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 Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 6
Homes in La Costa Valley in La Costa, Carlsbad CALa Costa Valley is the largest master planned community in the La Costa area of Carlsbad, and was the first of the 4 La Costa Villages (also La Costa Greens, La Costa Ridge, and La Costa Oaks) to be built. The homes in La Costa Valley are built on ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
What is most important?  The LIST when Buyers are Looking for a New Home     What is on your WISH LIST?       When you start working with a REALTOR®, together you put the items on the Wish List you hope to include in your new DREAM HOME.    I like to say - put them in order and let’s look at the ...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 0
There’s no better way to fully experience the beauty of the Myrtle Beach coastline than in a luxury condo. Maisons Sur Mer Condos stands out as one of the premier condo resorts on the entire stretch of Myrtle Beach residences. These condos are where you’ll find plenty of full-time residents, beca...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 18
Colorful Winter Skies in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous wi...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 4
While the picture might be a bit gloomy thanks to a rainy day, inside there was happiness, happiness that might have been thought impossible last summer.The house above?  It's not the FIRST house the builder built for my buyers in the last year.  About four doors down there's another ranch home w...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
Comments 0
BEFORE YOU ROCKET YOUR HOME MORTGAGE Digital mortgages is all the craze. Many if not most lenders are now on board to get documents esigned,  home buyers and those who want to refinance can apply online. Frankly a good portion of the home mortgages I close I don't see the borrowers until closing....

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are three key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortgage Stand...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 1
Luxury condo living at its finest is what awaits you at Margate Tower. These luxury condo units represent the height of luxury condo living in Myrtle Beach. They are the ultimate way to experience the Myrtle Beach lifestyle as a full time resident or for a spectacular vacation getaway. You’ll bas...

By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
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Seller Financing U-Pick Program Bad Credit OK Bankruptcy OK Self-Employed OK Divorce OK Our Unique Seller Financing Program allows you to pick the home you want and then we finance it!   We realize that not everyone fits into the Bank's "Perfect Home-Owners Model".  With government restrictions, ...

By William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
Comments 0
PROS & CONS OF HAVING HOME WITH A POOLA swimming pool in your home compound is not considered a luxury amenity anymore. “Most” homes that have been constructed in the recent past have been offered to their discerning prospective buyers with a swimming pool. The foregoing sentence brings out one i...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
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Relocating to the White Lake areaIf you don't know White Lake Michigan is a suburb of Detroit in the northwestern suburbs.  It lies in Oakland County along the M-59 corridor and north of I-96.  It is a great place to live.  A nice place for you and your family.  A safe place.  If you are going to...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Comments 1
Options – that’s the name of the game at Berkshire Forest, where you’ll find a selection of affordable condos, homes, and lots that are ready and waiting for you to build your dream home. When you add the beauty of the neighborhood, with its large private freshwater lake, white sandy beach and bo...

By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Comments 0
If you plan to purchase a house in the foreseeable future, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead for all of your potential homebuying costs. That way, you can secure the funds you need to purchase your dream house.Now, let's take a look at three costs that every homebuyer needs to consider du...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 1
Clarewood Village, in Hastings-on Hudson, is a great place to live! Beautiful town homes, Low Taxes, Low Maintenance charges with access to 3 major highways & Metro North. This 3-level townhome with two large bedrooms and two & a half baths is above grade set in a private cul-de-sac. A windowed ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 0
 Disclosure of Stigmas in OntarioQuestion:Would you have to disclose a stigma to a customer? If so, should that be disclosed by the selling or buying agent?Answer:The issue of a stigma is an interesting topic. A stigma is something about a property (usually other than a physical defect) that coul...

By William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
Comments 0
ARE THERE BENEFITS LIVING IN A CONDO?You could be at a very important crossroad in life trying to decide what would be the best dwelling that you could choose which would be ideal for your family, you and also keeping with your lifestyle. The choices are many and you could choose any as there are...

By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Homes Just Listed in Davidson County NC  More homes that just came on the market in Winston Salem, Lewisville, Clemmons, Advance, Mocksville. Just Listed in Piedmont Triad Just Listed in Davie County Just Listed in Forsyth County Just Listed in Davidson County Just Listed in Winston Salem Just Li...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Dear Real Estate,Remember when we first got together? People didn't think we’d last. Maybe they didn't always say it, but they thought it. “You could do so much better. Why would you be a real estate agent?” “What’s your back-up plan?” “You should get a real job...” I’m sure they were well-intent...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
3 razones por las que no nos dirigimos hacia otro desplome hipotecario   Con el debilitamiento de los precios de las viviendas, a algunos les preocupa que podamos estar dirigiéndonos hacia el próximo desplome de la vivienda. Sin embargo, es importante recordar que el mercado actual es bastante d...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 2
Documenting Your Assets - Verifying Your Down PaymentWhen buying a home, it is not enough to just come up with the money. With the exception of no asset verification loans, lenders want to verify where the money for your new home will be coming from. If you can document that the funds are coming ...