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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 23
Today we closed 100 E. Bellevue Place #25C in Chicago's Gold Coast. A top of the line 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo for $487,500. A gut remodel awaits it's dated interior and my buyer clients are just thrilled. They are excited to choose the new kitchen and room finishes. In one of the best streets ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 28
Kentlands Photowalk: Clematis IMG 4613 Kentlands is a planned neo-traditional community located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. This very walkable neighborhood is a favorite for families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC. White picket fence...
By Kevin Shin, & Associates
(Prudential California Realty)
Comments 1
13681 Cherokee Ct, Fontana, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1712 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! 15 Second Home Valuations Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 19
A Home Buyer demanded to be able to Offer what ever price THEY wanted on a new Listing of mine. There is certainly nothing that can keep them from making a lowball offer on this Manchester NH area Home. There is a "HOWEVER" though, that WHY would you make an offer that has ZERO chance of being ex...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 14
If You are going to be an Irresponsible Little Twit…  At least call back.Nothing is more irritating than to take time from your important tasks of the day than to go show a home to someone who does not show up.The irritation is only compounded when they do not call, do not answer their phone, or ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 3
www.regalclassichomes.com A Builder’s Test, How To Quickly Determine The Quality Of A New Home? Let’s call this the 5 minute Builder’s test. It’s probably really unfair but we are all busy and there are lots on new homes to view.  1. If you pull up to  a new home and it’s foundation elevation is ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 10
Affordable Homes for Sale Stone Mountain Village Delta, CO Sept. 2015This is a popular and newer subdivision in North Delta. Stone Mountain Village is a place people love to call home. It's a quick drive to shopping in Delta, and an easy commute to Grand Junction and Montrose.  There's a neighbor...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 4
Reduced 126 Parkland Cir. Clarksville TN | Willowbrook SubdivisionIf you want a super deal on a home in the Sango area then you need to take a closer look at the value tucked into 126 Parkland Circle. This traditionally crafted home in Willowbrook Subdivision has a nicely laid out floor plan with...
By Belinda Johns, Northern Virginia "Hometown" Realtor
(Exit Realty)
Comments 2
NEW LISTING  https://twitter.com/BelindaJohns7/status/638914265299202048Hollin Hall Village Alexandria Va Call Belinda for a Showing 703-919-6289 $568,500.00 3 bedroom & 2 Full BathsRemodeled 
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 10
 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...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Elia Drive   Branchburg, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colonial Bedrooms: 4/5 Bathrooms: 2/3 Area: 3,731 SqFt. Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-1358   Contact: Jane Nicastro-Disch (908) 313-7180             PROPERTY DETAILS   New Homes with Master Bedroom on First Floor Many Options...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 15
Sold and Closed in Ashburn Village in Ashburn, Va 20147Sold: 43987 Kitts Hill Terr Ashburn, Va 20147This three level 2 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse located in Ashburn Village is now sold and closed courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. My first time homebuyer was a referral ...
By Anita Allen, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Pace and Milton, FL
(Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - 850-377-4410)
Comments 0
Homes in Abernathy Subdivision Pace, FLSee all Homes for sale in Abernathy Subdivision in Pace, FL.  Is it time to sell?  Find out what your home in Abernathy Subdivision in Pace, FL is worth.Abernathy is an impressively splendid neighborhood that is centrally situated in North Santa Rosa County ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 2
Beautiful Equestrian Property with acreage This magnificent country house is situated just south of Atlanta and North of Macon.With around 6 acres of land, beautiful private pool, as well as fantastic equestrian facilities, Riata makes the perfect equestrian home for you, your family and your ho...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 26
This past Sunday, there was an article in our Sunday paper which was entitled "As closing costs drop, you'd better shop around." It was written by Bankrate.com, and it basically stated the cost a borrower needs in order to close has dropped by 7% in 2015 over 2014. When I read the title, I though...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 3
With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of North/ Central New Jersey. Click For Complete Info on Our New Homes. http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/luxury-ne...
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 2
479 Northwest Ravenswood Lane, Port Saint Lucie, FL Pending Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2158 SQUARE FEET Get the Sales Price! Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie W...
By Scott Gregory
(The Scott Gregory Team, Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast)
Comments 0
2579 Hidden Estates Circle, Navarre, FL 32566, Exclusively Listed by The Scott Gregory Team 850-982-2039You will feel right at home in this beautiful 4-bedroom home that's in move-in condition. Welcome home to 2579 Hidden Estates Circle in Navarre.This listing is brought to you exclusively by The...
By Cathy Bradley, Converting Transactions Into Relationships
Comments 2
8 Surprise Hidden Expenses for First Time Home Buyers So, you have signed on the dotted line, gotten the keys for your new first home and can’t wait to move in.  You have saved and budgeted for this home purchase and you think you are ready to be first time home owners.  This is wonderful news, b...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
2665 East 21st Street, Signal Hill, CA Coming Soon Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 2 (1 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1140 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Signal Hill Homes for Sale Signal Hill Homes for Sale ...