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 Nicole Dankworth, Enthusiasm and a love for the Seattle area!
(Keller Williams )
Comments 5
This 6 story building on Alki Beach has 23 units with a average dwelling size of 1,600 sq ft. There is currently one unit for sale. Condo's here have sold from 525k-910k. It is one of Alki beach's most sought after and well maintained buildings! There are parking spaces and it is a pet friendly b...

By Katrina Rockel
(The Rockel Group )
Comments 2
Down Payment Assistance For First Time Home BuyersIf you are considering buying your first home and you are trying to figure out if you can afford it, then I think you will like the next sentence.  N.C.  Housing Finance Agency is offer $15,000 down payment assistant for first time home buyers  th...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 2
December is the perfect time of year to start looking for a property on the Intracoastal Waterway. If you like being close to the beach and enjoy fishing, boating and sailing then an Intracoastal waterfront home may be just what you need. While the rest of the world thinks about bundling up and h...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 0
For avid golfers looking for a beautiful luxury home in one of Myrtle Beach's top courses, there's no finer golf community than Pine Lakes! This outstanding golf community is located in the heart of the Grand Stand, close to all the great attractions that make life in Myrtle Beach so desirable.Pi...

By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Comments 7
8059 Summer Shores Dr.Delray Beach, FL 33446WaterwaysRX-10488768$ 237,900  Great Villa in All-Age Gated Community with low HOA.  Pet Friendly.  Close to Turnpike and 95 for ease of travel.  Close to downtown Delray's Atlantic Ave and beaches. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and opens to t...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 3
ARE YOU CONSIDERING PURCHASING YOUR FIRST NEW HOME?   Here are a few things to consider and help you to be well prepared ...   Save for your downpayment Check your credit score to make sure there is nothing on there that shouldn't be that could hurt you Pay down as much of your debt as possible ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 16
Winter Condos in Las Sendas, Mesa, AZCall Brian for a FREE Market Analysis of Your Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas Las Sendas is a uniquely designed master pla...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Comments 1
Dependable Homebuyers, based in Columbia, MD, has announced that they are buying houses directly from homeowners in Maryland. Such houses that they want to buy can be in any condition and in any situation. Those interested are encouraged to visit the company's website at https://www.dependablehom...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
 Washington State has one of the highest minimum wages in the country, but it’s still not nearly enough to afford the escalating cost of housing. Although Seattle’s lowest earners make a few dollars more an hour, the story is even more grim, according to the 2018 Out of Reach report by the Nation...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 2
If you are in the area, stop by to check out this 4 bedroom pool home!  Let one of our agents get you started on your tour!OPEN Sunday, 12/16, Noon to 3 pm.  808 Woodling Pl Altamonte Springs FL This home has a large, fenced in yard, split bedroom plans, living room, dining room, family room and ...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE LLC)
Comments 0
Plantation Bay Golf and Country ClubLuxury Estate Homes | New Homes | Villas | Attached HomesGolf Course Homes | Mansions | Custom Built Homes | Lots Luxury Brand New Golf Course Homes are now available in the beautiful Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club Community in Ormond Beach Florida, in Vo...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 2
5 Brm 5 Bath on Oversized Lot - $1,500,000 Equestrian Area of La Mirada View the Virtual Tour This property is a beautifully curated historical master piece. Everywhere you turn in this home has multiple stories and lavish/grandiose finishes. If you are a world traveler you will see which time p...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
First Time Home Buyers  #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...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE LLC)
Comments 0
LPGA Golf and Country ClubLuxury Estate Homes | New Homes | Villas | Attached HomesGolf Course Homes | Mansions | Custom Built Homes | Lots Luxury Brand New Golf Course Homes and Resale Homes are now available in the beautiful LPGA Golf and Country Club Community in Daytona Beach Florida, in Volu...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 20
Take a walk before your home purchase We like to advise home buyer clients to take walks through the neighborhoods they are considering for their home purchase.  It is a good way to see what is offered in the area. We live in an ideal community in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  Gaithers...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 3
#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 Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
Choose A Ventura County #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...

By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
Comments 1
Calling all Homebuyers! This Seminar is for you. Our Speaker and President Mr. Eric Frazier MBA will talk about how to buy a fixer-upper and more!#Thepowerisnow #EricFrazierMBA #EricFrazier #Homebuyers #SeminarClick here for more information:https://thepowerisnow.com/events/event/fha-203k-rehabil...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 0
Types of Mortgage LendersMortgage BankersMortgage Bankers are lenders that are large enough to originate loans and create pools of loans, which are then sold directly to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, jumbo loan investors, and others. Any company that does this is considered to be a mortgag...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 0
Sold As Is – Includes shrubbery and landscaping. ★ ★★ Call Steve for Appointment to Visit / Buy ★ ✴️ ▐►SEE AT WholeSale Buyer Values:              http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com★ ★ We Contact ALL who Complete Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIP ★ ★  $7775 Handyman Special SWMH 2bd – 2ba Call Stev...