Superb real estate deals surface during holidays

Sellers benefit from pool of serious buyers

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If you are a serious home buyer, the absolute best time of the year to buy is between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day, even extending through Super Bowl Sunday in many cities. The reasons are (1) few home buyers are in the market during the holiday season so competition is low and (2) house and condo sellers who have their homes listed for sale now are usually highly motivated to sell and will listen to any reasonable purchase offer. There is an additional special reason the 2006 holiday season is a great time to be a home buyer: it's a home "buyer's market" in most communities. That means even during this slow holiday season, when most unmotivated sellers take their listings off the market, there are more homes listed for sale than there are qualified buyers searching for homes. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. However, thousands of home sales take place during this "slow season." New-home builders are anxious to close sales by Dec. 31, 2006, so they are offering amazing sale...