homes.yahoo.com - From the beginning of your home search through closing escrow, there’s an awful lot to think about and do. It’s not unusual to make a mistake along the way. But with the financial stakes so high, a false move can end up costing you a lot of money.
Here are five common home buyer mistakes, with tips on how to avoid them.
1. You expect to get the price down after making an offer 2. You wait until the eleventh hour to ask for credits 3. You chase a deal at all costs 4. You think you can do it all yourself 5. You don’t think like a seller
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realtytimes.com - Low inventory levels are bringing a faster turnaround for today's sellers. From 1987 through 2011, analysis of the NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers series showed the typical time on market was 6.9 weeks, while the existing-home sales series showed an average supply of 7.0 months, just above the high end for a balanced market.
Today's median time for a home to remain on the market is 69 days (July 2012). This is down nearly 30 percent from the 98 days seen in July 2011. The NAR reports that during periods which see close to a 6-month supply, such a now, homes have a median selling time of 6 weeks.
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