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Northwest MLS NWMLSImproving inventory, stabilizing prices, fewer short sales, and a healthy local economy are credited with keeping the real estate market "chugging along nicely" around western Washington, according to brokers with the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

The latest figures from Northwest MLS show year-over-year gains in inventory (up 4.8 percent), pending sales (up nearly 1.6 percent), closed sales (up 5.3 percent) and median selling prices (up 4.86 percent).

Brokers reported 6,624 pending sales (mutually accepted offers) of single family homes and condominiums during November, improving on the year-ago total of 6,522 for a 1.56 percent increase.

Closed sales across the 21 counties in the report outgained the volume of a year ago by 283 transactions,

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Juggling home selling and home buying will pull your concentration in two different directions. It's easy to make mistakes, stress out and lose track of important pieces of information. Reduce stress by choosing what you would like to concentrate on first. If you choose to sell a home, you're more likely to have nowhere to stay during the duration of finding a new place to stay. If you choose to buy a home, you're more likely to end up paying two mortgages.

BUYING your home

Choosing to find a new home first will ensure that you will have somewhere to stay before you sell the home. Use the money from selling your home as a way to recoup the money used to purchase a new one. However, you will have to find a way to fund the new home. Work with your

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A chapter in your life is done, and you are ready to move out of your current house. Whether you're just ready to upgrade locally, or moving out of town, this next step can be stressful.  On the one hand, selling your home might be the simplest option, but maybe renting it out has its advantages too.

Selling Your Home

If you're not upside down in your mortgage, many people decide that selling is a final step that works best for them. A realtor can come in and evaluate your property to let you know what a fair price is in today's market. You can sign the papers, move on to whatever is next, and never look back. Unfortunately, sometimes a house takes awhile to sell, or it might not sell for what you would like. If you're feeling uncertain about

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