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Why December Is the Perfect Time to Buy

Posted by Blog Admin on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 12:26pm.

If a new home is on your Santa wish list this year, don’t let the holiday season scare you away.  There are some great reasons to shop for a new home in December, when you can find the perfect home while everyone else is at the mall!

Motivated Sellers.

If a home is listed this close to Christmas, it is often out of necessity.  The seller may need to move for work or family obligations, or any number of other pressing reasons.  They’ll want a quick sale and may be more willing to negotiate.  To see current listings, you can visit, where you can start your home search and save your favorites.

Fewer Buyers in the Market. 

With fewer buyers in the market, you’ll have less competition when you find the perfect home and less chance of a multiple offer situation that can drive up the sales price.

Low Interest Rates and Great Mortgage Products.

Many financial experts are predicting that interest rates will rise over the next year, but right NOW, they are still at historic lows, which can save you money in the long term as well as on your monthly payment.  Plus, regulations have changed over the course of 2017, allowing more people to qualify for new lending programs.  To estimate what you may qualify for, check out our Mortgage Calculator.

Motivated Sales Agents and Mortgage Brokers

Sales agents and mortgage brokers are generally determined to round out the year with last minute sales.  These people will work diligently to secure you the best deal. It is their business to find you the home of your holiday dreams and help you close on it as soon as possible. Plus, it’s no secret that sales slow a bit over the holiday season.  Your business is always important to these professionals, but especially in the winter months. To connect with a highly qualified Peggy Slappey Properties agent, click HERE.

December is a great time to home shop if you are a serious buyer.  There are great deals to be had, less competition in the marketplace, and willing professionals to help you make it happen quickly.  Merry Christmas and Happy Home Shopping!

Peggy Slappey Properties, Inc. is a Metro Atlanta real estate brokerage celebrating 35 years of experience in real estate sales and marketing.  From new home construction to resales, we can help you find the home of your dreams.  To see our current listings, visit and call us for expert advice at 770-271-5555.  Keep up to date with the latest PSP events and offers by checking in on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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