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 19
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Comments 1
27121 Driftwood DR, BONITA SPRINGS, FL For Sale  Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Free Home Values Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Bonita Springs Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Presented By: Chris Griffith Downing Frye ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Comments 2
Four Seasons 55+ at 314 Shining Rock, Beaumont CA for SaleBeautiful  3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Family Room and Den home in a 55+ Adult Community. This home is located in the Four Seasons Community established in 2006. This home was built in 2009 and includes a beautiful backyard, vinyl fencing, larg...

By Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com)
Comments 7
    $239,900 3 beds, 2 baths, 1698 sq. ft., 2 car garage   Check out the Matterport 3D Virtual Tour Here   This beautifully maintained home features a split bedroom open floor plan. Turnkey single level home with large upstairs bonus room. Entryway flows into a spacious living room featuring a ga...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 9
Many Tredyffrin Easttown home buyers today are frustrated because interest rates are low and they want to buy a home but the number of homes for sale is not keeping up with demand. This being said, many buyers are so used to low interest rates that they are not aware of just how low these rates a...

By Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com)
Comments 8
 $487,0001421 S Whipoorwill Way, Boise ID 837094 beds, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage3452 sq.ft., .45 acre Check out the Matterport 3D Virtual Tour Here  Spacious retreat w/ in-ground pool on nearly 1/2 acre. Home features many updates including interior & exterior paint, upgraded 40-year architectural ...

By Amanda Hope, Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
Comments 649
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 Isabella Scott, South Florida & Treasure Coast Luxury Homes/Condos
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Comments 5
Broken Sound Country Club       Broken Sound Country Club is an upscale 1,000 acre community nestled in the heart of Boca Raton, set amid award-winning landscaping, 300 acres of lakes, parks, golf courses and recreation areas.Club Amenities: 1.   2 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Ge...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 3
You may want to take some old home buying advice "lightly". Some of these home buying "tips" may fall into the category of an "old wives tale" or may be true with a grain of salt. What am I saying? Be careful of some traditional home buying advice. Buying a home is a major life decision, and for ...

By Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
Comments 5
The real estate agent at an open house works for the seller. In many states, there is a sign, usually next to the sign in sheet, saying the agent at the open house works for the listing brokerage and the seller. If you are new to the real estate game, be polite to the open house agent but don't d...

By Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
Comments 0
Wesley Chapel, Florida Real Estate March 22nd 2019 In Wesley Chapel today, there are 414 single family homes FOR SALEand 142 single family homes HAVE SOLD in the last 30 days Hello -  Thank you for reading this Wesley Chapel Florida Real Estate Blog Post  My name is Jeff Miller. I have been a Rea...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 31
It was St. Patrick's Day weekend after all, and I was asked to show a home. A neighbor told my buyer about the home and that it was BYOB. My buyer was ready for some green beer and shenanigans. Except I knew the home and it is known for the sellers request to take your shoes off at the door.  The...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#home/a69066132w111663562p116541675/RateMyAgent Mortgage rates slid again this week by 5 basis points to their lowest level in 13 months, giving buyers and refinancers more time to save on new home loans. The good news on rates came as the Federal Reserve indi...

By Trish Sarfert, Serving military & civilian relocations!
(Gulf Coast Home Experts)
Comments 0
 This well kept rental property is located at 3245 Torres in Pensacola, FL.  Just down the road from Cordova Mall, restaurants, and close to I-110.  Current tenant has been there 2 1/2 years and would like to stay.  Current lease expires 9/30/19 and she is hoping to renew.  Rent $7560/yr ($630/mo...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
Comments 20
 Foreclosure And Short Sale Homes Hard To Find In The Charlotte, NC Region Having trouble finding a foreclosure or short sale home to purchase in the Charlotte area and thinking the Luck of the Irish has abandoned you? You'll be glad to know it's nothing to do with the luck of the Irish. Foreclos...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ville Du Parc, Northbrook, Illinois - March 2019Ville Du Parc is a single family home and condo community built in the 1970's. Ville Du Parc is located in Northbrook, Illinois east of Landwehr Road and south of Walters Avenue. Average taxes in Ville Du Parc $6,189 Average association fees in Vil...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Brookside, Plainfield, Illinois - March 2019Brookside is a single family home built in the late 1990's. Brookside features 208 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,300 to 2,700 square feet of living space. Brookside is located on the northwest corner of Caton Farm and Drauden roads in Plainfiel...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
Comments 38
 Spring Has Arrived & So Has The Spring Housing Market: 4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Spring Welcome to spring and welcome to the spring housing market. If you've been thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte region this spring, here are four good reasons to do so and not to wait:  1. Home Pr...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Willowbrook Farm, Long Grove, Illinois - March 2019Willowbrook Farm is located on Farm south off Willowbrook and Route 83/22 in Long Grove, Illinois. Average taxes in Willowbrook Farm $0 Average association fees in Willowbrook Farm $0 Average home size in Willowbrook Farm 0 ft2 Average lot size ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Greystone Field, Normal, Illinois - March 2019Greystone Field is a single family home subdivision built starting in 2011. Greystone Field is located in Normal, Illinois east of Parkside Road and south of Raab Road. Average taxes in Greystone Field $3,208 Average association fees in Greystone Fie...