If you were house hunting before Thanksgiving, chances are you've put that on the back burner until after the New Year. However, motivated sellers have high hopes of selling before year's end, so if you're looking for a good deal, now could be the perfect time to ramp up your search and make an offer.
While tensions can run high during "the most wonderful time of the year," people can also be more generous and giving. This could mean a more successful negotiation than if you waited until spring, when the market will be flooded with hundreds of other buyers coming out of hibernation. Less competition now means better opportunities for you to get the house you want, at a price you want to pay, with new appliances or repairs included.
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For first-time home buyers, the prospect of buying during the holidays can seem overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be. Here's a great article from The Motley Fool that gives a straightforward overview of the process: "Never Bought A House? Want to? Read This First".
The agents at Maple Leaf Realty understand that all buyers have lots of questions, because even if you've bought and sold before, it may have been a long time ago, or in another state. We want to be your trusted guides from start to finish, so we created our own "Home Buyer Survival Kit."
When you hire me as your Realtor, I will gladly give you a printed copy, or send it via email if you prefer. It explains all the in's and out's in more detail, specifically as it applies to Vermont and local procedures. Buying a home is a big decision, but with a great agent by your side, it's as easy as 1-2-3!