Holiday season ideal time to buy real estate

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Are you a serious home buyer? If you are, get ready for the best time of the year to purchase. Between now and New Year's Day, or even Super Bowl Sunday in many communities, you will have little or no competition from other home buyers. Sellers who have their houses and condos listed for sale during this season are usually highly motivated to sell and are willing to make good deals because most buyers are tied up with holiday events. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. PLAN YOUR HOME PURCHASE. November, December and January are ideal times to purchase a home. Realty agents and home sellers will treat you like royalty because there are usually few other buyers around. However, before shopping for a home, shop for a mortgage and get pre-approved in writing by an actual lender. The lender's mortgage pre-approval letter or certificate will help narrow down your home price range and finance alternatives. But never accept a lender's statement you are "pre-qualified." That means, "We think y...