With the festive spirit all around, is it a good time to jump on the holiday mood and buy or sell a new home, or is everyone too busy entertaining? A lot of estate agents actively discourage homeowners from selling in December, but for some people this is the perfect time to move as they have availability for viewings and research.
There are mixed opinions about this and it generally boils down to your own circumstances, so it's worth considering all your options.
So whether you're buying or selling, what you choose to do will depend on how things have been going with your sale or home search so far. Sellers, remember you only need to find one buyer to sell your home and it’s likely the buyers will be more genuine at Christmas. Buyers if you don’t find that dream place by the end of the year, don't fret, there will be without doubt a surge of new listings in the new year. What better Christmas present is there than a new home?
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