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 Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 9
If you have been out in the market looking to buy a home, you probably are wondering "where have all the houses gone?" You are not alone!This month's video market report update shows that one in every three home sellers who would be listing their home for sale right now is sitting on the sideline...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 3
 In my engineering past there have been times when I've been required to measure to very small tolerances.  This isn't a job for a standard 20' retractable tape measure, but specialized tools.  Measuring tools will be calibrated against standard known sizes or weights to ensure the results are to...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
 National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights National Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger community growth. Homeownership helps families build financial freedom, find greater happiness and satisfaction, and make a positive impact on ou...

By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
by The Whalen Team.**JUST LISTED!** Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath duplex home with stunning water views of Chadwick Bay in North Topsail Beach, NC!Bright and airy interior with 2 outdoor water-view decks. Stainless appliances, granite counter tops, and breakfast bar in kitchen. Covered parking and o...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 1
I've got work to do.  2 pallets of bagged mulch, a pallet of peat moss for our azaleas and a bunch of cinder blocks and base blocks to go with some 4x4s and 2x4s I've already moved to the side of the house.  The supplies are for a mix of landscaping, deck repair and beekeeping projects, and it's ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 30
🌵Dine with a View 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, R...

By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Davie County NC between $300,000 – $400,000 Communities include Advance, Mocksville, Bermuda Run and Cooleemee.     Click links below for Homes for Sale in Davie County NC in other price ranges...   Under $100k $100k - 200k $200k - 300k $300k - 400k $400k - 500k $500k - 600k $6...

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 7
Homesteading in Maine.Living off the land. Making your living from the working the dirt, Mother Earth. The number of new young micro farmers in Maine is off the chart compared to other areas of the nation. Maine farmland is about the cheapest in the Northeast too. The per unit cost of Maine land ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 21
👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 6-6-20 ☀️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 💲🏠REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area🏠💲The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well loc...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 2
Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Albany The Median Sale Price for homes in Albany during May was $1,350,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1.3m - $1.699m. The Bay Area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 21
 Sometimes it take a while to locate the "right" property for a buyer who has TOYS!   Oh, and a home that has been updated in a good location AND in their price range.    We had to have a conversation about compromise, and after seeing MANY homes, think it sunk in!    When this home came up, I th...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Comments 1
Homes for sale in Wesmere Pointe Plainfield, IL Wesmere Pointe Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 1416 Average Property Taxes: 4896 Homes Listed: 2 Homes Sold: 1 Average Number of Days To Sell: 97 The above real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty Group based on homes for sale...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Comments 1
Homes for sale in Villages at Heritage Meadows Plainfield, IL Villages at Heritage Meadows Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 1441 Average Property Taxes: 3795 Homes Listed: 3 Homes Sold: 1 Average Number of Days To Sell: 49 The above real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty G...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 8
74 Jaytee Ct, Havana, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: Florida   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for curre...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 3
Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Richmond The Median Sale Price for homes in Richmond during May was $565,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the < $500k. The Bay Area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, or are...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Comments 4
Homes for sale in Campus Green Naperville, IL Campus Green Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 2326 Average Property Taxes: 8088 Homes Listed: 9 Homes Sold: 5 Average Number of Days To Sell: 62 The above real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty Group based on homes for sale in ...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 6
This lovely Geneva Florida home has new owners.  It took awhile to find the perfect buyer but the both buyers and sellers are quite happy with the end results.   Geneva Florida Home Sold   Active - Lake Front Seminole County Florida Home Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $545...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 1
Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Berkeley The Median Sale Price for homes in Berkeley during May was $1,350,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1.3m - $1.699m. The Bay Area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next proper...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Comments 4
Homes for sale in High Oaks Naperville, IL High Oaks Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 3676 Average Property Taxes: 13525 Homes Listed: 12 Homes Sold: 4 Average Number of Days To Sell: 83 The above real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty Group based on homes for sale in Nape...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 2
 Studio Condo For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via SIB Realty LLC When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy enjoy beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Oc...