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Don’t underestimate autumn home sale potential

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If I had my way, each year would officially start in September. The heck with Jan. 1! Who's even awake in January? You've just finished gorging on pie and cured meats for two months. That's the time to fit into a sparkly minidress and stay up until 3 a.m.? No thank you. I prefer to celebrate the coming new year in September -- the month when everything really important happens. Fall is for the first day of school, fresh notebooks, new shoes, empty backpacks and chocolate milk. It's simply the season of change, and nature herself confirms it. Leaves start changing color, the air gets crisp, and all the hanging flower baskets around my house die because I forget to water them (so sorry!). Football kicks off, root vegetables begin showing up on the dinner table, and all the best TV shows are back in the prime-time lineup. September is also the month when folks who've had their home on the market during the summer question whether to cancel their listing. Conve...