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market and neighborhood trends. Finding a good Realtor and keeping up with local real estate news is crucial for buyers to understand the nuances of their local housing market. Their home search will be more successful the more they are educated on and understand the local market.

Grab Those Low Mortgage Rates— Before it’s too Late!

While mortgage rates continue to stay low, buyers might not be able to enjoy these low rates forever.

Create a Dynamic Team
The fast pace of the most competitive housing markets means buyers have to be in a position to make an offer at a moment’s notice. Before making an offer, buyers need to ensure they’ve lined up a real estate professional, a lender and a home inspector. They will also want to be pre-approved for a loan and ready to complete a mortgage application as soon as they find a property.

Be Prepared for Bidding Wars
Buyers should be strategic when maneuvering a bidding war. Some agents suggest that buyer clients include an escalation clause, while others suggest they examine the deal and identify areas where they could be more flexible, in terms of contingency clauses.

The Stark County Association of Realtors welcomes you to visit our website at for a complete listing of Realtors and Affiliate members who are sure to meet your professional real estate needs.

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Source: “5 Spring Home Buying Strategies”, Realtor Magazine