money.cnn.com - Real estate has finally started to bounce back across the country -- even roar back in some places.
Low mortgage rates and pent-up demand have coaxed buyers back into the market, and homeowners who list their houses are seeing more traffic. That quaint relic of the bubble, the bidding war, has even started to reemerge in some cities.
Here are a few tips for those getting ready to buy a home: Don't waste time with a low-ball offer, Be the winner in a bidding war, Outsmart the pros who bring cash, Assess the risk in your local market, & Play bankers off one another.
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