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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 5
 NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Here you will find Luxury Homes for sale, New Homes, New Construction, Land, Building Lots for sale, Rentals, Commercial Properties for sale & lease, renovations, REO Sales, E...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 5
THE RESERVEThe Reserve in Huntsville Alabama is a popular community on the west side of Zierdt Rd. and just a couple of minutes from the Redstone Arsenal's Gate 7. Click on the photo below of the entrance to the Reserve for a daily updated list of homes for sale.  NEIGHBORHOOD STATISTICSAt the wr...
By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner ; Antonelli Realty
(ANTONELLI Realty)
Comments 0
You can search all the New Listings from all real estate companies!     For A Free list of homes for sale you can now Search the MLS yourself with our Consumer version Florida MLS.  Now anyone can view new listings just like REALTORS do.    Search by: By City By Zip By Address By Neighborhood By ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 12
Four and Five Bedroom Homes for Sale Delta, CO June 2015A four or five bedroom home is a great option for many buyers. Maybe you need that many bedrooms and even if you don't, the extra rooms make great home offices, dens and hobby rooms. These homes tend to be larger and give you more options fo...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 6
I did an inspection last week on a beautiful home here in Albuquerque in the foothills, or high desert. It was at the base of Sandia Peak, which is over 10,000 feet in elevation. There is a cable Tram that runs up the side of the mountain to a sweet little restaurant at the top called "High Finan...
By Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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This spacious and light-filled 4 bedrom 3 bath home has gorgeous upgrades and beautiful craftsmanship throughout. With three bonus rooms in the lower level, and a separate side entrance, this versatile floorplan is ideal for many lifestyles.The generously-sized table-space kitchen features granit...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 2
In case you missed this the first time, I wanted to share this blog about the residue left in a house by a smoker. Great heads up for a seller so they understand what a buyer is going to think - and wonderful information for a buyer about the cost of remediation in a house with a long time smoker...
By Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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This 3 bedroom 2 full bath contemporary style split level home has just undergone renovations and upgrading.The tastefully upgraded kitchen had 42" white shaker-style cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and opens to the dining area. Huge windows to let the sun in. The whole...
By Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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This sun drenched 4 bedroom/3 bath home has huge master suite you've always dreamed of, including walk in closet, and ensuite bath with spa-like shower. The two story addition (at a cost of @$80,000) and the open upgraded kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances have transforme...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
 If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a ...
By Suzanne " Suzi " Boyle, Idaho's Only Repeat Nationally Ranked Originator
(sboyle@amerifirst.us)
Comments 2
 From: McCarthy, John W (Jack) [mailto:John.W.McCarthy@uscis.dhs.gov] Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 9:46 AM To: Boyle, Suzi Subject: Muchas Gracias   Suzi,   I just returned to work after a couple of weeks off and found your package in my mailbox and want to express my sincere gratitude for your th...
By Trish Nash, Henderson Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI, PMN
(Signature Gallery Of Homes )
Comments 1
Come and join us! Come see this meticulous Woodside home that we have located in a gated community in beautiful Lake Las Vegas! Avenza has a spacious, very open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. Avenza also features not one, but two wondeful master bedrooms, as well as a bonus loft are...
By Susan J. Penn, PA, CDPE, SFR
(EWM)
Comments 1
By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
Comments 2
 I was googling a search online this morning and found an article I had written in November 2008 about buyers ‘just looking’ at homes for sale.  I had written that the number of homes currently in the Brevard County real estate market was plentiful. Buyers could look at a house multiple times and...
By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
Comments 6
Earlier this month, I listed a cute little one-story home on a Thursday morning. By the next morning, there were 7 offers. Before the Saturday afternoon cutoff time, there were an additional 5 offers. The following explains how the seller determined which offer to accept.The home was listed at $1...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 45
I did an inspection last week in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque's friendly neighbor to the northwest, separated by the mighty Rio Grande river. When you're at the top of one of our area mountains overlooking the two cities, they look to be as one.This house was a "flip" home, sometimes this means troubl...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 2
 I tell my Valued Clients all the time to just forget they have equity in their home because one day it just may be a blessing to them.  Equity is the difference between the mortgage debt owed on the home, and its potential market value.   Often when I’m touring homes with First-Time Homebuyers, ...
By Brandy Smith, Real Estate Agent (Homes By Brandy)
(Homes By Brandy Inc. Keller Williams Realty Partners Inc.)
Comments 2
                                        Beautiful backyard space.               Back on market at no fault of sellers! Inspections are done and went great! Beautiful backyard space. Features a big inground pool, breathtaking landscape, and lots of green space for the kids or pets. Home sets in a ...
By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
Comments 1
When I'm approached about condo living options in Midtown Atlanta, most Buyers overlook a great living option on the other side of the Downtown Connector ... Atlantic Station! Atlantic Station was created from the abandoned Atlantic Steel Mill. I can just vaguely remember coming into Midtown Atla...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Comments 1
Hutto Texas - Gorgeous 1 lien conventional Bank Short Sale priced below market value. Excellent condition. Built by DR Horton in 2013. Glenwood subdivision in Hutto Texas. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1 car garage, 2 story, on a 0.185 acre lot. Backs to a greenbelt. High-end finishes. Sold As-Is. Buyer m...