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!

Recent blogs on Home Buying
By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Panorama City Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 14657 Nordhoff St RECENTLY SOLD Nordhoff Street | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1316 sq. ft. | $439,999 Terra Bella Gardens NEWLY LISTED Terra Bella Street | 3 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 1450 sq. ft. | $520,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Westwood Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Club California RECENTLY SOLD Roebling Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1056 sq. ft. | $795,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Encino Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Encino Oaks BACK ON THE MARKET White Oak Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 990 sq. ft. | $338,000 Encino Park West RECENTLY SOLD Genesta Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1662 sq. ft. | $575,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Reseda Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Park Reseda NEWLY LISTED Reseda Boulevard | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1108 sq. ft. | $488,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Los Feliz Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Griffith Park Garden Estates RECENTLY SOLD Griffith Park Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1354 sq. ft. | $875,000
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
Register for one of our next Live Virtual Factory, Design Center & Models Tours on November 30th 2022 @5:30 PM at https://vt-sign-up.com Experience a live virtual tour of our actual Westchester Modular Homes factory & models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our customers have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you. If you are interested sign up at https://vt-sign-up.com   What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The Benefits & Advantages of Modular Construction The Design Software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built 3D Tour of our Factory & Sample Homes Q & A Session after Presentation   Westchester Modular Homes Inc works with independent qualified builders throughout NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, NH, MA, VT & ME... c...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
Our custom colonial modular home designs offer spaciousness, privacy and the ability to incorporate custom options that create distinctive, “one of a kind” luxury homes and estates.This 2,324 sf custom designed 3 bed 2.5 bath modern Colonial comes with a built in 1 bed 1 bath apartment for a total floor plan of 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Hardwood floors and tile work as seen, as well as custom kitchens and baths.Many more optional upgrades are also available. There are almost no limitations as to what can be done.See more details, photos & floorplans HERE
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
One of the homes delivered by Westchester Modular Homes Inc this year... custom designed 4 bed 2 bath 1768 sqft coastal vacation home designed and built for clients of https://southeasterndevelopment.net... you can explore more of it (photos, floorplan, details, etc) at https://westchestermodular.com/portfolio-item/custom-colonial-xxxx...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Studio City Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Bluffside Townhomes BACK ON THE MARKET Bluffside | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1153 sq. ft. | $694,787
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
North Hollywood Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Bakman Towers NEWLY LISTED Bakman Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 955 sq. ft. | $479,900
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Searching the entire Valley of the Sun for your next home? 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 on November 29, 2022. 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: Dobbins Point Lookout from Phoenix Parks and Recreation)Scottsdale Arizona Homes For Sale on MLS and ALWAYS UP TO DATEFor FULL PAGE view and filter into price order Scottsdale Single Family Homes For Sale UPDATED DAILY and feel free to "filter" or create your own personalized free Arizona MLS SEARCH PORTAL provided by me, your Bu...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Home Sweet Home: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership Some Highlights While there are many financial perks to owning a home, there are also powerful non-financial benefits to consider if youre thinking about making a move. Homeownership allows you to express yourself, gives you greater privacy and comfort, enhances your connection to your community and loved ones, and is an achievement to feel proud of. Lets connect today to discuss all that homeownership has to offer.      
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By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Check out this craftsman style home in Hyde Park Subdivision in Cave Springs, AR located at 1220 Chancery Ln. Hyde Park has a community pool/park/trails and even a community garden! 1220 Chancery Ln. has 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a formal dining room, 2 bedrooms are up (primary and guest) and 1 on main level. Hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and a large fenced backyard! Corner Lot/side load garage. Contact Nicky Dou for your private tour of this great home479-236-3457Collier & Associates     
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By Susan Horne P.A., RE/MAX- GRI, I.R.E.S., -Realtor-Florida Native-(RE/MAX Services)
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
20 Colonial Club Drive 204, Boynton Beach, FL 33435 List Price: $214,900 MLS#: RX-10842998 Call Susan Horne Realtor With RE/MAX Services 561-312-4388 Resort Style Living Intracoastal 55+ Community, Spacious Beautifully Furnished Turkey 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bathrooms, Remodeled Kitchen With New Cabinets, Granite Counters, Tile Back Splash, Stainless Appliances, Updated Electrical Panel, Laminates Wood Floors, Completely Remodeled Bathrooms New Shower. Hurricane Impact Windows. Vent-less Washer & Dyer Are Allowed. Beautiful Tropical View Stroll the Newly Installed Seawall 1500 Ft Long Walkway on the Intracoastal. Clubhouse & Saltwater Heated Pool, New Loungers, Chairs & Tables, Exercise Room & BBQ Area On the Intracoastal with Spectacular Water & Golf Course Views! Minutes To Tropical Beach & T...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Don’t you just love the names we have for areas of our homes which are dedicated to one’s personal design taste?  Here in The Villages, Florida we can’t have out buildings which means She Sheds and Man Caves must be within the home.Turns out it is healthy to have our own area to surround ourselves with things that are important, that is where the problem begins between the genders.  I believe in being fair and here is my approach, an area for the lady and an area for the gentleman and a common area tastefully done.  Here is how it works in many homes in The Villages, buy a three-bedroom house, install wall beds in two of the rooms and give each person their area.  Company comes pull down a bed which can be very comfortable, I got one and is very comfortable, spend the money for a good o...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
3726 Lakeview Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $900,0005bed - 3.5bath - 7.18 sqft lotBeing professionally cleaned Thanksgiving weekend. Photos/Drone Etc will be the following week and live 12/1 Metal Roof 2015 and both HVAC's 10/21!!!!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Santa Monica Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Vista Palisades NEWLY LISTED 7Th Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 878 sq. ft. | $915,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Garden Grove Weekly Market Update November 21st - 27th, 2022 Spring Garden Villas RECENTLY SOLD Garden Grove Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 919 sq. ft. | $485,000
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