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housekeys_voronin_450zillow.com - The housing market is improving every day, and as a result, homes nationwide spent far fewer days listed for sale on Zillow in September than a year ago — one month less, to be exact.

Homes sold in the U.S. in September spent a median of 86 days on Zillow, down 30 days from 116 days in September 2012.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450inman.com - All-cash home sales skyrocketed during the summer of 2013, with their share of total sales growing by close to a third from June to August amid sustained appetite from investors, a recent spike in interest rates and tight inventory.

Cash purchases’ share of total sales leaped to 45 percent in August from 39 percent in July, according to a report release by RealtyTrac today. The rise came on the heels of a similarly abrupt month over month jump in cash purchases’ marketshare in July, when it rose to a revised 39 percent from a revised 34 percent in June, according to RealtyTrac data.

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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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When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think "What would happen if my home doesn't sell?" But before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you don't wind up in that position.

Tip 1: Understanding the real estate market and the value of your home will help you avoid this dilemma.

Tip 2: Fix up your home. 

Tip 3: If you need to sell your home, don't pull it off the market because you think the season isn't right.

Tip 4: Consider incentives. 

Tip 5: Stage your home. 

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's been a long time coming, but economists surveyed by CNNMoney believe the nation's housing market has finally turned the corner.

Of the 14 economists who answered questions about home prices in the survey, nine believe that prices have already turned higher or will make that turn later this year. Only three months ago, half of the economists surveyed by CNNMoney believed a turnaround in prices would not take place until 2013 or later.

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