While it might seem counterintuitive to put a big-ticket item like a home on your holiday shopping list, it really does make sense.
Don't believe it? Check out these surprisingly smart reasons to let everyone else hit the mall to buy half-off sweaters while you make the purchase of a lifetime: a new house to ring in the New Year.
1. Less competition from home buyers
2. Motivated (OK, desperate) home sellers
3. Tax advantages
4. A realistic picture of the house
5. Greater accessibility to professionals
*source Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®