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 Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
   Adult Gated Communities in Mesa ArizonaGated Mesa Az Homes for Sale Offer Privacy and Securitywww.DianaKnowsTheValley.com The benefits of gated community living are immense.When looking for gated Mesa communities, most people are looking for a neighborhood that offers a heightened sense of sec...
By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
Comments 0
With the Tournament Players Club Golf Course as its background, the master-planned community of Prince Creek in Murrell’s Inlet offers a setting of incredible natural beauty in which to live. Surrounded by peaceful lakes, ponds, natural areas abundant with wildlife, and meticulously maintained gr...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 32
 Buying a Home? Understand and Protect Your Initial Deposit. Making an offer on a property and having it accepted is exciting. But once the contract gets signed by both parties – now it’s time (for the buyer) to show good faith and put some money down (usually 3% but can be as much as 10% of the ...
By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 0
Looking for a Single Family Detatched Home for Sale in Silver Spring or Takoma Park Maryland?  There are 75 Single Family Detached Homes for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland with Open Houses on Sunday July 31, 2016Open Houses in All the Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Zip codes - 20901, 209...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 6
A few month's back I helped a pair of super duper clients buy the home of their dreams. They loved it. Every square inch. But that's not why I talked them into offering full-price when I knew it was stupidly overpriced. The home was listed for $500,000.0 but it "comped out" at $435,000.00. The ow...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Comments 1
Did everyone catch this weeks Tooele real estate tips on our website. Some good stuff, that I re posted from my friends @ Keeping Current Matters. If you missed them on my blog, i’m going to bundle them here and send them out. These topics that are important to home buyers, sellers and real esta...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Waiting Periods Seasoning Policy for BK, Foreclosures,& Short Sale Get back into home ownership. Call for information today! Cell 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.com For more information visit: SecurtyNational Mortgage Company Arizona Mortgage Banking #0904315 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFor more infor...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Comments 0
New Listings in Tooele County This Week Last week was a big week for listings in Tooele County. There were quite a few houses for sale in Tooele City with one starting at $115,000 that should appeal to first time home buyers or empty nestors. In Grantsville one of the listings is new construction...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
Sold! Buyer's Representation 3584 Pine Ridge Dr Lewis Center OH 43035 PROPERTY DETAILS $379,200 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 216011738Bedrooms: 5Full Baths: 3Sq ft: 3,337Lot Size: .55Style: 1 StoryGarage: 2 CarHeat Source: Gas Forced AirTaxes: $5,257 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Beautiful Log Cabin Style Ra...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Steps to homeownership Made Easy Purchasing a home can seem complex. Obtaining a mortgage shouldn’t be. 1. Buyer obtains pre-qualification from lender. 2. Buyer identifies desired home with a Real Estate Agent’s help. 3. Contract is accepted/ Home is placed in escrow. 4. Loan application is submi...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 14
Early morning commutes in North Idaho StressfulNOT !As I prepare for the 2016 WaCanId bicycle ride I can not help but appreciate the beauty that surrounds us in North Idaho.  I am not traveling miles and unloading my bike.  I am walking out my door with my bike to enjoy these early mornings.  It ...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Low Down Construction Loan Buy with just 5% down, 3.5% down for FHA or 0% down for VA SecurityNational Mortgage makes the loan process easy. -Low construction rates -Quick underwriting turn time -Simple builder approval process -Informative yard signs Cell 602-421-4300 Cappy.Capozzoli@snmc.com Fo...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 0
Want to buy a bigger house? Don't want to spend any more money on the one you have now because, you know it, unless you add more square footage, there is very little chance of it bringing in more at the closing table.I've seen people spend all kinds of money in their home, but is it really worth ...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 12
HOW DID YOU OBTAIN MY CONTACT INFORMATION? I READ YOUR BLOG.I was just reflecting on this past year on my blogging experiences. I started my blogging venture April of 2009. It is hard to believe where I am at today because of my ActiveRain Blog. Yes, people really do read your blog. I wrote anoth...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Money back from taxes? We’ll Help You Turn That Into Home Ownership! Quit throwing away your hard earned money While paying your landlord’s mortgage! Available first-time buyer down payment assistance Zero-down loan options Credit problems ok Call or email First and Last today and receive a FREE ...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
VA Mortgages SecurityNational honors our service men and women by providing a service oriented, local lending environment that is timely, competitive and hassle free. We always have our Veteran’s best interest in mind: • 100% Financing • No monthly mortgage insurance • Seller paid closing cost al...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 7
Attention Home Buyers !It is important to get home owners insurance when you buy a home. If you are getting a mortgage the lender will require that you get home owner's insurance. Even if  you are paying cash  you should get home owners insurance . Most of the time the agent will advice you but i...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
FHA home loans remain an integral part of the government’s efforts to help more Americans become homeowners. For borrowers with credit issues, or not much money for a down payment, FHA loans provide an alternative path on the road to homeownership. Home prices and mortgage rates remain low, makin...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker-Owner, RE Consultant, Licensed in CT & NY
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
Comments 6
What’s Hot in CT This Summer? Connecticut is a great place to live. We enjoy a temperate climate, which means there are no weather extremes: no hurricanes to speak of, no tornadoes, no huge blizzards or three-digit heat spells. We have “touches” of some of the above. Right now, for example we are...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 0
 Choosing a builder can be difficult. If you have plans to hire a builder, it's a good idea to shop around. If you don't already know a lot about what's involved in building a house, a builders reputation over several years is a good place to start looking. Many builders are hands on, and choose ...