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Is summer the best time to buy or sell a house?

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Summertime in the housing market brings countless buying and selling opportunities. But with all the competition out there, would people be better off waiting a few months?

Real estate experts say no. They contend home prices peak from June to August and say there are advantages to buying during the market’s busiest season.

But some agents disagree: A huge myth about the real estate market is that homes sell for more in the summer and less in the winter. This is simply not true.

Other forces play a role in the asking price, such as the amount of homes for sale in an area, interest rates, and the job market. There are more homes on the market in summer than in the winter, and there is also a higher number of sales in the summer than the winter. Broader inventory means more choices, making buyers feel more confident in their search because additional properties hit the market every week, the large inventory offers significantly more opportunities for purchasers to identify specific flo…

A Moving Guide: All moving companies are not created equal!

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To help alleviate the stress of moving, Reviews.com is offering a moving guide that incorporates 500 recent customer surveys and quotes from 20 moving companies. They looked for companies that can accommodate travel anywhere in the country, have helpful FAQ sections on their websites, a “painless” quote process (which typically takes about 10 minutes), and a readily available claims department.

“Moving is a pain, and even if you hire the best moving company, it’s no guarantee that it will be any less so,” Reviews.com notes in its guide. “But a great service will be friendly and efficient online, on the phone, and in person—and if it has a good track record of getting from point A to point B without a mishap, all the better.”

Reviews.com picked the following top moving companies:

Atlas Van Lines
Bekins Moving and Storage
United
Mayflower
Source: “The Best Moving Companies,” Reviews.com (2017)