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11 things to know about the 2018 housing market

The Family Handyman Logo By Nick Gerhardt of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 11: When you have a specific house in mind, think about potential developments. For example: If the home is near a busy road, will there be expansion in the near future? If there is a lot of open space around the home, will more homes be built in the area soon? If there are several homes for sale in the neighborhood, are they selling quickly and who's moving in? It may be difficult to find concrete information about future developments, but keeping some what-ifs in mind as you look can help you find your ideal home. Also, keep in mind the potential resale value of your future home because no one knows what the future holds and you may need to sell earlier than you imagined.Learn about some of the best and worst projects to improve resale value.Photo: Sharon Day/Shutterstock

11 things to know about the 2018 housing market

Arch Mortgage anticipates that home prices should rise by 2 to 6 percent each year because of strong demand and smaller supply. When home shopping see why it's important to note which way the windows face and other smart tips. Click through to see the whole list of things to know. 
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