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 Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 42
Should Home Buyers Ask for Seller Concession in a Seller’s Market?Seller Concession is when the Buyer is asking for the Seller to pay all or part of their closing costs mostly associated with their mortgage. When a Buyer asks for a Seller Concession, it does not mean they do not have the Cash but...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 28
1722 S Gilmore Cir, Mesa, AZ 85206 for Sale Click Here to Request Your FREE Relocation Guide!!! For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ  Ideal LOCATION, walking distance to Dana Park Shopping Center & nearby freeway access. Cul-De-Sac lot in QUI...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Make the Right Move
(Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes, LLC)
Comments 3
 A principal residence and a second home have some similar benefits, but they have some key tax differences. A principal residence is the primary home where you live and a second home is used mainly for personal enjoyment while limiting possible rental activity to a maximum of 14 days per year.Un...

By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(EXP Realty)
Comments 0
This Will Be Arizona's Most Powerful Address..Located on the border of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley..Estate Homes come with all the services and access to the amenities of The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley..There will be a limitied number of residences offerred in the initial release..The archit...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 11
Coming Soon In Brambleton – 42270 Rhett Drive Ashburn, Va 20148Phenomenal Brownstone ~ Luxury Living In Brambleton If you’re looking to live the Brambleton lifestyle look no further. 42270 Rhett Drive offers over 3,000 square feet of living space and is a two-minute walk to Brambleton Town Center...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 22
More Swimming in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZDo You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Mesa AZ Homes?For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain RanchHomes Recently Sold in Red Mountain RanchFor over 30 years, Red Mo...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 2
Thinking of purchasing a second, vacation or investment home? Do your research first. It is so important for home buyers to fully comprehend the ownership and tax differences between owner-occupied principal residence, vacation home, second home and investment property before committing to a purc...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
Comments 0
As one of the best neighborhoods found in Provo, Lake View North is no doubt a place for people whose lives are happy and peaceful. Choose your home now:https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/provo/homes-and-properties-lake-view-north/

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
Comments 0
The city of Provo is made even more beautiful with the presence of the neighborhood, Grandview South. With homes surrounded by trees and engulfed in the scent of fresh air, there is no wonder why this neighborhood is being enjoyed by the residents.Choose a home now:https://toputahrealestate.realg...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
Comments 0
With the grand view of Wasatch Mountains and the wide Provo Park, the Lakeview neighborhood gives so many reasons for you to choose it!Check the reasons out:https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/provo/lake-view-homes-and-properties/

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
Comments 0
Make sure your investment is worth it and wise by choosing a home or property in Lake View South. As a neighborhood located in Provo, Utah, this place is guaranteed to be worth your time, money, effort, and memories.Choose your home now: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/provo/homes-and-pro...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 23
It’s A Seller’s Market and Then SomeI had a call from an agent who showed one of my listings the first day it came on the market. She was calling to inquire about its availability and I let her know we already had an offer, were expecting one more and had a full day of showings scheduled. We had ...

By Rae Dolan, Real estate agent serving the Katy area
(Buying Katy / Rae Dolan)
Comments 2
Hurricane Harvey dropped an unprecedented amount of rain on the Katy and Houston area, flooding over 100,000 homes in the process. While some residents chose to rebuild, others sold their flood-damaged homes to investors who remodeled the houses - with many of them going up for sale.These homes c...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
Comments 15
 Home Buyer Guide For Summer 2018  Today is the first day of summer! And with the official arrival of summer, our Summer 2018 Buyer Guide of Things to Consider When Buying A Home has also arrived.  Are you thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this summer? Before you begin ...

By Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Renting a home made easy and it all starts with knowing all the right places and all OPTIONS we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping. Brace for another hurricane season, experts warnIn 11 days, the si...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 1
OPEN HOUSE, June 24, Sunday  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 422 E College Ave, Waukesha, WI Get Directions Click Here Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 2543 Square Feet The best combination of old world charming and updated ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 2
4-bedroom Town Home at The Cape at Calavera Hills Come tour this beautiful new listing in the Calavera Hills area, about 4 miles from Carlsbad Village and our fabulous beaches, at the OPEN HOUSE on Saturday June 23 from 1 to 4 pm. While a personal tour is best, you can read more about 4537 Hartfo...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 1
The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ - 1722 S Gilmore CirClick Here to Request Your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline AreaThe Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is ver...

By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
Comments 1
Are you a luxury home connoisseur or aspiring to be one? Are you someone who enjoys the thrill of purchasing a multi-million dollar mansion in a tropical paradise? Of course you are! And if you’re looking into what to expect from your luxury house purchase on Maui then please read on. Here are fe...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 18
The general line of thinking for a home buyer is that once a purchase contract is written for a home in Arizona that they can't cancel their offer.  After all, they've already presented it to a home seller, so the contract has been legally delivered.  Can I Rescind an Offer on a home in Arizona? ...