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 ‚Äď 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)
Oceanside Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 La Montana RECENTLY SOLD Fire Mountain Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 740 sq. ft. | $385,000 Mission Hermosa RECENTLY SOLD Magdalena Drive | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 827 sq. ft. | $549,000 Mission View RECENTLY SOLD Vista Del Rio Way | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1210 sq. ft. | $553,500 St Cloud at Ocean Ranch RECENTLY SOLD Pacifica Way | 4 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 2213 sq. ft. | $865,000 Quail Ridge RECENTLY SOLD Vista Del Rio Way | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1210 sq. ft. | $553,500
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
La Jolla Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 939 Coast RECENTLY SOLD Coast Boulevard | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 930 sq. ft. | $1,149,900 Coast Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1608 sq. ft. | $2,250,000 La Flor de La Jolla RECENTLY SOLD Eads Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1022 sq. ft. | $1,295,000 Villas of Ivanhoe NEWLY LISTED Ivanhoe | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2167 sq. ft. | $2,475,000 Woodlands South RECENTLY SOLD Via Marin | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 832 sq. ft. | $699,000 Seahaus RECENTLY SOLD La Jolla Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1347 sq. ft. | $1,275,000
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
123 N Spruce Lane, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click here to Get Directions$380000 4 Beds - 3 Baths - 2.92 acres Lot Stunning Home on Acreage! Nestled in a private cul-de-sac in the charming neighbourhood of Reston and situated on almost three wooded acres, this one-of-a kind home is not one you want to miss. From the spacious rocking chair front porch to the private dock overlooking Lake Tallavana out back, this picture-perfect property has so much curb appeal and country charm while boasting updates throughout. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this well maintained home lives large with its open and inviting floor plan. Featuring soaring vaulted ceilings and an abundance of windows allowing for much desired natural light throughout the home, updated LVP fl...
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Mira Mesa Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Concord Square RECENTLY SOLD Summerdale Road | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1012 sq. ft. | $639,000
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Vista Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Vista De Vista RECENTLY SOLD Ascot Drive | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1159 sq. ft. | $565,000
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1168 Lovers Lane South, Tallahassee, FL Click here to Get Directions$360000 3 Beds - 2 Baths - 0.38 sqft Lot Photos Maps & Local Schools Print MOVE -IN READY & meticulously maintained Buck Lake home with every attention to detail on a spacious and private lot! This picture-perfect property has so much curb appeal and old Tallahassee charm while boasting gorgeous updates throughout. This three bedroom (and an office/flex room!), two bathroom home has it all; featuring a rocking chair front porch, soaring vaulted ceilings, updated LVP flooring & baseboards throughout most of the home, a separate office or flex space in addition to the bedrooms, a well appointed kitchen (with bar seating and an eat-in area!) also with updated countertops and backsplash, two completely renovated bathrooms,...
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Pacific Beach Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Capri by the Sea NEWLY LISTED Ocean Boulevard | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 802 sq. ft. | $1,030,000 Pacific Woodlands NEWLY LISTED Pico Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 625 sq. ft. | $510,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sherman Oaks Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 14600 Dickens St BACK ON THE MARKET Dickens Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1781 sq. ft. | $899,000 Paradise Castle RECENTLY SOLD Mammoth | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1499 sq. ft. | $789,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Tustin Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Orchards RECENTLY SOLD Ternberry Court | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1344 sq. ft. | $885,000 Sunningdale Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1012 sq. ft. | $795,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Yorba Linda Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Fairmont Hill BACK ON THE MARKET Fern Creek Lane | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1095 sq. ft. | $675,000 La Terraza I RECENTLY SOLD Tamara Drive | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2426 sq. ft. | $950,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Costa Mesa Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Seabluff Canyon BACK ON THE MARKET Sea Cove Lane | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1969 sq. ft. | $950,000
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By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
There are 1st time homebuyers who have been thinking about waiting for mortgage interest rates to come down before they buy a home. That may not be the best approach to saving money on a home and here's why.In 1971, the mortgage interest rates for homes averaged 7.54%. If you decided that you were not going to buy a house until the interest rates came down, you would NOT have purchased a home until 1993. You would have rented for 22 years waiting for interest rates to come down all while your monthly rent payments keep going up and up and up over those 22 years that you waited. Meanwhile, the value of most homes across the country during those 22 years nearly tripled. There is a popular saying in real estate which is "Don't wait to buy real estate, Buy real estate and wait". There is a ...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Laguna Niguel Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Jamaica NEWLY LISTED Christiana Way | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1473 sq. ft. | $999,999 Laguna Sur BACK ON THE MARKET Toulon | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2337 sq. ft. | $1,549,000 Mirador NEWLY LISTED Via Fierro | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1278 sq. ft. | $825,000 RECENTLY SOLD La Gallina | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1337 sq. ft. | $799,900
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Fullerton Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Water Gardens RECENTLY SOLD Wellesley Court | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1652 sq. ft. | $699,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cypress Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Cypress Village RECENTLY SOLD Grand Manan Drive | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1435 sq. ft. | $755,000
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Views of local landmark¬†Camelback Mountain¬†are prominent from McCormick Ranch¬†one of the best places to live in Scottsdale Arizona. It is where¬†YOU WANT TO LIVE!¬†Buy a home with your own views of Camelback Mountain with the¬†ALWAYS UP TO DATE¬†¬†Active, Pending and Recently Sold Homes on McCormick Ranch Scottsdale¬†on the day you are reading this.¬†(Photo: Camelback Mountain from McCormick Ranch by Jeff Masich). As¬†your Buyer's REALTOR¬ģ in McCormick Ranch I can show you all homes listed by All Brokers and look out for YOUR best interests. Give give me a call/text at 480-242-6500 for more information. (Photo: home for sale 8020 N 72nd Place on edge of McCormick Ranch for $699K plus $699/mo land lease.)Camelback Mountain (Jeff Masich)Updated Daily¬†on the MLS!¬†McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale Ariz...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Santa Ana Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Cabrillo Park RECENTLY SOLD Cabrillo Park Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 682 sq. ft. | $415,000 City Place RECENTLY SOLD E Jeanette Lane | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1404 sq. ft. | $730,000 Monterey Villas RECENTLY SOLD Cabrillo Park Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 682 sq. ft. | $415,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Mission Viejo Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Coral Gardens RECENTLY SOLD Lucaya | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1429 sq. ft. | $859,000 Finisterra on the Lake RECENTLY SOLD Mazagon | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1330 sq. ft. | $750,000 Las Palmas NEWLY LISTED La Mar | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 693 sq. ft. | $515,000 RECENTLY SOLD La Crescenta | 1 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 642 sq. ft. | $448,000 Palmia Courts 2 RECENTLY SOLD Paseo Picasso | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1278 sq. ft. | $699,900
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