You may think you have nothing to lose by employing this traditional marketing tactic. But critics say that's not true -- and your agent has more to gain than you do.
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To purchase a home in the most competitive markets you'll need ingenuity, cunning and wads of cash. And tactics like these.
Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.
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