This time of year many people tell me they are waiting for
the spring market to, either buy or sell a home. There are so many moving parts
that go along with a decision like that and for many people it’s the wrong
choice. If you are a buyer and you have decided to wait on a home
purchase until the spring here are a few things to consider. First you can
certainly wait to start looking at homes until the weather gets better but so
will everyone else! If you want a less competitive market and lower prices for
the homes you like starting the process early can work in your favor. Are you
planning to wait on the entire process until the spring? If you are I would highly
suggest you at least get your financing on track so when spring come you are ready and able to put an offer in on a home you love! It is
also the off season for many lenders. As a realtors business slows so do the
lenders. If you are a buyer that appreciated your realtor and lender being more
available to you during your search buying in the off season could be a better
choice for you. Another factor to consider if you are wanting to purchase a
home in the near future is buying a home in the winter allows you to see and experience
how the home and its systems hold up to the cold and snow. Are there ice dams?
Have the roads been appropriately plowed? Is the furnace working as it should?
Considering that here in MN we spend almost half the year with our heat on it
can save you a lot of money to know if your furnace is working the way it
should when you purchase the home. And that the home is able to stand up the the cold! Don't be afraid to buy in the winter and consider the benefits! Lower prices, more attention from agents and lenders and more information on the homes winter systems.
Author:Jacquelyn Carlson Phone: 763-442-7197 Dated: December 8th 2014 Views: 243 About Jacquelyn: I am in my first year as a buyer specialist with the Steinbach Home Selling Team.
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