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 Next Gen, A group specializing in Lead Generating for agents
(Keller Williams)
Comments 9
102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe La 71203 Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe LA102 Green Forest Drive Monroe LA 71203 Price: $174,900MLS number: 175653Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2Square Feet: 2,452 Year Built: 1985Listing Office: Keller ...

By Kathy Hyatt ~Plantation, Davie, Sunrise REALTOR, Broward Realtor Selling Plantation,Davie & Sunrise
(RE/MAX Preferred)
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 Featured Listings and Free Home Search on Hyatt RealtorsKnowledge is power and early knowledge offers even more advantages, especially in sought after neighborhoods here in Southeast Florida. Buyers who find properties first gain an edge by being the first to see the new homes and thus are the f...

By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Comments 1
Lovely 2-story on the Golf Course Overview Maps Photos Features Open House Market Stats $535,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,610 sqftLot: 6,969 sqftYear Built: 1992MLS #: 1080919 Location 26110 Lake Wilderness Country Club Dr SEMaple Valley, WA 98038USA...

By Robert Rauf
(HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ))
Comments 1
 We keep getting good news in the Real Estate world as the market is heating up.  The bad news for buyers:   Rates have been creeping up and may continue to do so through the year. Housing prices have been climbing in most markets. Just today we received the report on existing home sales climbing...

By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
Comments 2
Open-House Events:                    Sat 2-25-17 from 1-4pm Property:                                       6551 Whitman Ave, Van Nuys , CA 91406 Virtual Tour:                                 www.6551Whitman.com Offered At:                                    $570,000 Call Bandele Oguntomilade: ...

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 1
      STONEY BROOK LAKEFRONT HOME VERO BEACH FLSpacious and beautiful custom built home in the upscale gated community of STONEY BROOK FARM.  SPACIOUS LAKEFRONT HOME GATED STONEY BROOK                                   FARM     GATED LAKEFRONT HOME STONEY BROOK FARM                               ...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 2
It costs nothing to dream. It does however, costs you to purchase a home, let alone your dream home. Here are 3 steps to saving for that dream. Step 1: Pay Down Your Debt to Clean up Your Credit.According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), a surprising number of Americans th...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 5
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce their newest listing at 413 Broad Street in Sewaren!  This immaculate three bedroom ranch house, located in the River Walk section of Sewaren, features 2 full baths, custom kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite Counter Tops, the kitchen also features ...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 51
Buyers with Agents, But No RepresentationWhen someone is looking to buy or sell a home, usually the first person they go to is an agent that helped them previously.  If they have never bought or sold before, maybe they reach out to friends and family for a recommendation.  Or, they can look to th...

By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
Comments 3
Ventless fireplaces have no flue.  Whatever flue gases they produce dump directly into your living room, family room, or wherever you have it located.  Along with the flue gases, ventless systems produce moisture in the burning process.  So as you're sitting there getting warmed by your nice look...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
Comments 0
US Housing Market Is Moving into 'Buy Territory'! According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
Comments 3
$86000 / 3br - 1284ft2 - ▐►College Park 260 Columbia Drive HOUSE LADSON! Wholesale INVESTOR 3-2 w/Garage ► Wholesale INVESTOR 3-2 -1Investor Special House. $86K Wholesale Cash Handyman Special MH Investor Special WholeSale Fantastic Location in Owner Occupied College ParkPrestigious Ladson **See ...

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
Comments 2
  Check out the article below, then call me.   Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  activerain.com/dfh US Housing Market Is Moving into 'Buy Territory'! According to the Beracha, Hard...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 20
People Enjoy the Views in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ   Do You Need A Buyers Agent to find Mesa AZ homes?   For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ Homes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch    Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch   Red Mountain ...

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 14
  Brooks Towers is located in the heart of downtown Denver, so this was the choice for a family that has a daughter going to college downtown.    This is a perfect condo, a secure building for her security as she moves away from home. This is a cash deal, so it will be a quick close, and the fath...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Comments 0
My heart goes out to those who are on order to evacuate from their homes, due to the recent flooding in San Jose/Santa Clara County.  I lived in San Jose from 1988 until I moved in 2001...I left, primarily because I had finally had enough of all the traffic-the day I was beeped at-while pulling o...

By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 2
This week we were called to list a home in Potomac Shores in Prince William County Virginia.The home is located at 17200 Flatstick Ct and it backs to the 12th Green on the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. If you are not familiar with Potomac Shores, you are in for a treat! That's because this is the ni...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 102
Looking for a Sweetheart Deal? With the many news outlets sharing our current real estate market, a strong sellers’ market, I’m always surprised at the number of home buyers who submit low-ball Offers these days!  After a conversation last week with a buyer who is coming into town later this mont...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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 It is a  great night and very warm.The winter always brings a lot of branches and stuff from the trees and other things.Tonight we did some cleanup that normally doesn't get stated until the end of March or early April.It iss looking like a very early spring this year.That means the fish will be...

By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate)
Comments 0
According to Keeping Current Matters 59 million people will purchase Real Estate this year.  Are you one of these people?Buying real estate can accomplish many financial goals.  Purchasing real estate in the Tracy, CA or Mountain House, CA area is most likely one of the largest financial purchase...