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 Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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Buy a great Myrtle Beach golf condo conveniently located on your favorite Myrtle Beach Golf Course! The top two most sought after are condos in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 1) condos on the beach 2) condos on the golf course. There are so many Myrtle Beach condos for sale and each of them is just...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Winter is Beautiful in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZDo You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Mesa AZ Homes?For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain RanchHomes Recently Sold in Red Mountain RanchFor over 30 years, ...

By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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If you are buying a home that was built in the late 60s or early 70s there is a good chance that your home may have aluminum wiring instead of copper. At that time, home builders were using aluminum because it was cheaper than copper.Aluminum wiring is something that many people prefer not to hav...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Do you have a large family? Are you looking for a multi generation home for Grandma, you and your spouse and your adult children? Well, Bring the Brood! Here are the rare large big family 7+ Bedroom homes for sale in the Phoenix, AZ metro MLS with pictures, prices, details map locations and more ...
There are new townhome developments in South Reston and Condos in Mid-Reston.  It’s been over 10 years since new homes have been available for sale in Reston. If you've been hoping for a new home, this might be your moment. Like to see currently available new construction homes in Reston … http:/...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Condos for sale in Reston was about 88 homes active on the market as of 15 December 2018 with new contracts running at about 39 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 2.5 month's worth on the market. If this sales rate continues, about 2 in every 5 co...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 61 homes active on the market as of 15 December 2018. The available homes run the full spectrum of condos through townhomes from almost new to about 20 years in age. Prices ranged from a low of about $250k to the $2 million ne...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Open House - Fox Hill Town Home - 315 Saddle Trail Ossining NY 10562 Sunday Dec 16th 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMBeautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home in Ossining's popular Fox Hill condo complex. Covered front entrance opens up to entry foyer w/powder room & doors to laundry & attached one car...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 15 homes active on the market as of 15 December 2018.  Direct Lakefront homes typically sell off at a faster rate than other homes in the Reston area. If you'd like to live on one of Reston's lakes ... This might be to moment to co...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 30 homes active on the market as of 15 December 2018 with new contracts running about 33 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 1 month's worth on the market.  If this sales rate continues, about 1 of every 1 townhomes...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 25 homes active on the market as of 15 December 2018 with new contracts running about 15 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 2 month's worth on the market.  If this sales rate continues, about 1 e...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
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Prop 90 might be gone in El Dorado County, and Prop 5 didn't pass in 2018, however, it is NOT over yet!Stay tuned if you want to continue to be updated on WHAT's NEXT?!  If you want to help in the fight to bring Prop 90 back to our fine County-please respond to this Blog or contact me via your pr...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
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   The homes and properties in Woodland feel empty without you! Why don’t you try and give it a chance? Buy now: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/homes-and-properties-woodland/  

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Buying a Fixer-Upper in Charlotte NC The real estate market remains hot in the Charlotte market, and that means fewer homes and more buyers vying for those homes. However, fixer-upper houses are very often overlooked by homebuyers who are looking for move-in ready or immediate residency. They oft...

By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
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$271,800  Type Single-family Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Square Footage 1399 Age 1994 Parking 2 car garage    Interior Features This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is ready for your personal touch and some TLC. Great northeast valley location. Close to parks, the Red Mountain Ranch Country Club, golf cour...
Metro’ Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line stations (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale. If you've been considering buying ...
For Sale One bedroom at The Gardens At Forest Hills Co-op at 66-02 111 St Forest Hills Queens New York About 580 square feet Built 1949 Maintenance $499 Ask $210,000 Kin Tsui, EMC Long Island Realty Text 917-923-8838

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
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       The homes and properties in Wood Estates are the most pleasant places anyone could ever ask for. This location found in Norther Utah is the epitome of what it means to be a great subdivision. Know more: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/homes-and-properties-wood-estates/

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
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Late November Real Estate Sales DoubleBased on the latest Southwest Florida Real Estate trends for late November, during the week of the 24th in the Southern Ft. Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs area, there were 164 properties sold. This is double the number of sales from the prior week when 82 u...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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5470 Rockwood Court Columbus, Ohio 43229NOW’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY to purchase this affordable 3-bedroom condo home in North Columbus!! Many updates include newer windows, Beautiful new flooring in the Living room and kitchen and a partially finished basement area for extra living space. You’ll LOVE ...