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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.
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!
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...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Now I know that I am not the smartest tack in the box but I don't see how a person who is supposed to be knowledgeable about WDI's could overlook obvious evidence of past damage. That is exactly what happened yesterday. In the state of Tennessee, a clear termite letter has to be issued a...
By Richard and Pamela, Realtor Graham, Richard and Pamela Graham
(Keller Williams Realty Group)
Many of our clients (especially Baby Boomers who are downsizing or relocating) ask me if they should pay cash for their next house or finance it with a new loan. While the idea of owning a home free-and-clear is certainly appealing, Pam and I always present them with a series of questions to hel...
By Stan Stepak, Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,
(Howard Hanna Gold- Avon Lake, OH)
Avon lake Activites this week: Lights of Avon Lake Dinner & Tour Friday, December 13, 2013 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Old Firehouse Community Center Cost: Adults $12 - Youth (3-12) $6 Avon lake Activites this week: Lights of Avon Lake Dinner & Tour Join us for a wonderful catered dinner followed by...
By Michael Jacobs, REALTOR Coldwell Banker 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Come On In? Not Yet. A Vacant Home Isn’t An Invitation to Show Anytime With most home buyers conducting their primary search online before contacting a real estate professional - there can be some mis-conceptions about viewing homes for sale. Online photos of these homes can lead to issues, ...
By Debra Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker)
A Really Big Deal or No Big Deal- An ActiveRain Challenge - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4256204/a-really-big-deal-or-no-big-deal-an-activerain-challenge#sthash.d1YsgGRB.dpuf A Really Big Deal or No Big Deal- An ActiveRain Challenge - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsv...
By Jon Kolsky, Your Long Beach, CA Real Estate Specialist
(Kolsky Group; BRE #01311273)
Real Estate Agents & the Home-Buying Process… Before the age of searching online for property listings, big books were delivered to local real estate offices every couple of weeks. Your local real estate agent would sort through the thick books looking for homes for their buyer clients th...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
Yesterday we closed on a really nice property, a condo at 2033 Sherman unit 515 in Evanston IL 60201, that is a couple blocks away from Northwestern University. Great for this lucky young lady who can walk to town, transportation and so many unique shops and restaurants, transportation is a snap....
Many in the real estate industry may say, “Now’s not a good time for real estate because no one wants to buy a home over the holidays”. Based on the attractive pricing, increasing rents, and low interest rates, there’s never been a better time to buy a home. Here’s 5 Reasons to Buy a H...
By Mary Ellen Vanaken, North Atlanta Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty)
Christmas In Blue Ridge Georgia Mountain Home 531 Deer Crest Heights, Blue Ridge, Georgia - Keller Williams Realty - 678.929.6529 www.mevhomes.com Christmas in Blue Ridge Georgia Mountain Home! Here's a spectacular Christmas gift. A mountain chalet style home and surrounded by beauty, rel...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Waverly EOG For Sale 656 E. 37th St., Baltimore, MD 21218 $119,900 Lovely renovated end of group home for sale in Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore. This beautifully renovated 3 bedroom bath and half home has been completely renovated. The first thing I noticed when I walked in the front door...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
The need to lock doors with chains, extra dead bolts in Northern Maine homes for sale is not standard procedure. Living here in the 4th lowest crime state and enjoying the cut in half again of that pretty amazing statistic in Aroostook County means worry. About other things. But not breaking and ...
Click here to see all the upcoming Open Houses in Bellingham, WA Even if you know you aren't interested in purchases a particular home that is open, going to an open house in a neighborhood you are interest in is a great way to preview homes. You can find out about prices and the type of homes ...
By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
As energy efficiency has become an increasing concern among builders and homeowners, the attributes and performance of building materials and components are being scrutinized more closely. In order to maximize levels of efficiency by examining the details of how each individual component of a h...
By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Do you need to have flood insurance? Should you have flood insurance? Every homeowner should ask whether he or she needs or wants flood insurance. Floods can happen on waterfronts, in low-lying areas, in mountainous areas and in areas that have never flooded before. Homeowners and home buyers sho...
Search Emonds WA Homes by School provided courtesy of the North Seattle Area Homes Team at CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center. When searching for your next home, we understand schools are an essential part of your search criteria. We hav eput this page together featuring all public schools within t...
Search Mukilteo WA Homes By School provided courtesy of the North Seattle Area Homes Team at CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center. When searching for your next home, we understand schools are an essential part of your search criteria. We have put this page together featuring all public schools within th...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Wright & Sherburne Counties Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Having become more of a buyer's agent over the past year and a half than listing agent means that instead of chasing people down the street who are in their cars to come into an open house I am holding, I am now working on getting them to properties. And, sometimes that means that I need to dri...
The Celtic Connection Team at Solutions Real Estate has a website featuring homes specifically in Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence Arizona. The website can be viewed at http://www.MerrillRanchRealEstateExpert.com and features Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence Arizona homes for sale, Anthem a...
By MaryKay Shumway, Your Door County, WI Real Estate Expert
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
Sister Bay, WI Homes for Sale: Home for Sale at 10653 Forest Lane, Sister Bay, WI 54234. Forest Lane is a part of Bayshore Estates in Sister Bay, which means that for a nominal annual fee you can enjoy deeded Green Bay shore access. Forest Lane is a BEAUTIFUL forested area within walking distan...