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 Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 1
A 3+ car garage home for you and your collectible car or boat resting serenely under blue skies in Scottsdale Arizona. What could be better? Here are the current and latest 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in Scottsdale Arizona on the MLS and updated daily.   A need for a 3 car garage is endless. Wo...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 10
Thinventory is a plague that has spread across the country...more Buyers than Sellers...homes disappearing from the "For Sale" column to SOLD in minutes or hours if the Seller(s) allow it. We tell our Sellers that more is better in terms of exposure...and while the "first one may be the best one...

By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 2
 Paramus open house hostted by Jeana Cowie, your Paramus REALTOR©Jeana Cowie has sold 300+ homes in Paramus alone!Thinking of buying or selling a Paramus home, call your Paramus real estate agentJeana Cowie, today at cell 201-982-2200View the virtual tour of this beautiful Paramus home for sale a...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 20
The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 5-18-19Click 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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 14
1637 E Lexington Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 - Sold Click 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 Well LOCATED Home that is Highly Upgraded in Val Vista Meadows. Split Floor plan that has an OPEN Layout t...

By Deborah Ann Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Fierce Realty Corp)
Comments 1
Let us face it. Our population is aging. There has been an increase in access to good healthcare. Medical technology is emerging. Lastly, more public information about how to stay healthy is available. Comparatively, the real estate industry is so far behind with developing larger segmented homes...

By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Comments 2
You Don't Get the Keys Until It's Closed AND Funded!  One day last week, I drove to one of my listings. It was scheduled to close that morning and I was there to pick up the sign in the yard and remove the lockbox off the door. The buyers had done their final walk-through the day before. The sell...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  Austin Texas - Bank Owned Foreclosure being sold As-Is with a $192,500 list price in Austin Texas in Harris Branch subdivision in high demand North East Austin in the 78754 zip code. Similar homes in this area have recently sold as high as $270,000. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1...

By Laura Filip, What can we do for you today?
(Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life )
Comments 2
Water Front homes Lake Kiowa Real Estate  Water Front homes on beautiful Lake Kiowa, this amazing subdivision is waiting for you to find the perfect house to make a home. This gated community offers amazing waterfront homes, and several have boat docks ready for you to enjoy this summer. Lake Kio...

By Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc., 28 years in So. Jersey and the Greater Camden area
(Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 1
Do you believe in love at first sight?Even if you never thought it was possible, you will become a believer after seeing this property.From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel like you've found your new home.This spacious 3 bedroom 1 bath is beautiful from top to bottom.With plenty of ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 0
 ✴️ ►► SELLERS Get Your Fair Cash Offer We Buy Houses Summerville SC ✴️ ►► SELLERS Get Your Fair Cash Offer We Buy Houses - Mobile Homes - Land ✴️ ▐► http://www.GetFairCashOfferSC.com ►► SELLERS Get Your Fair Cash Offer - We Buy Houses - Mobile Homes - Land. We Offer You a Stress-Free Cash Transa...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Comments 2
 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. Some of  these open houses come from the Napa Valley Register and for those wanting a map and more de...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 22
924 W Holstein Trl, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 - Too Late Click 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 If YOU want an AMAZING Backyard, this is the Home for YOU! You will Enjoy the Large POOL & Jacuzz...

By Thomas Baker, CRS, Serving our Clients and Communities since 1984!
(Thomas Baker Team)
Comments 4

By Amanda Hope, Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
Comments 954
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 William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
Comments 1
Most of the people believe that there aren’t many activities for senior citizen to do in Las Vegas. This fact is completely incorrect. If you deep dive and take a look at the things that you can do in Las Vegas, you will figure out that there are plenty of things for the senior citizen to engage ...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Comments 40
Casas De Venta En Corona CA Las 10 Preguntas Más Communes De Los Primeros CompradoresComprar una casa en la Bella Ciudad deCorona CA, es emocionante,tener dudas de no saber el proceso y de como empezar a buscar es de lo mas normal, ya que el proceso no es sencillo. Conocer las respuestas a las 10...

By Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES, Harford County Specialist
(Exit Preferred Realty)
Comments 2
55+ Adult Communites in Fallston, MD and Surrounding Areas of Harford County   Adult Communites are an option for people 55 and older. These homes are generally condos which can either be in in multi leveled building, villas, townhomes, or single family homes. Harford county offers a wide selecti...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 0
Are you ready for some More Marvelous Mega Mansions (Always up to date with current listings) in Sunny Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Arizona? $10+ Million "Marvelous Mega Mansions" Homes For Sale in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley in Arizona (Mega Mansions)   $10+ Million Marvelous "Mega" Mansion...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 26
Desert Paradise in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZDo You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Mesa AZ Homes?For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain RanchHomes Recently Sold in Red Mountain RanchFor over 30 years, Red ...