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Why Winter Is A Great Time To Buy 

Contrary to popular belief, the winter months are some of the best to buy a home. While there are many reasons that factor into this, many are not in spite of the colder weather, but rather because of it! Let’s take a look into some of these specifics. 

The real estate market is largely affected by supply-and-demand; this is one of the biggest components making December to February a great time to buy a home. While many sellers wait until the spring to list, there are still plenty of homes on the market to choose from while you are now in the driver’s seat. Compared to summer months where sellers tend to have more leverage, it can be a much less stressful time to shop as well as the fact that you are much more likely to get a better price.

In conjunction with sellers choosing to wait, many of the agents working with you to purchase a home will also have more time to give you more one-on-one attention as you walk through this process. This includes everyone from your Realtors, to loan officers, movers, and even contractors who might need to help with any repairs. You will be able to move everything along more quickly than a typical month when it is easy for each little piece to get backed up and slow down the timeline of getting you into your dream home! 

While not everyone enjoys the cold weather, just in house-hunting alone you have many benefits that come with taking advantage of this season. One major downfall of purchasing a new home in the warmer month is not being able to see how it holds up under the pressures that snow, ice, and frigid winds can bring. Looking during colder months gives you a much better understanding of how much of a draft is coming through the windows, how strong the roof is, as well as avoiding melting in the summer heat when looking from house to house. 

You can beat the spring rush and start the coming new year with a fresh new stage of life as sellers are still motivated and Realtors are still working tirelessly to make your dream home a reality. This is a great time to slow down and work through this process stress free with your friends at the Carlin Team as we get you settled into your perfect home to celebrate the start of an exciting new year!