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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 11
You might think selling a home is pretty simple.  A buyer offers a certain amount of money for the home, the seller agrees or doesn't, rinse lather repeat until they come to an agreement on price, dates and other critical aspects.But the reality is it's not quite that simple, not even close.  The...

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Maryland
(Weichert Realtors / Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434, Weichert Office 301-681-0550)
Comments 1
Leisure World Maryland Condos for Sale Creekside Buildings Silver Spring 2090655+ Senior CommunityLeisure World of Maryland For Sale in Creekside Condos - Mid-Rise Buildings (1-5 stories) Creekside is one of the newest buildings located in Leisure World of Maryland.  These two Mid-rise Style Buil...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 45
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Do you know when you need a survey?Buying a home in Pennsylvania and in Tredyffrin Easttown School District does not require the buyer to obtain a survey. it is a choice unlike some other states around us.However, there are circumstances whenyou should definitely...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
8 Home Buying Tips for First Time Buyers Buying a home is a huge process and a substantial financial one. As a first time buyer there are some important things you should do in order to have a good experience and be successful in your quest to become a homeowner. So, assuming you have made the de...

By Steve Harless
(Legacy International)
Comments 2
Investment Information Price/SqFt $145.00 Rental Income ($0.85 / sqft) $1,229 monthly $14,749 annual Estimated Expenses (30%) ($369) monthly ($4,425) annual Estimated Cashflow (100% Down) $860 monthly $10,324 annual Estimated Cash Return 4.85%TO SEE PHOTOS AND DETAILS OF THIS PROPERTY VISIT:http:...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 1
2908 SHAWNEE Lane, Waterford Twp 48329Welcome to a well maintained prime lakefront home w 100' on all sports Schoolhouse Lake. You have boat access to 3 other lakes incl 243 acre all sports Loon Lake, Wormer, & Mohawk. When you come home at night it is like going on vacation. Breathtaking sunsets...

By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Real Estate | RSVP Real Estate)
Comments 0
 Buying a Condo in Bellevue, WA under $1.5 Million Looking to spend no more than $1.5 million on a condo in Bellevue, WA? Good news. There are plenty of condos in the city you can afford for that much or less. Better news. They come with a wide variety of features, layouts, and amenities. Every c...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
WindDance, Lake Villa, Illinois - June 2017 About WindDance WindDance is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s by William Ryan Homes. WindDance features eleven floor plans ranging from 1,575 to 2,893 square feet of living space. WindDance is located in Lake Villa, Illi...

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 11
 It is wonderful when you get a call from a potential Buyer, and they let you know it was a past client who referred them to me.    This group of young professionals are now starting to think about buying their own homes.   After having a few house warming parties, others are thinking this could ...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 0
Welcome Home to a one of a kind beautiful home on 1280 acre all sports Cass Lake. 52 on the lake! Have the quiet of a large secluded natural part of the lake yet be able to do all the active water sports you want. Come home after a long day at work & relax with a cool drink sitting on your deck l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
The Skokie School, Winnetka, IL - June 2017 About The Skokie School The Skokie School is a 5-6 school in District 36, and is located at 520 Glendale Avenue in Winnetka, IL. It services homes in Winnetka. Average taxes $26,018 Average association fees $786 ($0 - $2,000) Average home size 4,769 ft...

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 20
 There are clients that become part of your family, and this is the case with these Buyers.   I met the husband's family in 1999 when they relocated from Colorado Springs, and watched him grow into a wonderful man, Husband and Father.   Knowing the wife and daughter are icing on the cake!  Have l...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
Comments 1
 Another 3 Bedroom one family home for sale Marine Park Brooklyn $525,000 East 30's & Fillmore Ave Fillmore Real Estate Ave Js office just listed this  3 bedroom , 2 bath home for sale in Marine Park - Front encl porch, living, formal dining, full basementlot 18 x100bldb 14 x 34Parking: Private D...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Carleton W Washburne School, Winnetka, IL - June 2017 About Carleton W Washburne School Carleton W Washburne School is a 7-8 school in District 36, and is located at 515 Hibbard Road in Winnetka, IL. It services homes in Winnetka. Average taxes $23,462 Average association fees $715 ($0 - $1,691)...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 29
I work with both home buyers and sellers. I have open houses on Sundays for the sellers and I show homes on Saturdays, During the week I am available for both sellers and buyers but I do not get to spend as much time with home sellers as I get to spend with home buyers.When I show homes I listen ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Glenbard South High School, Glen Ellyn, IL - June 2017 About Glenbard South High School Glenbard South High School is a 9-12 school in District 87, and is located at 23w200 Butterfld Road in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, and Wheaton. Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Marie Murphy School, Wilmette, IL - June 2017 About Marie Murphy School Marie Murphy School is a 6-8 school in District 37, and is located at 2921 Illinois Road in Wilmette, IL. It services homes in Glenview, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka. Average taxes $17,238 Average association fees $1,1...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Hadley Junior High School, Glen Ellyn, IL - June 2017 About Hadley Junior High School Hadley Junior High School is a 6-8 school in District 41, and is located at 240 Hawthorne Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, and Wheaton. Aver...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Harper Elementary School, Wilmette, IL - June 2017 About Harper Elementary School Harper Elementary School is a K-4 school in District 39, and is located at 1101 Dartmouth Street in Wilmette, IL. It services homes in Wilmette and Winnetka. Average taxes $18,128 Average association fees $363 ($0 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ben Franklin Elementary School, Glen Ellyn, IL - June 2017 About Ben Franklin Elementary School Ben Franklin Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 41, and is located at 350 Bryant Avenue in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, and Lombard. Average taxes $12,...