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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 13
 In these days of Thinventory in many parts of our market...multiple offers are the name of the sale...and we always, as a courtesy, let every agent know that we have received more than offer and when the offers will be presented.  The agent can go back to the Buyer and has the option of counter...

By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(CHEVAUX Group, PLLC )
Comments 2
Granbury, Texas Single Family Lake Living Granbury, Texas is a wonderful community about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. This is a great place to call home. There are many single family homes in all price ranges throughout the greater Granbury area. Lake Granbury is the damed up portion ...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 11
Condos For Sale at the Exchange At Van Dorn in Alexandria Virginia 22304Exchange At Van Dorn is a garden style condo community located in Alexandria City off of Eisenhower Avenue. The community is composed of 404 condos ranging from 606 to 1,284 square feet. The community was constructed by Cresc...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 3
The Sanders Beach neighborhood in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho encompasses the area south of Sherman Avenue between 8th and 19th Streets, extending south to Lake Coeur d'Alene. Sanders Beach consists of a mix of 100-year-old cottages that have been loved and remodeled, 1950s-era homes, and new homes wher...

By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
Comments 6
A recent house tour ended abruptly when buyers made a mad dash out the front door. I couldn't coax them back in and there was no way they would be writing an offer on the property. What happened?Oh, Rats! The Sellers left rat poison on the kitchen table and several inhumane glue mouse traps on th...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Comments 2
According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly hous...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 11
Homes For Sale in Kingstowne in Alexandria Virginia 22315Kingstowne in Alexandria Virginia is known for its convenient location with easy access to major commuter routes, public transportation, and daily needs. Kingstowne is a planned community and home to over 5,300 residences. While Kingstowne ...

By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Multi Repeat Nationally Ranked Originat
(sboyle@onetrusthomeloans.com)
Comments 4
Paint problems on teh house that could use a little fixing up.Weeding, clipping, raking & moving to spruce up the yard's street appeal.Updating wallpaper & paneling in the home or painting if necessary.Getting rid of mirrors and old wall fixturs that re just out of date in today's world.Replacing...

By Casas De Maryland Asesores Inmobiliarios, ¿En Qué Podemos Servirle?
(Herboso & Associates LLC- Broker 240.426.5754)
Comments 0
www.CasasdeMaryland.com Nuestros servicios para compradores son gratuitos para usted, Eso es por todo, La ayuda de encontrar financiamiento, la ayuda para encontrar ayuda para su down payment (enganche) La ayuda para darle accseso a todas las casas que estan en venta, publicas o privadas y tambie...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Heritage at Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Heritage at Millennium Park Heritage at Millennium is a residential condo building located at 130 N. Garland Court in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The Heritage at Millennium Park located at 130 N. Garland Court i...

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
Comments 2
One of the most difficult aspects of the home inspection business is to provide post-report consultation or advice to clients. The scope of work limits the inspection to problem identification, consequences and recommendations.Let's use an example. Recently a client called back to discuss what to...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Broker Associate, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 7
HomeShoppers:  There is great value in the ones you hate Some buyers begin the process thinking they know exactly what they want. But sometimes, their must haves don't match their budget or what a neighborhood typically offers so they need to start anew. Other buyers have no idea in the world wha...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Comments 1
The Impact of Homeownership on Civic Involvement The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy an...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Aqua Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Aqua Condominiums Aqua Condominiums is a 87 story condo high-rise built in 2009. Aqua condos is located in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago at 225 N Columbus. Average taxes in Aqua Condominiums $11,703 Average association fees in Aqua Co...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 0
A townhome is a multi-story structure which shares 1, 2 or 3 walls with another home. If one side wall (other than the front wall) isn't attached to another home, it's called an End-Unit.  If both side walls are shared with other homes, it's called an Interior Unit.  Generally these types of town...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Park Millennium Condos, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Park Millennium Condos Built in 2002, Park Millennium is a residential condominium building located at 222 N Columbus Drive in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Park Millennium is located just one block away from world-cla...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
6560 W. Diversey, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 6560 W. Diversey 6560 W. Diversey is a 90 unit condo building built in 2006 in the Belmont Craigin neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 6560 W. Diversey $1,696 Average association fees in 6560 W. Diversey $270 ($270 - $270) Average h...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
6560 W. Diversey Ave. #209, Chicago, IL 60707List Price: $209,900 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 2 2 2005 1,500 ft2 1 $1,696 0 days Welcome home to this spacious & bright 2 bed, 2 bath luxury condo! Entire unit has brand new hardwood floors that were just installed this month! Hug...

By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Multi Repeat Nationally Ranked Originat
(sboyle@onetrusthomeloans.com)
Comments 1
The truth is there is no real shortcut to succession in life or business..It requires a lot of hard work, dedication and transparency.  If you are unwilling to ommit to those things, you might as well throw in the towel now.  Great leadership requires a lot of skills and capabilities.But, above a...

By Suzi Boyle, Idaho's Multi Repeat Nationally Ranked Originat
(sboyle@onetrusthomeloans.com)
Comments 1
 The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today.  All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted yesterday, and as we are wasting today.  Each of us has to remind ourselves that the clock is ticking.  Time is the great equalizer of all mankind.  It ...