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NerdWallet: January, February prime months to purchase a home  

By Marian McPherson
New year, new home? The NerdWallet team says January and February are the prime months to purchase a home, thanks to lessened competition, lower home prices and higher mortgage rates looming ahead. Take advantage of savings now According to two years of realtor.com data that includes the 50 most populous metro areas, home prices in January and February are, on average, 8.45 percent lower than prices in July and August — two of the most popular home-buying months. This trend is... read more
 

The top 10 homebuyer and seller fears in real estate  

By Cara Ameer, Coldwell Banker, FL
On the flip side of the joy and excitement that a home sale stirs up, real estate professionals must also guide clients through the wrung hands, stress dreams and emotional lows that wreak havoc when plans or promises fall through. And no one is immune to the anxiety or “what ifs” that creep into this high-stakes event, with life savings, financial futures and set hearts on the line. Below are two viewpoints that explore the most pressing fears that homebuyers and sellers experience.... read more