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 Kasey & John Boles, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com)
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Two Rivers is beautiful subdivision in Eagle between the north and south channels of the Boise River off of Eagle Road. It has amazing, mature landscaping, flowers, bushes & trees and includes 17 lakes and 41 waterfalls & water features. It is a 245 acre community with beautiful views and walking...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Long and Foster)
Comments 14
You are getting a new home built to your specifications! This is so exciting! What could go wrong? You have checked out the builder.  Everyone is great! You are there watching the construction on a weekly basis as your house grows before your eyes! The city or county will be doing a final inspect...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561,  Investors focusing on build-to-rent homesInvestment firms created a new apartment-rental-type system to manage a lot of single-family homes they bought during the recession; but as existing home inventory dries up, some are turning their rental attention...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 15
Just Listed in Falls Church – 7805 Beard Ct Falls Church, Va 220437805 Beard Ct in Falls Church is charming and inviting from the moment you walk up to the home. Extensive landscaping graces the front of the house and the flowers greet you as you walk up to the front door. Upon entering Beard Ct ...

By John Buetergerds, The Buetergerds Team
(Buetergerds Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
Comments 2
3036 BROWNING STREET, SARASOTA, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1864 SQUARE FEET Honey, stop the car! This one is Updated, has Four Bedrooms AND a Pool! There's ...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, NAR: Existing-home sales slip 2.3% in AprilTotal existing-home sales dipped 2.3% month-to-month; up 1.6% year-to-year. Median number of days a home was on the market dropped to a new low of 29 days. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www.charle...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Survey: Rising mortgage rates worry young buyersAlmost 70% of millennials feel pressure to buy a home before mortgage rates rise, but 55% of this group are also discouraged that they'll be able to do so. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www.c...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Consumer confidence hits 17-year highAmericans felt pretty good in March. Confidence increased sharply to its highest level since Dec. 2000, with both current and future expectations heading higher. Read more.                   THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, New weapon in Airbnb battle: Nixing the homestead exemptionIs "home sharing" OK? Miami-Dade is one of the first Fla. counties to threaten owners with higher property taxes if they rent out rooms via Airbnb-type services. Read more.                   THOUS...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Study: Most renters should be buyersThe typical U.S. renter paying $1,416 per month would break even financially if he bought a $289,505 home - more than the median home value of $196,500. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www.charlesstallions...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Sell or Buy
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
Comments 0
Here are homes for sale in the Phoenx Metro with a guest house priced above $250,000 for with pictures, prices, details map locations and more in a full page format for affordable homes. For all single family all detached homes for sale in the Phoenix            For a free full page MLS search fo...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
3905 Elderberry Circle, Corona, CA Price Reduced Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Follow This Home! Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: The Richard Daskam Team Brok...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 3
St George Utah Great Deal Alert: Home Priced Below $100 a Square Foot! | Now Only $437,400      Stone, brick and stucco exterior with decorative wrought iron and brick pillars add to the curb appeal of this home. Spacious interior boasting plantation shutters throughout, natural design details a...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Sell or Buy
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
Comments 0
What town is near Scottsdale, Arizona but with more "Western charm"? That would be Cave Creek, Arizona. A town with, yes an old west charm, great downtown with frontier town and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Cave Creek .                                                     Cave C...

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 4
1821 MOORINGLINE ROAD, VERO BEACH FLORIDA, PENTHOUSE IN THE MOORINGS    

By RUBEN MENDOZA, I am committed providing professional service
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices)
Comments 0
7340 CERRITOS #1, STANTON, CA. 90680OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 1PM TO 6PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Obtenga el VALOR de su casa en Linea HOY Search for All Homes for sale What is Your Home Worth NOW? Downey First time Home Buyer Assis...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
Comments 7
I wanted to feature our Maui vacation rental in Haiku Maui.  We been in operation for a year and half after getting our license from the County of Maui.  It was a long process, getting special use permits from the county.  Then there was all the remodel work that my wife Ivy and I put into our 2 ...

By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Real Estate | RSVP Real Estate)
Comments 0
   Interested in owning a home in Bellevue, WA? For the latest inside information on what is available contact Marie Haydock at Evergreen Global Real Estate, today.  Nobody is more in the know about the Bellevue real estate market! Bellevue Condos for SaleThere is no freedom like that of owning y...

By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Pearland)
Comments 1
 Welcome Home!This gorgeous Mediterranean Style Semi-Custom Stonebridge Home is located in the sought after community of Tuscan Lakes! Extensive landscaping and attractive stone and brick elevation welcomes your guest. Features include: 4 spacious bedrooms , 3 1/2 baths, 3,756 sq. ft., huge gourm...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 3
Credit restrictions have continued to ease up and the 20% down minimum down payment for Fannie Mae investor loans has now been changed to where you can buy an Oklahoma City investment property for 15% down with mortgage insurance added. The good news is that you can go up to the 10 mortgage Fanni...