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 Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 4
Best of the Best Miami Dade Florida Can offer in Real Estate Luxury Homes and Penthouse CollectionThere is no limit when we talk about luxury properties in Miami Dade Florida. Just 10 top priced Homes and Condos in Miami area. Fascinating, Gorgeous, Luxury. Just take a look at the pictures. Coral...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
Comments 2
Open House Sunday July 22nd, 3-5pm. Motivated Seller!! 4 bedroom 3 bath home with study and gameroom in Lakes of La Cima in Prosper. Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $404,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 3,117 sqftLot: 0.27 acre(s)Year Built: 2...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 4
As of today, July 20, 2018 Market Update Six Bedroom Condos For Sale Sunny Isles Beach 15 Six Bedroom Condos and Homes are for sale in Sunny Isles Beach Prices from $1,525,000 to $36,000,000 Six  Bedroom Condos  you can find not in every condominium in Sunny Isles Beach As you see, number of the ...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 11
Chancery Of Kingstowne Condo Sold6577 Grange Lane #403 Alexandria, Virginia 22315 This gorgeous condo on the Kingstowne Lake was an off-market sale. A huge thank you to Kara MacDonald with Pruitt Title for connecting me with the buyer’s agent. This sale wouldn’t have happened off-market without y...

By Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 0
Gulf Breeze 32561, 32563 and Florida News, New contracts may not close if flood ins. expires If a lender requires flood insurance, buyers who don’t have it by July 31 may lose the home of their dreams. NAR’s Call for Action pushes Congress to renew the program, but even though Fla. has 35% of all...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
As of today, July 20, 2018 Market Update Three Bedroom Condos For Sale Sunny Isles Beach 441 Three Bedroom Condos are for sale in Sunny Isles Beach Prices from $299,900 to $8,990,000 Three Bedroom Condos you can find in almost in every condominium in Sunny Isles Beach 19 Three Bedroom Condos are ...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  HIGHLY UPGRADED Washougal home with perfect backyard for entertaining! - $495,000.00 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Year Built: 2006 /APPROX Lot Size: 3K-4,999SF School District: Camas Square Footage: 2972 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate Groupp MLS #: 18449198 Price: $495,000...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
As of today, July 20, 2018 Market Update Studio Condos For Sale Sunny Isles Beach 131 Studios are for sale in Sunny Isles Beach Prices from $90,000 to $464,900 Studio condos you can find in Aventura Beach Club (Ramada Condo-Hotel) from $90,000Winston Towers 100, Winston Towers 200, Winston Towers...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 8
Buying a home is one of the biggest transactions most of us will have in our lifetime. This complex transaction doesn't have to be stressful if you have the right team working for you. Nina Hollander has great tips on how to buy a home with ease and become happy homeowners.   4 TIPS TO BEING A HA...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 4
As of today, July 20, 2018 Market Update One Bedroom Condos For Sale Sunny Isles Beach 251 One Bedroom are for sale in Sunny Isles Beach Prices from $144,500 to $2,500,00029 One Bedroom Condo Sunny Isles Beach under Contract.The highest priced One Bedroom condos are in Jade Signature Sunny Isles ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 22
Woody and His Camera near Gilbert, AZClick 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 Woody has a lot of fun in the East Valley and luckily Trish is there to capture his adventures!If you love Trish's ph...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 10
Residential Contract Due-Diligence Period..Pay AttentionThe due-diligence period in a real estate residential contract is set forth at the time of acceptance. Until the contract is executed the buyer and the seller can negotiate(or not) the timeline for the home inspection.Buyer is obligated to p...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  La Casa Rica Inglewood Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the La Casa Rica Condo Complex in Inglewood, look no further! As a Inglewood condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all La Casa Rica Condo...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 4
Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach Market Update July 18, 2018As of today for sale and rent in Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach15901 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 331602 and 3 bedroom condos are available for sale and rent in Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles BeachTrump Tower TwoFor Sale 4...

By Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations
(AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group)
Comments 4
Delayed Financing – Here’s How to Use Your Equity Cash to Buy a Home! In the current real estate market, with limited inventory and multiple offers, it is often the cash buyer that wins the bid on the purchase. What if, having purchased the property, a cash out refinance option was available to p...

By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
SOUTH AUSTIN TEXAS PROPERTY LEASED IN A MATTER OF HOURS!South Austin Jewel in a great location. Close to shopping, restaurants, and so much more! This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, features fantastic vaulted ceilings. Private back yard with no neighbors behind you. The multiple pati...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
If you've been searching for a home and finding yourself getting emotional, don't worry! It's normal!    Buying A Home Is An Emotional Journey Buying a home is for many people the single largest financial investment decision they make in their lifetimes... no doubt making this decision is not jus...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 1
 Market Report for the Carlsbad 92009 Area for Q2 2018Detached Single Family Homes  The housing activity for the second quarter of 2018 for 92009 area of Carlsbad was busy, with some shifts as compared to the same time frame in 2017.   The 92009 area covers the area south of Palomar Airport Road ...

By Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Broker
(Manhattan Miami Real Estate)
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 While most of the US is in a seller’s market, certain neighborhoods in Manhattan and Miami are currently considered to be buyer’s markets. This is a supply issue, with too many units coming on at once, versus a demand issue (as there is plenty of demand in our booming economy). How long will it ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 3
The Duty to Disclose Kitec Plumbing by Real Estate AgentsJust what is Kitec?Kitec plumbing is made up of flexible aluminum pipe between an inner and outer layer of plastic pipe (PEX pipe) with brass fittings. Kitec was sold between 1995 and 2007 for potable water, in-floor, and hot-water baseboar...