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Should You Buy a House For Christmas?

You may think that spring is the best time to buy a house, and you’re correct that that’s when the market starts to heat up. But we think that Christmastime is an equally good (if not better!) time to go hunting for your new home! People in Bend, Oregon love winter- including people who are selling their homes. This may be the best time to get out there and start your search! Here are our reasons why you should buy a house for Christmas. 

Sellers are motivated! 

Everyone knows the Bend real estate market is hot right now with no signs of cooling down. That means that sellers are still going to be motivated over the winter season. However, this doesn’t mean the buyer is at a disadvantage. In fact, when buying a house for Christmas, you will likely be experiencing sellers who are in more of a rush to get their home sold. This means they will likely set a lower price than they would during the warmer months.   

Less competition

Not everyone is savvy enough to house hunt during the holiday season! That means you as the buyer get your pick of the litter without feeling the pressure of other potential buyers. Lower competition can mean you getting a fantastic deal that otherwise would’ve been missed. Use this opportunity to put in an offer on your dream home before someone else does! 

Easier to see problems 

Houses have their highest curb appeal during the spring and summer. When you buy a house for Christmas, you can see past any temporary curb appeal enhancements and see the house for what it truly is.  

Winter house hunting also allows you to easily look for problems with the insulation, plumbing, roofing, and other issues that may not be as obvious in the warmer months. Of course, it’s always good to hire a home inspector when purchasing any home, no matter what time of year! 

Find tenants quickly 

If you are buying an investment home to rent out, Christmas is the perfect time to do so! January is one of the busiest times of the year for the rental market. Buying a house for Christmas allows you just enough time to get the home ready for the rental boom. That way, you’ll be turning a profit much quicker! 

Happy Holidays!

No matter if you choose to buy or sell a home this winter season, we at Duke Warner want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Get out and enjoy all that Bend has to offer, and if you decide to stick around, we’re here to help. Click the button below to get started!

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