Here is a question I hear a lot, Is this a good time to buy a home? We hear this question in terms of interest rates, the market, the economy even the political state. But this time of year we hear it due to the holidays.
So, is it a good time to buy, in December? HECK YEAH IT IS!
If you are looking for a deal, this may be the BEST time of year to buy a home. Yes, its true there are less homes on the market now than other months. Nobody wants to keep their home show ready while preparing for holidays. And although the Christmas tree may look great in the living room, the rest of the furniture that is shoved out of the way may make the rooms feel cramped and not looking the best when looking from a different angle. So, a lot of sellers take their home off the market to wait until better times to sell.
But, some people still need to sell. There are still people getting divorced, married, transferred. There are still people that may have bought first and now their house sits empty as they wait for a buyer. These people may or may not be desperate. They are showing they are motivated to sell. They may be motivated to give you a good deal. Also during the holidays less people are out looking at homes. People may be at holiday parties or agents may be off visiting family. Either way, if a seller hasn't been prepared for smaller numbers of lookers they may be scared as less people are even looking which may make them more motivated to take a lower offer.
So if you are looking for a deal, this is your month! If you are looking for the perfect exact fit of a home, maybe not as the inventory is lower in December. But it doesn't hurt to look. What if your perfect dream home is one of the homes sitting with a motivated seller in December.
Ready to go look at home in the Vancouver, WA or Portland, OR area? Call Dawn Workman today and go look today!
Dawn is a long time real estate broker. She is licensed in OR, WA and AZ although she spends very little time in AZ anymore. She has a large family and takes pride in matching homes to individuals and families to not only get the best deal but to also find the best fit. She has marketing degrees from Arizona State and is an expert negotiator and excells at finding great deals for her clients. Call today and see how she can help you turn your real estate dreams into reality.