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 Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 19
  Have you been looking for that perfect house? Afraid to make the commitment. Always finding something wrong. Maybe the walk to the property is too far maybe you just don't have that feeling. That is what happened to this couple I was working with. We were looking for almost two years. There was...

By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
Comments 1
Open-House Events:               1-4pm on Sun 2-24-19 Property:                                        4326 S. Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90062Virtual Tour:                            www.4326SouthHarvard.comOffered At:                                $499,000Call:                              ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 20
Lush Winter Grass in Circle G, Gilbert, AZ Do You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Gilbert AZ Homes? For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Homes Currently for Sale in Circle G Homes Recently Sold in Circle G There are numerous Circle G communities ...

By Derrik Carlson, Real Estate In Park City
(KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate)
Comments 0
Park City Real Estate for Sale AVERAGE PRICE of park city properties:$1,976,248 TOTAL number of LISTINGS homes, condos, and land.1,202 AVG. DAYS ON MARKET:201 AVG. PRICE/SQFT:$681 HIGHEST PRICE:$17,900,000 LOWEST PRICE:$67,000 AVG. PROPERTY AGE:17 YEARS Basic Statistics of Park City Properties:(a...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#home/a69066132w111663562p116541675/#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor The housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been competing in bidding wars just to find a home to buy, let alone...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 18
 Denver has experienced a slight shift in the real estate market, and seeing homes linger on the market longer than past years.   In the lower price points, you still could see a frenzy, as there are not many on the market.   On several occasions Buyers living here in Denver have asked if they ca...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 18
The Beach Club in Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZClick 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 Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista LakesHomes Recently Sold in Val Vista LakesVal Vista Lakes is more than j...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Rambling Hills, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - February 2019Rambling Hills is a single family neighborhood in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois.Rambling Hills is located off Darlington and Old Mchenry. Average taxes in Rambling Hills $13,615 Average association fees in Rambling Hills $0 Average home size in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Prairieview Elementary School, Downers Grove, IL - February 2019 About Prairieview Elementary School Prairieview Elementary School is a P,3-5 school in District 66, and is located at 699 Plainfield Road in Downers Grove, IL. It services homes in Darien, Downers Grove, and Woodridge. Average taxe...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 12
To rent or buy?... That's an age-old question. I get that question all the time from people that rent. It all depends on their situation BUT Real Estate ownership is the hands-down best way to produce wealth. Your rent dollars just fly out the window and are gone forever. Why Homeownership Matter...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Lakewood Farms, Bolingbrook, Illinois - February 2019Lakewood Farms is a single family home subdivision built in the early 1990s by Lakewood Homes. Lakewood Farms features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,608 to 2,219 square feet of living space. Lakewood Farms is located in Bolingbrook, Il...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Heritage Meadows, Plainfield, Illinois - February 2019Heritage Meadows is a single family and town home community built between the late 1990's and early 2000's, it was developed by Pasquinelli, Inc. Heritage Meadows features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,700 to 2,375 square feet of livi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Barrington Meadows, Barrington, Illinois - February 2019Barrington Meadows is a single family home subdivision. Barrington Meadows is located in Barrington, Illinois north of Lake Cook Road and east of Northwest Highway. Average taxes in Barrington Meadows $8,357 Average association fees in Barr...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Farmingdale Village, Woodridge, Illinois - February 2019Farmingdale Village is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s to the early 2000's by Gallagher & Henry. Farmingdale Village features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,850 to 3,463 square feet of living space. Farmingd...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 3
Agents and Lenders may want to consider renters as a niche as spring rolls around and leases are up...excellent thoughts here from Doug Dawes  ! To rent or buy?... That's an age-old question. I get that question all the time from people that rent. It all depends on their situation BUT Real Estate...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Rolling Glen, Homer Glen, Illinois - February 2019Rolling Glen is a single family home subdivision built in the 1980s and early 1990s. Rolling Glen is located in Homer Glen, Illinois west of Parker Road and south of Chicago Bloomington Trail. Average taxes in Rolling Glen $8,706 Average associat...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
Comments 0
When you are purchasing a home, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the things you need to think about.  Something like title insurance is probably not even on your radar. It’s a fee that will appear on your closing document and chances are you don...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Gilberts, Illinois - February 2019Gilberts is a village in Kane County, Illinois - a suburban west of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, Gilberts had a population of 6,879.Gilberts currently has 24 single family homes with an average list price of $354,907 and 20 c...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Blackberry Crossing, Montgomery, Illinois - February 2019Blackberry Crossing is a townhouse and single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Ryland Homes. Blackberry Crossing is located in Montgomery, Illinois on Orchard south of I-88. Average taxes in Blackberry Crossing $6,501 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Whispering Oaks, Lake Forest, Illinois - February 2019Whispering Oaks is a single family home neighborhood in Lake Forest, Illinois. Whispering Oaks is located on Green Bay south of Westleigh. Average taxes in Whispering Oaks $11,483 Average association fees in Whispering Oaks $0 Average home si...