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houseonmoney__voronin76_450realtytimes.com - When you receive an offer from a homebuyer, chances are it will be less than you expected. The housing turmoil of the last eight years has taught buyers to go in low, except in the most heated markets.

It's natural to get angry and indignant, but you won't get a higher offer that way. You've got a fish on the hook, and jerking the rod won't land it -- you've got to reel it in. Like a good fisherman, you want to get the fish to the boat alive before you decide whether to throw it back.

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interest__max5128_450realtor.com - Key fixed-mortgage rates fell to their lowest levels in four months this week, with further declines predicted in the short term.

The federal government’s shutdown and ongoing concerns with the economy’s recovery, particularly the Federal Reserve’s decision to continue its bond-buying stimulus program, were cited as factors in the declines of the key mortgage rates.

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The home buying season shifted into high gear last month as inventory and home list prices on realtor.com® increased by 4.12 percent and 2.63 percent, month over month, respectively. As of April, homes are on the market nationwide approximately 81 days—a decrease of nearly 11 percent since April 2012—highlighting that while new homes are entering the market they are not available for long.

Despite the increase in inventory month over month, nationwide inventory declined year over year in all but 11 of the 146 markets realtor.com® monitors. Approximately 36 markets registered a decrease of listings by 20 percent or more, still highlighting near records lows of available homes.

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With the worst of the housing bust still fresh in homeowners’ minds, it’s a small wonder what some owners are saying they most regret: not buying bigger. It’s just one finding from a new survey by real-estate website Trulia. The survey, which is scheduled to be released  in full on Wednesday, also highlights the changing tide for home sellers, who now have the upper hand in markets amid rising prices and low inventory. 

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dsnews.com - Americans are getting off of the sidelines and back into the housing market game as signs continue to point to economic recovery.

A recent survey shows that Americans are feeling less discouraged about the housing sector and are willing to toss their hats back into the ring.

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