When is the best time to buy a house? With many markets reporting an abundance of homes for sale, and interest rates remaining at near historic lows, now might be one of the best times in recent memory. While today's real estate market does offer advantages to buyers, consumers still need to be savvy in order to get the best deal they can.

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Following are some things that the professionals at Coldwell Banker First Affiliate think every homebuyer should keep in mind: