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 Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 34
I have seen some really creative ways to run a dryer vent. We all know the dryer vent must discharge outdoors... right? Not into the garage, another room, the attic, it must be outdoors! Why? One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heatin...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
1827 Bennigan Dr, #89 E, Hilliard OH 43026 PROPERTY DETAILS $142,500LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 215042986Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 2Sq ft: 1392Style: CondoGarage: 2 CarHeat Source: GasTaxes: $2,716.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Fantastic 3 bedroom condo in Hilliard Village with 2 full baths,...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 16
Today my buyer client got a beautiful townhouse at 1829 Wilmette Ave #C Wilmette IL 60091 under contract. This is a very nice property that was on the market for $549,000. An end unit with 3 bedrooms and 4 bath rooms plus a half bath, an attached 2 car garage in a fantastic community. You hear me...
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 18
Under Contract - Lake of the Rockies - Monument CO 80132  It is wonderful when past clients call and say -- come on down and we have something to talk about!   They want to find a property with acreage and views somewhere rural.    We started the search, and after a couple of weeks I got another ...
By Jeanne Feenick, Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert
(Keller Williams Towne Square Realty)
Comments 0
First Public Open House for this terrific newly listed home in popular Basking Ridge, NJ.  Priced at an attractive $595,000, 46 Cherry Lane will be open for viewing tomorrow, Sunday, February 14 from 1-4pm.  Please join me and if you are unable to come, but interested, call Jeanne 908-337-0943 fo...
By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Ensenada, Baja, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
Comments 4
Baja real estate now Are you thinking of retiring in Baja? If so, let us at Rosarito Beach Real Estate help you find the perfect housing in an ideal location. Baja real estate now is known to be some of the most beautiful property you'll find anywhere in the world. In fact, all you have to do is ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 9
How Buyers Get Their Real Estate Agents to Fall in Love with ThemIt's Valentine's Day Weekend and there is lots talk about what to do for that special someone in your life. Those of us in real estate business love it when a buyer falls in love with a house and the excitement grows. What a great V...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 7
One Less Lot To Choose in Cincinnati's 55+ Community Heritage At Miami BluffsMonday morning was one of those days in real estate that I REALLY enjoy!  Karen & Jim signed the paperwork and got the keys to their new construction patio home on the back side of Heritage at Miami Bluffs! One of my fav...
By Robert Quesada, The 4EverTeam
(Mitchell Realty)
Comments 2
7550 Copper Cove, Converse, TX Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Courtesy of Lacy Padilla - Real Living Best Homes Realty $ Click for current price 6 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 2502 SQUARE FEET READY FOR MOVE IN! Home features living room co...
By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 10
    Home inspecting isn’t rocket science. For the most part, it’s just plain, o’l common, horse sense. If something I’m looking at doesn’t look right or isn’t functioning correctly . . . something is wrong! Some of the more problematic areas generally revolve around plumbing and electrical. Unhan...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 3
Stunning custom built, all Cedar home set on private, fully landscaped grounds in sought after Pocantico Hills School District. Large heated swimming pool w. natural stone water fall embedded in gorgeous speckled Granite stone works, multi level terraces, patios & decks w. matching wrought iron b...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 6
Knox Court condos at Heritage creek offer year round resort style living. People love to live there because of the 15,000 sq ft clubhouse that offers lots of activities.There is an indoor pool as well as outdoor pool.There are 4 active listings at Knox court condos as of today, February 13,2016 T...
By Lisa Avila, Sail Home Suncoast
(RE/MAX Metro )
Comments 1
Disclaimer: I work closely with (not for) a new home builder in Pinellas County, FL. Our relationship is very similar to a listing agent's relationship with a resale homeowner, but obviously due to the nature of vacant building sites, I have to be well versed in the product. I recently read a fea...
By Brian England, Realtor, GRI, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 10
For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. When the blazing sun is gone, When he nothing shines upon, Then you show ...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 9
Building Lot #15 is for sale on Oak Hill Blvd, in the beautiful Knollwood Park Villa's in Granger, Indiana. This is the very last lot available for purchase, the community of 86 homes on more than 41 acres has been sold out, except for this one...This nice 100 X 150 level lot is less than two blo...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Henderson NV 89002 - February 13, 2016Henderson ZIP code 89002 covers the southeastern corner of the city. Its general boundaries are everything south of Horizon Drive and Equestrian Drive, and east of the mountains that are part of the McCullough Range. Residents of 89002 can e...
By Lana Bell, ONE Sotheby's Realty Sunny Isles Beach Branch
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 1
  acqualina sunny islesWhen it comes to luxe condo towers, there are few things you cannot find. For example, in New York, you can find an “ice room,” where it actually snows inside, as well an apartment with a view of Carnegie Hall where the music has been piped into the water, allowing swimmers...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 21
Village of Neshaminy Falls in North wales Montgomery  county is a 55plus, active adult community . The community has a outdoor swimming pool,social room, game room, exercise room, card room and lots of activities. It is located close to Montgomery mall.There are 7 active listings in Neshaminy Fal...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
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By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Waterfront Expert in Cape Coral FLA.
(Shore Line Realty 239-560-0726 )
Comments 0
 My Story - Successful in helping and supporting people My Passion - Improving peoples lives through real estateMy Support - Encouragement backed by knowledge My Tools - Best Technology in the Industry My Business Strategy-Always Putting People First My Goal -You reaching your goals, You're accom...