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A new home for the holidays
Buyers can ease into year-end home shopping by completing holiday tasks ahead of time.
"Check some holiday things off early, so you don't have to scramble to take care of them while you're scrambling to take care of your mortgage," Deihl suggests.
If you're a serious buyer, you needn't be shy about intruding into sellers' homes at a time normally reserved for family and friends. If a home is for sale, presumably the owners want sincerely interested buyers to see it.
"If a seller is willing to put their house on the market during the holiday season, they really want buyers to come in," Pozek says. "If there is a for-sale sign, it's a welcome sign."
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