With Christmas less than 3 weeks away, it could be argued that buying a property before the Christmas holidays is a bad idea. However, is this really the case?
Yes, December is a busy time of year; we have Christmas parties to attend, shopping to be done, presents to be wrapped and holiday plans to organise. However, December is known to be one of the slower months to buy property, but you could save yourself thousands of dollars at the same time, simply by acting at a time that no one else is!
Buying a property before Christmas has many advantages which you should be eyeing up. So, if you’re looking to buy a property, have your deposit all saved up and available to use and you’re ready to act now, then you might want to consider the following:
Many developers at this time of the year want to push through any property sales quickly and get contracts finalised before Christmas. This allows them to be more open to incentives, allowing you to grab a Christmas bargain! This is also more likely to occur if a developer of an off the plan development is close to their pre-sales target and want to speed things along more quickly. Some of the incentives you could take advantage of include free stamp duty, rental guarantee, free blinds and upgrades.
As you’re looking to buy a property anyway, instead of drawing out the time and waiting until the new year when things start to get busy again, a shorter timeframe will make you more decisive and more likely to stick with your decisions. Just be sure you have done your thorough research and spoken to one of our expert Property Consultants at iBuyNew first who can point you in the right direction of which properties you should be buying, tailored to your needs and requirements.
Getting back into the swing of things in the New Year can take some time, with extended holidays etc and facing work again can be demotivating, especially after a lengthy time off. This means you might not be in the greatest mindset to buy a property, with that ‘cannot be bothered’ approach. Having bought a property before Christmas means you don’t need to face all that paperwork, it’s all done and dusted so you can sit back and relax until settlement.
During this quieter December period, Property Consultants have more time on their hands, meaning you have a greater chance to meet with them face to face for longer and informative meetings. This allows you to iron out all the questions or fears you might have about buying a property and learn which properties are worthwhile buying.
Buying a property before Christmas also means you face less competition, giving you more chance to buy the property that you really want. Everyone else is focusing on winding down at work, sorting out last minute holiday plans and Christmas as a whole that there is less focus on buying a property.
Of course buying a property is one of the largest purchases you will ever make so it is essential that you surround yourself with the best team available and make sensible decisions that sit comfortably within your budget. There’s still enough time to go through floor plans, price lists and property documents thoroughly if buying a property off the plan without feeling rushed and you can still engage in a solicitor or conveyancer to run through the contract before they break for Christmas.
So if you know the property type you want to buy, your maximum budget available and you are actually wanting to invest in property then why not buy a property before Christmas and give yourself the best Christmas present possible.
At iBuyNew, we are open 24/7, thanks to our new Online Reservations System, allowing you to reserve a property on our website from anywhere in the world. So whether you are in the comfort of your own home, or by the pool in Thailand, you can still purchase that property.
Give us a call today on 1300 123 463 to book a meeting with one of our expert Property Consultants and we will assist you in securing your property purchase before Christmas.