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Winter: A great time to shop for a new home

February 7th, 2015 | Home Buying Tips

Winter HomebuyingBelieve it or not, winter can be a great time to buy a home. You might not relish the idea of house hunting this time of the year, but despite the usual weather concerns, you might want to think about bundling up and heading out.

Your first stop should be with your real estate agent. No matter what time of the year you decide to look for your new home, your agent is an invaluable partner in the home buying process. An agent can help you understand what to expect, can make suggestions about location and other things on your wish list and will know about available properties even in a tight market.

One concern some people have about trying to buy a home in the winter is that the selection might not be as large as it is in spring and summer. It’s true that a number of sellers wait until spring to list their properties. But those that do sell their homes in the winter often are more motivated to sell. And in the winter, you’ll typically have less competition from other buyers.

If you would like to buy a new home but have been putting it off because of the time of year, you might want to go ahead and venture out into winter wonderland. Your perfect new home could be waiting!