Archive: Are you thinking about selling your house this Christmas?
You may be surprised to learn that Christmas and New Year could be a great time for you to put your house on the market. According to Right Move, traffic numbers to their website from people searching for properties dramatically increase between Christmas and New Year, meaning that those looking to sell their house could be missing out on potential buyers by waiting until after the festive period*.
With this in mind, December could be an ideal time to speak to your Mortgage Broker to find out what sort of property you could afford to buy.
What this means for home buyers and sellers
Adam Nanson from Your Mortgage Expert comments:
“You’d think people would be too busy with their Turkey and mince pies to be house hunting. But, the figures from Right Move show that even on Christmas Day, people are searching for properties. Over 1.3 million people visit the site on Christmas Day, 3 million on 30th December and over 4 million on the first working day of the year**.
“If you are thinking about selling your house over Christmas and the New Year or you’re going to be house hunting during the festive period, then speaking to a Mortgage Broker is a great first step. In that way, you can ensure you are targeting your search at properties that are within your affordability. And, if you do find a suitable property, your mortgage broker can provide you with an agreement in principle which many sellers need to be assured you are able to proceed with the purchase.”
How Your Mortgage Expert can help
Adam Nanson continues:
“At Your Mortgage Expert, we will search all the mortgage deals on the market from a wide variety of lenders. This takes the hassle away from you having to search yourself, plus, many of the deals we have access to are only available to mortgage brokers like us.
“We will take time to understand your income and outgoings to ensure you can afford the mortgage commitment you will be taking on. And, find the most suitable deal for you.
“If you are thinking about purchasing a property in the New Year, get in touch with Your Mortgage Expert today to find out what you can afford. We do not charge for initial consultation, so by talking with us, you are under no obligation to proceed. “
The information contained within this article was correct at the time of publication. It is intended for information only and does not constitute advice. TenetLime cannot be held responsible for information that was correct at the time of publication but subsequently changes or goes out of date due to changes in legislation. For further information, contact Your Mortgage Expert on 01722 322683.
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*Source: The Right Move Website: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/pro/the-3-million-reasons-that-christmas-is-the-best-time-to-market-your-property/
**These figures are from Christmas 2015.