It's getting hot in Dallas, and it isn't even summer yet. The heat is generated by the housing market, as NBC 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth reports:

The North Texas housing market is red hot and only expected to get even more competitive this year. The buyers are plentiful, but available houses are limited; often times setting off fierce bidding wars.

"A lot of buyers come here and don't realize that you have to pay over asking price and they usually have to lose two or three homes before they realize they've got to be aggressive," Bedford realtor Scott Killian of Scott Real Estate, Inc. said.

In the North Texas house hunt you’ve got to play hard and smart. There are actions that home-hopefuls can take to help them win bidding wars.

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