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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 74
Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time renter, or are a young millennial ready to spread your wings and fly out on your own, buying a home is a much more complicated process than searching properties on the Internet. Today's ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Search Union County Homes for SaleFind Real Estate Listings, New Homes and more        REAL ESTATENJEstates.netNJEstates.infoSomerset CountyMorris CountyUnion CountyHunterdon CountyMiddlesex CountyTown & School Info SERVICESBuying InformationSelling InformationCustom HomesNewsletters/AdviseFacebo...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
  REAL ESTATENJEstates.netNJEstates.infoSomerset CountyMorris CountyUnion CountyHunterdon CountyMiddlesex CountyTown & School Info SERVICESBuying InformationSelling InformationCustom HomesNewsletters/AdviseFacebookTwitterContact Us Morris County New Jersey Real Estate You need to have the best re...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comTown Squire Condominiums in Edmonds - close to everythingWhen thinking of buying or selling a cond...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 17
Brandon Saad, Hockey Negotiations, and Buying a Home    What You Can Learn             Anyone that knows me very well can relate a few basics about me.  One is, I'm a lifelong Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan.         Actually, I'm a fanatic.  Just ask my wife.  I hauled her to a hockey game on our ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 8
I can honestly say that I have tried to explain this oh so many times but Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert nailed it with a capital N.please stop by Nicole's post to comment! Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time ren...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
Comments 0
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
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 31
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 JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
Comments 0
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
By Rich Temen
(Inhabit Realty)
Comments 1
View MLS Listings for Cave Creek Why View MLS Listings with your own Advanced MLS Search Portal?Tired of the many real estate sites that often have outdated information about the home that you spent your time searching for? Only to find out that when you contact an agent, that it is already sold!...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
Comments 0
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 2
Let's delve into the genealogy of this gracious Madison Heights residence located at 875 S Madison Ave., Pasadena, CA.  The residence provided shelter for some prominent Pasadena families. This grand dame (I don't want to appear biased but I always think of homes in the feminine gender) celebrate...
By Rich Temen
(Inhabit Realty)
Comments 0
Advanced MLS Search Portal for Cave Creek Why View MLS Listings with your own Advanced MLS Search Portal?Tired of the many real estate sites that often have outdated information about the home that you spent your time searching for? Only to find out that when you contact an agent, that it is alre...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
Comments 0
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
By Rich Temen
(Inhabit Realty)
Comments 0
View MLS Listings for North Scottsdale Why View MLS Listings with your own Advanced MLS Search Portal?Tired of the many real estate sites that often have outdated information about the home that you spent your time searching for? Only to find out that when you contact an agent, that it is already...
By Rich Temen
(Inhabit Realty)
Comments 0
Advanced MLS Search Portal for North ScottsdaleWhy get your own Advanced MLS Search Portal?Tired of the many real estate sites that often have outdated information about the home that you spent your time searching for? Only to find out that when you contact an agent, you find it is already sold!T...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 3
Another Buyer Under Contract In Mason's Marival Condo Community!  Our buyers are under contract on a great ranch condo with a finished lower level in Mason's Marival at Weatherstone!  While Marival isn't a patio home community, it DOES fit well with a low maintenance lifestyle and that was import...
By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 3
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By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 2
Remember, there are things about the home you can easily change, and other things that are difficult to change, or cannot be changed at all.  Try to overlook cosmetic things such as paint color, wallpaper, and carpeting.  Most homeowners will want to add their own touch by redecorating anyway.  L...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 4
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...