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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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By Ritu Desai, Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
Buyers across the country have more than needed information about a particular home. Buyers are far more savvy than few years ago about their house hunting. As a Realtor we do want purchaser to be as educated about their purchase as possible especially the value of the home that they want to pur...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
10 Real Estate Mistakes To Avoid Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. But calling us to be your real estate janitors AFTER spilling red wine on the white real estate carpet, well there's only so much we can do! So how about avoiding these common mistakes BEFORE they happen: 1. Refusing to g...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Where do these ideas come from? Buying a home one of the largest purchases in one's life. It is not time for short cuts or crazy plans. This Buyer was opting not to use a Buyer Agent and had come to see one of my Listings. They wanted me to pay the amount a Buyer Agent would have received towards...
How Long is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Good For? This is a pretty simple question, but as it is with most things real estate related, the answer is a little bit complicated. On many pre-approvals I've seen, lenders note that it's good for 60 days. Others say 30 days. Others say 90, and som...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
I’m Not Ready to Buy a House When buyers are ready, they’ll say they want to buy a home but not say “I’m not ready to buy a house.” I was in the Walmart Super Center parking lot and a young millennial was talking on his cell phone as I got out of my vehicle. As I walked past, because he was speak...
Meth use in Utah is becoming more common these days and with the increased usage more and more homes are becoming contaminated. This makes me ask a REALLY big question… Why are Utah home buyers not having Meth tests done? Probably the first reason is that they do not know enough about them ....
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Want to know what to look for during your Long Island Final Walk-Through? You should use the Final Walk-Through as the last opportunity you have prior to closing. Below Are Some Suggestions Of What To Look For At Your Final Walk-Through... 1. Final Check: First, make sure ev...
By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
Closing Tips for Sellers of Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Homes for Sale Your Lakeland Sandpiper golf home for sale has a ratified contract yet you can’t completely relax until you and the buyer, get to the closing table. The burden of finalizing the financing to purchase the home falls on the buyer, ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
FAQ Who pays the HOA fees at closing? This past week a client asked me why the seller wasn't paying the HOA fees on his home under contract. This isn't the first home I've assisted him on a purchase so I was a bit perplexed where this question was coming from. It didn't make a lot of sense as...
Cash Buyers Assume They Can Pay Less? Never Assume Cash buyers have been making many condo sellers in Brighton and Brookline very happy these days. In general, they have an upper hand because they can waive the financing contingnecy, and they save everyone a lot of work and stress around obtain...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR,SRES, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Agents sometimes get in the way. They get in the way of a deal, or in the way during negotiations, or simply in the way of communications. I had a buyer tell me yesterday that they appreciated the fact that after we walked into a home they wanted to see, I did not hang right with them. Of course ...
By Bill Irwin, "Where Luxury Living Meets Luxury Hospitality"
Are you considering retirement? Looking for just the right community? Well, the beautiful seaside community of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL may be just the place for you! Where to Retire, a magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, has selected Ponte Vedra Beach as ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Good real estate agents want what is best for their customers; I do too. While evaluating properties, I rely on all the knowledge that I have as well as tools to help me determine if anything is amiss. It didn't seem as if it was too long ago when one mentioned doing a radon test, fear wen...
Beach Club II Hallandale Beach Condo for Sale. 1830 S Ocean Dr #2610 $660,000 *** Best Priced 2/2 with Ocean Views at the Beach Club *** Spectacular Ocean & Intracoastal views from the 26th floor! 2 bedroom / 2 bath 5 star amenities 2 story gym overlooking the ocean world class spa adult only ...
By Fred Carver, Accredited Victoria Real Estate Consultant
(Re/Max Camosun Real Estate)
SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE 1886 QUAMICHAN STREET 2-4 PM Looking for that special Fairfield home? Then you have come to the right place Join me Saturday April 19 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 PM 1886 Quamichan Street-Find it here on Google Map Description: Prime Fairfield location, close to downtown Victoria and Oak ...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Smart and Successful Home Buyers How do you have a successful home buying experience? Start gathering information now! It doesn't matter if you plan to buy a home in a six months or two years, to have a successful home buying experience you need to have a plan. As Exclusive Buyer Agents, we kno...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
BEACH HOUSE AMBERSAND BEACH PRICED TO SELL VERO BEACH FLORIDA Barbara Martino-Sliva of Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach Florida BEACH HOUSE FOR SALE VERO BEACH FLORIDA AMBERSAND BEACH Searching for a BEACH HOUSE? JUST LISTED! A true charm...
Your credit score impacts the cost of your mortgage Many prospective home buyers need to attend to credit repairs before they are able to qualify for a mortgage loan to finance a home purchase. However, many do not understand how much a credit score can cost you when obtaining mortgage financin...
By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Finally! In just a couple of days, you will be getting the keys to your new home. Your Real Estate Broker calls you. "We have to do the Final Walk-Through Inspection, is tomorrow a good day, or would two days from now be better?" "I don't need any Final Walk-Through Inspection," you ...
By Helene Kelbaugh, Realtor - Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Baltimore)
With so much mis understanding about these items, this sums it up perfectly. In Mayland, our assessments can be up to 3 years old. So if buyers are using this chances are their offers are not getting accepted. Buyers across the country have more than needed information about a particular home. B...