5 Reasons to Buy a Home in December

  • 12 Dec, 2016
      December is here, which means everyone is in the full swing of the holiday season. 
 
 
And while we hope you’re enjoying the holidays as well, if you’ve been thinking at all about buying a home, we want to cover five reasons why right now is the perfect time to make this your top priority and close by the end of the year:
  1. Tax Savings
Closing on a home by the last day of this month means you’ll be able to take several meaningful tax deductions for the current year. Those deductions are interest costs, points on your loan, property taxes and mortgage interest. Given that these deductions are especially notable in the earlier years of a loan, now is the perfect time to start reaping those benefits when you file your return.
  1. Real Estate Agents Are Available
Between the busy nature of this season and the fact that the weather isn’t always the best for being outside, most people simply aren’t thinking about buying a home right now. That means real estate agents are counting down the days until business picks up again. So if you want a real estate agent who has time to focus on your specific needs as a buyer and is highly motivated to get a nice commission that can help with all the additional expenses this season tends to generate, now is the perfect opportunity.
  1. Sellers Are Motivated
Choosing to sell a home is often a very emotional decision. So when a household moves forward with selling, the last thing they want is the uncertainty that goes along with wrapping up the year and still not having the house sold. This makes most sellers highly motivated during this time of year, which is something we will elaborate on more below.
  1. Banks Want to Move Inventory
Even though banks don’t experience the same emotions as individual sellers, they do like keeping their books nice and tidy. That’s why you can add banks to the list of parties who have an extra dose of motivation to sell by the end of the year.
  1. Negotiate From a Position of Power
Not only does buying this season mean you’ll be able to enjoy certain tax benefits for the year, but you’ll also be dealing with agents, sellers and banks who are highly motivated to close a deal. That puts you in the driver’s seat for negotiations. Being in this position means you’ll be able to push more on specific issues.
Bad odors are the perfect example of something that you can negotiate against hard as a buyer during this time of year. Although OdorXit makes it very easy to get out any kind of bad odor that may be in a home, buying during this time of the year means you can use the presence of this type of odor to negotiate for an improvement credit or even a reduction in the asking price!

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.


Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.


5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity


The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.


The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.


The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.


The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.


By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.


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