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 Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana
(Coldwell Banker RCI Realty)
Comments 9
Buying a home is an exciting time.  It can also be stressful and confusing, especially if you are buying your first home.  We asked our agents for their best advice to first time home buyers to help ease the process.  Here are the top ten tips we got…1.  Get your own RepresentationDon’t use the l...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 52
Dreaming about owning property? Dream BIG!Ten Tips to Owning Property  Why not? I've always been a believer in dreams. Having them, shooting for and making  them come true. Build foundations under them and dreams CAN come true. Here are ten tips to BUILD A FOUNDATION to owning property.   1. Make...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 41
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Los Angeles with its extremely low inventory, you will need to pay attention to the value of comps, or how the list price of a home is calculated. I am sure you have heard the term "comps" bandied about. Comps are comparison properties, and ...
By Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz, Residential & Investment Properties
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 14
 Largest Chandelier in the World at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Nevada. The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada located on Las Vegas Blvd has the 'Largest Chandelier' in the World.  If you have never had the chance to view the Largest Chandelier in Las Vegas Nevada, please put in in yo...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 16
I almost fell off my chair when my client uttered that phrase.  I had to do a double take and ask her to repeat it so that I was certain that I had heard it.  It was rephrased but the message was still there:  Like a car, one should never pay list price for a house.This initiated all manner of th...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 1
Pet Friendly Waterfront Condos for Sale Toscana in Highland Beach FLFind similar waterfront condos for sale at Toscana in Highland Beach FL. If you are looking for a pet friendly condo  in Highland Beach, FL, then Toscana may be a good choice for you.   Highland Beach is a small town of 1.6 miles...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
Comments 0
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By Anja Kerstens, GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
Are you renting and thinking of purchasing a home? The benefits of homeownership are detailed in this blog.This blog is written for you by Anita Clark.  Tax time is here before you know it and this blog provides excellent information. Here in the Silicon Valley we are looking at home values far h...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 3
Flowers Mill is an active adult communty in Middletown township, in Langhorne bucks county Pa.It offers resort style living and lots of activities at the clubhouse.There is an indoor heated pool, exercise room, card room,  They also have an outdoor pool and tennis courts.I looked up the mls  on F...
By Mary Ridenhour, Your Home,..My Specialty
(Keller Williams)
Comments 1
15504 Amethyst Street Charlotte NC 28277 Awesome Ballantyne Condo Well maintained, neat Condo End Unit, main level, lovely community of Riviera. Attached 2 car side load garage, kitchen with stainless steel appliances , granite counter tops, kitchen island, wood floors on main, great room with T...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 1
Why can't I offer what ever price I want on that new listing, is a pertinent Active Rain entry that is relevant to the Real Estate industry. Scroll down for the reblogged content. A Home Buyer demanded to be able to Offer what ever price THEY wanted on a new Listing of mine. There is certainly no...
By George Fotion, Hi Tech Marketing Utilizing Internet Platforms
(Call Realty Company)
Comments 2
916 Via Mirada, Palos Verdes Estates, CA Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews More $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3393 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Palos Verdes Estates Homes for Sale Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog Palos Ver...
By Sandra Jarock
(PorchLight Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Freelancing? Three Tips for How to Secure a Mortgage if You're a Self-employed Entrepreneur If you are self-employed, either as a freelancer or as the owner of your own business, your income can fluctuate greatly from year to year. That can make it difficult to get approved for a mortgage, althou...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 4
Debbie Reynolds put together a great list of reasons why buyers like new construction! Maybe we should share this with sellers to remind them of what they are up against when they put their home on the market! Fresh paint, new appliances, great decorating! All these things can be achieved by a se...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 59
Home Buyer Tax BreaksTax season is here and many consumers are not completely aware of the home buyer tax deductions and breaks they may be entitled to. While we all need to pay our fair share of taxes, it is nice knowing we may get a refund  if we are able to itemize and claim some of the homeow...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
A closet case or not? Defining the Bedroom.Wenatchee Home Inspections This comes up often in many forums and discussions. I even recently had a discussion with a very good builder I know.  Like so often I hear “Closet” attached to the defining a bedroom. Now I know many in the appraisal industry ...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 28
You can Buy a Pre Owned Home at Top Dollar, we are in a Seller's Market, or Build A Home of YOUR own? You still have choices...                   Yep, it is still snowing, and more cold weather yet to come, and only 21 Days left before our Spring Real Estate Market starts!Buyer's with pre-qualifi...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Comments 2
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Comments 0
By A List Properties of Keller Williams Realty Experts from Beaches to the Mountains, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(www.WhereToBuyInSanDiego.com 619.316.7445)
Comments 0
The average house on the market in Lemon Grove has been sitting there for over 40 days. We went into escrow in half that time. Don't sit on the market. Call Us at 619-316-7445 so we can get you where you want to go in 1/2 the time.   Pending Sale Virtual Reality Walk Thru Property Video Descript...