Why it’s so hard for serious buyers to find a house in Sydney right now

Why does the end of year result in a flood of people trying to ‘get something before Christmas’?

Managing the logistics of conveyancing and property transactions at this time of year is often the most challenging. Aside from the public holidays and the industry shutdown, there’s the rush and the bottleneck of transactions all trying to squeeze in as the Christmas and New Year period looms.

Yes, it’s all a bit crazy. Of course we try to adjust people’s expectations as to what will happen over the next month or two and how long things will take during this time. But it’s the same every year.

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Getting onto Sydney’s pricey property ladder is never easy, but there’s a reason why the rush to buy a house before Christmas is tougher than usual.