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 Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 1
What are typical buyers looking for in a home? 

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 19
I recently had a loan officer call me to ask a question about "enforcement" of a repair that was contractually agreed upon in the form in Georgia titled "Amendment to address concerns with the property" when the buyers discovered at their walk-through that the repair had not in-fact been made.The...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 44
I have the tendency to notice things about a house I am to inspect when I am driving up to it.  When pulling up to this seven year old house I noticed even before I got into the driveway that the front porch roof seemed to incline toward the house.  Looking closer I determined that it did!That is...

By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
Comments 0
Mortgage Rates Weekly Video Blog [August 13, 2018]Mortgage rates moved lower last week after troubles in Turkey caused the Stock market to sell off.  Mortgage bonds rallied on Friday but were stopped by very strong double later of resistance that hasn't been broken in months so we are recommendin...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 1
Here are a few tips to help when buying a home ... 1. Don't buy if you can't stay put.When purchasing a home, plan on ideally staying in that particular location at least a few years to make the move more worthwhile financially.2. Make sure your Credit is in orderPrior to your house hunting adven...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 0
Here are a few tips to help when buying a home ... 1. Don't buy if you can't stay put.When purchasing a home, plan on ideally staying in that particular location at least a few years to make the move more worthwhile financially.2. Make sure your Credit is in orderPrior to your house hunting adven...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 13
Still Pool Time in Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZClick Here to Request Your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista LakesHomes Recently Sold in Val Vista LakesVal Vista Lakes is more than ...

By Chris Dunham, "The Real Estate Guy!"®
(Keller Williams East Valley-LuxRE Group)
Comments 0
Custom Home for sale in Paradise Valley - Castle for Sale in ArizonaLocated just off Invergorden Road and Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley, AZ. This custom home for Sale comes with with 4 bedrooms and over 5,500 square feet is a cross between Santa Barbara and Spanish influence with a splash of o...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Brentwood Plaza Brentwood Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Brentwood Plaza Condo Complex in Brentwood, look no further! As a Brentwood condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Brentwood Pl...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 1
  Highgrove Estates Luxury Home 4122 East McLellan Road Unit 17 Mesa AZ 85205 This stunning home is located in a private & secluded gated community on a 35,000+ s.f. lot surrounded by beautiful orange groves. The possibilities for the use of space is endless in this amazing luxury home!  Do you e...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Selby Regency Westwood Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Selby Regency Condo Complex in Westwood, look no further! As a Westwood condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Selby Regency Condo...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  14947 Burbank Blvd Sherman Oaks Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the 14947 Burbank Blvd Condo Complex in Sherman Oaks, look no further! As a Sherman Oaks condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search a...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Cypress West II Cypress Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Cypress West II Condo Complex in Cypress, look no further! As a Cypress condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Cypress West II Co...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Warner Village Woodland Hills Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Warner Village Condo Complex in Woodland Hills, look no further! As a Woodland Hills condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Horton Lane Encino Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Horton Lane Condo Complex in Encino, look no further! As a Encino condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Horton Lane Condos For Sale V...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Pacific Crest Villas Costa Mesa Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Pacific Crest Villas Condo Complex in Costa Mesa, look no further! As a Costa Mesa condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
(Downing-Frye)
Comments 1
Naples Real Estate Sales Week of June 18thNaples Real Estate Sales Week of June 18th - There were 283 Naples Properties Sold during the week. This is lower than the previous week when 317 homes sold.  Similar to last week, North Naples had the most real estate transactions with a total of 69 prop...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Chelsea Place Manor Santa Monica Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Chelsea Place Manor Condo Complex in Santa Monica, look no further! As a Santa Monica condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 11
You can always depend on Jay Markanich to find those things in a home inspection...one that leads to another ....and to give us all the "heads up" to a happier, healthier home inspection ! I have the tendency to notice things about a house I am to inspect when I am driving up to it.  When pulling...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  6847 Haskell Ave Van Nuys Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the 6847 Haskell Ave Condo Complex in Van Nuys, look no further! As a Van Nuys condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all 6847 Haskell ...