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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!

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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
YOU ARE INVITED - JOIN US - LIVE GUIDED INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOURSRegister for our next Live Virtual Factory, Design Center & Models Tours at www.vt-sign-up.comExperience 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 www.vt-sign-up.comWhat will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? - Learn about the Benefits & Advantages of Modular Construction - Experience the Design Software & how you can take a 3D Walkthrough of your Home before its built - Experience a 3D Tour of our Factory - Go on a 3D Tour of our Model Homes - Explore your Financing Options - Participate in a Q & A Session after Present...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
YOU ARE INVITED - JOIN US - LIVE GUIDED INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOURSRegister for our next Live Virtual Factory, Design Center & Models Tours at www.vt-sign-up.comExperience 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 www.vt-sign-up.comWhat will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? - Learn about the Benefits & Advantages of Modular Construction - Experience the Design Software & how you can take a 3D Walkthrough of your Home before its built - Experience a 3D Tour of our Factory - Go on a 3D Tour of our Model Homes - Explore your Financing Options - Participate in a Q & A Session after Present...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
YOU ARE INVITED - JOIN US - LIVE GUIDED INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOURSRegister for our next Live Virtual Factory, Design Center & Models Tours at www.vt-sign-up.comExperience 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 www.vt-sign-up.comWhat will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? - Learn about the Benefits & Advantages of Modular Construction - Experience the Design Software & how you can take a 3D Walkthrough of your Home before its built - Experience a 3D Tour of our Factory - Go on a 3D Tour of our Model Homes - Explore your Financing Options - Participate in a Q & A Session after Present...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Studio City Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 13012 Valleyheart Dr RECENTLY SOLD Valleyheart Drive | 2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1291 sq. ft. | $739,000 Lumiere RECENTLY SOLD Whitsett Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1440 sq. ft. | $535,000 Studio Villas RECENTLY SOLD Guerin Street | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1667 sq. ft. | $1,029,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Westwood Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 Ashton East RECENTLY SOLD Manning Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1743 sq. ft. | $719,000 Greenfield Manor RECENTLY SOLD Greenfield Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1619 sq. ft. | $995,000 The Colony at Westwood RECENTLY SOLD Veteran Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 840 sq. ft. | $675,000 Westwood Ambassador NEWLY LISTED Veteran Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1666 sq. ft. | $975,000 Westwood Gardens RECENTLY SOLD Midvale Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 803 sq. ft. | $669,000 Midvale Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1145 sq. ft. | $839,000 Ashton Place NEWLY LISTED Ashton Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1415 sq. ft. | $1,199,000 Colonial House NEWLY LISTED Pelham Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1508 sq. ft. | $899,999 Las Palmas RECENT...
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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-CharlestonNEW TODAY!!     NEW TODAY!!Creative No bank financing, Any credit okay!  Brick 3 bed home, available today!✅SCHEDULE Your Visit by Appointment: Text/Call Steve Banis at 508-380-9240, SEE ALL Properties Here: SCInvestmentProperties.com See Video Tour on Our Website Below  ★ Terms = Savings!★ FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit Score ★ Two Rent to Own Options to Choose OR ★ Buy Outright for HUGE Cash Discount  ★ JUST RENOVATED & UPDATED - SEE WEBSITE BELOW★ ★BUY HERE AVAILABLE TODAY!! 3 bd BRICK HOUSE RENOVATED  PLUS LAND – NEW APPLIANCES, Large Yard Front and Back, Trees, PLUS Shed! MORE! ★ ★ BUY HERE WholeSale Buyer Values see:✴️▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ★ ★★ We contact ALL who Visit Our FREE Preferred Buyer V...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Reseda Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 7115 Etiwanda Ave BACK ON THE MARKET Etiwanda Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1102 sq. ft. | $415,000 Northridge Village NEWLY LISTED Canby Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1389 sq. ft. | $499,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
West Hollywood Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 645 Westmount NEWLY LISTED Westmount Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 873 sq. ft. | $779,000 Larrabee Villas RECENTLY SOLD Larrabee Street | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 900 sq. ft. | $799,000 Horn Plaza NEWLY LISTED Horn Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 797 sq. ft. | $650,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Horn Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 983 sq. ft. | $698,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Tarzana Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 California Place NEWLY LISTED Hatteras Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 605 sq. ft. | $379,000 California Village BACK ON THE MARKET Etiwanda Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 855 sq. ft. | $429,000 The Hatteras RECENTLY SOLD Hatteras Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1001 sq. ft. | $550,000 Villa Lorena NEWLY LISTED Burbank Boulevard | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 679 sq. ft. | $370,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Canoga Park Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 Olive Creek NEWLY LISTED Roscoe Boulevard | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 588 sq. ft. | $348,000 Remmet RECENTLY SOLD Remmet Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 619 sq. ft. | $360,000 Roscoe Courts RECENTLY SOLD Roscoe Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1036 sq. ft. | $104,900
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
San Pedro Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 Ponderosa Springs RECENTLY SOLD Via Sebastian | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 961 sq. ft. | $499,900
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Panorama City Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 Terra Bella Patio Homes RECENTLY SOLD Terra Bella Street | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1872 sq. ft. | $758,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Century City Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 Century Towers NEWLY LISTED Avenue Of The Stars | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1600 sq. ft. | $1,815,000 Le Parc RECENTLY SOLD Empyrean Way | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2616 sq. ft. | $4,495,000 Park Place BACK ON THE MARKET Century Park Lane | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1330 sq. ft. | $1,169,999 RECENTLY SOLD Century Park Lane | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1330 sq. ft. | $1,150,000 The Century RECENTLY SOLD W Century Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2450 sq. ft. | $3,999,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sylmar Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 Brooktree NEWLY LISTED Polk Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1009 sq. ft. | $500,000 Villa Montera BACK ON THE MARKET Foothill Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1329 sq. ft. | $499,000
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Are you watching THE MASTERS golf tournament this week? Those views at Augusta National Golf Course are beautiful aren't they? (Arizona Golf Course by danielteywiseman from Pixabay)Now is the time to buy a home and have your dream come true living on a  Golf Course Lot Home in Sunny Scottsdale, Arizona! Here are UPDATED DAILY Scottsdale golf course homes for sale on the MLS listed by all brokers. Check here for pictures, prices and details of single family detached homes, condos, townhomes and patio homes on golf course lots.   Golf, sunsets, cacti, patio looking on the fairway now we are talking. Like golf course water views? Also, check out Scottsdale waterfront homes for sale. Call/Text me Jeff Masich 480-242-6500 as your Buyer's REALTOR® for any homes listed on the MLS. Scottsdale g...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**OPEN HOUSE!** Tues 4/16/24, 3:30-6PM! Beautiful new construction, 3br/3bth waterfront home in Lake Forest Village, Leland NC! Lakeside water views from every room in the house! Stop by & see for yourself - This Is The One! https://www.desireewhalen.com/property/100407929/
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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-CharlestonNEW TODAY!!     NEW TODAY!!Creative No bank financing, Any credit okay!  Brick 3 bed home, available today!✅SCHEDULE Your Visit by Appointment:  See Video Tour on Our Website Below  ★ Terms = Savings!★ FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit Score ★ Two Rent to Own Options to Choose OR ★ Buy Outright for HUGE Cash Discount  ★ JUST RENOVATED & UPDATED - SEE WEBSITE BELOW★ ★BUY HERE AVAILABLE TODAY!! 3 bd BRICK HOUSE RENOVATED  PLUS LAND – NEW APPLIANCES, Large Yard Front and Back, Trees, PLUS Shed! MORE! ★ ★ BUY HERE WholeSale Buyer Values see:✴️▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ★ ★★ We contact ALL who Visit Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIPCall Steve for Appointment★ ★See Our BUYER Website Below to BUY Your Next House - Mobile...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Don't let any of these mistakes jeopardize your chances of getting approved for a mortgage. Remember: if you're not sure, pause and give your real estate agent a call to double check! #realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #financehub #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
  3503 Doe Run Road, Tallahassee, FL Click here to Get Directions$900000 4 Beds - 3.5 Baths - Photos Maps & Local Schools Print This meticulously fully renovated home has it all. From the custom coffered ceilings to the shining wood floors, no detail has been overlooked during the renovation process. Each bedroom is not only an en suite, its bathroom has been completely renovated. The master bath now includes new floors, a redesigned Roman shower with multiple heads, and new marble counter tops. The main living area and the kitchen have undergone extensive design changes including wall removal that create an undeniable open and airy feeling. The chef inspired kitchen is perfect for those who love entertaining. This amazing space includes a Thor 6 burner gas stove with an oversized oven,...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Downtown Los Angeles Weekly Market Update April 1st - 7th, 2024 Barker Block Lofts NEWLY LISTED S Hewitt Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1310 sq. ft. | $1,085,000 S Hewitt Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1300 sq. ft. | $998,000 RECENTLY SOLD S Hewitt Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 950 sq. ft. | $725,000 Vero NEWLY LISTED Wilshire Boulevard | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 920 sq. ft. | $515,000
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