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
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 4
623 Glenview Ave, Wauwatosa, WI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3233 SqFt House Beautiful....Sooo many updates a stone's throw from the Medical College- Kitchen - newer cabinets, quartz counters, gr...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 1
1030 Parkview Dr, Tallahassee, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Presented By: Joe Manausa J...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 2
4020 Old Bainbridge Rd, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2036 SqFt Charm and character live here in this unique 3 -bedroom, 2-bathroom home that you have to see! The spacious ...

By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
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Sole at Fort Lauderdale is located in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale where the beautiful beaches, elegant dining and shopping are all within walking distance.Here at Sole we have an array of luxury amenities including our beautiful pool and jacuzzi to our state of the art fitness center an...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 25
🌵A Place to Call Home in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch💲For over 30 year...

By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
Comments 1
Sole at Fort Lauderdale is located in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale where the beautiful beaches, elegant dining and shopping are all within walking distance. Entertainment is vast and never ending! From the fun filled festivals to the electrifying nightlife, there is never a dull moment. ...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 3
1007 Mimosa Dr Tallahassee FL 32312, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2530 SqFt **Seller requests closing to take place at Manausa Law Firm, P.A....

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 10
The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] While Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will remain in-line with recent trends, interest rates have been in a bit of a downward trend. The weekly average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.82% in June, the lowest since September, 2017.  *...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 6
... when buying a home. 1. Doing It On Your Own 2. Avoiding Budget Talks Before Shopping3. Not Looking Beyond the House 4. Opening a Line of Credit Before the Sale is Final5. Being Emotional Rather Than Visionary We've all been first-time buyers and as Real Estate Professionals we work with many ...

By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
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         Tiburon is one of Boca Raton's most remarkable condominium communities that continually delivers on unsurpassed quality and value. Residents are delighted by homes featuring sleek lines, modern finishes, and tasteful interiors; the units are perfect for those seeking style and affordabil...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 0
2905 Riddle Court Tallahassee FL 32309, Tallahassee, Fl Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings Follow This Home Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Tallahassee Home Search Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manaus...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 15
👣The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 7-20-19 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com 💲🏠REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area🏠💲The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very wel...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Comments 1
You are going to say “YES” to this house! Centrally located in Lehigh Acres within minutes to RD 82 and Daniels Pkwy, shopping, restaurants and Southwest Florida International Airport. Recent upgrades include a brand new Air Conditioning, well water system, refrigerator, washer, tile on the lanai...

By San Diego Realtor, Glen Henderson, San Diego Realtor & Broker Associate
(Premier Homes Team, a division of Big Block Realty, Inc)
Comments 1
visit website Glen Henderson | Big Block Realty, Inc| ph: (619)889-7646 Alpine Oaks Home for Sale - 1734 Kyrsten Terrace 1734 Kyrsten Terrace Court Alpine, CA 91901 Single Family (Detached)   $699,900  Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Sq Footage 2540 Parking 0 Year Built 1999 Floors 2 Lot Size 22651 ADDIT...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Debe Maxwell came up with a great list for Homebuyers Wish list for 2019.  What can you add to it? Top 10 on the Charlotte Homebuyer Wish List for 2019   Home design trends have really changed over the past decade. As the busiest selling season is well under way, home buyers are really honing in ...

By Irina Rogina, Highlight Realty Fort Lauderdale RE 305-588-8599
(Highlight Realty)
Comments 3
COMPLETELY UPGRADED WITH NEW KITCHEN, GRANITE COUNTER TOP AND STAINLESS STEEL APPL. NEW PAINTED. LAMINATE FLOOR.W/D IN THE UNIT. YOU CAN'T FIND A NICER ONE. BIGGER UNIT IN THE BUILDING. A MUST SEE!!! Water, basic cable & Internet included in rent. Building has great amenities including pool! Just...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 24
How to destroy an appliance in one easy step…  250v receptacles.  Wenatchee Home InspectionsAhh in the land of home inspections we get to see a lot of fun things. Quite often many homeowners do things without really understanding what the final outcome may be. Here is an example of such a case. O...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 1
If you're in the market for an amazing luxury condo in the heart of Myrtle Beach, your search can end right here at Ocean Blue Resort. This is one of the most spectacular condo resorts in Myrtle Beach, offering four and five-bed suites that offer grand views of the ocean.  No detail is overlooked...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Comments 0
            517 WETLANDS PLACE, SAINT CLOUD, FL 34771 Get Directions Click Here Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings $ Click for current price This is 22 acres of prime land located directly in the heart of the Narcoossee Corridor which is the hottest s...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Comments 2
                               1290 Outback Rd, Saint Cloud, FL 34771 For Sale Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings Follow This Home Search All Homes for Sale in 34771 Presented By: The Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage III Realty 772-834-0...