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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 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 Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Home Buyers...
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Forget what you have heard in "broker liability classes"...you know the classes where thy tell you to never recommend a home inspector to the home buyer, to not give a buyer advice, and not to attend home inspections or walk throughs...in fact they say that you should stay arms length so tha...
Do you ever have one of those exciting times and wake in the middle of the night? Well that is where I am right now. And you are just happy to be alive, and just can’t sleep. And after reading through AR for 40 minutes I have learned a few things this morning, which is good for me as I am...
By Ron and Debbie Albert KW Port St. Lucie Team, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisors
(Keller Williams Port St. Lucie)
With year-round blue skies, tropical breezes and warm climate, it’s no surprise that Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State. But did you know that Florida has the nation’s second longest coastline, only behind Alaska. Or that it’s nearly 800 miles to drive from Key West in the south to...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Westview Park Home Just Listed 919 Sedgley Rd., Baltimore, MD 21228 $200,000 Just listed 3 bedroom bath and half split level home in Westview Park area. This well maintained home features 3 levels and has an attached single car garage. The living room has a gas fired fireplace and refinished ...
Are you in the market to purchase a new home? If so, then I may have the perfect homes to show you! Lake Havasu is a gorgeous place to live, close to the water and also has the London Bridge nearby. These homes in Havasu are breathtaking and feature 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with great fea...
By Bill Ladewig, Your FHA Guru - FHA and VA Loans Since 1970
MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY December 10, 2013 8:25 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 down 0.07 point 30 Day Mortgage Interest Rate Lock or ...
By Patricia Feager, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
TEXAS LAW NOW PROTECTS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS & THE CELEBRATION OF HANUKAH! Lawmakers on the House floor at the State Capitol in Austin got it right on Monday, December 9, 2013, when they came to consensus about the right to celebrate Christmas and Hanukah. Following the news, notices ...
A lot of people want to buy a home in the Oakview subdivision of Silver Spring, MD. Why? Mostly because the homes are among the most affordable in Montgomery County, and they are conveniently located just inside the Beltway. Prices are usually in the mid-$200s for houses that were built in the 19...
By Scott Leaf, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
1124 Lynwood Avenue, Port Coquitlam - 4 Bedroom Home in Lincoln Park For Sale FOR FULL LISTING DETAILS http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/ 1124 Lynwood Avenue, Port Coquitlam - A well maintained 4 bedroom charmer in the wonderful Chelsea Park neighborhood of Northside Poco. Traditional layou...
Beaautiful 3 Bdrm 2.5 Bath ~ Active Adult Community OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $350,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,846 sqftLot: 8,043 sqft Location 9907 E. Sunrdige DriveSun Lakes, AZ 85248USA Amy Jones Group RE/Max Infinity(480) 250-38...
By Robin Scott, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas
(Robin Scott, REALTOR®)
To the rest of Texas metro areas? Austinites love Austin and are willing to pay to live here. According to the Novemeber issue of Community Impact Newspaper, Austin is the most expensive Texas metro area with a median home price of $227,600. Home values are high in Austin and apparently residents...
By Jason Feinman, Bergen County Real Estate, ABR, CNE, e-PRO
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
If you are looking to buy a home, you need to understand the concept of agency, what it is and how it is established. The three types of agency that can occur in real estate are buyer agency, seller agency and dual agency. Let's take a look at each. Buyer Agency is defined as ...
To purchase Foreclosures Homes in Monroe La. you can visit http://www.localrealestate247.com/search/ (ensure only the foreclosure and distress sale box is checked) and add your criteria. Once you have done so you will have access to all the homes for sale with all companies. Foreclosed and f...
By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers, Associate Broker Realtor Arizona Golf Communities
(Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona)
Sun City Grand Home for Sale Address: 16049 W Century Plant Drive, Surprise, AZ 85387 Subdivision: Sun City Grand Ocotillo This Sun City Grand Cypress model floor plan has a huge backyard that boasts a secluded santuary. This South facing home is located on the corner of a short street in Sun C...
RATES CONTINUE MOVING HIGHER / FED MEETING NEXT WEEK December 9th, 2013 The interest rate market had quite the week last week. Rates rose everyday from Monday through Thursday before the important November employment report. Then something weird happened. Job creation beat their...
When preparing for a closing on your refinance or home purchase, one of the documents you will be provided with a few days before closing is a HUD-1 Form. This form provides you with valuable information about your loan. While at first, this three page document may seem intimidating, if you un...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
I represented my wonderful buyer on this fabulous three bedroom, two bath home on a big corner lot with a side entry drive. The open floor plan offered an incredible living room with fireplace and a big and bright eat-in kitchen with wrap around bar. Split bedroom design provided privacy ...