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 Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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6 years young... luxurious 5 Bed, 5 Bath Briarcliff Manor Center Hall Colonial w. circular driveway & attached 3 car garage on over an acre of beautifully landscaped property. Gorgeous hardwood flooring, custom tile work & detailed wood accents throughout this large 4,223 sq ft home w. open floor...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🏆Todaro Style Gym in Circle G, Gilbert, 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 Circle G🏠 💲Homes Recently Sold in Circle G💲 There are numerous Circle G communities thr...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 12
What's a Piggyback Mortgage? As if!  As if mortgages weren't complex enough, now you're going to tell me there's such a thing as TWO mortgages stacked on top of each other --- just to buy the same home you could otherwise get with one mortgage?  Are you a glutton for punishment? OK, calm down.  Y...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to hav...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty)
Comments 67
Counteroffer Mistakes In Real EstateMany home buyers, especially first time buyers make counteroffer mistakes. Some believe a seller will always counter and others sit on a counter offer from the seller putting themselves in jeopardy of losing the house. A counteroffer from a seller isn’t guarant...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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What are cheapest or least expensive homes for sale in Arizona? Well here they are! Keep this page link as these lists are always up to date whenever you choose to look. Yes prices are rising. However there are still some very good bargains for detached homes in Arizona for less than $150K. True,...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 20
🚣‍Luxurious Townhomes in Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, 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 Val Vista Lakes🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Val Vista Lakes💲Val Vista Lakes is m...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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1458 Fowler Dr, Columbus OH 43224FANTASTIC 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME IN POPULAR CLINTON ESTATES! COME SEE THIS LOVELY, WELL MAINTAINED RANCH WITH MANY RECENT UPDATES! NEWER HVAC & WATER HEATER! UPDATED VINYL WINDOWS AND ROOF WITH DIMENSIONAL SHINGLES! BRIGHT AND AIRY KITCHEN WITH EATING SPACE. OPEN...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 51
Home Insections a.k.a. the deal killers. The questions of the day is what can a byer asked to be fixed VS what should they ask for. Here in the Manchester NH area, the rule of thumb I use is for a buyer is for things we can not see with the naked eye. Most often Well, septic, leaks, heating syste...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 20
🏊‍♂️A Sight to See in Las Sendas, 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 Las Sendas🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Las Sendas💲 Las Sendas is a uniquely designed master p...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational thoughts for 6/24/19by Patricia Feager  After the 4th stormy weekend, I gave thanks for being safe. While I was in Fort Worth I noticed the most unusual bird that seemed to come out of nowhere. Dressed in purple, black, and white feathers with the color blue around the eyes I stood ...

By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Carmela Realty)
Comments 0
  En esta era de poder comprar cualquier cosa en cualquier lugar, es realmente importante saber lo que usted está buscando cuando comience la búsqueda de su casa.Si usted ha estado pensando en comprar una casa por algún tiempo, probablemente ha elaborado una lista de cosas que le encantaría tener...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 13
Top five first time home buyer questions in Los Angeles, CA Top five first time home buyer questions in Los Angeles, CA   POSTED ON JUN 25, 2019 BY ENDRE BARATH IN ADVICE TO HOMEOWNERS, BEVERLY HILLS, BUYING, OBSERVATIONS ABOUT VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELOCATION TO LOS ANGELES, UNCATEGORIZED | 0 COMME...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A Large 5 Bed/3 Bath Whispering Pines Pool Home FOR SALE in Davie!A Large 5 Bed/3 Bath Whispering Pines Pool Home FOR SALE in Davie!  This is TRUE Davie living! This large ranch style pool home is nestled on over an acre of lush green lawn with direct access to AND picture perfect view of the nat...

By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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4073 Spyglass Road, Chico, CA 95973 - $979,500.004073 Spyglass Road, Chico, CA 95973FEATURESBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 4Parking Spaces: 4Year Built: 2002Lot Size: 38333Garage Size: 4School District: Chico UnifiedSquare Footage: 3974Agent Name: Sandi BaumanBroker: Chico Homes Real Estate Sales IncMLS #...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
Comments 0
Federal Reserve policymakers held the federal funds rate at its current range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent. Analysts speculated that the Fed may lower its key rate based on signs of slowing economic growth and the President’s encouragement to lower the Fed rate.Federal Open Market Committee members ci...

By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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7765 Co Rd 16, Orland, CA 95963 - $649,000.007765 Co Rd 16, Orland, CA 95963FEATURESBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 7Parking Spaces: 3Year Built: 1928Lot Size: 164221Garage Size: 3School District: HamiltonSquare Footage: 4999Agent Name: Sandi BaumanBroker: Chico Homes Real Estate Sales IncMLS #: SN19119035...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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     Owning a home—whether in Costa Mesa, in California, or in any other state—is Americans’ most trusted way to build wealth. That’s the takeaway from Gallup’s poll, conducted this spring. It’s easy to agree with—but surprising for a number of reasons.      First off, the continuing bull stock m...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have ...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Antes de buscar la casa de sus sueños ¡Sepa lo que quiere y lo que necesita! En esta era de poder comprar cualquier cosa en cualquier lugar, es realmente importante saber lo que usted está buscando cuando comience la búsqueda de su casa.   Si usted ha estado pensando en comprar una casa por algú...