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15 Tactics to Win a Real Estate War

Blog by Rod & Rhea Hayes | August 29th, 2012

Business Insider | Aug 22, 2012 11:22 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 22, 2012 11:55 AM ET
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BloombergIn a competitive housing market, the weakest bids will not survive.

Canada’s housing market is slowing, but bidding wars are still common in major markets like Toronto.

And as the U.S. housing market shows signs of recovery, homebuyers are flocking to snap up deals on bargain properties across the country.

That means running into competition is par for the course — and the weakest bids will not survive.

“If you are serious about buying, it becomes a bit of a part time job,” says Zillow.com real estate expert Brendon DeSimone. “This is your home and your only investment.”

We asked DeSimone to clue consumers into how they can make their bids stand out.

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