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 18
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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 28
NEW LISTING - City Park Denver CO  80205  This brand new listing will be available for showing Friday,  July 31st and am sure this will be a HOT listing.    This is the strongest blocks in City Park, and the home has been completely remodeled. 3227 Fillmore St.Denver, CO  80205$420,000 Located ju...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 3
  When looking for a new residence sometimes the search can be generic, while at other times quite specific.  The Naples Florida homes for sale for $500,000 in a golf course community is an example of one of the latter, especially when targeted at single family dwellings.  Considering the area's ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
♥ ARIZONA POOL HOMES SPECIAL! ♥ Maricopa Pool Home for Sale w/ Lake Views in Rancho El Dorado $475,00022384 N BALBOA DRMaricopa, AZ 85138Active / 5238080  Bedrooms: 4 / Bathrooms: 3 Square Feet: 3199  Enjoy the views of the lake and the golf course in your own backyard oasis with heated pool  and...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
 Maricopa Move-in-Ready Home for Sale w/ Pool in Acacia Crossings  $224,900 45433 W MIRAFLORES StreetMaricopa, Arizona Bedrooms: 3 / Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 2291 MLS: 5241553   Enjoy this kitchen with Granite Counters, Maple Cabinets, Oversized Island, Tile and Laminate Wood floors everywhere...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 7
I rarely ever have a problem with a Sacramento home inspector when it's my buyer, but when it's somebody else's home inspector and my seller, that's when things can go sideways. Not every agent understands home inspection reports, either. And while agents should not be intrepreting these reports ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
***Arizona Pool Homes Special! *** Corner Lot Pool Home for Sale in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado    $339,90043216 W MCCLELLAND DriveMaricopa, AZ 85138 5 Beds / 3 Baths 2861 SqFt of living space Active / MLS# 5304358   Corner Lot Pool Home for Sale in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado   This ex...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 1
26540 Rustling Birch Way, Plainfield, IL 60585List Price: $305,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 4 2.1 2007 3,271 ft2 3 $11,976 50 days Fabulous open layout in this super spacious home in Grande Park! 4 Generous bedrooms plus 1st floor den and 2nd floor bonus room too! Hardwood f...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
It is important to get your FICO score up to qualify for a loan and sometimes the higher your score, the lower your interest rate. 10 Ways To Improve Your Chances of Buying a House Quicker   1. What is the first thing you should do? Start Saving money and cutting back slightly on frivilious expen...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Comments 1
Complete remodel and update. Granite counters. Glass tile back-splash. Stainless appliances. Ceiling fans. Large bedrooms. Master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Mature trees. Quiet street. Fireplace. Open floor plan. Recent roof, laminate floors, hardware, fixtures, and lighting. Gas r...
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 and Find  4 Bedroom Homes in Saint Lucie County
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 6
Kitchen Lover's 4 Bedroom Colonial for Sale Sharon MA This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom Colonial home is coming for sale soon in Sharon MA and it is a Kitchen Lover's Dream!First, it's been kept immaculately which just makes the whole home feel fresh and welcoming. Space: Whether you like to make go...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale and apartments for lease in North/Central New Jersey. With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction h...
By The Home Shoppe, Real Estate Done Right
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Wow! 4 Bedroom Colonial with a DESIGNER KITCHEN Under 220K!! 1 Briargrove Road, Barnegat, NJ 08005 $219,000  For Complete information Click on this link: http://www.centralnjhomesforsale.com/listing/mlsid/291/propertyid/21511733/ 4 Bedroom Colonial with a DESIGNER KITCHEN Under 220K. Located in a...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 6
I get asked this question a lot.If you are lucky (or unlucky as it might be) to inherit a property from a loved one that has passed you may not be able to get down payment funds from the state and you may not claim to be a Maryland First Time Homebuyer and claim the credit from the state.  Maryla...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Keller Williams)
Comments 0
Welcome to Eugene 97401 homes for sale!   Here you find the most up to date information on Eugene homes for sale including foreclosures, short sales, and condos in Eugene.  ✔ Market Analysis for 97401 Eugene OR The data on this page is about Eugene Oregon homes is consolidated from multiple sour...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 17
"I don't want to live on a public lake!" Fishhawk Lake the Private Alternative Once upon a time, you CRAVED those fast boats, the crazy energy on the water, the wild times, the water-skiing all day, frying your skin and your brain with noise and sun and everything that comes with a public lake. B...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 10
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 Barbara Reagan, Your Richmond Home Realtor
(Long & Foster Realtors)
Comments 0
  Heritage Hill Townhomes in Raintree – Henrico County VA – Neighborhood Profile!Welcome home to Heritage Hill Townhomes, located in the Raintree neighborhood in the Far West End of Henrico County!  This community offers an attractive setting, convenient location, highly desirable Henrico County ...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 7
 Take Full Advantage of an Open House…  Have you ever visited an open house? Even if you are not in the market to buy a home, chances are you’ve toured an open house. Open houses have been around for decades, and they will probably be around for many more years to come. But for potential home buy...