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5 reasons to buy a home during the holiday season

Upside: Winter clearance prices
Upside: Winter clearance prices | Tom Merton/Getty Images

Upside: Winter clearance prices

Less competition from other buyers during the holiday season might mean you'll be able to negotiate a favorable price for a home you want to purchase.

"Those properties oftentimes are priced to sell," Deihl says. "It could be an opportunity to sacrifice a little bit of time during an otherwise very busy time of the year to get a better investment opportunity."

Still, with fewer homes from which to choose, you might have to lower expectations.

"If a house comes up that works for you, it should be a pleasant surprise. I wouldn't set a realistic expectation of finding your dream home during that period," Deihl adds.

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