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 Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
Comments 34
 4 TIPS TO BEING A HAPPY HOMEOWNERSo you're out searching for your dream home.... but how do you make sure that once you've found what you believe is your dream home that you'll be a happy homeowner after you've bought it? Most everyone is happy the day they close on their new home and move-in......

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 31
It is not unusual for homebuyers to focus in on the number of square feet as part of the home buying experience. Or, they wonder with all things being equal regarding location and schools, what is more valuable (1) A house with 1500 square feet, which has a large Great Room concept, few halls, an...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 1
Every spare moment you have is consumed with viewing home sites on your phone.  You have imagined the fire pit you'd love to have in the yard and the s'mores you would consume surrounded by friends and family.   One day while scrolling through the newest listings, you see the home you've envision...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 27
Another Weddington Luxury Home SOLD! This referral has quite the story behind the clients who referred me these delightful Charlotte home buyers! Having sold to the relocation couple when they moved to Charlotte several years ago, my husband and I had come to enjoy their company and were so sad t...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 26
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  933 11th St Santa Monica Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the 933 11th St Condo Complex in Santa Monica, look no further! As a Santa Monica condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all 933 11th St...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On July 10, 2018, Cathie Ericson published a very valuable report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of tips for parents before buying a house.1. Bedroom placement,2. Sidewalks,3. An open floor plan,4. Easy sightings to the backyard,5. A flat lot,6. Hot spots,7. Amenities within walking dist...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  West Spazier Burbank Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the West Spazier Condo Complex in Burbank, look no further! As a Burbank condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all West Spazier Condos For ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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$24,975 / 3br - 1216ft2 - ▐►DISCOUNTED PRICE TODAY! $24,975 ★ FOR CASH SALE ONLY ★ (North Charleston) MOVE IN READY   ►$24,975 MOVE IN READY TODAY!! 3br - 2ba 1216ft2 -SWMH Premier MH ParkRight Off Rt I-26 / 526 AVAILABLE TODAY CASH SALE ★ Rehabbed Larger 3 bd - 2 ba SWMH  - WENTZEL STREET Premie...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Westchester House Westchester Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Westchester House Condo Complex in Westchester, look no further! As a Westchester condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all We...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Vassar Villas Canoga Park Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Vassar Villas Condo Complex in Canoga Park, look no further! As a Canoga Park condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Vassar Vil...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Encino Horizons Encino Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Encino Horizons Condo Complex in Encino, look no further! As a Encino condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Encino Horizons Condo...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Villa San Michele Marina Del Rey Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Villa San Michele Condo Complex in Marina Del Rey, look no further! As a Marina Del Rey condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Sear...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  917 2nd Street Santa Monica Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the 917 2nd Street Condo Complex in Santa Monica, look no further! As a Santa Monica condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all 917 2...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  The Granville Brentwood Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the The Granville Condo Complex in Brentwood, look no further! As a Brentwood condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all The Granville Co...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Sepulveda Place Condominiums Panorama City Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Sepulveda Place Condominiums Condo Complex in Panorama City, look no further! As a Panorama City condo buyer on our website, you can do ...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  5959 E Naples Plaza Long Beach Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the 5959 E Naples Plaza Condo Complex in Long Beach, look no further! As a Long Beach condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all 5...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 2
Q2 2018 Home Sales for Carlsbad 92011Detached Single Family Homes The second quarter of 2018 was a relatively busy market for Carlsbad 92011 home sales, and we saw several shifts compared to the same time frame in 2017.  Here we take a look at the market activity for detached single family homes....

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Heritage Park Irvine Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Heritage Park Condo Complex in Irvine, look no further! As a Irvine condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Heritage Park Condos For ...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Lorna Villa Garden Grove Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Lorna Villa Condo Complex in Garden Grove, look no further! As a Garden Grove condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Lorna Villa...