Every year at this time, I remind people of my strongly-held belief that the period between Halloween and Thanksgiving is the best time to buy a property. Heating bills have begun. This year, even plowing bills have begun. The holiday season is not quite upon us, but the end of the year is beginning to loom. Anything that is going to get done by December 31st has to be in the works very soon.
Add all of those factors up, and you come to one conclusion: If you want to buy a property this year, act quickly. Make your offer right now, and hurry to close by the end of the year. You are likely to get the lowest price if you buy now, and take winter worries off the hands of the current owners. Owners will be worrying that they might not sell until spring, and they will be at their most receptive.
What are you waiting for? Stop reading, and call your real estate agent immediately!