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 Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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As a first time home buyer some people are anxious to get a jump in real estate and think they would like to buy their first home but also would like to buy a rental property.  How about buying both?  I know what you are thinking, you only qualify for one loan.  Exactly! Did you know you can buy ...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 9
How Long Does it Take to Find Your Dream Home?The answer to that question is going to depend on a lot of circumstances.  Today, May 24th 2019, I was delighted to help a couple finalize the purchase of their first home.  Mind you, I was first in contact with this couple back in August 2018.  The w...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Address: N88W18057 Christman Rd Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051-2631 Taxed by: Menomonee Falls   CONGRATS TO MY BUYERS DAVE AND KARYL ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR OFFER ON THIS GREAT HOUSE!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU! MLS #: 1638434       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  F...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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You're ready to make a change from your current home.There's a lot to consider and one of the chief decisions to make is Resale or New Construction?Resale homes are out there, no matter what the market.  They may be scarce or plentiful, but there's always some out there.New construction reacts to...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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A comfortable and secure life awaits you at Brighton Lakes! This beautiful community owes its beauty to the bordering pristine wetlands and lakes, along with its meticulously landscaped lots. You can take it all in as you enjoy your own private owner’s club, or sit back and relax by the pool at t...

By Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229)
Comments 1
  Listed -   Detached  6 Bedroom  2 Family Canarsie Home For Sale  Looking for a Detached 2 Family Home For Sale In Canarsie Brooklyn ?  See this Detached  Conklin Ave & East 90's Canarsie home for sale.  Featuring  two 3 bedroom , 2 bath apartments with full basement  -  plus private drive with ...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
Comments 3
3 bed  3 bath  3,632 sq ft  $485,000 This exceptional waterfront home sits on one of the most sought after spots on Carter’s Creek which flows out to the Rappahannock River. This spectacular river home is nestled in the quaint, storybook town of Irvington, VA and just minutes away from the luxur...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Let's Go Get You HomeThinking about buying your first home in Auburn or Opelika? You should. And I am ready to turn the butterflies into smiles and high fives.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Auburn Realtor, Opelika Realtor, Homes for Sale Auburn, Houses for Sale Opelika 

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 1
Sunny Isles Beach is our city and these days we celebrating 22 anniversary. Sunny Isles Beach is 22 years young. The past few years we have a lot new condominums on the beach. And here is updated list on condominiums in Sunny Isles Beach. In very future we will have a few more!  When you visit Su...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 18
The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 5-25-19Click 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 very well lo...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Phoenix Arizona we knew was a fast growing city. But, Buckeye, Arizona?  Phoenix Arizona leads US in population growth for 3rd year in a rowWell Phoenix, Arizona is the fastest growing in population numbers (# of People) per the US Census data. (Photos: Wikepedia) Buckeye Arizona is booming!Bucke...

By The Villages Realty, "Our Performance Will Move You!"
(The Villages Realty)
Comments 1
OPEN HOUSE!Saturday, May 25th 1-3pm1266 Oregold Place, San Jose, CA 95131Check out this 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Condo in North San Jose.Conveniently located to many amenities and located in a beaufully maintained condo complex.  2 Bedroom Condo for Sale in North Valley San Jose Overview Maps Photos Fe...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
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This home is a must see, located 1 block from the water where the fork in the York River meets the Pamunkey and Mattaponi rivers, you have views of both rivers from the 2nd and 3rd floor. Near boat launches, a public beach, docks all great for summer living. This home offers 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths,...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 3
2507 Sir Williams St, Tallahassee FL 32310, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings Follow This Home Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Tallahassee Home Search Tallahassee Homes For Sale Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real ...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 2
Rising 22 stories above the beautiful sands of Myrtle Beach is the Carolinian Beach Resort Condos. With breathtaking views of the ocean and beautifully appointed condos, the Carolinian Beach Resort literally stands out as one of the premier condo resorts in Myrtle Beach.These condos were designed...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Comments 11
Here are some metro Detroit home buying tips to think about.  Working with a client is a two way street.  When we get a buyer coming to us we want a buyer that is going to buy a home.  As a buyer you want to be ready, able, and willing to buy a house when you start going out to look at homes.  Th...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 1
When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy enjoy beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. In the center of it all, yet a world apart, this tropical barrier isla...

By Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
Comments 1
Wesley Chapel, Florida Homes for Sale May 24th 2019Wesley Chapel, Florida Local Realtor In Wesley Chapel today, there are 420 single family homes FOR SALE  Hello -  Thank you for reading this Wesley Chapel Florida Real Estate Blog Post  My name is Jeff Miller. I have been a Realtor since 1999. I ...

By Amanda Hope, Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
Comments 977
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 Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 4
Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach Condos for Sale and Rent. Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update April 19, 2019 with SIB Realty Valeria Mola. Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach 18201 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles BeachWhat is today on the market in Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach?54 condos are offer...