Buying a Home in Winter: The Bright Side

By February 7, 2014 January 29th, 2016 Buying a Home

Winter skylline Boise, IdahoIf you’ve been thinking about buying a new home, winter is the time to start getting serious. Here are a few reasons to brave the cold and go on a house hunt:

The winter season has fewer units on the market, and sellers tend to need to move from their property. You can use that to your advantage to get a favorable deal.

Winter has fewer buyers in the market. Looking for a home in the winter can be inconvenient, and people are less likely to move. Families also tend to be on a September to June cycle because they are unwilling to move their children to a new town in the middle of the school year. Fewer buyers means less competition.

Lenders also usually have fewer loans to process and less paperwork to deal with. With lenders less hassled, you can expect a smoother process to get approved for a mortgage.

All savvy shoppers know, after the holiday season comes the season of bargain opportunities. This includes houses, as well.

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