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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 9
     Home inspectors come in all shapes and sizes and they are all over the map when it comes to the quality of inspections and reports. There are those who want to appease the agent because they know that satisfied agents will keep feeding them business. The downside of that scenario is that soo...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
***Homes for Sale in time for Summer is here! *** Maricopa Spacious Pool Home for Sale in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado    $204,50020971 N LEONA BoulevardMaricopa, AZ 85138 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Property Type: Single Family - Detached Square Feet: 2309 Year Built: 2004 MLS: 5277460   Mari...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
 A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 1. Down PaymentThe survey revealed that...
By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
Comments 1
  NEW PRICE!!!  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own this spacious colonial in the West Side!  Spacious bedrooms – 3 full bedrooms on the upper level and an additional fourth bedroom on the main level!  Two full bathrooms!  Updated Kitchen!  Finished office space in lower level!  And all with...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
Comments 0
 Everett Public Schools is a public school district in Snohomish County, Washington that serves the cities of Everett, Bothell and Mill Creek. Everett School District has 26 schools, serving 18,835 students, with the mission to Inspire, educate, and prepare each student to achieve to high standar...
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 2
 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 Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 1
Are you looking for the perfect home in Gillette, WY? Then look no further than 3 Hilltop Circle, Gillette, WY 82716! This recently updated home feels much larger than the 1660 sq feet it is! It has 4 Beds and 2.75 baths with new siding, windows and rock accents!You will love the updated bathroom...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 65
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 1
 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 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 Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 46
How Much Money Will I Save by Owning a home?There is a lot of debate about if you save money by owning a home. I see some Investment Pros argue that if you put all your housing money into other investments you would make more money. What these “Geniuses” never seem to consider is that you have to...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(LAKEVIEW REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. 909-273-4542)
Comments 2
CUSTOM HOME NEAR BLUE JAY!    This lovely 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths home sits on a peaceful cul-de-sac. Beautiful towering, white-washed tongue & groove ceiling in the living room .  Loads of cabinets in the kitchen. Formal dining area.  Your master SUITE is unbelievably big w/ an adjoining room for a ...
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
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 Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
Are you considering calling Mansfield ,Tx home ?*As of today there are 183 homes available to puchase ...prices for all budgets.*In the last 30 days 71 homes are pending.*In the last 30 days 104 Homes have Sold in Mansfield , Texas  Mansfield offers so much for families  to do .  Just a few of th...
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 John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 0
10 Most Expensive Homes in Mission Viejo - July 2015Some of the most beautiful estate homes in Mission Viejo are in the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Mission Viejo (Tres Vistas and San Marino) and the the gated community of Canyon Crest just above the lake.Click on this photo or this link to see...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 21
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 Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
Comments 1
WESTSIDE SANTA CRUZ 3 BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE606 Laurent St, Santa Cruz 95060 Here is the home you have been waiting for!  Such a charming home originally built in the 1930's in a prime Westside Santa Cruz neighbhorhood where you can walk or bike to beaches, UCSC, shopping, restaurants, and Downtow...
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...