Have Nothing to Do Over the Holidays? Why Not Buy a Home?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Broadpoint Properties Cal BRE #01324959

HOme BuyingEven though the weather isn’t great in winter and holiday preparations eat up lots of time, the holidays are still a great time to go shopping for a new home. While it is true that the inventory may be slightly lower than in summer, there are still a few benefits to buying a home around the holidays.

 

  • A seller who has a home listed at the holidays is very motivated to sell. Generally, if you are going to let complete strangers traipse through your home during the holiday season, you have to be pretty motivated, right?
  • There is much less competition from other buyers for the homes that are currently on the market. Lots of buyers are taking the holidays ‘off’. So, a property that may receive multiple offers in June might only receive one offer around the holidays.
  • Your team will have more time to provide you with excellent customer service. Real estate agents and lenders have lighter loads around the holidays; this means that they can have the opportunity to showcase their top-notch service just for you. 
  • Interest rates are so low right now. The lower the interest rate, the more home you can buy.
  • Homes decorated for the holidays are so pretty with the gorgeous tree and all the trimmings. And, who can ignore the small of fresh baked goods right out of the oven? Who wouldn’t want to view a home that smells like chocolate chip cookies or gingerbread?

If you or anyone you know is considering waiting until summer to explore the idea of buying a new home, I urge you to reconsider. And, don’t forget to contact Broadpoint Properties. Our agents can show case their top-notch customer service and maybe even show you the home of your dreams.

 

 

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  1. Jim Hale 12/18/2010 08:36 PM
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  4. Sylvie Dolley 12/18/2010 10:08 PM
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Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Melissa, I have 2 buyers who wish to wait until the holidays are over to purchase. There are some great incentives out there right now for buyers...I can understand because of family obligations but a spectacular deal may not come their way again! And they can get a heck of a home RIGHT NOW!

Dec 18, 2010 07:54 PM #1
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Jim Hale
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I wouldn't mind buying a house that looks like this one in your post.....especially this time of year.

But I might just like to build it myself.

Dec 18, 2010 08:34 PM #2
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Ginger Harper
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That sounds so great..

Love it.

Ginger

Dec 18, 2010 09:38 PM #3
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Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate
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Melissa, Great advise.  And what a way to remember their buying experience around the holidays.  Happy Holidays!

Gloria

Dec 18, 2010 09:47 PM #4
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Joan Whitebook
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There are lots of reasons to buy during the holiday seasons and you have hit each of these points.

Dec 18, 2010 09:54 PM #5
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Renée Burrows
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I agree with Joan about hitting the points.  Many agents take this time off and miss out at the wonderful opportunity it provides all of us - buyers, sellers and agents!

Dec 19, 2010 12:48 PM #6
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