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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 23
 Your Agent Can Lose You The House, If They Don't Know-Move On I have a listing that is in escrow and I'm trying very hard to save the transaction. These are first time home buyers with a seeming inexperienced agent. The term "door opener" comes to mind. She's a very nice person...but doesn't und...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 14
New on Market, 1945 Whirlaway Circle, Bluegrass Downs in Clarksville TNIt's time and 1945 Whirlaway Circle in Clarksville TN is now listed for sale. The outside is freshly cleaned and the inside is ready for viewing. It is one of the most affordable homes in Bluegrass Downs. You will love the aff...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 5
Today we closed on 624 N. Merrill in Park Ridge IL. This really fine 4 bedroom Tudor home with 2 full baths and 2 half baths is a dream. I love the house and my buyer client paid $799,900. The buyer was relocated from San Fran and fell in love with this home the minute we saw it. We made the offe...
By Arina Hanciulescu, RealtyPros
(RealtyPros)
Comments 2
Connect with me on: RealtyPros - Las Vegas | 1120 N Town Center Dr #130 | Las Vegas | NV | 89144 Add arina@sellinglasvegasbuyers.com to your safe senders list. Click here for directions. This message was sent on behalf of Arina S. Hanciulescu at RealtyPros - Las Vegas. Unsubscribe or manage acco...
By J. Michael Manley
(J Michael Manley Team)
Comments 1
30 Woodhedge Court, Mauldin, SC Home for Sale in Butler Forest Subdivision, Mauldin Real Estate If you’re looking for lots of space inside and out, then chances are you’re going to want to check out this fabulous property at 30 Woodhedge Court Mauldin! New to the market and located near the heart...
By Russell Smith
(OVM Financial)
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Over the last 6 weeks, we have been providing a roadmap to get you through the roadblocks to homeownership and today we are going to finish up with the last steps to be ready for closing which you can even start working on today.  Everything up to this point has been what to do very early in the ...
By Erin Holloway
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
5763 Anchor Way, a fantastic Shreveport home for sale from the Holloway Home Group, is a lakefront property with awesome amenities - namely, its own swimming pool, floor-to-ceiling windows that give you a great view, and a master bedroom suite that you simply have to see to believe!    This house...
By Trela Bird, Realtor, Salt Lake City Utah
(Urban Utah Homes & Estates)
Comments 2
If I have learned one thing about the real estate market, it’s that home prices, just like stock prices go down as well as up. The real estate market can be and has been notoriously volatile over the last few years, making the idea of trying to time the market difficult if not impossible.So the q...
By Russell Smith
(OVM Financial)
Comments 12
It is closing day and you are trying to remember when you can pick up the moving truck, do you have enough friends to help with the move, are you ready to put the utilities in your name, and ARE YOU PREPARED FOR CLOSING?Keep in mind that being prepared for closing does not start the day of closin...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 0
We have all been there, done that, seen it, got the T shirt. A meltdown, conniption, temper tantrum. Frustration boils over and you or your child or your parent, becomes an uncontrolled, spewing Mount Vesuvius of rage. When one reaches this point, it is said they are fit to be tied. While I can't...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 0
Amazing Dayton home with views of French Lake for saleWelcome to 18275 Sout Diamond Court Dayton, MN 55327 click here for additional photos and detailsReal estate market data in Dayton MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic RealtyYou must see this home to appreciate all it has for options. ...
By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
Comments 1
Colchester VT Severance Green Condo for sale.This modern and upgraded condo is a must see! Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, with a spacious living/ dining room that looks into a gorgeous kitchen. It is an end unit with beautiful natural light and ample windows. Stainless steel appliances with gorgeou...
By Melynda Capps, Changing Lives one home at a time.
(1st Choice Realty & Associates)
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Labor Day Weekend Open Houses hosted by Melynda Capps! Find your new home this weekend! Have you been searching all summer for the prefect home?  Well search no more! 2950 Old Ranch Circle Stockton, CA 95209 is the prefect home! Stop by Saturday the 5th from 11-1pm or Sunday the 6th from 12-2pm a...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Grand Slam Home RunHome Buying Incentives in Baltimore CityHomes all across Baltimore City are going, going, GONE, thanks to the Maryland Grand Slam program! The State of Maryland and Baltimore City are collaborating efforts to bring the dream of sliding into homeownership a reality. You will rou...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 0
Home Buyer Education Class for Baltimore City GrantsThere are a number of down payment assistance grants and no interest loans available for first time and repeat buyers in the City of Baltimore.  There's the Maryland Mortgage Program (old CDA) no interest loan, Baltimore City Employees grant, Co...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 29
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 Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 1
www.regalclassichomes.com How Quickly Can The Builder Construct My New, Custom Home? This is certainly a legitimate question to ask any Builder but the answer isn’t always easy to determine. If you ask this question before you hire a Builder you may hear anything from 6 months-2 years. Why is the...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 18
188 East 64th Street Spacious One Bedroom condo with Balcony. JUST SOLD $1,200,000.Open and spacious one Bedroom with balcony with sunny Eastern exposure is now available at the Royale Condominium at 188 East 64th Street. This Royale apartment features a renovated kitchen with Caesarstone Quartz ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 27
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 Mary MacGregor, La Quinta Country Club Homes
(HomeSmart Professionals)
Comments 1
  This completely remodeled Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow is located in the historic Long Beach neighborhood of California Heights—deemed one of LA's hottest neighborhoods just this year. Cal Heights—as it is affectionaly known—also earned the 2012 USA Neighborhood of the Year award. The robu...