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 Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
North Park Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Balboa NEWLY LISTED Texas Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 668 sq. ft. | $419,995 California Village RECENTLY SOLD Haller Street | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1434 sq. ft. | $749,900 Palisades RECENTLY SOLD Florida | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 851 sq. ft. | $610,000
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
From hardwood floors and en-suites to double ovens and wine cellars, U.S. buyers are dreaming big when it comes to their forever home, according to researchers at Frontdoor. What's on your list?#realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #financehub #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Whether you want to look at 1 or 100, I won’t stop until we find your happy home. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #househunting #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #realestate #happyhome #happyhomeowners
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Spring Valley Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Ranchwood Park RECENTLY SOLD Golden Oak Way | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1059 sq. ft. | $519,000 Charwood Court | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 928 sq. ft. | $449,000
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
🈚▐►NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Brick House 3bd Summerville-Charleston ★Two Rent to Own Options to Choose ★ or Buy Outright for Cash Discount  ★ JUST RENOVATED - SEE WEBSITE VIDEO  BELOW★ ★BUY HERE AVAILABLE  TODAY!! 3 bd - 1ba BRICK HOUSE RENOVATED  PLUS LAND – NEW APPLIANCES Yard Shed! MORE!  ★ ★ BUY HERE  WholeSale Buyer Values see:✴️▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ** Contact us Today!★ ★★ We contact ALL who Visit Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIPCall Steve for Appointment★ ★See Our BUYER Website Below to BUY Your Next House - Mobile Home or Land for CASH:   SEE On Our BUYER WEBSITE to Buy a Home 🈚▐►Rent to Own Brick House 3bd - 2ba Lovely Subdivision Summerville 29485★ ★ We Are the Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate Investment Company. Serving the Greater Charleston South Carolina Community Sinc...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
  5005 Branded Oaks Ct, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click here to Get Directions$615000 4 Beds - 3.5 Baths - 1.85 acres Lot This is a Custom built Arthur Rutenberg Home located in privately wooded lot in executive community. This All Brick 2006 1 story sits on almost 2 acres with a wide open floor plan perfect for entertaining! The Sliding glass doors slide all the way open for a indoor/outdoor feel that connects to a giant screened in porch. The master has his and hers walk in closets along with both Shower and jetted garden tub. Oversized 3 car garage is perfect for storage. Professional photos and Vitrual Tour coming Next Week! Follow This Home
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Hemet Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Lincoln View RECENTLY SOLD Andrade Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1384 sq. ft. | $265,000 Wall Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1140 sq. ft. | $240,000
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Temecula Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Palm Valley Condos NEWLY LISTED Lyndie Lane | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1004 sq. ft. | $395,000 Rancho Meadows BACK ON THE MARKET La Paz Road | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1889 sq. ft. | $539,000 Savannah at Harveston RECENTLY SOLD Spring Place Court | 3 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 2077 sq. ft. | $620,000
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Moreno Valley Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Aspen Hills RECENTLY SOLD Lasselle Street | 3 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 1975 sq. ft. | $430,000 Iris Landing RECENTLY SOLD Iris Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1544 sq. ft. | $400,000 Lakeview Sunnymead RECENTLY SOLD Carnation Lane | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1183 sq. ft. | $249,000 Palacio De Oro North RECENTLY SOLD Lasselle Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1140 sq. ft. | $369,500 Promontory Pointe BACK ON THE MARKET John F Kennedy Drive | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1781 sq. ft. | $420,000
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Corona Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Gianni Villas BACK ON THE MARKET Gianni Drive | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 800 sq. ft. | $365,000 Laurelwood RECENTLY SOLD Windmill Lane | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1138 sq. ft. | $503,000 Market Street RECENTLY SOLD Owens Street | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1775 sq. ft. | $605,000 Oakview BACK ON THE MARKET Brentwood Circle | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1095 sq. ft. | $399,900 River Road Village RECENTLY SOLD Sagehen Court | 4 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2258 sq. ft. | $699,000 Triana at Corona Ranch NEWLY LISTED La Terraza Circle | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 642 sq. ft. | $399,000 BACK ON THE MARKET La Terraza Circle | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1063 sq. ft. | $485,000 Villagio RECENTLY SOLD Via Milano | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1512 sq. ft. | $549,000
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Murrieta Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Bear Creek Villas BACK ON THE MARKET Creekview Circle | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2135 sq. ft. | $649,900 Murrieta Villas RECENTLY SOLD Via Princesa | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1188 sq. ft. | $409,900 North Oaks RECENTLY SOLD Hazelhurst Street | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1428 sq. ft. | $539,000 Verona RECENTLY SOLD Arboretum Way | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 787 sq. ft. | $375,000 Willow Haven BACK ON THE MARKET Willow Haven Lane | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1246 sq. ft. | $450,000
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Riverside Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Barclay Square NEWLY LISTED Chaucer Circle | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1005 sq. ft. | $449,900 Canyon Tree NEWLY LISTED Via Ponte De Oro | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1174 sq. ft. | $440,000 Loving Homes Greens NEWLY LISTED Kingsbury Place | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 912 sq. ft. | $425,000 Magnolia Palms RECENTLY SOLD Palm Court | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1026 sq. ft. | $329,900 Plaza West NEWLY LISTED Brooklawn Place | 4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1312 sq. ft. | $449,900
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Lake Elsinore Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Parkview Villas RECENTLY SOLD Parkview Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 770 sq. ft. | $275,000 Parkview Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 770 sq. ft. | $285,000 Vista Del Lago RECENTLY SOLD Vista Way | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1141 sq. ft. | $420,000
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By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell Real Estate Group)
In a recent poll completed by the National Association of Realtors there were 4 main barriers that were stopping homebuyers from successfully becoming a homeowner. Increasing home prices, rising mortgage rates, lack of available homes and difficulty raising enough funds for a down payment were those 4 main reasons for over 75% of the respondents. With the Spring 2024 home buying season almost upon us, I wanted to give you some great ways to counteract each of these barriers and get on the road to homeownership.Increasing Home Prices - Home prices have been increasing for a while now but they really took off after the pandemic. The unique thing we are seeing is that prices are still going up even though the overall number of home sales are going down. When home sales go down, you usually...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Panorama City Weekly Market Update February 12th - 18th, 2024 Liu Lan NEWLY LISTED Cedros Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 674 sq. ft. | $330,000
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
✴️▐►We BUY - SELL for CASH Houses-Mobile Homes Charleston-SummervilleSELL Get Fair Cash Offer LAND HOUSES MOBILE HOMES Summerville★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST  ★We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes - Land ★ ★BUY HERE: AVAILABLE  TODAY!!3bd - 1ba BRICK HOUSE PLUS LAND – Yard - Shed!MORE! … SEE On Our WEBSITE HEREWholeSale Buyer Values  🈚▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com HOMES  ★   Are Now Available   ★★ ★ We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes  - Land                                                                                                                    ★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST ★SELL  CASHOFFEROPTIONSC.com MOBILE HOMES Charleston-SummervilleCharleston SELL. CASH OFFER OPTION We BUY HOUSES Mobile Homes Land Charleston-Summerville ★ ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Why I’m the Premier Realtor in Auburn – Opelika, AL: A Blooming ExpertiseAre you searching for your dream home in the picturesque region of Auburn – Opelika, AL? Look no further! As a seasoned realtor with over 35 years of experience in this charming area, I am here to guide you through every step of your real estate journey. Allow me to share why I am the best choice for all your real estate needs in this vibrant community. Local Expertise: Having lived and worked in Auburn – Opelika for over three decades, I possess an unparalleled knowledge of the local real estate market. From the historic neighborhoods of Auburn to the quaint streets of Opelika, I understand the unique qualities and values of each area, ensuring that you find a home perfectly suited to your preferences and lifestyl...
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By Phil Jones, Broker, CDPE
(Your Choice Realty of NC)
This is a quick update since my larger 2.9.24 update for Cantrell Hills in Hendersonville. There was just a $5,000 price drop for 244 Fox Cove Road Hendersonville, NC 28792 (pictured above). This is the Bristol floor plan, priced at $463,850 (before incentives and rebates). Your Choice Realty of NC will give a $4638 rebate on this home at closing to the buyer! The public MLS remarks for this home read: "The very popular Bristol floor plan has wonderful charm and character. The main floor has 9' ceilings with crown molding throughout (not in baths, closets, or laundry). Stone fireplace in great room with vented gas logs. Kitchen has sink and dishwasher in the island, granite counters, tile backsplash, and walk-in pantry. Stainless steel appliances with gas range and microwave over, garb...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1115 Albritton Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click here to Get Directions$395000 4 Beds - 3.5 Baths - 0.69 acres Lot New Roof 2022. Family Home situated on Large Lot with Mature Landscaping. This has a Nice Sunroom, Large Bedrooms, Lots of Storage. Master has new carpet and a recently remodeled bathroom, screened porch, zoned HVAC system, wood burning fireplace, carport, detached garage/workshop...All dimensions to be measured by Buyer. SHOWINGS AVAILABLE 12/18/23. Please use showing Time. Follow This Home
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
🈚▐►NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Brick House 3bd Summerville-Charleston ★Two Rent to Own Options to Choose ★ or Buy Outright for Cash Discount  ★ JUST RENOVATED - SEE WEBSITE BELOW★ ★BUY HERE AVAILABLE  TODAY!! 3 bd - 1ba BRICK HOUSE RENOVATED  PLUS LAND – NEW APPLIANCES Yard Shed! MORE!  ★ ★ BUY HERE  WholeSale Buyer Values see:✴️▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ** Contact us Today!★ ★★ We contact ALL who Visit Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIPCall Steve for Appointment★ ★See Our BUYER Website Below to BUY Your Next House - Mobile Home or Land for CASH:   SEE On Our BUYER WEBSITE to Buy a Home 🈚▐►Rent to Own Brick House 3bd - 2ba Lovely Subdivision Summerville 29485★ ★ We Are the Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate Investment Company. Serving the Greater Charleston South Carolina Community Since 2002....
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