Source: thespruce.com | Re-Post Houterloot 1/11/2018 –
So real estate wisdom tells us that spring and summer are the prime seasons for house hunting and moving. People are more likely to get out and shop when the weather is nice. It is a more pleasant time of year, and sellers know their yards look better when not covered in snow. Yet there are some very logical and compelling reasons for going shopping for a house and moving in the winter as well.
As we know, moving and real estate often go hand in hand, and though we’d like to dictate when we move and when we buy a house, very often other circumstances can emerge and force us to sell, buy and move any time of year.
But having to buy a house in the winter is not the worst thing that can happen. In fact, here are some advantages that show how you could benefit from house hunting in the winter.
Fewer Buyers to Compete With
The most obvious plus of buying and moving in winter is exactly because real estate wisdom says to shop spring and summer. As a result of this popular piece of real estate advice, there will be fewer buyers in competition during the winter months. It’s simple economics – the low demand will work in your favor. So for the investor looking to find a good deal in the housing market, the winter can be prime time.