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 Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 94
  If you own or plan to purchase a home, then you know that insurance is not just a luxury, it’s a requirement.  While you should not skimp on certain coverage items, there are some steps you can take to reduce your overall premium. If you have a security system installed (and operating!), you mi...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 3
Just seven miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach SC, is the community of Forestbrook. The neighborhood has a good mix of homes and price points while still living the coastal lifestyle. Homes for sale range from 1100 to 7500 heated square feet and from $135,000 to $800,000. Located close ...

By Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(eXp Realty / 619.316.7445)
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Home Prices in El Cajon CA for December 2017 Real estate market data for El Cajon California provided by Rachell Lara of A List Properties powered by eXp Realty.  Call 619-316-7445 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in El Caj...

By Cathy Carter, Finding You The Perfect Home!
(Re/Max Infinity)
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Chandler AZ Real Estate & Lifestyle! The population of Chandler, Arizona has been rapidly increasing over the last decade as new residents are attracted to the area from all across the country. The word is out about Chandler's impressive, high-tech employer base (Intel Corp, Microchip Technology,...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 52
Reduce the risk by hiring a local agent. Just yesterday, I met with an out-of-towner looking to purchase in the southern Utah area. He agreed that home buyers need the guidance of real estate agent professionals who have local understanding. A local agent: Minimizes risk with local knowledge Has ...

By Robin Smith, The Smith Team here for all your real estate needs
(The Smith Team)
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Stonebridge is the newest village in the master-planned community of Summerlin and has its first neighborhood now selling.  The village is located just north of West Charleston Boulevard and the boundary with Red Rock Canyon National Conservatory with breathtaking views of the valley and the moun...

By Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(eXp Realty / 619.316.7445)
Comments 1
Home Prices in Spring Valley CA for December 2017 Real estate market data for Spring Valley, California provided by Rachell Lara of A List Properties powered by eXp Realty.  Call 619-316-7445 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your hom...

By Julia St. Marie, ABR, RRG, RSPS
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 0

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission #ListYourHomeandPayNoCommissionYour 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 ...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Common Mistakes made by Buyers in Today's Market 

By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
Comments 3
Every Home Inspector should find at least the major issues of every house.  When you have 2 different Home Inspectors inspecting the same property, at least the major issues that exist on that home should be found by both Home Inspection Companys.  Right?  At least that's a reasonable assumption....

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 2
DIAMOND COURT VILLAGE VERO BEACH GATE MAINLAND                                                            COMMUNITYDIAMOND COURT VILLAGE VERO BEACH FL HOMESDIAMOND COURT VILLAGE is a small charming community of newer homes located along beautiful Indian River Boulevard.  A wide and beautiful stre...

By Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
(eXp Realty / 619.316.7445)
Comments 2
Home Prices in Del Cerro CA for December2017 Real estate market data for Del Cerro, California provided by Rachell Lara of A List Properties powered by eXp Realty.  Call 619-316-7445 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in Del ...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 2
Milestone Germantown MD | Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success!  At a local level in Germantown Maryland, buyer confidence remains strong with some changes that varies on the price level and what type of houses they are looking for. Particularly in and around Milestone 20876 zip...

By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
Comments 1
Mortgage Rates Video Blog [December 11, 2017]Mortgage rates moved lower last week after mortgage bonds were able to rally off support but are stil stuck trading in a sideways pattern.  We are recommending FLOATING your mortgage rate to start the week to see if mortgage bonds can move through a to...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  14th Green Condos Riverside Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the 14th Green Condos Condo Complex in Riverside, look no further! As a Riverside condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all 14th Gre...

By Sharon Bishop, Real Estate Agent in Greenville & Simpsonville SC
(Bishop Real Estate)
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Come Visit Greenville SC at Christmas time!Beautiful Horse Drawn Carriage RidesTree lit streetsIce Skating on MainPeace Center ProductionsGreenville Christmas EventsWe just had our first snow fall of the season December 8 & 9 Call me for a tour of our area if you're thinking of relocating to the ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 0
Exclusives Listings and Seller’s InterestQuestions:is there a reason a seller wouldn't be willing to see an offer from a co-operating broker if they don't have to pay commission - ie buyer pays (this is for an Exclusive Listing situation)?Also if the listing agent has a very strong potential offe...

By Tom Bashe
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Georgia Street Villas Imperial Beach Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Georgia Street Villas Condo Complex in Imperial Beach, look no further! As a Imperial Beach condo buyer on our website, you can do the followi...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 5
4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria LaSearching for a 4 bedroom home in West Alexandria La? Need space, location, and a great location? If so, 244 Saint Andrews should be on your must tour list. Let's take a minute to explore what this luxury home in Alexandria La has to offer.Care to see how 2...