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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 8
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 Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 4
NJ Monthly has just released their list of the best places to live in New Jersey, and Pequannock tops the list at number 4!The reasons Pequannock was chosen include the "property taxes, home values, crime rate, school performance, and lifestyle factors such as proximity to performing arts venues ...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
Comments 1
Are you in the market for a home in Midland, NC 28107? To view market insider on current up-to-date home sales click here  "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the marke...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 24
 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 16
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 Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.comShould I Choose A Concrete Drive and Walkway Or Pavers? Concrete: In the past the answer was almost, always, concrete but things have changed in Central Florida! I would like to think for the better. Typically, flatwork concrete in Orlando is poured 4” thick with 2,500 PS...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 4
 Take a moment to "walk through" our new panoramic ocean view Palos Verdes condo listing for $885,000.  The high-end remodel is the perfect match for this highly desirable view property located in the Ocean Terrace condo complex in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. There will be an open house from 2-4 PM ...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 2
Getting tied up has its advantages 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 the...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
Peeping can get Dangerous, and is No Way to Rent a Home.   I had some people call me from Milwaukee exclaiming that they were ready to rent my rural home.   When I asked them if they would like to set an appointment to tour the home, her response was that she had already looked at the home, love...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 5
Just Sold 3465 Junction St North Port FL Want to sell your home quickly? Call or Text Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty at 941-716-3090.  She Just Sold  3465 Junction St. North Port FL 34288. Find out how much your home value is here.  It is a blessing and joy when you hear a buyer who called and s...
By Arina Hanciulescu, RealtyPros
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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 Erin Holloway
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
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 Kathleen Barnato, Realtor - Santa Barbara/Montecito Real Estate
(Kathleen Barnato, Your Santa Barbara & Montecito Connection)
Comments 2
Three Good Reasons follow that explain why this September will be a good time to buy.  While this  article, courtesy of Jonathan Smoke and Realtor.com,  is addressed to a national audience, I believe all of the points are valid, even here in Southern California, where we don’t have weather season...
By Russell Smith
(OVM Financial)
Comments 0
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 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 Joyce Thomas, Anthem Merrill Ranch AZ Real Estate
(REMAX Home Expert Realty)
Comments 2
23873 N OASIS Boulevard Florence, AZ 85132 Spectacular Magic Ranch Magic Ranch Home Price : $154,900.00 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 3.00 Square Foot : 2,221 Lot Size : 2,221 sq.ft. County : .Pinal. Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 2005 MLS Number : 5328857 click for more information and p...
By Tommy Miles, Builder/Realtor®
(Miles Realty Group)
Comments 2
 Farm and Ranch Property for Sale in Springtown TXThe City of Springtown is a charming, farm and ranching community, located 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth, in Parker County, Texas. There are a number of Farm and Ranch Property for Sale in Springtown TX. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,0...
By Joey Torkildson, Joey
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
Comments 1
You have decided that it is time to get out of the apartment, and you’ve started looking at homes that you THINK will fit in your budget. Before you even see the inside of any of the homes, your Real Estate Professional recommends that you get pre-approved for a home loan. Huh? O.K. So you call y...
By Joyce Thomas, Anthem Merrill Ranch AZ Real Estate
(REMAX Home Expert Realty)
Comments 2
3714 N MONUMENT Drive Florence, AZ 85132 Spacious Golf Course Sun City Anthem Home Price : $355,000.00 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 2.00 Square Foot : 2,324 Lot Size : 2,324 sq.ft. County : .Pinal. Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 2008 MLS Number : 5328312 click for more information and pi...