In a previous blog we discovered that the holidays can actually be a great time to sell your home. You attract efficient, motivated buyers and can show off your home during the most festive and welcoming time of year. But what about house hunting – should you holiday shop for a Scottsdale golf home?
Yes! The winter months, especially around the holiday shopping season, can be a great time to shop for Arizona golf homes. Some of the reasons are even the same as why you should sell during the holidays, but some reasons might surprise you.
Score a Bargain
Traditionally, December marks the lowest month for home prices and homes are usually priced to sell. Even if you’re not in the market for a new home this year, this time of year is definitely something to keep in mind for the future.
Very similar to why you should sell your home in the winter, buying a home over the holidays means you’ll likely be working with motivated sellers. With all the other stresses of the season, people rarely add buying or selling a home to their long to-do lists if they are not serious and ready to jump at the right home or offer.
Sneak your new home sale in before the New Year and you could reap the tax benefits, like deducting the home purchase costs and mortgage interest, property taxes and moving expenses.
November, December and January are not the most common times for people to shop for a new home, so you’ll likely have less competition when you tour through Arizona golf communities for your dream home. But keep in mind that there may also be a lower supply of homes available. January tends to be the lowest month for new home listings.
The holiday season is an especially good time for house hunters who are able to see the big picture. Because fewer homes may be on the market, you might be limited as how many items on your checklist you can find in one place. But a little vision and creativity can make the process much easier (and more fun).
Time for Business
Because some home buyers have extra time off over the holidays, real estate professionals will often set aside extra time to help get things done. Likewise, agents may want to dedicate some holiday time to their families, too. Do check in with your real estate agent as the holidays approach to find out if he or she is planning any time off.
Outfit Your Home
Furniture, appliances and décor can be sparse when you move into a new house, especially if you are upsizing. By purchasing a home over the holidays, you can take advantage of all the holiday sales, like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the day after Christmas and New Years Day. Many stores and sales associates will also be trying to meet sales goals before the New Year, so take advantage of it!
Why not celebrate the season in style and purchase the ultimate holiday gift, a new Scottsdale golf home? If you’re ready to take window shopping to the next level and browse through golf homes for sale in Scottsdale, contact The Matheson Team. Our expert agent elves will make sure you are home for the holidays.
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The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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