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home_oleksandrmarynchenko_450cnbc.com - Next year is going to be a great one for real estate, two pros in the sector told CNBC on Monday. 

For broker Fred Glick, it's all about jobs, oil prices and interest rates, which translate into more money in consumers' pockets and more confidence.

"This is all going to turn around to a happiness. I call it the axis of housing happiness in that you have jobs, you have low oil prices and you have low interest rates."

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piggybank_voronin76_450forbes.com - Black Friday is the holy grail for deal-seeking shoppers during the holiday season. But what about buyers searching for a home — do the same deals exist for real estate?

While attending open houses and making offers may not be high on the traditional holiday schedule, it could be worth your time to consider ramping up your home shopping efforts. Because the majority of revelers are focused on parties and celebrating, and wouldn’t consider moving or selling during the holidays, it can be the perfect opportunity to score a great deal on a home.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450realtytimes.com - There's one piece of advice that every real estate agent on earth will tell you - "If you overprice your home, it will take longer to sell and sell for less money."

Yet, sellers ignore them, and overprice their homes anyway, hoping their home will be the one to defy market physics. Why do they do it?

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blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450Real estate deals are never done until the deed is recorded. Until that time, a real estate transaction can be a topsy-turvy ride filled with red flags, bumps in the road and unexpected issues that need to be addressed, both on the side of the buyer and the seller.

The best way to prevent deals from going sideways is to prepare as best you can. All parties involved —buyer, seller and agents — need to do as much due diligence as possible before getting into the transaction. This may sometimes include having tough conversations, doing some work upfront and being open to collaborating when things get a little challenging.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450zillow.com - Buyers and sellers in real estate are always so focused on the bottom line, the big number, the listing price and the offer price. But the truth of the matter is, it’s not always about price. Sure, a buyer can’t expect a 10 percent discount for writing a sappy letter to the seller. But when you are in the market, be open to being creative, take the sole focus off the price and consider the seller’s entire sale situation.

If competition is fierce in your market and you want a leg up, or you just want to try to pay a little less than full price, think outside the box. Here are three ways you can be creative in your offer and increase your odds of getting the home you want.

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bank__olegdoroshin_450zillow.com - Last year, homeowners recouped about $1.9 trillion in lost value, according to estimates from Zillow.  That put more equity in our hands, and in turn led to a return in home equity lending. Granted, we’re not at pre-crash levels in terms of total home equity lending, but as values continue to rise in 2014, albeit at a slower pace, lending will continue to rebound.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450zillow.com - Sitting by the mailbox, waiting for your tax refund? Stop waiting and start thinking about the best ways to invest that money in your home.

Your home is likely one of your biggest assets, so it makes good financial sense to take care of it. Keeping your home up to date will contribute to its longevity, heighten your enjoyment and help you sell your home if you ever decide to. So, instead of a fleeting ski weekend, why not consider investing at least a portion of your refund in your home?

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blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450marketwatch.com - Spring signals the start of two hallowed seasons: homebuying and baseball.

Like the national pastime, purchasing a home supposedly comes with its own set of “unwritten rules.” Conventional wisdom and considered opinion have long led consumers to believe you never make an offer on the first home you tour, or you always close at the month’s end.

Here’s a look at five big rules:  1. Don’t make an offer without pre-approval.  2. Use a real-estate agent.  3. Put down earnest money.  4. Sell yourself.  5. Tour homes in person.  

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interest__max5128_450realtor.com - Mortgage rates for most U.S. home loans remained largely unchanged this week following news of rising unemployment claims.

The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.28 percent, up slightly from 4.23 percent last week, according to the latest survey from mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. Although the increase was small, it marked the first time the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen in 2014. The popular loan averaged 4.53 percent at the start of 2014 and was at 3.53 percent a year ago.

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