It’s 2017, and the real estate business is in a unique place, a very different place than it was in even just five years ago. Currently, the market is one of low housing inventory and high buyer demand (lots of buyers fighting it out for fewer ‘for sale’ homes). Long story short, it's a hot seller’s market. So what does this mean for buyers? Here are some rules to live by if you’re looking to buy.
1. Get pre-approved
|This is a big one – it shows how the market has changed over time. The days when you could just waltz into an open house and make an offer are fleeting. In today’s seller’s market, to be taken seriously, you must have a pre-approval. Your offer without one, while entirely sincere, simply won’t work in this competitive|