Even though winter is coming, don’t let it put a freeze on your real estate dreams!
The thought of listing your home in the winter months, when snow can make for constant shoveling and a mess inside may be unappealing. For buyers, the thought of driving around visiting open houses in the cold and snow can also be a drag. That is exactly why winter may in fact be the best time to both list and look for a new home…
In general there is less competition in the winter, with buyers tending to be more motivated as they may have to move before a lease is up or before a new school year starts. For those home shopping, there are fewer buyers in general, and you can get a jump on the spring market in a less competitive environment. In our inventory starved area where houses don’t linger long, purchasing a home in the winter may open up more opportunities.
Here are a few more reasons why you may want to list or buy in the winter, and some tips if you do list. Use our mortgage calculators to figure out down payment and various mortgage options, and when you’re ready, contact a loan officer near you to get pre-approved today!