We know that winter isn’t the traditional time homebuyers are rushing to find new homes. But guess what? We think they should! As it happens, we aren’t the only ones either. Our friends at Churchill Mortgage just wrote a fabulous post on reasons why winter is absolutely a great time for house hunting. Here’s an excerpt:
Winter Homebuyers Have an Advantage
Are you thinking about placing a freeze on your home search for the winter months? Well, think again! Winter is a great time to find and buy your dream home.
Historically, the majority of moves take place during spring and summer months. Buyers hope to take advantage of breaks from school, warmer weather, and increased inventory during their home search. But, as temperatures continue to rise, so do prices. An increased demand during these months often leads to a bidding war that drives home prices up.
Home shopping in winter tends to provide both buyers and sellers with a lower-stress experience. You might have to bundle up to go home shopping, but it’s worth it! You can expect lower home inventory to be offset by lower demand during these months. Although you may have fewer options, sellers are often eager to make a deal allowing you to negotiate a price that fits nicely within your budget.
We’ve put together a slew of reasons to consider trudging through the snow to find your perfect home!
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