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Five spring home buying strategies
By Joey Marino
President Stark County Association of Realtors

The spring home-buying boom is underway, and this year buyers in some markets will face an increased amount of competition due to low housing inventory.

In order to be successful in competitive markets, buyers need to be strategic in how they approach finding their dream home. Here are five tips they can incorporate into their home buying process that will prepare them with all of the information they need.

Step Away from the Computer
Despite the fact that 90 percent of home buyers start their search online, buyers should also consider getting outside and canvassing their desired neighborhoods. In a low inventory market, it's important to be proactive and not waste time weighing options, because by that time, the property might be off the market.

Get to Know the Current Housing Market
Every housing market is different, so it's important to do research on the