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Fall 2006 is proving to be a great time to be a home buyer (but not such a great time to sell your house or condo). In most cities, it's a very strong "buyer's market" for homes. A buyer's market means there are more houses and condominiums listed for sale than there are prospective home buyers in the marketplace. "The buyer is king" is another way of saying home buyers can negotiate hard for price and terms in today's market. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. The number of brand-new and resale homes available for sale nationally is at an all-time high. However, because home sales depend on local conditions, the situation in the town where you want to buy might be different. But savvy home buyers still need to be cautious to avoid making home buyer pitfalls. Here are the five most cost...