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 Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
#5StarREALTOR®Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year becaus...

By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty)
Comments 4
          47204 Middle Bluff Pl, Sterling, VA                   Get Directions Click Here                                                                                                                                               Description                                               Photos ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
#5StarREALTOR®Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year becaus...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 2
Some of the biggest buyer misconceptions in buying a home. 

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 24
Winter by the Pool in Val Vista Lakes in 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 ...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 0
Have you dreamed of living in the great desert southwest in the Phoenix Arizona metro in  a home with a view of city lights or the desert vista below? Well you have come to the right place. Take a look at the latest and always up to date list Phoenix Metro Homes For Sale with City Light Views inc...

By Cathy Carter, Finding You The Perfect Home!
(Re/Max Infinity)
Comments 4
2505 E Donato Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85298 $419,000 | 2,708 SF | 4 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHROOMS | BUILT 2009If you are currently in the market for a single-family home in Gilbert, AZ, you won’t want to miss this lovely home for sale in the desirable community of Freeman Farms. With four bedrooms, a chef’...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 14
  Establishing Legal Ownership: Condos, Dwelling Parcels, PUDs I've "been around" ...  Around the mortgage business, that is.  For over 40 years. And during those 40 years,  besides being a Mortgage Originator, I also held an IL Real Estate Appraiser license for around 2 decades.  Plus I was hono...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 1
8950 Winged Foot Dr, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | It doesn't get much better than this custom-built Golden Eagle home with golf course views! The soaring ceilings are articulatel...

By Nicole Dankworth, Enthusiasm and a love for the Seattle area!
(Keller Williams )
Comments 1
The Grand Wahkiakum condos at 1111 Harbor Ave are the ultimate in luxury condos!Only 7 units and the building has a direct key elevator! The best view of Seattle in Seattle!The condos all have 2 parking spots and a storage space. The building also has a hot tub.There is currently one unit for sal...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
¿Qué si espero un año para comprar una casa? Los precios de las viviendas nacionalmente han aumentado un 5.4 % desde esta fecha del año pasado. Durante ese mismo período, las tasas de interés se han mantenido históricamente bajas, lo que ha permitido que muchos compradores entren en el mercado y...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: More Fla. metros studying higher impact fees on new homes Developers pay impact fees to offset projected costs from a population increase; some areas, such as Volusia County, are now considering increases. Read more.   Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 6
Buying a Fixer-Upper in Charlotte NC The real estate market remains hot in the Charlotte market, and that means fewer homes and more buyers vying for those homes. However, fixer-upper houses are very often overlooked by homebuyers who are looking for move-in ready or immediate residency. They oft...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 38
  This Message is So Important, it Bears Repeating    Home buying is often spoken of as an uphill, stressful challenge ...  And while it's true that there's much to know and do during the mortgage process ... the following is also true:  Buyers retain much of the control in determining how quickl...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 1
4975 Hollystone Ln, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | This beautiful custom built home is located in a convenient peaceful neighborhood off of Ox Bottom Rd with A-rated school zones. ...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
Comments 0
The homes and properties in Yorkshire Meadows are the ones to watch out for! Find out why: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/great-homes-and-properties-yorkshire-meadows/

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Thornwood High School, South Holland, IL - December 2018 About Thornwood High School Thornwood High School is a 9-12 school in District 205, and is located at 17101 S Park Avenue in South Holland, IL. It services homes in Calumet City, South Holland, and Thornton. Average taxes $5,462 Average ye...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
Comments 0
Have a good time every day in Woodland Hills Two. In this subdivision found in the state of Utah, you can find the beauty of everyday living. Know more: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/happy-homes-and-properties-woodland-hills-two/

By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
Comments 9
When you are buying a home, searching can be the fun part… deciding which one to buy the hard part! Here are some tips to help you decide when to take the big step and make an offer. Know your top priority and keep your eye on the prize. Everyone has different priorities and ‘must have’ features...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
Comments 0
The homes and properties in Windfield are here to win your heart. Being a subdivision in Northern Utah, Winfield is indeed the place that can impress you every day. Know more: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/winning-winfield-homes-and-properties/