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 Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 3
17121 Collins Ave # 1907, SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL 33160Don't miss the opportunity to live in the most luxury condo in Sunny Isles Beach. 1 bedroom plus den, two full bathrooms with the amazing direct ocean view from every room. Miele kitchen appliances, subzero refrigerator, marble floor through ou...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 2
1985 S Ocean Dr # 6P, Hallandale, FL 33009Live across the ocean in fully upgraded corner extra-large fully remodeled apartment with with views of both the Ocean and the Intracoastal. Unit has marble floor in living room and wooden floors in bedrooms, remodeled kitchen wi/backslash, new counter to...

By Jim Whittaker
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
The different other, rules and regulations parts of the real estate purchasing process can make you crazy. Knowing all the various tricks for purchasing a home is critical. Don't come on too strong in purchase negotiations. Often, people who are too aggressive about trying to make the best possib...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 7
Under contract - 15 pending sales Sunny Isles Beach. Great time to buy!15 condos found a new owners! In this list you will find condos under contract and closings comming soon. Aventura Beach Club, Winston Towers 400, Ocean View building A, Trump International, Porto Bellagion, Oceania Five, sing...

By Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
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. New home sales shot up 4% and how does that compare to Pensacola S...

By Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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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.   Zillow is getting into the home-flipping business If a homeowner choos...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 20
This is a great time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are still low and we have a good economy. If you are renting a home or thinking of buying a home read the articles  mentioned in this post.Joan Cox has written a post that all renters should read . This will help you determine whether you should...
MORRIS COUNTY NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE: 55 and over communities: luxury gated: 55+ active adult living: empty nesters: retirement communities: baby boomers seniors independent living luxury co-ops coops cooperatives condos condominiums townhouses townhomes and single family style homes There is an ...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 6
I know this was featured - and reblogged four times already but this is such a wonderful post to share with buyers that it seems like it is time to bring it out again!  Have a great day and be sure to say thanks to Nina Hollander for writing such a great post for all of us!    If you are new (or ...

By Abby Stiller, Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida
(Premier Realty Homes of SWFL)
Comments 5
  ''BEACH BUNGALOW'' ISLAND, WALK-TO-BEACH HOME IS A PREMIER BEST BUY PROPERTY! THIS BEACH COTTAGE IS ''TURNKEY'' AND MOVE IN READY. WOW, THIS COMMUNITY COMES WITH DEEDED BEACH AND BAY ACCESS! ''OLD FLORIDA STYLE'' STILT COTTAGE HOME OFFERS 2 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATH & 4 CAR GARAGE AND UNDER COVER ...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 2
How Much House Can I Afford In Tredyffrin Easttown PA?This is a great article I want to share with you, it goes into the ins and outs of not only mortgage affordability but also the costs that come after owning a home? We discuss with our buyer clientsd all the costs associated with buying and ho...

By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
HOME IN OVERLOOK ESTATES PRICE REDUCED!10507 Superview Drive Austin, TX. 78736Stunning home in gated community has it all! Hill Country views on 1 acre cul-de-sac lot.Easy access to Hill Country Galleria, 290, SW Pkwy and Bee Caves Rd. Excellent schools! This open floor plan has tons of natural l...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
Comments 92
 If you are new (or even not so new) to the home buying process, there are 10 myths about buying a home that you need to stop believing NOW! MYTH #1 ALL REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE THE SAME FACT: Buyers think anyone with a real estate license is equally capable of assisting them in buying a home. But ...

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 28
 The question of Renting or Buying is always a decision some spend a lot of time deciding!    There are situations where maybe it is not the best idea, but most often buying a property could provide a lower payment if buying!  1.   How is your Credit?     Call a lender and have your credit pulled...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 5
December 1, 2009 is the deadline. That is the date you have to have your home closed by in order to receive the $8,000 tax credit if you are a first time home buyer. This date may seem far away, but with length of time it is taking to close a loan these days, that day is closer than you think!Tod...

By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
Comments 1
        $180,000 - 2730 Oak Knoll Way Oroville, CA 95966             Location: Oroville, CA Nice A frame style home with a view of the Sutter Buttes! Beautiful wrap around porch and second story balconies! Homey kitchen and eat-in dining area. Cozy wood stove and open beam ceiling in the living ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 0
Sunny Isles Beach Condo For Sale. Back on the Market. May 19, 2018Acqualina Condo is back on the Market with great price$1,899,000ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE YOUR OWN MASTERPIECE, 3 BED 3 BATH , 2214 SQFT OCEANFRONT RESIDENCE AT THE 5 STAR /5 DIAMOND ACQUALINA OCEAN RESIDENCES AND RE...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 0
314 Isle Of Capri Dr, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301DESIRABLE SOUTH LAS OLAS ISLES - 100' DEEPWATER, NO FIXED BRIDGES ON WIDE CANAL. ENJOY THE COMFORT WELL MAINTAINED HOME OR BUILD THE HOUSE OF YOUR DREAM. OVER 12500 SQFT LOT!!!! 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, JUST UPDATED POOL, 2 AIR CONDITION REPLACED, NEW APPL...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 0
W South Beach Miami2201 Collins Ave # 914, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139. Beach, Ocean, HotelGlamour, location and style! Exquisitely finished and furnished 1 bedroom plus den oceanfront condo-hotel residence. One of the few units to feature extended and connecting balconies off the main living room and ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 0
Towne Pointe, Tinley Park, Illinois - May 2018 About Towne Pointe Towne Pointe is a single family and townhouse subdivision built in the early 2000's. Towne Pointe is located in Tinley Park west of 80th and north of Interstate 80. Average taxes in Towne Pointe $7,100 Average association fees in ...