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 Peter Mark, SEO Specialist, Site Architecture Design and more
(Peter Mark)
Comments 37
The question, how much house can i afford, is one where a lot of people have gone wrong in calculating their house affordability. Unfortunately if you get this wrong, it can end up ultimately ending in foreclosure. You need to fully understand how much a house will cost not only upfront but long ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related questions. Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida Homes and Real Estate for sale or for rent. Pensacola Realtor Charles Stallions ask what are you waiting for?. Let’s start shopping. New home sales shooting up in ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 2
16699 Collins Av # 4103, SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL 33160View listing Live in the heart of Sunny Isles in the FL Riviera. Beautiful 2/2.5 bath, fully remodeled designer unit, new bathrooms, ceramic tile, automated bkackouts. Stunning direct ocean and intrucostal view from wraparound extended balcony. ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 3
2069 S Ocean Dr # TH18, Hallandale, Florida 330093 story townhouse 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with the beach access to 2080 S Ocean Dr Condo, just steps from the beach, ocean, marina, 2 car garage, furnished, turn key property, washer/dryer, amazing flooring, updated kitchen. 2 community pools, gym,...

By Signature Homes & Estates, "Our Performance Will Move You!"
(Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 1
100 Shire Street, Gilroy, CAStop by this Open House today!Open House is from 1-4 PM.Gary Frimann, REALTOR  Beautiful Newer Home in Oak Place Overview Maps Photos Features Description Open House Market Stats IDX Search $824,999 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInter...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 15
Are You Ready to Take the Leap into Home Ownership? Are you tired of paying someone else’s mortgage while renting from them? Are you ready to take the leap from renting to owning a home of your own?  While we all move at their own pace, here are some indicators to help you determine if it is time...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 11
Twindominiums can be the perfect choice for a home style and we were fortunate to find one in Brookfield Wisconsin that MORE than "checked all the boxes" for Jim and Carol.   The location could not be better...wood surroundings at the end of a private culdesac...just enough backyard with a patio...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
Comments 4
  3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn $585,000  Fillmore Real Estate Ave J office just  listed this 3 bedroom detached Lester Court, Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn home for sale .  Des: Remodled corner reversed duplex Brooklyn home for sale,  Lots of closets , high hats through, lots of...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Comments 0
Buying a home in Ocean County can be a daunting task, but we help educate and guide first time home buyers through every step of the process. Our goal is to make buying a home a simple, fun, exciting, and hassle-free experience. (Did you know that if you haven’t owned a home in N.J within the las...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 2
$775 / 4br - 1275ft2 - ▐►Mobile Home Sales 4bd, 3bd, 2bd, 2 ba Mobile Homes w/Land /Parks (Charleston - Summerville Mobile Home Parks ▐► FSBO 4 Rent to Own 4bd, 3bd, 2bd, 2 ba Mobile Homes Some w/ Land / Some in Parks. Summerville Rent to Own Mobile Homes - UpScale Summerville MHP, North Charlest...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 31
 Becoming a First-Time Home Buyer: How & Where to Begin You've made the big decision ...  You've decided to buy a home! Now what?  Where do you begin? Begin by focusing on your future mortgage needs ...So ... you've heard that securing a mortgage and financing a home can be challenging?  The mort...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 0
COMING SOON!  2600 Club DriveCheck out this home on the 4th Fairway in Eagle Ridge.  Call agent for information at (408) 846-8284.  Gary Frimann, Broker / Owner EAGLE RIDGE REALTY  Beautiful Eagle Ridge Golf Course Home Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Market Stats IDX Searc...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 42
     A walk thru a model with gleaming hardwood floors, shiny new appliances, mega kitchen islands, dramatic chandeliers, media rooms and kitchens on the lower level, a deck here, a patio there...beautiful blooming landscaping ...picture perfect and ready to call home....maybe.      If you are lo...

By Haley Perez, Southern Belle in Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Elite)
Comments 4
Ok, let’s talk...We all know that your furry companions are very special to you. Human children are wonderful too but they tend to talk a lot and demand a lot of special treatment. Fido on the other hand will quietly sit next to you while you watch the latest episode of “This is Me” and not compl...
NOLAN’S RIDGE AT MOUNT ARLINGTON: 55 AND OVER: luxury: MOUNT ARLINGTON NJ: MORRIS COUNTY NEW JERSEY: 55+ active adult living: empty nesters: baby boomers: seniors: independent retirement communities co-ops coops cooperatives condos condominiums townhouses townhomes homes There is an ever-increasi...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 12
If you are renting a house right now and are considering buying a home read this post by Joan Cox. If you decide to buy a home in Bucks county after reading this call me to help you find a home in Bucks county.    The question of Renting or Buying is always a decision some spend a lot of time dec...
KINNELON HEIGHTS: 55 AND OVER: KINNELON NJ: MORRIS COUNTY NEW JERSEY: 55+ active adult living: empty nesters: baby boomers: seniors: independent retirement communities co-ops coops cooperatives condos condominiums townhouses townhomes homes There is an ever-increasing need for condominiums, townh...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
Comments 0
  Just Listed  - Another 3 bedroom Marine Park Co-op For Sale $225,000     Fillmore Real Estate Ave J office just listed this spacious first floor   2 bedroom , Burnett Street , Marine Park  Brooklyn co-op for sale  all in good conditon - near shopping, public transportation, Marine Park  and oth...

By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source
(CastNet Realty)
Comments 3
We make our own destiny!  What you believe you can do, is what you can do!  It takes a vision, a dream, a goal first of all.  Then, you need a plan of action to get you to the desired place.  It might not always be a smooth road you have to travel, but if you keep your eye on the prize, you will ...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Comments 5
 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...