You really need a professional Realtor to help you if you are not sure what the market conditions are in the area. Buying can be tricky. A Realtor can help you with questions you have and things you don't even know that you don't know. Don't cut your own hair, don't do your own taxes, don't operate on yourself, don't represent yourself in court and don't try to buy or sell real estate - that is why we have professionals in life - so everyone doesn't have to know everything.
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