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 Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 18
Back when I was still fairly new to the world of Real Estate and the fine art of selling houses in Owasso Oklahoma, I got a call one summer day to go show one of my listings.  I set up the appointment and when the day arrived, headed out a bit early so I could be there when the potential buyers a...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 4
www.regalclassichomes.com What Happened To The Coat Closet In My Florida Home? I don’t know what happened to the coat closet? It was probably some Architect’s great idea many years ago. Perhaps, the trend started in South Florida or Miami. After all, this is Florida who needs a coat? It wasn’t to...
By Nathan Tutas, Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Providence Davenport Homes For Sale Providence Davenport is a very large, very well kept golf community. It is gated, and a guard is posted 24/7. Providence boasts many amenities, including but certainly not limited to: two pools, tennis and fitness courts, a playground, and an 18-hole golf cours...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 6
The by far easiest way to get information on a new area of the country, the property listings for sale in it is using show and tell video. You the real estate buyer are suddenly able to be in the small Maine town to experience the local community events.On your limited time, able to on demand ope...
By Nathan Tutas, Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Bahama Bay Davenport Homes For Sale Bahama Bay Resort is one of Davenport's premier vacation communities, sporting some of the most beautiful homes and neighborhoods to be found anywhere in Central Florida. This is an extensive community which is gated (although open), and it is marvelously maint...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 1
Gorgeous Rum river front home for sale in St FrancisReal estate market data in St Francis MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic RealtyWelcome to 22729 Vintage St NW St Francis MN 55070 Click here for additional details and photos.Gorgeous Rum river front home! Screened porch allows you to ...
By Cheryl Daly-Benjamin, Associate Broker
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 1
A new construction home offers a lot of promise. It will give you the latest in technology, the most energy efficiency, new appliances, and, of course, built to the latest codes. Being the very first resident is another big benefit. Buying new construction is an exciting time but it's also one th...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®                      Time To Buy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Is The Fannie Mae Home Ready Program A New Oppertunity?...or a Disaster In The Making??  Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®         More On Moorpark Real EstateMore on Ventura County Real EstateBy Chris B Johnson Realto...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 16
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 Ellen Goulding Myers, Broker-Associate
(Coldwell Banker, The Amelia Group)
Comments 0
Boating Made Easy Looking to just walk out your back door and hop on your yacht?  Is one of these homes the perfect home for you?  Check them out here and then give me a call . . . or go to www.DiscoveringAmeliaIsland.com and search for more.  It would be my pleasure to help you find your perfect...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
MLS 53262373 Bedroom 2 Bath 1511 sq ft open floor plan with split bedrooms for privacy. Features include vaulted ceiling, media niche with surround sound, and soft water loop. This home has hardly been lived in as it is a winter vacation home and only occasionally occupied.Video link:  http://www...
By Debra Albert - Team Albert, Make The Most of Your Move with Ron and Debbie
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Port St. Lucie Named in "Best Cities For Future Job GrowthAnd Retirement Location"Source: Forbes Magazine(Forbes Magazine) The U.S. economy reached a milestone last spring when employment surpassed its pre-recession peak set in January 2008. It was a long, slow recovery from the deepest recession...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
5766 E Scrivener, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1607 SQUARE FEET Updated South of Conant home featuring 4 bedrooms plus office, 2 bathro...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
  This brand new townhome located in Mt. Pleasant, SC.   Etiwan Point has all the bells and whistles you could ask for! Hardwood floors throughout the first floor, 42" cabinetry with crown molding accompanied by granite counter tops in the kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms located on the second floor...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
Comments 0
Home Buyer Rebates Give You Cash Back in Stafford County VAWant more money in your pocket for closing? How about being able to afford a bigger/nicer Stafford County VA home? Now Equity First Realty Gives YOU Cash Back Buyer Rebates at ClosingBuyer rebates give you cash back at closing. If you hav...
By William Bodouva, Jr, 2014 TOP PRODUCER ABR CIPS SRES E-PRO BPOR SFR LRS
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
Comments 0
CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome to Port Washington, NY Rob & Melissa!  I'm pleased to have been able to procure your new home at a significantly below market value, with your most favorable terms.  Your online research informed you as to the advantages of having an experienced Real Estate Professiona...
By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 7
I know that it is still summer, and it is August in Maui.  But I can feel the change of fall coming. Okay so we don't get the fall leaves, and early winter snow.  But I can see it in the ocean as the winter swells slowly start arriving.  It is also a sign to get into the gym and get ready and fit...
By Nathan Tutas, Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.)
Comments 2
Bella Piazza Davenport Homes For Sale Bella Piazza is a small, elegant community consisting of condominiums. It is ungated, but there is security present throughout the community. The HOA is in effect, which accounts for the community's multiple pools, clubhouse, and constant maintenance.Bella Pi...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 23
Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4602 Kentlands, in zip code 20878, is a planned neo-traditional community within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is a favorite neighborhood for families moving to the Metro Area of the District of Columbia.When you t...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 10
 Home Owners Associations can be a very positive and necessary component to a neighborhood. They ensure cleanliness of the streets and sidewalks. In some subdivisions that have common green belt areas, parks, and playgrounds, they are in charge of trimming trees, grass, bushes, and the upkeep of ...