you are going to pay for your new home, unless you exceed the mutually agreed budget amounts or change the scope of the construction agreement. If the cost of material...