Blooming flowers and warmer temperatures don’t just mark the start of allergy season. Spring is also peak season for real estate sales. If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably wondering what the current market is like and how to navigate it. The 2017 spring real estate season differs from past spring markets in some big ways. Here’s what you need to know, whether you’re shopping in Fort Lauderdale, FL, or Des Moines, IA.