Best time of the year to be a home buyer

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During the slow home sales holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, even extending through Super Bowl Sunday in many communities, few people think of buying a house or condominium. However, if you want to purchase a home and can drag yourself away from holiday festivities, this is the absolute best time of the entire year to be a home buyer. Why is that, you ask? The answer has two parts: (a) only serious motivated sellers have their houses and condominiums listed for sale during this slowest season of the year for home sales, and (b) competition from other prospective home buyers is at its lowest now so your purchase offer will be extremely welcome and seriously considered by a motivated home seller. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. There is an additional reason 2006 year-end is an especially good time to be a home buyer. That reason is it is a "buyer's market" in most cities, meaning there are more homes listed for sale today than there are qualified buyers in the ma...