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 Taylor Bothun, Residential Real Estate
(Re/Max Results)
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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable le...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 33
How Much Should I Offer on a Home?Buying a home is a major event in our lives and we want to make sure we’re doing everything right and not overpaying for our dream home. How do we know what that price is? It’s really not that complicated but time isn’t on your side as a buyer, just don’t take to...

By Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
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Most home buyers do! Here are a few things to look out for when searching for homes online.  Houses that are not for sale - Many of the homes you see on home search sites have already sold. For many buyers, this is really frustrating!"Why am I finding homes that my Buyers Agent didn't send me!" J...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 37
A Dream Home for a Special Buyer - A Disabled Veteran  What an honor to be referred a relative of a fellow ActiveRain member - and an even bigger honor when that agent's family member is a wounded American war veteran.  I can't say thank you enough - and you know who you are - for the honor of be...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
5728 Campo Walk, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE February 24, Saturday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2465 SQUARE FEET Amazing custom buil...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 1
$1275 / 3br - 1232ft2 - ▐► RENT to OWN The Gables MHP Of Charleston 3 - 2 DWMH (4879 Filly Court)   ▐► ►► Showings are by Appointment. Showings Wednesday February 21, 2018  Bonus Specials: One month Free Rent  Rent to Own Monthly Includes Insurance and Lot Rent. $2000.00 OFF Option Down Payments ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 7
We never let storms dampen our spirits or home buying speed.  So even with the rainy days predicted our umbrellas are ready when you are ready to buy, sell or build in the Dallas, TX Metroplex...find the information that you need, and the expertise your deserve to make your buying, selling or bui...

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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Everyone wants to get what they're paying for, and why not?  It's YOUR money and it takes a LOT of that money to build a new construction home in the Cincinnati area.  Whether it's a regular home, a condo, or a patio home, buying new means you're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars!  Now do...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
Comments 2
Asking $1,800,000  Absolutely beautiful, renovated, semi attached 3 family brick house has two– 2 BR apartments on top, one large 3 BR on main floor, vaulted ceilings, even in large finished basement, front and side entrances, large renovated garage, back yard and a small fenced in front yard. Ho...

By Jim West, Our Passion Is Helping 1st Time Home Sellers
(Keller Williams Capital Partners)
Comments 0
Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today’s market: you need an exper...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
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Homes for Sale in Montgomery: 387 Skipper Ln., Montgomery, TX 77316 387 Skipper Ln., Montgomery, TX 77316MLS #: 72330193Bedrooms: 4 Bed(s)Baths: 3 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)Square Footage: 3,147 Built. Sqft. Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a ...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 10
I Wish I Could Sell Units in Ashby PondsYears ago my brother and I had to coerce our mother to sell our family home.  She couldn't do stairs any longer and the only full bathroom was on the upper level.  When we discovered she had been sleeping on the sofa bed and practicing her hygiene from the ...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Houston: 2746 Marigny Dr., Houston, TX 77014 2746 Marigny Dr., Houston, TX 77014MLS #: 4219419Bedrooms: 4 Bed(s)Baths: 2 Full Bath(s)Square Footage: 1,608 Built. Sqft. Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a showing.  This 1-...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale: 24013 Dapplegray Ln. W, Montgomery, TX 77356 24013 Dapplegray Ln. W, Montgomery, TX 77356MLS #: 66162704Bedrooms: 1 Bed(s)Baths: 2 Full Bath(s)Square Footage: 1,552 Built. Sqft. Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a showing. ...

By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 MONTH REALTY)
Comments 1
In today's Real Estate Market there are numerous thoughts that go through a buyer's mind when they are searching for the Dream Home. Don't make the mistake that some are making and be sure to heed the expertise of your Buyer's Agent so that you are making a Fair Offer - or Best Offer and be sure ...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Houston: 6030 Darkwood Dr., Houston, TX 77088 6030 Darkwood Dr., Houston, TX 77088MLS #: 87529302Bedrooms: 4 Bed(s)Baths: 2 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)Square Footage: 2,013 Built. Sqft. Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a showi...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 10
We have all seen buyers who fail to take the advice of their Realtor® when presenting an Offer; almost always they wind up losing their dream home in the first attempt.  We ARE are the experts when it comes to crafting and presenting Offers. Each and every one of my buyers have ALL had success wi...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 6
Homes for Sale Near East Ridge High School Clermont FLIf you are a Clermont FL home buyer looking for a home near East Ridge High School Clermont FL, you will be pleased with the inventory. Please keep in mind that zoning may change so be sure to check before committing to purchasing a home.East ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 4
Knowledge is power and this well laid out post by Lisa Von Domek is spot-on in helping you, as a buyer, to have a thorough understanding of assessing your buying power.  Being mindful of your credit and focusing on this every single day of your life, will put you in a better buying position when ...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 14
Flowers Mill is an active adult community that offers resort style living in Bucks county. The clubhouse has indoor swimming pool , exercise room, banquet room, and offers lots of activities. There is also an outdoor pool. There are tennis courts. I looked up the mls this morning, 2-18-18 for act...