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!

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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 8
Home prices are moving higher at a faster rate than normal. We can clearly observe that real estate inflation is moving to a level we have not seen for quite some time. You might be wondering, are we heading towards a new housing bubble?After all, how can people afford homes at these prices?Even ...

By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Would you move for your pets?  Anyone who knows me knows my answer would be In a New York Minute!   Please take a few minutes to read this wonderful article written by Nina Hollander that expresses my sentiments exactly.  Although Nina is in Charlotte, the same holds true for Boca Raton.  Somehow...

By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
Comments 1
Century 21 Ajax Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, TwoMoveYou.com are two full time realtors who GUARANTEE that you will love the home you buy, or they will buy it back! GUARANTEED.LOVE THE HOME YOU BUY, OR WE'LL BUY IT BACK, GUARANTEED* *some conditions applyWe, Kirk Rickman and Victori...

By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty)
Comments 0
 VIDEO ↓5 Things you should know before getting a VA mortgage pros and cons  1. No downpayment but there are costs and fees related to the loan itself.  2.  There is no PMI or Private mortgage insurance but you will have a VA funding fee  3.  The VA has specific guidelines for real estate apprais...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 8
🌳Welcome to Whitewing in Gilbert, AZ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com🏠Whitewing Homes Currently for Sale🏠💲Whitewing Homes Recently Sold💲Whitewing is another name synonymous with luxury in Gilbe...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 40
 Would You Move For Your Pet?Are you one of the 43% of people who say they would move for their pet(s)? I guess our pets are often called "fur babies" for a reason. They are part of our families. I know mine are. I've never had to make a decision to move for one of my pets, but I have made decisi...

By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Comments 2
Priced to SELL..Located in Menifee's 55+ Senior Community is Presley's Largest floor plan 1,777 sq. ft. with an additional 234 sq. ft. after patio area was enclosed enlarging homes family room. Homes Features; 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus Office/Den which can easily convert to 3rd bedroom, Semi formal...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 0
🌵Bright Kitchens in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch💲For over 30 years, Re...

By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate )
Comments 5
Because of the unemployment predicament, the unprecedented forbearance crisis and the great risks created by both, mortgage companies are verifying employment the day of closing (or a minimum the day before).  If the borrower has lost their job, furloughed or been temporarily “deferred”, guidelin...

By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Comments 12
Pet Friendly 55+ Home for Sale in Delray Beach FL Newly Priced!  9303 Isles CayDelray Beach, FL 33446Four Seasons - 55+RX-10588168$ 449,999        Rarely Available Lauderdale model home in pet-friendly 55+ gated community in Delray Beach, FL.   Close to Turnpike and new Delray Beach shopping cent...

By Dan Miller, Helping you Buy and Sell in Madison, Wisconsin
(RE/MAX Preferred, Madison, Wisconsin)
Comments 4357
  3 bedroom, 2 bath west Madison home. Main floor has all bedrooms, kitchen, full bath & living room. Wood & tile floors. LL has rec. room & full bath. Fabulous backyard w/ lots of color, no adjoining lot in back. Minutes from downtown Middleton & Madison.For more photos and property information ...

By Adam Franzetti, Work With A Specialist!!
(Franzetti Real Estate)
Comments 3633
Eudora Estates Homes For Sale In Dallas TexasStreet View - homes for sale in Eudora Estates, Dallas Tx 75230 Access MLS homes for sale in Eudora Estates On the hunt for a new home, but need to sell your current home in the Dallas, Texas area first? Our team of specialists are active throughout th...
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Encanto Historic District Phoenix, AZ with Guest House. This is the one, the search is over! Incredible home in the Historic Encanto District with guest house! Amazing Contemporary upgrades have been done to perfection while preserving the historic charm. Main house features ...

By Beth Good Realtor, Temecula Horse Property Specialist
(Prime Horse Property)
Comments 150
28511 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675     Gorgeous 3-acre Coastal Estate in San Juan Capistrano. This Spanish Colonial is sure to capture your heart with its timeless architecture and multiple levels throughout. Take in the lush landscape and coastal mountain views from every window i...

By Faith Pennybaker, The Pennybaker Team - Just Makes Good "Cents"
(The Pennybaker Team )
Comments 7
This is such a beautiful time of year and Lakewood Ranch is kicking of the season is a Tour of Homes of all the builders of exquisit communities in Lakewood Ranch!  If your thinking about moving, then consider Lakewood Ranch.  It's a beautiful community with tons of amenities and beautiful places...

By Faith Pennybaker, The Pennybaker Team - Just Makes Good "Cents"
(The Pennybaker Team )
Comments 6
No doubt about it, purchasing a new construction home is best when done with a realtor with you every step of the way.  There are many choices that need to be made and a good realtor understands and guides you in making the proper decisions for you and the comfort of your new home.  This little b...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 3
$599,000 - Solid well maintained 3 bed 1.5 bath home w. attached 1 car garage on beautiful level lot in the "Crest" neighborhood of Tarrytown. The large master bedroom could be reconfigured to add a master bath, walk in closet & dressing/sitting area if so desired. Great opportunity to create you...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 3
Buenavante, a hidden jewel in Scottsdale at a lower price surrounded by Million Dollar custom homes. Here are the always up to date list of custom and semi custom homes in Buenavante of Scottdale Arizona homes for sale with pictures, prices and map location. Relax in your new beautiful home with...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Comments 9
                                          What have you been up to with Covid 19? Who would have ever thought we would be under the thumb of a global virus. Sounds like a B-rated movie.  Well life came to a grinding halt with the lockdown.  Flights into Hawaii all but stopped. Business closed the...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Phillips High School, Phillips, Wisconsin - July 2020There is currently 1 home that attend Phillips High School for sale ranging from $129,900 to $129,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,166 1,358 ft2 1991 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price N9465 E. Solberg Lake Rd. 2 1.5 $129,900 REC...