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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 HOA Documents - If Buyers do not Read It Could Cost You!     All buyers contracting on a home in a covenant community will receive Association documents including declarations, articles of incorporation, bylaws, articles of organization, operating agreements and rules and regulations.          B...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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Today is Halloween.  This is a day we expect to see things that are not as they really are and hear things that may be a bit frightening.   But when one is buying a house every day should be treated like Halloween... don't believe all you hear, see or read. The available information about a parti...
By George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
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The USDA Department of Agriculture offers the best mortgage program for first time home buyers!  USDA mortgages allows up to 100% financing for owner occupied 1 family properties and condominiums.     Visit my page for more detialed information visit this blogpost  Mortgagevine Blog
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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Halloween Might be Over in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area... But..... Yes, my dear readers, Halloween 2014 has come and gone. But, there seems to be some lingering reminders of its presence here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area. This morning I noticed something eerily strange while waiting for one o...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Intown Homes for Sale and Metro Atlanta Homes Atlanta intown homes for sale and homes for sale around metro Atlanta.  Looking for homes or real estate for sale in the Atlanta Metro?  Well welcome to our Atlanta Metro homes search page.  Here you can find Atlanta homes listed for sale in ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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  North Kingstown Home for Sale In Contract Prior to Listing   This North Kingstown home for sale had not come to the RI real estate market yet but as the neighborhood RI real estate agent I watched it closely.  It did not take me long to connect with the contractor who was renovating and making ...
By George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
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When looking to purchase a home, knowing all of the costs involved in homeownership can make a huge difference in your price range.  Before you begin looking for a home, consider these important factors. 1. Know How Much You Can Afford Your home search shouldn't begin with surfing the web or visi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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It is time for some help. Is it possible to Like something more than you Do NOT like something? Confused, you should be... Imagine a Buyer looking for their first home and wanting to make sure everything is perfect. Where do they start? When I was meeting with some Buyers relocating to the Manche...
By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
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  Christine Farkas,    Managing BrokerKeller Williams Western Realty2211 Rimland Drive, Suite 124Bellingham, WA 98226Phone: (360) 603-4751Chris@FarkasTeam.comwww.ChristineFarkas.com
By Susan Haughton, Your Client-centric Alexandria VA REALTOR
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
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Leave your car in the driveway and hop on the train!   From this  adorably updated townhouse in Alexandria's Jefferson Manor neighborhood, the Metro is just down the street. Only one stop from  the Patent and Trade Office or the Hoffman Center - where you'll find a 22 screen movie theater, Starbu...
By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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  The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 70 homes active on the market as of 1 Nov 2014 with new contracts running about 13 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 5 month's worth on the market. If you've been considering buying a single f...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home by Alston School (Park Hill Properties )   131 Boone StreetThis is By Far the Best Valued Summerville Home in a Planned CommunitySummerville, 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Dorchester District 2 SchoolsDorchester District 2 Schools** Near the Alston Middle School ** *...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Manchester, NH's Scott Godzyk at (603) 661-2121 made original Active Rain content with pertinence to Real Estate via home inspection alerts. For the entire blog, scroll down. You may have heard about Home Inspections that go bad, but it is not always because of a badhome, some times it is because...
By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
(Cell: 703-677-1120)
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Can you guess what is the biggest source of buyer's remorse after folks close on their home and move in? ANSWER: Not enough space.... The house is too small. In the vast majority of situations, the buyer saw homes that were larger, but they chose a smaller home because it was priced lower.   At t...
By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
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1071 Gothic Road, Crested Butte - Exterior Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce that 1071 Gothic Road located in rural Crested Butte, Colorado is under contract via Buyer representation. This 1994 home is located hillside on 4.45 acres between Mt. Crested Bu...
By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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  The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 115 homes active on the market as of 1 Nov 2014 with new contracts running about 30 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 3 month's worth on the market. If you've been considering buying a single family, this might ...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE, November 01, Saturday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1307 IDLEWILD BOULEVARD, FREDERICKSBURG, VA Get Directions Click Here Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS (4 full) Awesome Gem in The Village of Idlewild. Priced to sell! Priced 10k...
By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Benson Sotheby's International Realty Broker Corey Dwan is pleased to announce the sale of 620 Gothic Road, Unit 607, Mt. Crested Butte  via Buyer representation. Located in The Lodge at Mountaineer Square and the last remaining developer unit in the complex Unit 607 is a penthouse suite with tw...
By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Comments 0
The inventory of Condos for sale in Reston was about 110 homes active on the market as of 1 Nov 2014 with new contracts running at about 36 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 3 month's worth on the market. Condos sell at a crisp rate in the Reston area. If you've ...
New Metro Silver Line Stations opened for service in July.  Phase 2 … Extending to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2017.  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...