2009 Real Estate Guide
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Bankrate's 2009 Real Estate Guide

Today's market

The real estate world has turned upside down. What's old is new. What was in is out and yesterday is the future.

Buyer's boon

It may be the best time in years to buy a home. Or will prices drop even further?

Seller's sufferings

The pain continues for those who must sell -- but will the stimulus spark sales?

Standing your ground

The real estate turmoil impacts even homeowners staying put -- some positive, some negative.

Calculators & tools

Use our wide array of calculators to take the guesswork out of selling or buying a home.

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