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 Next Gen
(Keller Williams)
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109 S Willow Bend Drive Monroe Louisiana 71203  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Monroe Louisiana109 S Willow Bend Drive Monroe Louisiana 71203 Price: $264,900MLS number: 176360Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3.5Square Feet: 5,295Year Built: 1985Listi...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
"All our houses are built strictly to code..."That's what the young supervisor said to me and my clients when he showed up at the end of our pre-drywall inspection.Me - "Are you sure you want to say that?"Supervisor, smiling proudly - "Yes! We are very careful and the county checks us."Me - "Well...

By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
Comments 1
  For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Broker/Owner, Big Bear Realty. Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com The Sequoyah Condominiums in Edmonds WAFind these and similar condos for sale to The Sequoyah Condominiums ...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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McDowell Mountain Ranch Homes For Sale are some of the most popular in Scottsdale. The McDowell Mountain Golf Club has been voted as one of the best public courses in Arizona. Scottsdale has been voted as one of the top places in the US to raise a family. Scottsdale also has been voted as one of ...

By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
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  For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Broker/Owner, Big Bear Realty. Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com Buyers Agent Services - Helping you achieve YOUR Real Estate GoalsThank-you for your interest in my service...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 62
Why Pay Someone Else's Mortgage?I've always preached to my boys and their friends to save their money to invest in real estate, a home of their own.  "Why pay someone else's mortgage when you can be paying your own mortgage and building equity in a home?"A recently released report regarding homeo...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 17
Rarely available rehabbed vintage condo, with heated garage, in Evanston's trendiest neighborhood, in one of its coolest buildings. Spacious, quiet and sunny 1-Bedroom unit overlooks courtyard fountain, and boasts natural hardwood floors throughout; truly one of a kind, this unit has been fully r...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 0
 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

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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Buckhead Atlanta - First Time Buyers Successful Search - #1 - Mortgage Want SUCCESS with your First-Time Home Search?Prepare AHEAD for your Offer's Financial Exhibit. At Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty, we support our Clients at a Concierge Level. (Lnk is to our search engine -- FREE for you to use.)  ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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Rent to Own Move in Ready Mobile Home Like New Deerwood DriveMove in Condition.Shown By Appointment.Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park in NOrth Char leston -   In This Perfect Park Rent to Own or Sale.Rent to Own ; $3K Down /$975 Monthly to $5K Down / $875 Monthly Sell price is $28K 3 bd, 2 ba, 98...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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3419 Clearview Ave, Columbus OH 43221   PROPERTY DETAILS $210,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 217005482Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 1Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 1,684Lot Size: 63 x 132Style: 4 Level SplitGarage: 1 Car AttachedHeat Source: GasTaxes: $3,645 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Cranford 4 Level Split - freshly ...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 1
 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 3
Let's face it, the home buying process can be overwhelming.  For first timers, the home buying process can be especially intimidating.   The good news is that Idaho Housing and Financing Association has a wonderful educational program for first time home buyers.  Finally Home! is an outstanding p...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 0
 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

By John Van Hogen
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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Beaverton Real Estate Homes with a 3-Car Garage    Are you searching for a Beaverton home with a 3-car garage? Whether you need extra room for bikes and mowers, are a car collector, hobby mechanic, or need room for a shop: many homeowners want a 3-car garage for a multitude of reasons that will e...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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We helped our Buyers purchase this gem of a home!Located in the gated golf course Community of Blackstone at Vistancia, Peoria Arizona. This TW Lewis home boasts many upgrades and 12 foot ceilings! Large wrought iron portico opens up to a courtyard with a fireplace. Great Room layout with firepla...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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When the seller told me he had his own home stager in the family, many red flags went up in my mind, and I pretty much tortured him over it, which I now regret. I've just seen too many people think they can stage a home who cannot. So many believe it's just "decorating," and they do not understan...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 0
 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.

By J. Michael Manley
(J Michael Manley Team)
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Why You Should Buy a New Construction HomeBuying a new home offers many benefits. Here's a list of reasons why you should buy a new construction home and why many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses: Learn more about New Construction Home and how to choose a new construction home builder ...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 0
 Use this handy map feature to find all homes listed on the MLS in the city of San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 846-8284 and we will be glad to list or show you homes for sale.  Use an experienced, local agent to help you with your sale.