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 Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
Comments 8
Live life by the Reservoir and boat, fish, bike, hike... every day!Coming Soon in E-burg/Sykesvillecharming 3 bedroom rambler on a beautiful lot, and really close to Liberty Reservoir!  Come fall in love with the pretty curb appeal and vintage charm; the hardwood floors and huge side deck!This ho...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 26
👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 9-21-19 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com 💲🏠REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area🏠💲The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well lo...

By John Van Hogen, Serving Sellers / Buyers / Investors 503-680-9390
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
Comments 3
First-Look Open House - 7087 SW 166th Ter. Beaverton 97007 ********* New Listing ********* Sunday 9/22 - 11:00 pm 'til 3:00 pm7087 SW 166th Ter. Beaverton 970073 Bed / 2.5 Bath - 2099 sqftOffered at 439,500 New Listing! Nestled on a tree-lined, cul-de-sac street in the desirable West Beaverton/Se...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed, “National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020.” They also analyzed four individual home-price tiers, showing the increase in each. Here’s the breakdown: To clarify...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who wil...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 6
2856 Bretton Woods Dr, Columbus OH 43231RUSH to view this updated 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath split level home! Over 1260 finished square feet of living area with NEW CARPET, NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, UPDATED BATH, AND A FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR! Move right in and enjoy this home which has WESTERV...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
Some Highlights: Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions when buying or selling a home. Mortgage rates remaining near historic lows and houses selling in an average of only 29 days are just two key elements drivi...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Lo que los compradores necesitan saber sobre las asociaciones de propietarios Al buscar una casa, puede terminar seleccionando una propiedad en una comunidad con asociación de propietarios (HOA por sus siglas en inglés- Home Owners Association). Antes de comprar, es importante saber cómo funcion...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 1
Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update September 20, 2019  Buy, Sell Condo Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty    The Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles Beach is located at 174 Street on wide open bay and  residents have the opportunity to enjoy the sight from their larg...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with this perspective. H...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Los precios de las viviendas aumentan en cada rango de precio La apreciación del precio puede variar dependiendo de su rango de precio. CoreLogic analizó cuatro niveles individuales de los precios de las viviendas y comparte el aumento en cada uno.   El informe Home Price Index (HPI) de CoreLogi...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Cosas que debe evitar después de solicitar una hipoteca ¡Felicitaciones! ¡Encontró la casa para comprar y ha solicitado una hipoteca! Sin duda está emocionado por la oportunidad de decorar su nuevo hogar, pero antes de hacer cualquier compra grande, de mover dinero, o hacer cualquier cambio de v...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Algunos aspectos destacados: Vigilar el estado actual del mercado de la vivienda es una de las mejores maneras de tomar decisiones poderosas y seguras al comprar o vender una casa. Que permanezcan las tasas hipotecarias cerca de los mínimos históricos y que las casas se vendan en un promedio de ...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
¿Cuál es la probabilidad de que el valor de las casas se hunda? Con la incertidumbre actual sobre una economía desencadenada por una posible guerra comercial, algunas personas están esperando para comprar su primera casa o mudarse a la casa mas grande de sus sueños porque ellos piensan o esperan...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 28
There seems to be a trend of bad behavior at home showings. Lets just high light the list of things home buyers and their agents should NOT be doing.  1. You should not be bringing your dog to view homes.2. You should not be vaping inside any home you are looking at.3. You should not be using the...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Atlanta Buckhead Midtown- Mortgage Matters - What Can Go Wrong?   In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown or the Westside, what the Buyer wants is the hand of the Mortgage professional outstretched with the right amount of money ready for a purchase.To achieve that goal, the Buyer must -- and that means MUST...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Oconomowoc WI Condo Sales Market Report August 2019Oconomowoc WI Condo Sales Market Report August 2019 Oconomowoc Condos For Sale, Oconomowoc Realtor Kristin Johnston RE/MAX   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Winston Park, Palatine, Illinois - September 2019Winston Park is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1950s and 1960s. Winston Park is located in Palatine, Illinois north of Palatine Road and west of Route 53. Average taxes in Winston Park $6,603 Average association fees in Winston Par...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Vetro, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - September 2019Vetro is a condominium high-rise located in the South Loop in Chicago, IL at 611 S. Wells Street. Close to shopping, restaurants, public transportation and expressways, Vetro is located at the corner of South Wells Street and West Harrison Street at...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Black Walnut Trails, Sugar Grove, Illinois - September 2019Black Walnut Trails is a single family home neighborhood built between the mid 1990's to mid 2010's. Black Walnut Trails is located in Sugar Grove, Illinois on Bliss Road west of Main Street. Average taxes in Black Walnut Trails $12,427 ...