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 Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 7
Are you looking for the perfect horse property close to town with plenty of acreage? Then look no further than 63 Bomber Mt. Road in Gillette WY! This wonderful horse property offers 21.03 acres which is fenced and already set up for animals!  The barn offers many features including stalls, elect...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 1
 Mature Landscaping is sometimes hard to find In Gillette, WY but this home has it and many more features you don't want to miss out on! Over 2600 sq feet finished with 5 Bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms! The master bedroom itself is a retreat with its spacious sq footage and private deck! You don't wa...
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 3
http://www.viewlisting.info/m/41736 Beautiful 5 bedroom home with a pool!$268,900 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths plus a large den, a loft, fenced pool and fully landscaped backyard with pavers and synthetic grass. Master bedroom, guest room and den/office are downstairs! Perfect home for entertaining a...
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
 Villages At Queen CreekWe are happy to announce that we have a just finished our new website featuring homes for sale in The Villages at Queen Creek. If you are looking for a golf course community in Queen Creek you should definitely look at this beautiful community. Golf homes in Villages at Qu...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 39
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 Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
http://www.viewlisting.info/m/41736 Beautiful 5 bedroom home with a pool!$268,900 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths plus a large den, a loft, fenced pool and fully landscaped backyard with pavers and synthetic grass. Master bedroom, guest room and den/office are downstairs! Perfect home for entertaining a...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
  The single family homes for sale in Imperial Golf Estates Naples Florida might be a good place to start if you are in the market for a new residence in a gated golf community.  This could be especially true if you would like the variety of having two 18 hole layouts at your disposal, while stil...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 24
There's a saying that the buyer will make up his mind if he likes the home within 10 minutes of walking through the door... maybe even shorter. I'm not so sure about that but one thing I have run up against in my 11 years as a Home Inspector. LOTS of times when I arrive at the home, I can tell in...
By Charles Ross, Love To Help People
(Remax Advantage Realtors Inc.)
Comments 0
Attention Real Estate Investors! This home is being sold “As Is”, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Basement; home partially remodeled, but could use some tender loving care. Large kitchen with Dining room combo, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Large living room, Large back yard for children and pets. Chain link fen...
By HomeInsurance.com LLC
(HomeInsurance.com)
Comments 3
Buying a home is one of the largest investments most people will make in a lifetime. The house may be where buyer's children take their first steps and where his or her family bonds and relaxes. With so many memories under one roof, it’s important to protect that home with an insurance policy.But...
By Barbara Reagan, Your Richmond Home Realtor
(Long & Foster Realtors)
Comments 1
 Welcome home to Knollingwood Townhomes in Henrico County’s Far West End.  Set back into the middle of a well established single family neighborhood, this townhome community offers homeowners a chance to get into a highly desired of Henrico County’s west end at a very reasonable price!Knollingwoo...
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 29
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 Mary Horesco PA, Your Florida Real Estate Agent for Life
(Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Welcome to Winding Cypress, a new gated community located on Collier Blvd, with gorgeous new construction homes solid built by Divosta, in Naples Florida.Minutes away from downtown Naples that offers world class shopping, dining, and the best beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Venture into Marco Isla...
By Karen Pierce
(Karen Pierce | Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS#223305 |360 Mortgage Group LLC NMLS #155922 Austin Texas)
Comments 0
I’m so excited! Not only is Independence Day a holiday I really enjoy celebrating, but summer is peak home buying season in many markets. As a lender, this makes me smile. As a boomerang buyer, it makes me grin ear to ear!  There are a lot of predictions of the number of home buyers re-entering t...
By Jim Sinnott, Realtor, ABR, GRI Licensed in MA and RI
(Bedard Realty)
Comments 7
  Is a Condo Right for You?  Condos are a popular alternative to owning a single family home, appealing to many segments of the population.  From couples who are just starting out together to retirees, and everyone in between, condos are a smart choice that offers many advantages. There are diffe...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 14
I recently got a call from a buyer asking me to "change" the closing attorney on the contract. So I did that, but not before I asked questions.  LOTS of question. I'd never heard of the attorney and when the buyers said this same attorney was handling a personal injury claim for a friend I was mo...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
Comments 1
Free Listing Report: Los Angeles County Foreclosures  The Los Angeles County Bank Owned Home Foreclosure Report is now available.  Stay on top of this market with my bi-weekly REO Blog which posts you on newly listed bank owned homes for sale.  I invite you to preview these listings as a One Line...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Comments 1
5074 Alworth St, Garden City, ID Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1507 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Search All Boise Idaho Homes For Sale Boise Idaho Relocation Guide Homes Close to Where You...
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 PortalWhy 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!Tired of registering w...