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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 13
Home Buyer Tax BreaksTax season is here and many consumers are not completely aware of the home buyer tax deductions and breaks they may be entitled to. While we all need to pay our fair share of taxes, it is nice knowing we may get a refund  if we are able to itemize and claim some of the homeow...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 6
  Buyers sometimes have long lists of things ...from the location to the lot size, number of bedrooms, style, updates, etc. on their wish lists when they begin their home search. Some items are more realistic than others...and some are just that...wishes.    We always work with Buyers as a Buyer...
By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
 Pensacola, Pace , Gulf Breeze Property Management, Housing starts surge 10.5% higherSingle-family housing starts rose 7.6% to an 8-year high, while multifamily starts spiked 18.1% following a decline the month before. Read more.Management $50. Monthly in Pace, Fl. 32571 with NO other charges or ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 3
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   BACK ON MARKET !     This Beauty is Back on the Market !   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure       Search All Homes For Sale   616 N Hartwell Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186-5025   Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Current Pri...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 6
Where To Find Your Job Satisfaction - Do You Deserve A Pat On The Back? When a transaction closes, there is high excitement. The buyers will often shower us with thank yous and comments about how happy they are with their new home. It's tempting to want to pat ourselves on the back. We've done a ...
By Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
Comments 10
Well, you are right.  This isn't California (as much as I wish it were during the winter months!).  But we still need to test your new home for termites if you are buying in La Crosse. La Crosse was founded on the lumber industry.  Logs from west central Wisconsin were brought here to be processe...
By Bruce Swedal, Denver Real Estate
Comments 0
It's a happy day; you just got married to the person of your dreams. You're both extremely excited. The next step is going to be buying a house. Buying a new home is not as easy as you might think it would be. There are many steps involved in buying a house. Here are some of them; first would be ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
How many agents can a Buyer hire to help them buy a home? Well i can tell you 1 buyer who hired 4 of them. I got 4 calls from 4 different agents on my Manchester NH area new listing. Turned out it was all for the same buyer who hired 4 agents without any of them knowing they were not the only on...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 1
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty Owner Finance Queen 806-290-1920 How Dodd/ Franks  Destroyed Owner Financing And My Life Who are these dudes?  Their names are Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.   Owner Finance Queen--Pamela Madore Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American politic...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Chris B Johnson, REALTOR® Neighborhood Market Report  Mortgage Pre Approval  Time To Buy A Home Buy Sell Market Insider About Switch to Map View  Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®, CDPE®, CHS® View Photos 4492 PINE RIDGE Court Moorpark, CA 93021 $600,000 4 bds 2 ba 2374 sq ft Status: Back Up Offer ...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Comments 0
See this Property Now Just Listed Description Maps & Local Home Value Search MORE Homes Featured Listings $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2434 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Search LUXURY Homes NEW CONSTRUCTION Search All Boise Idaho Homes What is Your Home Worth? Boise Idaho Relocation Gui...
By Rosemarie Rivicci, Coming soon to a closing near you!
(Barbara Corregano Real Estate)
Comments 6
Four Bedroom Home for Sale Tottenville Staten IslandDeep in the Heart of Tottenville this Engineer's 4 Bedroom 3 Bathrooms 2800+ sq. Ft. home has tons of amenities with bonus footage. Completely renovated in 2014/2015 with New Anderson Windows, 50 Year Architectural roof, siding, gutters, liters ...
By Scott Gregory
(The Scott Gregory Team, Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast)
Comments 4
Looking for a versatile 4-bedroom home with style? You'll love the circular movement theme at 3336 Crestview Ln in Gulf Breeze. This listing, renovated and modern, is brought to you exclusively by The Scott Gregory Team at Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast. Call or text 850-982-2039 or visit h...
By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
(Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 agentandersen@gmail.com)
Comments 1
Nothing Sweeter than a Buyer or Seller Referral from You!In honor of the sweetest day of the year, I'll be hand delivering a special gift box of 4 beautiful Smallcakes Cupcakes to anyone referring a qualified buyer or seller for a home in the North Atlanta area to me.  (Within 10 miles of the Sma...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Celtic Connection Realty Team - We Take the High RoadSolutions Real Estate - Multi-Million Dollar Producers 2004-2015 Direct: 480-987-9322 Cell: 480-612-7968 Fax: 800-410-9607  To search for homes go to our web sites:http://www.QueenCreekRealEstateSolution.com   (includes San Tan Valley)http:...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
Comments 0
What will homes look like in the future? Well, expect them to be radically different like this imaginative "art house". To see the inside of the home click Art House of the Future from Duskywondersite.                              See the inside of the House of the Future from Duskywondersite Not...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 8
CLOSED SALE at Boca Pointe La Corniche in Boca Raton FL  This gorgeous pool home on La Corniche Circle in the pet-friendly community of Boca Pointe in Boca Raton, Florida, closed last week. I represented the buyers.  This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, 2-car garage and just under 2900 ...
By Teresa K. Nelson
(Marketplace Sotheby's Intl Realty)
Comments 2
In the Greater Seattle area, rents are creeping up past what a house payment could be. This is a great time to take advantage of a state loan program for downpayment assistance! My colleague Suzy and I have teamed up with our favorite lender to offer Home Buyer classes that will teach a qualifyin...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 7
The Franklin TN housing market is hot, even in February. As a matter of fact, there are only 20 single-family homes in all of Franklin priced under $350,000. Three of those are new construction and won't be ready for several months. That leaves just 17 single-family homes in Franklin TN priced un...
By Melissa E. Spittel, Realtor, "Helping You Make The Right Move"
(Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty)
Comments 0
Manchester Farms is a popular neighborhood located in Manchester, Maryland. Manchester Farms has been constructed in multiple phases by Bob Ward Homes. The fifth and final phase, consisting of Starlight Court, is currently under construction. This final phase of Manchester Farms consists of 15 ho...