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 Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Comments 11
 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. These open houses come from the Napa Valley Register and for those wanting a map and more details, he...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 34
 This Buyer called me when she decided to sell her rental property in Nebraska, and put me on notice she would be doing a 1031 exchange once her property went under contract.  That only took one day, and we set off on the search for her replacement property.  Having worked with the entire family ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Middleton Place, Lisle, Illinois - June 2018 About Middleton Place Middleton Place is a townhome community built in the late 1990s. Middleton Place is located in Lisle, Illinois west of Lincoln Avenue and north of Ogden Avenue. Average taxes in Middleton Place $6,288 Average association fees in ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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605 Oakton, Evanston, Illinois - June 2018 About 605 Oakton 605 Oakton is a 6 unit condo building built in 1997. 605 Oakton is located in Evanston, Illinois south of Main Street and east of Ridge Avenue. Average taxes in 605 Oakton $3,794 Average association fees in 605 Oakton $287 ($270 - $310)...

By Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Renting a home made easy and it all starts with knowing all the right places and all OPTIONS we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping.  Look around: Is someone sabotaging your sale?If a listing should ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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1114 W. Chestnut, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - June 2018 About 1114 W. Chestnut 1114 W. Chestnut Street is a 4 unit condo building built in 2018. 1114 W. Chestnut is located in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1114 W. Chestnut $0 Average association fees in 1114 W. Ches...

By Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Buying a home made easy and it all starts with getting pre aproved for a  mortgage and we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping.   PulteGroup using virtual reality instead of model homesWhy build a ho...

By Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Buying a home made easy and it all starts with getting pre aproved for a  mortgage and we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping.   The best time to list a home? Not over a weekendStudy: To sell a home...

By Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co
(239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty )
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Don't let the tides dictate your boating schedule. There are three areas that are the favored for boating because there are no bridges between your home and the Gulf of Mexico, the water is deeper than other boating communities north of Naples Bay (The Moorings, Park Shore and Conners at Vanderbi...

By Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Buying a home made easy and it all starts with getting pre aproved for a  mortgage and we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping.   Survey: 6 in 10 homeowners 'never plan to move'A Bankrate survey find...

By Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Renting a home made easy and it all starts with knowing all the right places and all OPTIONS we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping.  Buyers want emotional bonds – even onlineRealogy's CEO: "As impor...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Dear Realtor Charles, What's cybersecurity protocol? And do I have one?What's cybersecurity protocol? And do I have one?Survey: While 54% of polled agents and brokers say they have a system for warding off cyber scams, 19% don't and 27% have no idea. Read more. Call or Text Charles Stallions Now ...

By Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Buying a home made easy and it all starts with getting pre aproved for a  mortgage and we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping.   Today's buyers are discouraged but hanging in thereMost active buyers...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
Good morning!Sunny Isles Beach Condo For Sale.  Just listed. May 19, 2018Just listed condo for sale in Sunny Isles Beach. What is today HOT? Sunny Isles Beach Just Listed Condos for Sale # 1.  1 REO - 231 174 St apt 510, Sunny Isles Beach          Asking Price $258,000#2.  1 Penthouse - Estates o...

By Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Comments 3
You have worked hard for your money...Isn’t it time to purchase the luxury home you’ve always wanted? The process of finding a luxury home that perfectly suits your lifestyle can be quite challenging. It can also be easy and fun. There are many things to consider such as the location, the type of...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Cabin Branch Clarksburg MD | Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO If you are looking to buy a home in Cabin Branch Clarksburg. As a real estate agent, I want to be prepared to ensure that you are given the best buying experience with knowledge and expertise to guide you along the way. One of the meth...

By Jean Hedren, CRS, SRES, RSPS, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor
(Edina Realty, Inc.)
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Now with new price, this 3 bedroom year round log home features million dollar lake views and a private 3.6-acre wooded setting with 300’ of shoreline. The access to your private beach front is ¼ mile east of the property. Originally built in the 1940s, this home has been updated and a new master...

By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
Comments 3
The Apple Valley Lake is a private lake community in Central Ohio that is built to take advantage of the lake lifestyle.  Apple Valley is a 3,770 acre planned unit development with a 511 acre lake that features over 9 miles of shoreline with 3 sand beaches and a marina.  Apple Valley is a popular...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
Equestrian Estate on 5 Acres in Palm City Farms - Price reduced The price has been reduced to $799,000.  A great opportunity for the professional equestrian or the hobbyist at 5605 SW Ranchito Street in Palm City, Florida! Equestrian Estate on 5 Acres in Palm City Farms Overview Maps Photos Desc...

By Lance Loken, The Loken Group
(The Loken Group)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Needville: 6710 Quail Park Ln., Needville, TX 77461 6710 Quail Park Ln., Needville, TX 77461MLS #: 71841607Bedrooms: 3 Bed(s)Baths: 3 Full Bath(s)Square Footage: 2,332 Built. Sqft.  Call Lance Loken at 281-861-4624 to see if this property is still available and to schedule a sho...