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 Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
             PGA Village Home Awaits Her New Owner in                           PGA Village Port St Lucie       Click Below and View the Matterport 3D Virtual Tour of 9620 Enclave Circle. Look At The Different Views: Floorplan, Dollhouse, and Walk through Tour. Enjoy the phenomenal technology of...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 1
Designing Your Custom Home, A Builders Perspective- Foyer, Part 4 This is the type of excitement you want in your Custom Home if you can afford it. After crossing the threshold you are immediately presented with a dazzling spectacle. A 2 story ceiling in the living room and gallery. You eyes are ...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
#1 - New Home or Resale? Although most homes for sale are resales, one out of four homebuyers purchases a new home. Which is better: existing or new? The right answer, of course, is up to you. Both resales and new homes offer advantages. Existing homes are less expensive on average, and are gener...
By Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
(Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 12
Or, 'What Real Estate Agents NEVER tell You'...Bad news and ominous admonitions are never a good form of marketing. And face it, if your Realtor® starts your newly minted Buyer Agency relationship with dour predictions, you’ll probably rethink your commitment to them. We the people love good news...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Island Club - The Lakes at PGAHomes in MLSGet your updated list of homes at PGA at www.PGAGreatGolfHomescom The Lakes at PGA community has it's own manned gate entry and several beautiful communities to choose from.  Prices generally run from the $300's to $600's.  It is not uncommon to see morni...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 20
I've been working with a buyer for the past seven months. It seems like much longer than that actually since I was first contacted by this potential homeowner. She is a young, single mother who is putting herself through college. She is of Native American descent and would be the first of her gen...
By Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie Residential Real Estate - Updates and News, Homes for Sale-Market Trends-What's my Home Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
         FREE Online Multiple Listing Home Search  Attention Home BuyersYou can receive free priority access to All Hot New Listings from all real estate companies! Free list of homes for sale Search the internet yourself View New Listings just like Real Estate Agents Do Simply enter your price r...
By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner ; Antonelli Realty
(ANTONELLI Realty)
Comments 1
If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You.The U.S. homeownership rate continued to fall in the second quarter, reaching a 35-year low, according to a new Commerce Department report. The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate dropped to 63.5 percent, ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 33
  With multiple offers being submitted on many homes in Denver this year, many times we are seeing the first offer does not get to closing.    Many buyers are writing on more than one home in hopes that one of their offers will "stick".   If the first offer crashes, the listing agent has to go ba...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 0
You Have a Pre-Qualified Buyer, the Seller Refuses the Appointment Request If you had a serious Buyer, with financing pre-approval in place, anxious to get out there and buy a home.... and you were trying to book appointments and run into a roadblock with one of the listing appointments, what wou...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 46
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make in your life. The responsibility of being a homeowner is not to be taken lightly. The maintenance, the mortgage, and the headaches that come with homeownership are very real and very frequent. However, there are so many positives ...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 0
Looking for a luxury homes for sale in Scottsdale Arizona which is consistently selected as one of the best cities to live in America by outside rating services? Scottsdale has been recently selected as one as the best places to raise a family, "foodie cities", golf resort destinations and is hom...
Beautiful one acre lot is located in an up and coming community called Royal Trails in Eustis, Fl 32736          ONLY $10,000 for this beautiful one acre+ lot is located in an up and coming community called Royal Trails in Eustis Lake County Florida. This community has so much to offer a Communit...
By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
Comments 0
Part 5- Designing Your Custom Home, A Builders Perspective Plan Overview: I guess I should have started with an overview as it's probably the most important observation, sorry. Ok, so now I'll provide an overview of the plan. The Padova is what is called a 2 story, split plan. The master suite is...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
Comments 4
New 780k Basement Home - Springfield Golf Luxury - Fort Mill SC is available now from Evans Coghill. This HomeArama local home builder is known for their distinctives of style and panache. The flair and verve will be felt as you take this Choice Carolina Homes YouTube video tour. Call me to see i...
By ROGER HOLLOWAY, Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC
(ProStead Realty)
Comments 0
These ChoiceCarolinaHomes.co links take you to current listings of these popular relocation and downsizing areas in the Charlotte NC real estate lookup, on both sides of the NC - SC map. Charlotte NC YouTube Relocation Homes GuideCharlotte REALTOR® YouTube Testimony Reviews~ Ardrey Homes For Sale...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 14
Hosta, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4736 This hosta photograph was taken in our Kentlands home garden in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. To obtain a background like this, simply place a sheet of colored paper behind the flower. It is fun to try different colors.If you enjoy ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 13
MultiGenerational Housing Solutions in East Clark County, WAEach week, we try to highlight a neighborhood, or a particular home style in Camas, Washington and the surrounding communities of Brush Prairie, Hockinson, Fisher’s Landing and Washougal. Today, we’re presenting the homes with dual livin...
By Jon Yturralde, Investor and Realtor, I can teach you to Net More!
(Real Estate Advantage Group)
Comments 0
I've heard before that moving is one of the most stressful things a person goes through.  This one piece of information has helped give me a greater sense of calm while going through it myself.  No matter your situation I've found the one common denominator is that Moving Sucks.  I certainly don'...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 1
If you love the golf course community feel than the Tenth Hole Estates in Gillette WY may be the perfect spot for you! 39 Wolf Creek Lane is now avilable for purchase and will be completed in the next two months! This home is siturated on a corner lot and has a three car garage!39 Wolf Creek Lane...