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Real Estate: Holiday House Buying, Government Tax Rebate and Market Recovery

Written by  Pam Ryan Anderson
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A new house for a new year! Holiday house hunting

The Ultimate Shopping for the Holidays: House Hunting! 

Even though I’ve been selling real estate for almost a quarter of a century (Man, that seems like a long time!) it always surprises me how busy real estate gets just before the Holidays. This year one of the best gifts you can give yourself is a new home. Prices are lower than they’ve been in prob¬ably two decades, interest rates are down, and there are tons of deals just waiting for their new owner.

Plus, the Government rebate is still in effect for anyone that has a contract on their new home before April 30, 2010 and closes on that house before June 30, 2010. There are still the qualifications that have to be met, such as being a first time home buyer, but this rebate alone will reimburse most buyers for their down payment, and maybe even some of their closing costs.

The market has picked up to the point that if a buyer finds a house on Monday, it very likely can be sold by Wednesday. My recommendation currently is to make your decision fast if you see something you want – even if it’s been on the market for a year already.

I’ve literally seen several offers on properties that have been around for a long time and now - with the turn of the tide - properties are flying off the market. For the last couple of years, Realtors could pretty much count on listings still being for sale if they found them in the computer. Well, those days are gone! Just the other day, I was calling to set up a showing for a client and two of the listings I wanted to show them were sold that very day! And, it was still early!

Give me a call if you’ve been thinking about buying and we’ll see if this is the right time for you to go shopping for your new home.
I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays and the Brightest, most Prosperous New Year ever!

For more information, call Pam Ryan Anderson, Short Sale Specialist, Ryan Realty, 727-442-2822 or e-mail Pam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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