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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 38
Can a builder fire a buyer?After all, isn't the saying "The customer is always right!!"??So if the customer wants something shouldn't the builder work to take care of the buyer's desires?Or can a builder decide the buyer just isn't worth the hassle?Well, I'm obviously NOT an attorney, but if you ...

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 love land and Scottsdale, Arizona? Well, you have come to the right place for homes for sale with large lots in excess of 1 acre. Here are the always up to date big lot Scottsdale homes with 1+ acre lots for sale with pictures, prices and maps. Note, some of the homes in Northeast Scottsda...

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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Here’s an opportunity to own a home in one of the best communities in the Myrtle Beach area, Tuscany! There are many ways that Tuscany stands out from other communities in the area. Convenient location near Highway 31 and Rt 501, quality homes built by DR Horton, and resort-style amenities all co...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Relaxing Days 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 thro...

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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Myrtle Beach is famous for the rest and relaxation it offers its residents and visitors. In fact, this city has more than 100 golf courses.The golf courses are just one small factor that makes Myrtle Beach condo living so enjoyable. Residents of this cozy coastal town also enjoy shopping, dining,...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 16
     IF you Ms, Mr. Mrs.  Buyer are in a Sellers Market and you are plagued by “thinventory” with few choices for a new home…First we suggest you have a Buyer agency with a successful agent in the market. Why you say when there appears to be “nothing to buy “ ? All  the MORE reason…you want to kn...

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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Whether you’re looking for an affordable condo or home for your vacation needs, Surfside Beach is the perfect place to find the ideal home. Surfside Beach is an oceanfront community that features 2 miles of beach along a thriving residential and vacation community. You’ll find plenty of fun and r...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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 Final Walk Through – What Is It and Why Is It ImportantThere can frequently be confusion of what a final walk through is and why it’s important. A final walk through can also be referred to as a pre-closing inspection. The final walk through is not a home inspection. In most cases the buyer will...

By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
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Renting a Home in San Diego? How much is your Monthly Rent? The Cost of Renting a Home in San Diego is between $1,500 - $3,800+ per Month.  The Monthly Rental on a Property also depends on Location, Style, and Amenities.  How much are you spending towards Rent per Year? $18,000 - $45,600 per Year...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 43 homes active on the market as of 15 January 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 nei...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 7 homes active on the market as of 15 January 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 com...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
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Honua Kai Resort and Spa in Kaanapali MauiHonua Kai Resort is located on the West end of Maui in the prestigious Kaanapali Resort. This is on the most sought after oceanfront condo developments on Maui. For more information on Honua Kai Resort, you can visit my site for an active list of condos f...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Condos for sale in Reston was about 61 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2019 with new contracts running at about 40 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 in every 2 condo...

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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Iowa was recently ranked as one of the best states to live in out of all of America. There some great things to love about Iowa, from its excellent health care and infrastructure to the high quality of living it provides many residents.If you're looking for a place in Iowa to settle down, you cou...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 21 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2019  with new contracts running about 19 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...
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 ...
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 single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 14 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2019 with new contracts running about 10 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 1.5 month's worth on the market.  If this sales rate continues, about 3 ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 28
Play Some Tennis 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...
Metro’s 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...