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 Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
Verified Reviews Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home. If you’re in a position to buy, homeownership might help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searching for this year. Let’s connect...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
Comments 15
Just another day in the exciting life of a REALTOR®! This was a feedback I never saw coming!Imagine the look on my face when I read the feedback that had just come in on a hot new listing: "My buyers loved loved loved the house, but for the snake." My smile quickly turned into a big question mark...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 10
1829 Sagebrook Dr, Tallahassee, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: Florida   Schedule a Show...

By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Browse Homes for Sale in Lewisville NC between $200,000 – $300,000Lewisville NC is part of the Piedmont Triad community.  Even though much time and effort have gone into planning for future growth, Lewisville is still known for its small town feel.    Click below for other price ranges...  Under ...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 3
This lovely Geneva Florida home has new owners.  It took awhile to find the perfect buyer but the both buyers and sellers are quite happy with the end results.   Geneva Florida Home Sold   Active - Lake Front Seminole County Florida Home Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $545...
Have you received a post card in the mail with the message, “We Buy Houses Kansas City”? If so, that’s from a real estate investor. These are the types of promotions our company uses, along with many other real estate investors. However, not all real estate investors offer the same options for pu...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 0
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 4
Andrea Bedard was correct with her comment back to me, we see snakes in my area as well, but not many in town.  If one wants to live up in the hills they should know that the snakes were there before they were, haha. Just another day in the exciting life of a REALTOR®! This was a feedback I never...

By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Comments 1
I represented the buyer of this home in Saratoga Place at 511 Battery Street.  This home was a foreclosure at nearly 2,200 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  It sold for $215,000.Here are the homes that are currently for sale in Saratoga Place.  Don't hesitate to contact me if you wo...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Comments 6
Another day in Makena Maui.Yesterday I was exploring on bike with my wife Makena Beach. It's a totally different perspective with no cars to speak of on the roads. It was a beautiful day and hot, we were riding bikes and taking a swim at different beaches.Makena Maui in my opinion is one of the m...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
Comments 2
You’ve probably heard that living near excellent schools or having curb appeal can boost the value of your home. However, a home’s value is dependent upon a lot of different factors. Some of these things are more obvious than others. Things that might seem insignificant can have an impact on your...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Comments 5
I was checking up on my clients condos in Wailea Ekahi today. It's just a bit strange that these luxury properties are almost all vacant.  On the other hand it's so nice to travel through Wailea and Makena with no traffic. Well looking at market reports for Maui, things have slowed down, and it's...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 4
05/22/2020 Two Bedroom Condo For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update SIB Realty LLC   When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway and the Atla...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 9
05/22/2020 Six Bedroom Condos and Homes For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via SIB Realty LLC  When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 8
05/22/2020 Condo and Houses for Sale Sunny Isles Beach. Market Update via SIB Realty LLC  When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy it - beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway and t...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 7
05/22/2020 Seven + Bedroom Condos and Homes For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via SIB Realty LLC  When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy it - beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 10
05/22/2020 Five Bedroom Condo For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via SIB Realty LLC  When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway and the A...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 7
Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach 05/22/2020  Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach  is not the place to compromise, it’s shamelessly breaking any luxury standard whatsoever. Just to take a promenade over Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach  the Sky Villa or Penthouse impressing suits with private elevators...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 9
05/22/2020 Studio Condo For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via SIB Realty LLCWhen 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 Atl...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 8
05/22/2020 One Bedroom Condo For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via Valeria Mola SIB Realty LLC  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 ...