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 Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 74
Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time renter, or are a young millennial ready to spread your wings and fly out on your own, buying a home is a much more complicated process than searching properties on the Internet. Today's ...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 13
Brandon Saad, Hockey Negotiations, and Buying a Home    What You Can Learn             Anyone that knows me very well can relate a few basics about me.  One is, I'm a lifelong Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan.         Actually, I'm a fanatic.  Just ask my wife.  I hauled her to a hockey game on our ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 8
I can honestly say that I have tried to explain this oh so many times but Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert nailed it with a capital N.please stop by Nicole's post to comment! Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time ren...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 30
SOLD - Applewood West - Golden, CO  80401     This cute brick ranch home is now closed, and so nice when the transaction is so clean!   Wrote the first of June, closed yesterday and was seamless!   This is a great property in Applewood West  (a highly sought after neighborhood).    These buyers ...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Let's delve into the genealogy of this gracious Madison Heights residence located at 875 S Madison Ave., Pasadena, CA.  The residence provided shelter for some prominent Pasadena families. This grand dame (I don't want to appear biased but I always think of homes in the feminine gender) celebrate...
By Rich Temen
(Inhabit Realty)
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Advanced MLS Search Portal for North ScottsdaleWhy get your own Advanced MLS Search Portal?Tired of the many real estate sites that often have outdated information about the home that you spent your time searching for? Only to find out that when you contact an agent, you find it is already sold!T...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, s...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Another Buyer Under Contract In Mason's Marival Condo Community!  Our buyers are under contract on a great ranch condo with a finished lower level in Mason's Marival at Weatherstone!  While Marival isn't a patio home community, it DOES fit well with a low maintenance lifestyle and that was import...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
♥ ARIZONA POOL HOMES SPECIAL! ♥ Maricopa Pool Home for Sale w/ Mountain Views in Rancho El Dorado  43427 W COURTNEY DriveMaricopa, Arizona $224,900 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Square Feet: 2311 MLS: 5277734  A BACKYARD PARADISE with a covered patio and ceiling fan, built in BBQ with bar seating, gas...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Counter Offer ~ OREA Form 107 When considering the number of standard forms in use in Ontario as prepared by the Ontario Real Estate association (OREA in 2011), it is easy to conclude that this particular form was rather hastily put together. Inherently, there are a number of fundamental concerns...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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 The Mukilteo School District is a large organization. Each school day, about 15,000 children and young adults pass through the doors of Mukilteo schools, making it the 20th largest school district in the state of Washington. The students attending Mukilteo schools live within an area that includ...
By The Crews Team At Keller Williams Realty
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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Lees Parke Single Family Homes For Sale   Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth!? Fredericksburg Homes 150k-250k Fredericksburg Homes $250k-$500k Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale   Tim Crews Realtor Keller Williams Realty 540-692-9144 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licens...
By Monique Carrabba
(The Carrabba Group/Keller Williams)
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So you have just purchased a house and the prior owner bought the house for much less than you did. It’s time to prepare for what we call a Supplemental Tax Bill or Assessment. When you pay for your taxes via escrow, you are paying for them based on the prior owner’s value/assessment. If the prio...
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
Comments 0
What is an HOA? HOA stands for Home OwnersAssociation. Here is an example of a home owners association: When you buy a new home you think to yourself "Wow, this home would look great in Forest Green." If the neighborhood that youare planning to buy into has an HOA, you may not have the right to p...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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 Mature Landscaping is sometimes hard to find In Gillette, WY but this home has it and many more features you don't want to miss out on! Over 2600 sq feet finished with 5 Bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms! The master bedroom itself is a retreat with its spacious sq footage and private deck! You don't wa...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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  Don’t forget about this home that has the most lush green grass and prettiest flowers and supremely gorgeous landscaping in Gillette, WY! Pride in ownership screams from every corner of this home! 3 beds, with a 4th possibly in the basement and 2 bathrooms this home is ready for you! Come Check...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 2
Are you looking for the perfect home in Gillette, WY? Then look no further than 3 Hilltop Circle, Gillette, WY 82716! This recently updated home feels much larger than the 1660 sq feet it is! It has 4 Beds and 2.75 baths with new siding, windows and rock accents!You will love the updated bathroom...