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 26
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 2
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Atlanta Real Estate Maven
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Comments 0

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 19
  Thinking you want some space between you and the neighbor?    You can purchase a property with 1+ acres within the zip code of 80016.     Most of these homes allow horses, and some allow farm animals, and within 20 minutes of Denver City limits. Homes with the zip code of 80016 all are within C...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
Comments 7
If you have always wanted to live in a charming property with historic significance and if you have dreamed of (and/or are not afraid of) restoring a piece of history to its full splendor, then there is a fantastic opportunity waiting for you in the heart of Ashton, MD.Yesterday I had the chance ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 0
In 2015, four Florida residents and a Pennsylvania homeowner filed a class action lawsuit alleging they were being overcharged for force-placed insurance by their lenders. In September, a federal appeals court unanimously voted to dismiss the case. The lawsuit's implications and final results ma...

By Joe Resendiz, Jr. Research Analyst
(ValuePenguin)
Comments 0
In 2015, four Florida residents and a Pennsylvania homeowner filed a class action lawsuit alleging they were being overcharged for force-placed insurance by their lenders. In September, a federal appeals court unanimously voted to dismiss the case. The lawsuit's implications and final results mak...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 25
814 Leisure World 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 Lowest HOA fee in Leisure World, this Fully Updated home is Move in Ready! You will appreciate the NEW Flooring, Fixtures, Win...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
(Downing-Frye)
Comments 4
Naples FL Real Estate Transactions ReviewOverall, the Naples real estate transactions review for the week of August 20th shows there were 232 Naples Properties Sold. This is similar to the previous week when 245 homes sold.  Unlike last week, East Naples had the most real estate transactions with...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 8
Sometime in mid-2019, I plan to move from Monroe, NY to Kalispell, MT. This is an entirely new journey for me, in every aspect. I've never lived on the other side of the country. I have never been part of the designing and building process for a brand new home (as a buyer). It's all quite new and...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Pacific Union International)
Comments 31
For the first time in several years, a townhouse at Ocean Point in Pacifica will soon be on the market, ready for a new owner to enjoy. These townhouses all have reverse floorplans, with the bedrooms (3 of them in this case) and 2 bathrooms on the entry level, and living spaces, kitchen, half bat...

By Amanda Hope, Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
Comments 338
What Should My Credit Score Be To Buy a House?When you are starting to think about purchasing your first home - or your 20th - your credit score is something that you need to be aware of. You’ve probably heard that your credit score can make or break the home buying process. However, you may not ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 8
Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach Current Listings • SIB Realty 305-9316931 We Speak you language English, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Мы говорим русски EXECUTIVE STYLE OF LIVING ACROSS STREET FROM THE OCEAN, 2/2 PENTHOUSE, 1,232 SQUARE FEET ~ LOCATED IN UPSCALE SUNNY ISLES BEACH, COLLINS AVE & 174...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
Winston Towers  Sunny Isles Beach  Map Winston Towers  Sunny Isles Beach Current Listings • SIB Realty 305-9316931We Speak you language English, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Мы говорим русски November 2, 2008 230 174 Street unit LO1,  2/2, $179,000.00,     1488 sq ft 251 174 Street unit 412,   2/2, ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
 Winston Towers • SIB Realty 305-931-6931 www.WinstonTowersLisgings.com  Sale and Rent Winston Towers With SIB RealtyBEAUTIFUL STUDIO ONE BLOCK FROM THE BEACH. VERY NICELY DECORATED. HAS MURPHY BED, DINING TABLE, NEW APPLIANCES, WOODEN FLOORS, CROWN MOLDING, FRESHLY PAINTED.$950/month, 595 sq ft ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
 Winston Towers • SIB Realty 305-931-6931 www.WinstonTowersLisgings.com Sale and Rent Winston Towers With SIB RealtyAMAZING INTRACOASTAL VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM THIS BEAUTIFUL, LARGE SPLIT BEDROOM PLAN 2BED/2BAD!HUGE BALCONY WITH SLIDING DOORS. BRIGHT KITCHEN WITH WOOD CABINETS AND ACCESS TO BALCONY...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
 Winston Towers • SIB Realty 305-931-6931www.WinstonTowersLisgings.com  Sale and Rent Winston Towers With SIB RealtyLARGE LUXURY 2BR/2BATH. GREAT BAY VIEW. ALL NICELY TILED FLOORS. PRICED RIGHT, APARTMENT IS IN GREAT SHAPE. INCLUDED IS CENTRAL HOT WATER If you are going to sell, buy or lease Wins...

By Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
Comments 0
Wesley Chapel Florida Homes for Sale October 19th 2018 In Wesley Chapel today, there are 418 single family homes FOR SALEand 132 single family homes HAVE SOLD in the last 30 days  Hello -My name is Jeff Miller. I have been a Realtor for 19 years. I have extensive local contacts and insightwhich m...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 1
✴️ SWMH 3bd -  2ba Interior Rehabbed Whispering Pines - Premier North Charleston MHPAVAILABLE Move in Ready   Exterior is HandyMan Special Only $7775See Our Walk Through Video on Our Wholesale Website ★ ★ ✴️ ▐►WholeSale Buyer Values: http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com  ★ We contact ALL who Com...

By Peter Mark, SEO Consultant
(Peter Mark)
Comments 0
Did you know each state sets aside billions of dollars for first time home buyer grants? That’s right. There is a lot of opportunities out there that even banks don't know about or don’t want you to know about. Down payment assistance programs, bond programs and tax credits can really help you to...