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Secrets to Getting Multiple Offers on a Home

ShutterstockDon't assume your home will get multiple offers. By Brendon DiSimone Homeowners hear that the real estate market has finally turned a corner and assume that means multiple offers and bidding wars are back. Even if your town is buzzing with real estate activity and sales are picking up, it doesn't mean that... Continue Reading »

Top 10 Buyer's and Seller's Markets in the U.S.

Zillow As the spring home shopping season heats up, buyers and sellers nationwide can expect very different experiences when it comes to negotiating power. Zillow took a look at recent data to determine markets where sellers have the power and those where buyers are in control. (View the full chart below.) Our analysis... Continue Reading »

Buy Another Home Before You Sell Your Present One?

Shutterstock By Teresa Mears Now that the real estate market is climbing out of the doldrums (or now that your family has grown by a member or even a few), you may be ready to buy a new home. But do you sell your old home first? Or do you buy and then sell? "It's always a tough choice to make," says Anthony Vitale,... Continue Reading »

Survey: Fewer Real Estate Agents See It as Good Time to Sell

Shutterstock By Christine DiGangi Fewer real estate agents think now is a good time to sell a home in their markets, according to a survey of 468 Redfin real estate agents from 22 U.S. metropolitan areas. The survey, conducted Dec. 12 through Dec. 14, showed 65 percent of agents saying it was a good time to sell. That's... Continue Reading »

How Homebuyers Can Get an Edge in Today's Sellers Market

Shutterstock By Teresa Mears It wasn't so long ago that you could shop for homes at your leisure, make an offer significantly below asking price and end up with a bargain. No more. In many parts of the country, buyers outnumber sellers, and homes listed for sale in the morning may be under contract by lunch. Homes in... Continue Reading »

Housing Markets Where Home Listings Spiked This Summer August marks the end of a very exciting homebuying season filled with dynamic changes in local housing markets. The season began with significant inventory shortages creating pent-up demand in local markets with buyers waiting eagerly for homes to come on the market. Sellers who were able to list their homes... Continue Reading »

Shut Out By a Seller's Market? A Letter Goes a Long Way

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This Is Why Being a Homebuyer Really Sucks Right Now

It's not fun being a homebuyer these days. We've heard about rampant bidding wars all over the place and rapidly rising home prices -- which means homebuyers are having difficulty snagging the homes they want, and the ones they do get aren't as cheap as they might have been a few years ago. (Of course, all of that sounds... Continue Reading »

U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise In March, NAR Says

WASHINGTON -- Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in March, as the housing market continues to accelerate this year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its Pending Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, rose 1.5 percent to 105.7. Activity in recent months has shown modest... Continue Reading »

5 Tips for Buyers Who Want a Million-Dollar Home

By Dolly Lenz Called the "Queen of Real Estate" and even "Jaws" for her aggressively successful tactics, super broker Dolly Lenz (pictured in the inset above) has sold over $8.5 billion dollars in high-end properties, catering to clients like Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel and P. Diddy. Now she's revealing five tips to... Continue Reading »

Winning in a Seller's Housing Market

By Sarah Max When Paul and Ieva Johnson moved from Minnesota to Florida, they were looking forward to warm weather and plenty of bargain-priced homes. But when the couple made their first offer earlier this year, they quickly discovered that they'd have to settle for the sunshine. Not only did they not get the house,... Continue Reading »

Housing Market 2011: A Spirited Dialogue

Rob Hahn and Jeff Corbett are partners in 7DS Associates, a strategic management consultancy focused on the real estate business. As industry insiders and observers, they agree on many aspects of the current housing market; they disagree on plenty of others. AOL Real Estate asked them to conduct a dialogue throughout this... Continue Reading »

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