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 Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 20
Found this in my draft folder.  I thought I post it for posterity, as it is 4 years old.  It is amazing how much the market has bounced back from dark days of the great recession.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FROM MARCH 2012 Here is a market snapshot for the San Francisco Bay Area Counties.  The economy se...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 1
Horse Property Near Raleigh.....I'll Say.This amazing house in Portofino at 154 Vercelli Drive is surrounded by horse pastures, post and rail fencing and these three guys.This is a nice way to start the day or end the day on the stamped concrete patio with outdoor fireplace. 

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 3
  Corde Terra Village Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $427,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2116 sqftLot: 2,178 sqft Location 2767 Corde Terra CircleSan Jose, CA 95111USA Kathleen Daniels, CDPE, CHS, RDCPro (800) 972...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 7
He wants to live as far as possible out-of-town and his wife in-town.  Sound familiar? He says tomato she says tomata...potato...potata... Different directions. Tastes. Preferences. We are not the only ones that must possess great negotiation skills when helping potential buyers choose their fore...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
San Jose Condo For Sale OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionMarket Stats $179,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 832 sqftLot: 871 sqft Location 1055 N. Capitol Ave #61San Jose, CA 95133USA Kathleen Daniels, CDPE, CHS, RDCPro (800) 972-1822 San Jose Homes for SaleShort Sale Spe...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 6
San Jose Homes for Sale 277 Corte Terra Circle, San Jose, CA 95111   Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $449,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2116 sqftLot: 2,178 sqft Location 2767 Corde Terra CircleSan Jose, CA 95111US...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
If you have not owned a house for three years, the United States government is about to hand you $8,000. There is one catch. You have to invest in the American Dream and buy a house. Luckily, if that is what you want to do anyway, you appear to have hit a miniature jackpot. This year's federal st...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 3
San Jose Homes for Sale   2771 Corde Terra Circle, San Jose, CA 95112 Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $399,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1760 sqftLot: 1,933 sqft Location 2771 Corde Terra CircleSan Jose, CA 95111U...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
Downtown San Jose Condo   890 Sakura Drive, San Jose, CA 95112   Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $389,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 1404 sqftLot: 1,307 sqft Location 890 Sakura DriveSan Jose, CA 95112USA Kathleen Daniels, CDPE, CHS, RDCPr...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 3
Cambrian Home Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $479,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1276 sqftLot: 6,600 sqft Location 5344 Garwood DriveSan Jose, CA 95118USA Kathleen Daniels, CDPE, CHS, RDCPro (800) 972-1822Short Sale SpecialistSan J...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 0
Forbes magazine has ranked Apex North Carolina third in it's list of best places to move to. Apex is located near Raleigh NC and has a population of approx 33,000 it has been growing along with most of the other towns in the area. Fueled by affordable housing, jobs, good weather, towns like Holly...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 0
Atlanta GA Real Estate App. Search Atlanta Real Estate by Mobile App Atlanta real estate application. Home buying made easy! Download our new Atlanta real estate app and search homes, condos, and real estate properties from your smart phone. On our Atlanta real estate app, you can view quick load...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
424 N Bellflower Boulevard #119, Long Beach, CA OPEN HOUSE  sATURDAY, 10/14/17 12PM - 3PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Follow This Home! Long Beach Homes for Sale El Dorado Park Estates Homes for Sale Long Beach Homes for Sale Search All ...

By Lynne Hart Herrera, St. Louis City Homes, Rehabs, Multifamilies
(eXp Relaty)
Comments 5
Think you need 20% down to buy a home and is that why you’re renting? What if there was a way to get a 3.5% downpayment or even have someone else pay it?  Did you know there are grants that can cover down payments for certain situations? That you can accept a gift to help with downpayment?  In re...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 1
The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 85 homes active on the market as of 15 October 2017. The available homes run the full spectrum of condos through townhomes from almost new to about 20 years in age. Prices ranged from a low of about $200k to the $2 million nei...

By John & Mary Luca, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland - Residential Far
( BHHS Fox & Roach: Broker 302-999-9999 John: 302-999-6966 John's Cell: 302-740-5872)
Comments 0
Luxury Homes for Sale with Private Dock Cecil County MDLuxury Homes for Sale with Private Beach Cecil County MDLuxury Homes for Sale with Adjoining Golf Course Cecil County MDLuxury Homes for Sale with Backs to Parkland Cecil County MDLuxury Homes for Sale with No Thru Street Cecil County MDLuxur...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
Vero - Downtown Los Angeles CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Vero in Downtown Los Angeles, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Vero, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and ...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 1
3475 Hawks Hill Trl, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1605 SQUARE FEET This Single-Family Home is located at 3475 Hawks Hill Trl, Tallahassee, FL is currently for sale and has been l...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 1
The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 64 homes active on the market as of 15 October 2017 with new contracts running about 9 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 7 month's worth on the market. If this sales rate continues, about 1 ever...
Metro’ Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2019/2020. There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line stations (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale. If you've been considering buy...