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 Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: Buyers finding it easier to qualify for a mortgagePost-recession financial jitters are fading. As mortgage companies slowly ease lending guidelines, more once-rejected buyers find they now qualify for a loan. Read more.  Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-449...

By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
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Fabulous Location in Great El Dorado Hills Neighborhood Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Open House Market Stats $639,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,342 sqftLot: 0.24 acre(s)Year Built: 1992MLS #: 19024005 Location ...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Just SOLD in the Ashbrook subdivision in Severn, MD: spectacular Colonial with outside pool & cabana and huge "man-cave". And since a picture says more than a thousand words ever could - especially this picture - I'll just share it below instead of writing about how gorgeous the house is or how p...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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Are you thinking of flipping a house?  The perception is quick easy money but that may not be the case.  A flipper needs to think about tax consequences, repair costs, selling fees, and unexpected things that come up.  But the biggest consideration in the finances of a flip house is what house yo...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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For many prospective home buyers in Manahawkin, the down payment is the most daunting hurdle in the race to buy a home. Even for people with decent credit and a healthy paycheck, the down payment can be the great homeownership killer.See EVERY Home for Sale in ManahawkinThe big question for all p...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 75 homes active on the market as of 15 April 2019. 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 neigh...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach Condos for Sale and Rent. Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach Market Update April 17, 2019 with SIB Realty Valeria Mola Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach 18101 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160As of today 28 condos are offered for Sale in Trump Palace Sunny Isles ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach Condos for Sale and Rent. Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update April 19, 2019 with SIB Realty Valeria Mola. Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach 18201 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles BeachWhat is today on the market in Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach?54 condos are offer...

By Peter Hoang, Peter Hoang - founder at RENTAPARTMENT agency
(RENTAPARTMENT)
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Buying and selling again to enjoy the difference is the purpose of secondary real estate investors. The secondary real estate market is more active, the risk that homebuyers have to approach the price has been pushed up much higher than the real value is higher. So how do buyers get more For more...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 58 homes active on the market as of 15 April 2019 with new contracts running about 65 in the last 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 to...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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Are you thinking of flipping a house?  The perception is quick easy money but that may not be the case.  A flipper needs to think about tax consequences, repair costs, selling fees, and unexpected things that come up.  But the biggest consideration in the finances of a flip house is what house yo...
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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Enjoyable Weather 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 Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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 Trump International Sunny Isles Beach Condos for Sale and Rent. April 17, 2019 Market Update Trump International Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty Valeria Mola What is today on the market in Trump International Sunny Isles Beach?53 condos are offered for sale in Trump International Sunny Isles B...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 27 homes active on the market as of 15 April 2019 with new contracts running about 32 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 1 month's worth on the market.  If this sales rate continues, ab...
Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  Parking for the Herndon Station has already been expanded. 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) curr...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 24 homes active on the market as of 15 April 2019 .  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 come...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Condos for sale in Reston was about 106 homes active on the market as of 1 April 2019 with new contracts running at about 45 in the last 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 eve...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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In Style Kitchens in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous with l...
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 ...