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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 8
Winter Oasis in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous with luxury...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
Comments 3
  Better Than A Co-op - A Quaint Detached One Bedroom  Home  with finished basement For Sale Asking $329,000Jamaica NY  Zip 11433  What a lovely  starter Jamaica Queens New York one bedroom home for sale located near York College.  Built 19101.3.4 baths - finished updated basementall in good cond...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
Comments 2
SOLD! 545 Rathbone Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588 | Pleasanton CA Homes Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $1,350,000 Single Family Home Main Features   Location 3545 Rathbone Way Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA Doug BuenzVenture | Sotheby's International Realty (925) 621-0680 [email protected] ht...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Houston: 7414 Hollister Woods Houston, TX 77040 7414 Hollister Woods Houston, TX 77040MLS #: 45969011Bedrooms: 3 Bed(s)Baths: 2 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)Square Footage: 2,285 Built. Sqft.  Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a ...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 5
Taylor Morrison builds a superb home and both my buyers and I were thrilled with the process. From the sales counselor Jeannie Burton to the superintendent Grant! Both were easy, affable and paid attention to my clients concerns. At my suggestion they scheduled an independent inspector who specia...

By Royal Goodman, "We Treat You Like a King"
(Royalty Home Solutions)
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By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Baytown: 113 Red Haven Drive Highlands, TX 77562 113 Red Haven Drive Highlands, TX 77562MLS #: 55265366  Bedrooms: 4 Bed(s)Baths: 2 Full Bath(s)Square Footage: 2,356 Built. Sqft.   Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a show...

By Royal Goodman, "We Treat You Like a King"
(Royalty Home Solutions)
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Rapid Rescore is a process offered only by mortgage originators. credit repair organizations do not provide the service. Rapid Rescore allows mortgage applicants the opportunity to update the content of their credit reports – typically within 3 business days. Once the content of the reports is up...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in New Caney: 23322 Colleton Dr. New Caney, TX 77357 23322 Colleton Dr New Caney, TX 77357MLS #: 6628674 Bedrooms: 4 Bed(s)Baths: 3 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)Square Footage: 3,604 Built. Sqft.  Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 14
Bathroom Art in Circle G, Gilbert, AZ Do You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Gilbert AZ Homes? For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Homes Currently for Sale in Circle G Homes Recently Sold in Circle G There are numerous Circle G communities throu...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Homes and Real Estate, Dear homeowners: Help us help you. Email Congress todayTax reform should not mean a tax increase. Do you own a home? Do you enjoy the tax benefits from ownership? Protect them. NAR is asking every U.S. voter to contact their representatives – It only takes two s...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 1
8659 Honeycomb Ln, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1196 SQUARE FEET Fantastic find in Grade A school zone on an acre! Soaring cathedral ceiling allow for bri...

By Royal Goodman, "We Treat You Like a King"
(Royalty Home Solutions)
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Credit scores give lenders a fast, objective measurement of your credit risk. Before the use of scoring, the credit granting process could be slow, inconsistent and unfairly biased. Credit scores – especially FICO® scores, have made big improvements in the credit process. Why?People can get loans...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
Will it take a gift from Santa to get an offer accepted these days. With more offers being presented on new listings, Buyer are looking for an advantage to get their offer accepted. It does not have to be a SECRET, as well as you do not have to wait for Santa, as i list them right here, right no...

By Royal Goodman, "We Treat You Like a King"
(Royalty Home Solutions)
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Mixed credit reports are caused when the credit bureau places information belonging to another consumer on your credit report. If you’ve got a common name, there’s a chance that your credit report could be crossed with another consumer with the same name. Since the credit scoring software is not ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Southmoor Villas, Orland Park, Illinois - December 2017 About Southmoor Villas Southmoor Villas is a duplex community built in 2004 and 2005. Southmoor Villas are located in Orland Park, Illinois east of 96th Avenue and north of 135th Street. Average taxes in Southmoor Villas $6,906 Average asso...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Elmhurst Gardens, Addison, Illinois - December 2017 About Elmhurst Gardens Elmhurst Gardens is a single family home neighborhood in Addison, Illinois. Elmhurst Gardens is located off of Krage Drive and Central, east of Villa Ave. Average taxes in Elmhurst Gardens $5,649 Average association fees ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Hidden Cove, Palatine, Illinois - December 2017 About Hidden Cove Hidden Cove is a townhome community built in the 1990's. Hidden Cove is located in Palatine, Illinois on Cove Drive and Northwest Highway. Average taxes in Hidden Cove $5,814 Average association fees in Hidden Cove $330 ($330 - $3...

By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
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  You just found another letter in your mailbox that the landlord is raising the rent...                                                                              AGAIN.   There it is. That thought that creeps back in to your head every time you get one of those "rent's going up" letters, or w...

By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Silver Creek Homes For Sale | Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling? Silver Creek is one of the most beautiful valleys in the San Jose area with beautiful scenery and rolling hills. There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails, great schools and charm. Locals know that  Silver Creek is...