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As the number of homes for sale continues to decline in many real estate markets, prices are starting to rise and home sellers are seeing multiple offers for their listings.  In times like these,  home buyers are going to have to get creative if they are going to find and purchase the home they want.

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By Ken Horst curated from mint.com -

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I think this is a worth while read for anyone buying their first home.  For anyone who has already purchased their first home, you could probably write this post yourself and maybe even add in a few more secrets that you learned the hard way.

When they’re finally ready to make the jump from renting …

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By Ken Horst curated from kcmblog.com -

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Here are five good reasons to start getting serious about buying a home now versus waiting.  In addition, a friend of mine recently shared on her Facebook page that she had two full price offers on her Minneapolis home for sale after just 10 days.

Many potential buyers are waiting until they can be 100% sure the …

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Hard to believe “no-money-down” mortgages are coming back but it looks like it may be true. It looks like this time around is slightly different with the home buyer being required to secure a portion of the mortgage with securities.

Funny that this is coming out around the time that the Government is sueing Standard & …

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By Ken Horst curated from agbeat.com -

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This is a good sign for the real estate industry and also an indicator that first time home buyers might want to start getting serious about pulling the trigger because as foreclosures decrease, home prices will rise.

According to CoreLogic, there were 56,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in December 2012, down from 71,000 in …

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By Ken Horst curated from reuters.com -

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Rising home prices, reduced inventory of homes for sale and fewer foreclosures all suggest it may be time to get serious about buying a home soon.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Home prices rose in November, climbing more than five percent from a year ago in the biggest increase since August 2006 when the housing market …

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