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 56
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 Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 50
Dreaming about owning property? Dream BIG!Ten Tips to Owning Property  Why not? I've always been a believer in dreams. Having them, shooting for and making  them come true. Build foundations under them and dreams CAN come true. Here are ten tips to BUILD A FOUNDATION to owning property.   1. Make...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 40
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Los Angeles with its extremely low inventory, you will need to pay attention to the value of comps, or how the list price of a home is calculated. I am sure you have heard the term "comps" bandied about. Comps are comparison properties, and ...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
A closet case or not? Defining the Bedroom.Wenatchee Home Inspections This comes up often in many forums and discussions. I even recently had a discussion with a very good builder I know.  Like so often I hear “Closet” attached to the defining a bedroom. Now I know many in the appraisal industry ...
By Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana
(Coldwell Banker RCI Realty)
Comments 2
Buying a home is an exciting time.  It can also be stressful and confusing, especially if you are buying your first home.  We asked our agents for their best advice to first time home buyers to help ease the process.  Here are the top ten tips we got…1.  Get your own RepresentationDon’t use the l...
By Noemi Cardoso
(RE/MAX TerraSol)
Comments 2
By Jamie Wiebe   Knowing you want to buy a home is one thing; knowing what you can pay for is quite another. Too often, dreams and reality collide: You’re yearning for a four-bedroom Colonial, but your wallet can handle only a two-bedroom bungalow. So how do you filter the myriad options out the...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 24
You can Buy a Pre Owned Home at Top Dollar, we are in a Seller's Market, or Build A Home of YOUR own? You still have choices...                   Yep, it is still snowing, and more cold weather yet to come, and only 21 Days left before our Spring Real Estate Market starts!Buyer's with pre-qualifi...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 16
Gayle does a terrific job here outlying the issues associated with achieving the dream of homeownership, whether a new buyer or not. And for those of us who help buyers archieve their dreams this speaks loudly to the important tasks, and decisions, that must be accomplished to make this dream a r...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Comments 2
By A List Properties of Keller Williams Realty Experts from Beaches to the Mountains, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(www.WhereToBuyInSanDiego.com 619.316.7445)
Comments 0
The average house on the market in Lemon Grove has been sitting there for over 40 days. We went into escrow in half that time. Don't sit on the market. Call Us at 619-316-7445 so we can get you where you want to go in 1/2 the time.   Pending Sale Virtual Reality Walk Thru Property Video Descript...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Comments 0
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 2
5707 Blendon Valley Dr, Columbus OH 43230   PROPERTY DETAILS $128,000 LISTING INFORMATION Bedrooms: 2Full Baths: 2Sq ft: 1111Lot Size: CondoStyle: RanchGarage: 1 Car - AttachedHeat Source: GasTaxes: $2298.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Fabulous find in this 2 bedroom, fully renovated condo. The layout ...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 4
Www.regalclassichomes.com Washer & Dryer Connected To The Internet, Latest Trend!  The home Laundry Room is about to change. Now your washer and dryer can be connected to the Internet. So what? With the latest technology you can schedule, check availability, history and even energy consumption. Y...
By Selvin Herrera
(BOSS Residential Mortgage Lending)
Comments 0
By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney and Faucette)
Comments 2
      Majestic Home located 5 minutes from shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and the AMP – Bentonville Schools -3036 Sq. ft., Open floor plan, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths on main floor, formal dining, kitchen with eat-in area, and bonus room on second floor with spacious closet and full b...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
Here in South Orange County, we have several new communities popping up.  Locally we have Baker Ranch, The Oaks at Portola Hills, Skyridge in Mission Viejo, Camden Square in Foothill Ranch just to name few.  This is good, as resale inventory is very tight.   However, it is also an area that Home ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 18
A Home Buyer with a puzzled look asked how they would know Which Manchester NH area would be RIGHT for them? They have been looking at homes for 3 months with another agent and today they came to the realization they needed a new agent. When meeting with a new buyer the standard starting questio...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 6
My good friend Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 has a featured post.  I am impressed with it for its value, to us, for everything we do...not just searching for homes.  Well done Gayle.  Dreaming about owning property? Dream BIG! Ten Tips to Owning Property   Why not? I've al...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 0
Great news for buyers, our 2016 buyers guide is up and online! Here at LUVA Real Estate, we know the process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don't need to go through it alone.You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home...or if interest rates are projected to ri...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Comments 4
11611 6th Ave Ocean, Marathon, Fl 33050 305-395-0814 Waking up refreshed in the morning with a smile on your face, it really does not matter if your first thought is devoted to your swim with dolphins, your new golfing record, the wonderful taste you gifted yourself at the restaurant by the boat ...