Summer is the second-busiest time of the year for house and condo sales. In most communities, the home sales market is as hot as the summer heat. The recent rise in home mortgage interest rates seems to have motivated prospective home buyers to purchase before interest rates go higher. But it's still a great time to buy. Home mortgage interest rates have only increased about 1 percent from their record low last March. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. However, some local markets are "cooling," as more home inventory comes on the market from sellers who want to get top dollar while the "getting" is still good. With increased home inventory, buyers can now afford to be more discriminating and negotiate harder. To help buyers, here are the toughest questions most home sellers (and thei...
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