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‘Tis the season for house-hunting

With Christmas gatherings and present-shopping season upon us, property searching can fall down the priority list for some. But if you’re not tied up in the festivities, now is a great time to put a final push behind your house hunting before the selling season wraps up.

There’s a number of benefits of buying in December. Firstly, there’s plenty of listings available – hockingstuart has 203 auctions over the first fortnight of December, 26% more than the same period last year.

Secondly, you could negotiate a great price now as vendors will be keen to strike a deal well-ahead of the Christmas rush and heading off on a summer vacation.

Finally, in some instances settlement periods can be faster – both parties will likely be agreeable to accelerating the process in order to get the technicalities out of the way before the kids go back to school.

So if you’re looking for a fresh start to 2018, why not head down to one of our auctions this Saturday. Just imagine the feeling of waking up on Christmas morning knowing your greatest present is a brand-new home.

Market Wrap