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 Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434, Weichert Office 301-681-0550)
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 3210 Leisure World Blvd 316Silver Spring, MD 20906Leisure World MD Vantage Point WestYou’ll love this light and bright two bedroom +den, 2 bath condo with 1,505 sq. ft. in Vantage Point West hi-rise building. Entry foyer has new flooring and coat closet. Spacious and open living room and separat...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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We helped our Buyers purchase this gem of a home!Located in the gated golf course Community of Blackstone at Vistancia, Peoria Arizona. This TW Lewis home boasts many upgrades and 12 foot ceilings! Large wrought iron portico opens up to a courtyard with a fireplace. Great Room layout with firepla...

By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
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Direct vent fireplace are the ones that have the glass front that doesn't open.  They are supposed to be a sealed chamber that shouldn't allow flue gases to enter the home.  The direct vent flue pipe has an inner pipe that exhausts the flue gases to the exterior and an outer pipe that draws combu...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 32 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2017 with new contracts running about 11 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 3 month's worth on the market. If this sales rate continues, about 1 in ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
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▐►HOUSE!! PRICED to SELL RIGHT NOW - CALL FOR APPOINTMENT Mendel Rivers Road St. Stephens SC Investor Special HOUSE $22000 / 3br 1 ba- 1096ft2    3BR / 1Ba 1096ft2 available now housew/d in unitoff-street parking ▐►PRICED to SELL NOW! Investor Special HOUSE.Lovely St Stephen, Berkeley County. Thi...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Condos for sale in Herndon was 15 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2017. There are still some new Condos available in Herndon’s Discovery Square Neighborhood. If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping.  Visit Available Herndon Home...
Metro’ Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2019/2020. 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 buy...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
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Man's love for animals is best exemplified by his passion for pets. Many persons have lived with pets, mostly domesticated types because of many reasons. One of which is due to health reasons. According to several studies, pets greatly help in reducing the stress of their owners. People tend to ...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 41 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2017 with new contracts running about 19 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 townhomes o...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Condos for sale in Reston was about 97 homes active on the market as of 15 January 2017 with new contracts running at about 20 a month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 4 month's worth on the market. If this sales rate continues, about 1 in every 4 condo...

By Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your next Realtor ® in VA, MD or DC
(Keller Williams Realty)
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For a few years, NV Homes and Ryan Homes have built single family homes. Potomac Shores, a luxury community in Dumfries, Virginia on a prestigous golf course located in Prince William County. There will be two builders building townhomes in Potomac Shores community. With townhome options in the c...

By Steve Harless
(Legacy International)
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Las Vegas Foreclosure Deals Select a price range to see hot foreclosure deals that fit your budget! House Foreclosures: Condo Foreclosures: High Rise Foreclosures: $0 to 99K $0 to 99K $0 to 99K $100 to 149K $100 to 149K $100 and higher $150 to 199K $150 to 199K $200 to 299K $200 to 299K $300 to 3...

By Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your next Realtor ® in VA, MD or DC
(Keller Williams Realty)
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After 5 years, Potomac Overlook is in the finally phases of the first phase of the community. With the new year, Integrity Homes has special pricing and incentives for their immediate delivery homes. There are only a few homes that remain for immediate delivery. After the final home has sold, the...

By Patti Irwin, No Pressure, No Sales Pitch, Just Expert Advice!
(HomeSmart Premier-Fountain Hills AZ Real Estate)
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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398 E Royal Forest Blvd, Columbus OH 43214   PROPERTY DETAILS $190,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 216042729Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 1Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 1044Style: Cape CodGarage: 1 Car DetachedHeat Source: GasTaxes: $2833.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in a...
Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2019/2020. 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 bu...

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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   With the process of buying a home becoming more and more complex, you need a professional to help you over the hurdles.  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com   You Need a Profession...
Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2019/2020. There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've be...

By Randy and Sue Wells, Nobody Knows Your Home Like a Neighbor!
(Keller Williams Community Partners)
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We have lived in the Chestatee Neighborhood for over 15 years! Resort Style Living one hour north of downtown Atlanta.The only Golf/Boating Community on Lake Lanier! Homes For Sale in the Chestatee Neighborhood 

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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3084 Pontiac St, Columbus OH 43224   PROPERTY DETAILS $56,900 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 216043674Bedrooms: 2Full Baths: 1Sq ft: 768Style: 1 StoryGarage: 2 Car DetachedHeat Source: GasTaxes: $1113.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION This cozy 2 bedroom home has been freshly painted & has new carpet to make it...