Metro Detroit


December 13, 2014

Remember our blog last week, about low interest rates being the real post-Thanksgiving deal?  Of course you do.  You pay attention.  So let’s stick with whole “saving money” theme agin this week and continue looking into holiday savings.

For those exploring the resale market, here’s a little known fact: most people don’t list their homes around the holidays.  True story.  Something about no one buys their loved ones a house for Christmas anymore, so people tend to wait until the new year to list.  That is, unless they don’t have a choice.  Maybe someone is being relocated for work; maybe someone got caught doing a little more than kissing Santa.  Whatever the reason, there are a couple instances when people need to sell this time of year and usually, they need to sell quickly.  That could mean a potential bargain for you.

For those looking at new homes, here’s another little known fact: builders like to get completed homes off the books by the end of the year.  For real.  Maybe they’re a publicly traded company and this is their last chance to pump up their annual sales figures; maybe they’re a small builder and simply don’t want to deal with heating and maintaining an empty house in the middle of winter.

Combining the limited amount of buyers in the market and the builders desire to unload spec homes creates your best chance at getting a deal on a builder spec.  And everyone loves a deal this time of year.

So talk to us and let’s see if we can give new meaning to “home for the holidays” – a new home really is the perfect gift: the right fit, the right color and the odds of someone saying they got the same thing is highly unlikely…

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