Right now I'm looking for a house, and might be closing in the next few months. One thing that I want to consider is when the closing date should be. We are flexible with the date by a bit, and the closing will be near the end of the year, so we should be able to choose the closing date to be in either 2012 or 2013 based on our preference.
What are the implications of buying a house in December versus January?
Are there tax implications that I should consider (will buying in December get me some benefit on 2012 taxes that I otherwise wouldn't get?)