There are so many misconceptions around the housing market when the cold air starts to creep in. Buyers especially here in one of the coldest states tend to only see the disadvantages of moving in the winder. Snow, cold and ice!! However with the right thinking home shopping in the winter can be a great advantage for a few reasons.
First, less competition for homes. Yes, it is true that there are fewer homes available ,but there are also many less buyers competing for those homes. Much less chance for multiple offers and exaggerated inflation of prices when there is no buyer frenzy.
Second, the availability of realtors, contractors and inspectors. As the market goes into hibernation many essential people become less busy. Are you someone that wants more one on one attention from your realtor then buy in the winter!
Thirdly, it is a great way to see if the home can stand up to our harsh winters. Are there ice dams on the roof? How about a cool breeze through the windows? Buying a home in the winter can show you some great ways to increase the energy efficiency of your future home! Also similarly to the spring and summer months it is a great way to check out the neighborhood. Are the driveways plowed, has the city been taking care of the roads what kind of commute would you have in the snow? All great bits of information that you would not be able to gather in the summer months.
If these advantages are appealing to you take the first step and get yourself a pre approval! We would love to show you even more ways to get the best deal on your winter home!
Author:Jacquelyn Carlson Phone: 763-442-7197 Dated: September 29th 2015 Views: 135 About Jacquelyn: I am in my first year as a buyer specialist with the Steinbach Home Selling Team.
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