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  • "When buyers ask for closing-cost assistance from the sellers, they need to make sure they receive the full amount at settlement," Ms. Huffman says. "If, for instance, they negotiated $5,000 in closing-cost help but the closing costs only came to $4,200, they need to make sure the other $800 is used to pay other fees rather than returned to the seller."

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  • "While saving money is important, buyers also need to look at the bigger issue of their quality of life," Ms. Huffman says.

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