Some of Dee Dee Trosclair's clients are getting antsy these days and asking why their homes aren't selling like hotcakes. Home buyers, meanwhile, are getting more serious about making a move, said Trosclair, a Realtor for Keller Williams Realty in Dallas. Subtle signs of a slow-down have surfaced in some housing markets across the country, as inventories of for-sale homes build up and some homes take longer to sell. The sale of high-end homes in particular has been stagnant in some markets. Rising interest rates are high on buyers' minds, Realtors report, and some agents said they're worried that a growing number of homeowners are financially overextended. Trosclair said she worked with one first-time home buyer who saw the interest rate rise one-half percent during the time it took to n...
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