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The Holiday Season Is A Great Time to Sell or Buy A Home

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!


The Holiday Season is always a great time of year to sell your home.  There is less competition from other homes and the buyers who are out there are typically motivated buyers.  Every year, I see homes sell quicker and for more money during the Holidays!  Did you know that the Holidays can also be an excellent time to purchase a home? Here is an article from "Realty Times"!


The holidays might not be the most popular time to buy a home, but with lower buyer competition, motivated sellers, and year-end tax benefits, there are some good reasons to consider hitting “Pause” on decking the halls and high-tailing it to some open houses in San Francisco, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and all spots in between! So, if you’re in the market, take note of these seven benefits and then contact your agent. December just might be the most wonderful time of year … to be house hunting!

1. BARGAIN PRICES


The final month of the year is known for frantic shopping and countless holiday parties but not necessarily for purchasing a home — and this can work in your favor. 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.

2. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

There’s no need to wait until Saturday or Sunday to cram eight house showings into your schedule. Rather than using up your precious weekends, take an end-of-year vacation day on a weekday to check out the available inventory (especially if your company has a “use it or lose it” policy). Chances are, your agent has some time on their hands as well and would appreciate staying busy throughout December.

3. MOTIVATED SELLERS

If a home is on the real estate market in December, there’s usually a specific reason the sellers are looking to move: It could be job relocation, financial hardship, or personal change of circumstance. Regardless, it gives you an opportunity to negotiate a sweet deal — lowball the listing price and ask for a closing date that works with your schedule.

4. TAX BENEFITS

Purchasing a home in 2016 is good for your bottom line when tax time rolls around. If you close by December 31, you can deduct property taxes, mortgage interest, origination points on your loan, and interest costs — all while building equity in your home. These deductions can be huge money savers, especially in the early years of your loan when you’re paying off interest.

5. LENDING LULL

With everyone off celebrating the holidays, December is traditionally a lean month for mortgage brokers. That gives you an advantage in building the best possible mortgage you can. Since there are fewer real estate transactions, loan officers may be motivated to offer special incentives and possibly waive or reduce origination fees. With so few loans in the pipeline, underwriting turnaround times will be quick. You may be able to negotiate a better price with the seller if you’re able to close the purchase in under 30 days.

6. VENDOR AVAILABILITY

A moving company’s December calendar usually resembles a ghost town. Not only will you be able to secure movers on short notice, but with competition for prime time slots (weekends) nonexistent, you could probably score a deal as well. Ask the movers to consider throwing in a couple of moving hours for free or additional packing materials and boxes at no cost. The same tactic may also work with contractors, repairmen, and home inspection services.

7. BUILDER INCENTIVES

If you’re building a new home, ask about holiday incentives — builders typically roll them out to finish the year with a bang. If upgrades such as custom cabinets, quality carpeting, and designer paint colors are on your holiday wish list, December may be the ideal time to purchase a new-construction home. With fewer units sold throughout the month, the last few days of the year are particularly important for sales.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

2445 Elysium Ave

Price: $350,000    Beds: 4    Baths: 2    ス Baths: 1    Sq Ft: 2172

Remarkable remodel! Luxurious updates, lots of natural light, abundant storage, large corner lot. Large atrium entry with flagstone tile. Spacious family room with vaulted ceiling, beams, Coretec Plus vinyl wood floor, 2 sliders & gas fireplace. Ope...View Home for Sale >>


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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Galand Haas

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

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This Month in Real Estate November 2016

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

This is an exciting week as our nation goes to the polls on Tuesday to select our next President and to vote for members of Congress, the Senate, local goverment officials and many measures.  We are so fortunate to live in a country, where we get to choose and we get to vote.  Our voices are heard through and vote, which is our right.  Please remember how privileged we are and make sure that you exercise your right.

Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/This-Month-in-Real-Estate-November-2016

Have An Awesome Week!!

THIS WEEK'S HOT HOME LISTING!


28135 Spencer Creek Rd

Price: $1,250,000    Beds: 4    Baths: 4    Partial Baths: 2    Sq Ft: 6143

Just minutes from town! This gated country estate is spectacular with an exquisite manor featuring grand staircase, 4 bedroom suites, office, theater room, gourmet kitchen and more. Great shop for RV and storage, creek, waterfall pool, ponds for fis...View Home for Sale >>


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