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!

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By Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Comments 23
Lipstick on a Pig ~ Remodeling WoesIn this remodeling and HGTV awakening era, as real estate agents, we've all seen the great updates as well as the examples of what NOT to do! Recently, I was showing my son who is hoping to be a first time home buyer some remodeled homes in the Houston area. Due...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 38
OK Boomer, You Don't Need 20% Down Bound to happen from time to time in the digital age, a saying goes viral --- in this case, "OK, boomer," --- which is meant to expose a close-minded or out-of-touch opinion, thought or mindset of one generation by another (I'll let you figure out the age demogr...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 0
The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 47 homes active on the market as of 15 Nov 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 neighbo...

By Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc., 28 years in So. Jersey and the Greater Camden area
(Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 1
 This large 2 bedroom 1 bath second floor unit is located on the corner of Mount Ephraim Ave and Chase Street.   The property is located close to schools, shopping and public transportation.         Available for only $850 per month, this property is waiting for someone to make it their home.  Th...

By Millie Gil, Florida Realtor, Servicing Buyers, Sellers, Investors
(Bold Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Comments 1
DATE:           SUNDAY, 11/17/2019ADDRESS:   136 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE, PORT ST LUCIE, FLTIME:           1:00 PM-4:00 PM The Lakes at St Lucie West is a private DiVosta community featuring pristine and impeccably maintained home located on a premium private preserve lot. This beautiful home offers 3 ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 3
Condo for Sale Ocean Four Sunny Isles Beach Market Update November 1, 2019.  Ocean Four Sunny Isles Beach.   17201 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160   Ocean Four Sunny Isles Beach Luxury condo for sale.  Prestigious Ocean Four condominium is located in the beautiful new city of Sunny Is...
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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
St. Mark, Mokena, Illinois - November 2019St. Mark is a single family home community built between the mid 1990s to mid 2010s. St. Mark is located in Mokena, Illinois east of Townline Road and north of 195th Street. Average taxes in St. Mark $9,179 Average association fees in St. Mark $0 Average...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 0
The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 20 homes active on the market as of 15 Nov 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 ou...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 0
The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 30 homes active on the market as of 15 Nov 2019 with new contracts running about 20 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 1.5 month's worth on the market. If this sales rate continues, abo...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 0
The inventory of Condos for sale in Reston was about 69 homes active on the market as of 15 Nov 2019 with new contracts running at about 35 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 2 month's worth on the market.   If you've been hanging back, this might be the...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 0
The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 60 homes active on the market as of 15 Nov 2019 with new contracts running about 41 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is less than 1.5 month's worth on the market. If this sales rate continues, about 2 of every 3...
Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extending 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 ...
Barrington Middle School - Prairie Campus, Barrington, IL - November 2019 About Barrington Middle School - Prairie Campus Barrington Middle School - Prairie Campus is a 6-8 school in District 220, and is located at 40 Dundee Road in Barrington, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Barrington Hil...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Bonnie Brook, Prospect Heights, Illinois - November 2019Bonnie Brook is a single family home subdivision built in the 1950s and 1960s. Bonnie Brook is located in Prospect Heights, Illinois north of Camp McDonald Road and east of Wheeling Road. Average taxes in Bonnie Brook $8,244 Average associa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Wayne, Illinois - November 2019Wayne currently has 40 single family homes with an average list price of $746,230. The average annual property tax for Wayne is $13,657. Single-Family Homes 40 for sale Condos & Townhomes 0 for sale Foreclosures 1 for sale New Construction 4 for sa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Towne Place, Schaumburg, Illinois - November 2019Towne Place is a townhouse community built in the early-to-mid 1990s by Lexington . Towne Place feature town homes with floor plans ranging in size from 1,383 to 1,621 square feet of living space. Models include 2 story town houses with 2-3 bedroo...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 11-16-19 ☀️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 l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Orchard Valley, Gurnee, Illinois - November 2019Orchard Valley is a single family home community located in Gurnee, Illinois. Orchard Valley is south of Grand Avenue just east of Hunt Club Road. Average taxes in Orchard Valley $8,028 Average association fees in Orchard Valley $3 ($3 - $3) Averag...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
o110 E. Delaware, Streeterville, Chicago, Illinois - November 2019110 E. Delaware is a 64 unit condo building in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. One East Delaware offers incredible views of the city, situated in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, and walking distance to Oak St. Beach! Bo...