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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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When one thinks of fireproof materials, metal, stone and brick readily come to mind. Wood definitely would not. So one has to wonder, why would anyone build part of a fireplace using wood. There is no doubt wood belongs in the fireplace. But as a part of the structure? While inspecting a not very...
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...
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...
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, ...
When people think of Mountain Homes the first image I am sure most bring to mind is that of the Log Home, complete with stone chimney and a good wood burning fireplace. This is the most sought after second home here in the Poconos and believe it or not there are NOT too many of them around. Prese...
Are you looking to escape the cold snowy winters? If a mild winter climate, abundant sunshine and a tropical resort setting appeal to you then look no further than Sun Lakes Arizona. Sun Lakes Arizona is ranked one of the top 20 active adult communities in the U.S. and is convenient to all majo...
4385 E. Virgo Place Chandler, AZ 85249 Arizona Land Investment Price : $245,000.00 Lot Size : 18,426 sq.ft. County : Maricopa Property Type : Vacant Land click for more information and pictures Property Description Arizona Land Investment. Cul-Da-Sac Lot READY TO BUILD!! Arizona Land Investment....
Homes For Sale in Pineville La-1042 LakeShore Drive Searching for a home in Pineville La? Tired of leasing and facing rental increases every year? Let's take a look at what 1042 Lakeshore Drive offers for an investment of only 88,500 dollars. Want to see how this home compares to similar properti...
By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 3,404 sq.ft. HUD Home for sale in Fort Collins, 80524 This ranch home 3,404 square feet on 0.11 acres located in the Fort Collins subdivision. GORGEOUS RANCH WITH COVERED FRONT PORCH AND COVERED BALCONY BACKING TO OPEN SPACE. OPEN FLOOR PLAN.. Call us at 303-586-3...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
It sounds like common sense....Change the locks should be the first order of the day when you buy a new home. With all the details in a move this can be one that is easily forgotten....the consequences however, can be long remembered and regretted. You never know who would have been g...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Another home SOLD in Washington City, Utah with S-M-I-L-E-S all around! Coral Canyon Market Snapshot My client's search for a second home in the St. George, Utah area has yielded positive results with an uneventful closing. They found a beautiful home that will serve them well for many years to ...
13421 Shelly Dr Madison Alabama Danielle Subdivision Home For sale MLS#587092 Priced at $146,900 View Danielle Subdivision Homes For Sale I recently wrote a short introductory post about this great home at 13421 Shelly Drive Madison Alabama in Danielle Subdivision before it actually was on the m...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
Today I closed a sale on 800 Elgin, the Optima Horizons unit 1509 a 2 bedroom 2 Bath Evanston Illinois condo steps from Northwestern University and all parties are very happy. Why is this, the 800 Elgin building is the favorite among students and facility in town because it has all the amenities ...
by Desiree Whalen. Good morning everyone! I’m back today with another neighborhood showcase page on my website, today focusing on a brand new “green” community of townhomes here in Wilmington called Tonbo Meadow, which is located on the east side of town just off Greenville Loop Road. Deve...
By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
How to Cope with the Stress of Buying a Lakeland Fl Home for Sale Buying a Lakeland Fl home for sale can be very challenging, but it doesn’t have to drive you insane. With proper planning, research, and guidance from an experienced Lakeland Fl agent, you will be able to cope with the stress ...
Traditionally, the winter time is a "buyer's" market. The buyer pool thins out. People loose the motivation to walk around endlessly on Sundays to tour the houses of strangers. The cold air keeps much of the best inventory off the market until the Spring brings new hope of higher sales pric...
With the holidays approaching, wouldn't it be great to have a beautiful home to celebrate in? Picture yourself no longer having to worry about finding a home and being settled and relaxed enjoying your great features and views! These homes in Bullhead feature 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and havi...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
270 Montgomery Street Newburgh NY OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12-8-2013 from 1 to 4pm Hudson Riverview Home Newburgh NY Join me this Sunday and tour a beautiful home in the Historic District of the City of Newburgh NY While on your Candlelight Tour drop by and say hello!! Our views of the Hudson Riv...
Village Of Providence Soon To Be Listed Huntsville Alabama Search all homes for sale in the Village Of Providence This Village of Providence home in Huntsville Alabama might be on the market soon. It is approximately 2,961 square feet of quality construction offering 4 bedrooms and 3 baths incl...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home and commercial Inspections.
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
And there are MOLD issues. Desert Sun Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. When getting a home inspection in Southeast New Mexico. Many times I hear from the buyer that they are concerned about a certain place in the home that may or may not have a mold issue. I listen intently when I am talking t...