4 Reasons to Buy in December

Amanda Hicks
Posted by Amanda Hicks
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Published in Market Updates


According to the National Association of Realtors, December can be one of the best times of year to buy a house. Here are a few reasons why:

Less Competition and Better Prices

The holiday spirit is in your favor: many realtors have found that home buyers often do well in the negotiation process during the winter months. And, instead of having to compete with a lot of buyers who are keen on moving in before the school year begins in the summer months, the dip in demand actually pushes prices down and can create a mini buyers’ market.

More Time to House Hunt

The time off around the holidays gives buyers more time to explore and search for specific wants. Instead of using up weekends and skipping out on things, house hunting can be done during vacation making it more leisurely during the holiday season. 

Tax Benefits

While we are still waiting to see how tax reform bills will play out in the conference committee, home buyers this year can still deduct property taxes, mortgage interest, and other costs.

Moving Weather

In Florida, winter is a great time to move. The hot summer months can make it difficult to carry furniture and do renovations, but the winter season is very favorable and allows buyers to enjoy redecorating their new home. 

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