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 Jen Burns, Real Estate Agent
(eXp Realty)
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 This is the one! Prime location in Baton Rouge. This charming home in Broadmoor was just renovated. When you drive up you will park in the convenient circle driveway, notice the large lot, fenced-in yard and inground swimming pool. Inside you is a renovated kitchen with beautiful cabinets, large...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Single Level in Ashbury! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $319,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,725 sqftLot: 0.17 acre(s)Year Built: 2017MLS #: 98668047 Location 3343 S Wallberg AveEagle, ID 83616USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s Internationa...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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The Pinehurst in Cartwright Ranch! Overview Maps Photos Features $389,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,025 sqftLot: 0.17 acre(s)Year Built: 2017MLS #: 98667083 Location 4866 W Barnview DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International R...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Affordable living in Southeast Boise! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $135,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 874 sqftYear Built: 1989MLS #: 98665330 Location 616 E Pennsylvania StBoise, IDUSA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s Internati...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Duplex in Boise! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $425,000 Multi Family Main Features 6 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms2 Half Bathrooms2 UnitsInterior: 3,138 sqftLot: 0.36 acre(s)MLS #: 98663778 Location 5789 N Bogart LnBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(2...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Updated Home in Northwest Boise! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $229,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,659 sqftLot: 0.17 acre(s)Year Built: 2001MLS #: 98665593 Location 7839 N Duncan LnMcCall, ID 83638USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sot...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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North Boise View Lot! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $172,500 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 0.21 acre(s)MLS #: 98660783 Location 1653 N Mockbee PlaceBoise, ID 83702USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732[email protected]// http://www.realestateboisei...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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How to get an offer accepted ... It's as easy as 1-2-3!1. Find out what the seller (listing agent) wants! If the list price is below market ... write a full price offer. Know the market. Check the comps! 2. If the listing agent wants all disclosures read and approved and submitted with the offer ...

By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
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 I recently had some clients that purchased a home that had tenants in it with 6 months remaining on their lease. When the lender learned of this the deal almost fell apart as they wanted to occupy the home, but since they could move in within 60 days of closing, they were being reclassified as i...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 3
Another Custom Built Home is Almost Ready at Portofino in Clayton     This is Lot 13 in Portofino Clayton, NC 27527.The home is scheduled to be finished by the end of November 2010 This is a 3300 square foot home that has four bedrooms, two up, two down. It is a custom built home built by Jarman ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 9
Cambrian Home Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $449,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1276 sqftLot: 6,600 sqft Location 5344 Garwood DriveSan Jose, CA 95118USA Kathleen Daniels, CDPE, CHS, RDCPro (800) 972-1822Short Sale SpecialistSan J...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Although there is still speculation regarding the overall health of the real estate industry, there are signs that we are nearing the bottom of the market.  If you are considering a purchase, either as your primary residence or strictly as an investment, you can easily capitalize on current condi...

By Winston Crosbie, Winston Crosbie PA - Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams Realty - Wellington)
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Bottom Line:If you are one of the many millennials who may have delayed purchasing your first home, or feel stuck in a house that no longer fits your needs, there are programs and options available to help you achieve your dream!   More Here  More young buyers are getting into the real estate mar...

By Winston Crosbie, Winston Crosbie PA - Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams Realty - Wellington)
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Bottom Line:Buying a home makes sense socially and financially. If you are one of the many renters who would like to evaluate your ability to buy this year, let’s get together and find you your dream home.  More Here  More young buyers are getting into the real estate market.  Need some help?  Ca...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Tr...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here’s ...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 1
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Sacramento Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Sacramento, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call 916-660-5823 for a FREE consu...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Have a Bottle of Wine in Las Sendas in Mesa, AZCall Brian for a FREE Market Analysis of Your Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas Las Sendas is a uniquely designed ...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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I was recently looking back years ago at posts and blogs that I did way back in the mortgage meltdown.  I was amazed at how many foreclosures there were in metro Detroit at that time.  It is a far cry from today.  There are so fewer foreclosures and even less lakefront foreclosures in Livingston ...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorYour home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 h...