November 2016

There are 4 blog entries for November 2016.

As in... buying one!

Yes, we've heard (the same as you) that December is the worst month to buy a home. But as Forbes reports, there may be advantages you had overlooked! Here are a few reasons why December might be the best time to give yourself a new home for the holidays!

Lower Prices

While not exactly a Black Friday sale for the housing market, December does represent a lull. And let's face it... a lot of folks are spending their savings at the mall right now.

"With fewer buyers in the marketplace, the available homes for sale are priced to sell. Plus, with fewer active buyers, there’s less likelihood of multiple offers, bidding wars, and escalator clauses."

Scheduling Flexibility

No need to worry about cramming your house hunt

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Don't buy into the idea that you should either wait to see your home, or take it off the market until after the holidays!

As Dave Ramsay writes, "We all know—or maybe we assume—that spring and summer are the best times to sell a home. And it’s true that many buyers do plan their new home purchases during the warmer months. But that doesn’t mean all the serious buyers evaporate after Labor Day."

There are actually advantages to selling during the holiday season.

First, since many sellers feel the way we're advising you not to feel, there's actually less competition! Secondly, any buyer who takes time out of their own busy holiday schedule can likely be considered a "motivated buyer". And finally, a thought that may not have occurred to you, your

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If you've listed your house, you want to sell it. Preferably with the highest return in the shortest time possible. We have tips via HuffingtonPost to keep you from getting in your own way.

Buyers are savvy, patient, and will pay for what they find value in but they won’t plunk down their life savings for just any old thing. Avoid the following mistakes and you’re on the way to the next chapter of your life.