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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.
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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.
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By Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Inspections. Do they make it too easy for buyers to walk? The positive momentum was going great for on of my recent sales. Listed and pending in 10 days, plus the cash buyer wanted to close in 10 days. I jokingly dubbed it the perfect "10," a well priced property, a motivated seller, and a motiv...
Olde Naples Real Estate properties are for those looking for the best residential living in Southwest Florida. The Cabral Group is proud to announce the offering of a beach access home for sale in Olde Naples Florida. This property is located at 382 N Gulf Shore Blvd and is complete with ...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home and commercial Inspections.
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
The walls decided to take a walk. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. I have seen a couple of these homes in the past. They are not very fun to do an inspection on. I dislike inspecting a home that has these issues with the interior walls. Very interesting when it comes down to find...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Just Listed in Byron GA in the Williams Orchard Subdivision This beautiful brick and vinyl home for sale has 2,048 heated sq ft and was just listed in Byron GA in the Williams Orchard Subdivision. Built in 2004, this house is ideal for families or busy professionals. This Byron GA home is near bo...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
You are starting your search when buying or renting a home in Los Angeles and you are preparing yourself for the prospect of visiting a number of properties before you are going to find the right one. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is human nature to think that there is something better aro...
The Perils of Unwed Partners Buying Property So many people have the desire to own property as a way to establish permanency and build a comfortable home with limited outside interference. With a more traditional married couple it is somewhat easy, depending on the state of their finances. For le...
FHA Maximum Loan Amount Reduction for Montgomery County, MD Prospective home buyers and home owners that plan to use FHA financing to refinance their homes need to be alert for recently announced changes in the maximum allowed mortgage loan limit. Currently, in Montgomery County, Maryland, the...
By MaryKay Shumway, Your Door County, WI Real Estate Expert
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
What a View! Egg Harbor Condo for Sale on Ridgewood Bluff Drive. No visit to Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, is complete without looking at some of the breathtaking water views and harbor views. These views are FREE simply by driving down County E. Slow down (and pay attention to traffic), but as yo...
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
The Bad News - Well most of you may have already heard that the FHA maximum loan amounts are going in the toilet. Down in many areas by more than $100,000. The high limit of $729,750 is about to become more in line with FannieMae at $625,500. This will take a whole bunch of clients out of the m...
Homes For Sale in Olathe KS 66062 Full details and all photos of all available Homes For Sale in Olathe KS 66062. Our Olathe homes for sale property information is a direct feed from greater Kansas City MLS and is updated several times daily. These Olathe KS 66062 Homes have are in a conve...
By Tim Langhauser & Michele McCartin, Realtor in Maryland - Harford County
(Compass Home Group @ Keller Williams American Premier Realty)
56 Yew Road Essex Maryland Presented by the Compass Home Group of Keller Williams American Premier Realty Call or Text 443-360-0086 for more information This super sized split level featuring 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bathrooms is ready for you to move right in. 56 Yew Road Essex Maryland features ...
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
Let me start by saying I know this post is going to evoke some strong reactions from both other real estate estate agents in Palo Alto as well as around the country. It may also evoke some strong reactions from home buyers in Palo Alto and around the country. Please let me explain that in my 19...
Weekly Ad- Homes for Sale in Weston FL, December 2013- Week 2 Weekly Ad- Homes for Sale in Weston FL, December 2013- Week 2 Florida’s housing market gained strength in second quarter 2013 with more closed sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and a shrinking supply of homes for sale c...
By Bill Ladewig, Your FHA Guru - FHA and VA Loans Since 1970
MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY December 11, 2013 7:15 AM PST Click for Updated Lock Advice LOCK ADVISORY 7 Day Mortgage Interest Rate lock or Float Advice: LOCK The cost for a 3.50% rate based on Mortgage Backed Securities is up 0.26 point 30 Day Mortgage Interest Rate Lock or ...
By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
5 Reasons December is a Great Time to Buy A Home! 1. Less Competition. Think about it... who is shopping for a home during the holidays? Only those who really NEED to move. Everyone else is shopping for gifts. Sellers who have experienced a dropoff or cessation of showings are eager to ...
This stunning new home is seven houses from the beach on a charming street lined with mature mahogany trees in Olde Naples. Winner of the 2013 SAND DOLLAR AWARD for INTERIOR DESIGN, the 5 bedroom en suite home is being offered furnished. The open- floor plan has an abundance of natural light...
29890 N LITTLE LEAF DR San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 This privately owned 3br/2Ba home with Den sits on the 8th hole of the Johnson Ranch Golf Course and features many upgrades throughout. Home has new custom interior and exterior paint, tile in all the right places, gas fireplace, upgraded tiled coun...
By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Chinowth & Cohen Realtors )
When to write a contingent offer in real estate My client relocating from Houston to Tulsa told me that he did not need to write an offer on his Tulsa purchase contingent upon his home selling in Houston. His closing date on his Houston home was scheduled a few weeks prior to a possible close in ...
By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
In Scituate, Massachusetts, while the number of sales is typical for this time of year, both the sales prices and prices paid per square foot have advanced solidly in the past year. The homes that are selling have been on the market for a short period of time, but have still sold for only 90% of ...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Jane Peters is a Realtor friend of mine from Los Angeles. She recently wrote a blog called Sometimes the first home is the right one that got me thinking. In my five years of selling real estate in Fort Wayne, I have sold seven homes where the home purchased was the only one that my buyer loo...