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.


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Recent blogs on Home Buying
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
 🈚▐►Wholesale DWMH Move to Your Location from West Ashley Land For Sale►THIS HOME PRELIMINARY  INFORMATION: 🈚▐► Preliminary Information SUMMERVILLE NEW POST UpScale Community 29483 NOTE:  New #3D ★ ★ CALL STEVE to VISIT ★ SUMMERVILLE GOLD!! ★ Another NEW Home ★ Available TODAY $ $8,775 is 24 Hour Cash Price ★ Take $5K OFF Everyday Price of $13.775 3 beds - 2 baths Built 1984 24 X 64  1536 sf  See and  Complete  Buyer VIP. Then call Steve for your Appointment to visit.Pictures are on the way: SEE Walk Through Video and Pictures  -  Set Your Appointment to Visit Today Move to your Location  Fireplace, Garden Tub, Appliances, ► SEE YOUR PREFERRED VIP BUYER INFO HERE - THEN CALL Steve to Visit   this Home  ★ ★ SEE On Our WEBSITEWholeSale Buyer Values @🈚 ▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ★ ★★ BU...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1115 Missionwood Ln, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3000003bed - 3bath - 0.29 acres lotNestled in the quiet neighborhood of Missionwood, this fantastic three bedroom, three bath home lives large with multiple living spaces and oversized bedrooms and features updated flooring throughout, a well appointed kitchen with updated cabinets, countertops, backsplash and stainless steel appliances, completely renovated bathrooms, spacious screened in porch our back, and a fenced back yard featuring your very own fruit trees! Updates have been completed, but also allowing the next owner to put their personal touch on the home. This ideal location is convenient to shopping, schools, parks and entertainment for home buyers or is a great investment opp...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2045 Ted Hines Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2400003bed - 2bath - 0.29 acres lotDiamond in the rough in PRIME location! Rare opportunity in Melody Hills to get a home to make the way you want it! Great bones including metal roof and additional family room on second complete with fire place. Could be made into office, 4th bedroom, gym, or FSU room! The possibilities are endless! Living room features soaring vaulted ceiling. Master suite has loads of closet space and even a tiled walk in shower. Tile and laminate floors downstairs and carpeted family room on top. Indoor laundry. Plenty of entertaining space with large backyard. Peaceful living with easy access to mid-town and downtown all while living...in town!Follow This Home Joe Man...
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By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
13936 Carver Drive, Magalia, CA 95954 - $300,00013936 Carver Drive, Magalia, CA 95954FEATURESBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 2021Lot Size: 11325Garage Size: 2School District: Paradise UnifiedSquare Footage: 1459Agent Name: Sandi BaumanBroker: Chico Homes Real Estate Sales, IncMLS #: SN22244256DESCRIPTIONWelcome to 13936 Carver in beautiful lower Magalia. Brand new in 2022! Not all modulars are created equally. Did you know? Look for the MH Advantage sticker! It means that the roof pitch is higher, the eaves are 6" or greater, there are energy efficient features, cabinets, bathrooms and siding are good quality, and more. SHOW STOPPING KITCHEN! They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. This beautifully appointed stunner is the perfect backdrop for everyday living....
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Seven Lakes Country Club, Palm SpringsListed for $1,100,0002 bedrooms2 bathroomsSquare Feet  2,055Here's your opportunity to own one of the most desirable floor plan at Seven Lakes Country Club, a 2 bedroom + den and 2 bath measuring over 2000+ sq ft. Best of all, this midcentury property with walls of glass faces south-west, offering the ultimate orientation for the desert lifestyle as well as glorious lake and mountain views over the ninth fairway. Well updated and upgraded you will find a large living room with a fireplace perfect for winter evenings, a comfortable den, a splendid master bedroom with an en-suite with both shower and tub, comfortable guest quarters on the other side of the house, and a private courtyard with custom fountain sculpture at the center of it all. There is ...
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
1277 Primavera Dr, Palm Springs, CA  92264   $1,125,000 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2,031 Square Feet   Fabulous desirable detached home located in Deepwell Ranch, a 24hr manned gated community in South Palm Springs. As you enter this home, you are drawn in by the majestic cathedral ceilings and walls of dual pane windows that bring the outdoors inside. The open living room and dining room make entertaining a breeze with so much space to enjoy. The private yard is lush and green and has a small orchard of fruit trees, as well as plenty of space to build your dream pool if you wish to do so. The primary bedroom has an ensuite bath, which also has access to the backyard. In addition to the 2 large bedrooms there is also a separate den that could be used as a TV room or office or both! You wil...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
West Mesa home for Sale - 3 bedroom home for SaleLocated just off Dobson and Baseline, being sold as is, but offers a nice 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with just over 1,700s square feet. This home for sale in Mesa was built in 1988 and is located in a homeowners association. The HOA fee is currently $145 per month (Dec. 2022). This fee covers the communities common area as well as the upkeep of the community pool.  To arrange your private tour of this home, reach out today by calling or texting, 602-321-6188 
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By Stephanie Huber, Real Estate Brokerage serving Port St. Lucie, FL
(www.thehubergroup.com | Huber Real Estate Group of Florida)
In this week's Huber Real Estate Homes & Happenings, you get to go inside an authentic Italian Gourmet Deli and check out a model home for new home construction in Port St. Lucie, Florida . Two Fat Guys Italian Gourmet Deli is located at 1355 SW Gatlin Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34953. They feature hot and cold sandwiches and pre-made foods made fresh every day. Based out of Brooklyn, experience a little bit of New York in Port St. Lucie. Check out their website and catering menu here.Take a virtual tour of a model home by a custom home builder that tailor fits your specific needs. With 8 floor plans to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone! Base prices start at $347,990. The builder does have lots for you to choose from in neighborhoods without HOA fees. If you p...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
Home for sale in East Mesa - Mesa, AZ Home for sale with 3 bedroomsLocated just off University and Recker in north east Mesa, this 3 bedroom home for sale is priced to move at just $270,000. This single level home was built in 1990 and has just under 1,500 square feet. This home for Sale in Mesa has a 2 car garage, along with neutral colors and style throughout. To view this home and any others, call or text me today, 602-321-6188
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Point Loma Weekly Market Update November 28th - December 4th, 2022 Park La Playa RECENTLY SOLD San Antonio Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1275 sq. ft. | $375,000 San Antonio Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1275 sq. ft. | $419,000
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By Joe Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Cambria Mortgage)
2023 Housing & Mortgage Market PredictionsMinneapolis, MN: Wow, what a ride the past three years have been.  From super low mortgage interest rates, crazy one day way over asking price multiple offers, to 40-year high inflation, highest mortgage rates in decades, and a bludgeoned housing market.This has left many wondering what 2023 will bring, so here is our annual predictions.Home Prices:We really don't expect to see any real noticeable drop in home prices, to the disappointment of potential buyers. This may sound confusing, as currently we see many listing with a price reduction.  This has less to do with actual falling prices, and more to do with sellers living in a 2021 mindset of asking for pie in the sky prices (and getting them), versus today, setting a realistic asking price, a...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
You are moving into a new City, and wondering where to live......  What specifics should you be looking for?   That differs with each buyer! Think about what you want nearby - Grocery Store Kids' School A Park to walk the pup or the kids to play Walking distance to a Coffee shop Community pool and/or Rec Center HOA or not Easy access to the highway Easy commute to work When you think you have found the right neighborhood, walk around on a weekend, and talk to the neighbors.   Ask them why they like living there. Or, do you want to live in the Country and don't want to hear traffic noise?  Don't want to see a "sea of houses" when looking out your windows, and would rather see nature? Call me and we can discuss all of your options!     
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Rimcrest Development Cascading down the hillside below John Lautner's Bob Hope House, Rimcrest is a mid-century modern enclave built in 1967, located on nearly 12 acres of the Southridge hill.  Each of the 51 units are approximately 1600 square feet and offer two bedroom and 2 baths.  The open floor plans include walls of glass to take in the valley views, plus a spacious outdoor deck.  This is the only hillside development in Palm Springs and features some of the most spectacular views in Palm Springs. The beauty of hillside living is reflected in a view from Rimcrest, unique development clustered in the foothills of Palm Springs.   Search for Homes
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By Leslie Don Wilson, REALTOR ABR ALHS CIPS CRS GREEN GRI MCNE SFR SRES
(281-804-2291)
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Have you been watching the world go by? Staying in the same place, when you would love to move to the 'Sun', play golf, go on adventures...hey move to Scottsdale, Arizona!Owning your own home in Sunny Scottsdale Arizona or the Valley of the Sun in the greater Phoenix metro for your next home is the way to go. Here are the latest homes for sale today in Sunny Scottsdale Arizona? Here are ALL Scottsdale Single Family Homes For Sale on the Arizona MLS UPDATED DAILY. As your Buyer's Realtor I can show you any of the these homes listed on the MLS listed by all brokers. I will also look out for YOUR best interests at no cost to you. Call or Text me at 480-242-6500 with your questions.  (Photo: Source unknown email circular)Scottsdale Arizona Homes For Sale on MLS and ALWAYS UP TO DATEFor FULL...
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