Should You Start Looking To Buy a Home Now, or Wait Til' Spring?

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As a potential new home buyer, you may be questioning whether or not this is the right time for you to buy. Some people consider waiting because spring and summer are the home-buying booms, that’s when they think the best homes are for sale. However, what most people don’t realize is that buying a home now, in the winter, can be a great benefit for you as a new home buyer. Should You Start Looking To Buy a Home Now, or Wait Til' Spring? Here are 3 Tips...


Less Competition

As a homebuyer, looking for your next home in the winter time can work to your advantage. Most sellers tend to gravitate towards the spring and summer seasons to sell their homes, that means that the individuals who are putting their home on the market now have a good reason for it. No matter what the reason is, they are likely trying to get their home sold, fast. With less competition on the prowl for a new home, you will already be at an advantage. Additionally, because the seller is motivated to get their home sold they might be more flexible when it comes to a lower offer than what is listed.


More Time

As a new home buyer, you want to make sure you have put all of the research necessary into your search. Use your time off from work during the holidays to determine your budget, what you’re looking for and where to look. Come springtime, you might be too busy to delve into every little detail, so it may be better for you to complete your research and go through the home buying process sooner.


Availability of Agents

Not many people tend to buy homes in the winter, so not only will you have less competition from other buyers, but you will have less competition from other buyers for your agents’ time. They tend to be more open for questions and assistance when they are less busy, and the season where they are the least busy is the winter. This can be a huge benefit for you because you will have your questions and concerns addressed and answered in a timely manner.


Buying a new home in the winter can be just as good, if not better, than buying a home in the spring or summer. It all depends on your situation and what works for you at the given time. For more information about why it will benefit you to buy a home now, and not wait until spring, visit here.

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Comments (4)

Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Good Evening Steve

Thanks for the post and excellent information. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing

Jan 10, 2014 07:08 AM
Steve Adams
Thank you Patrick
Jan 10, 2014 07:33 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Steve, great post.  Sellers who have their homes on the market in the Winter seem to be more motivated.

Jan 10, 2014 08:26 AM
Steve Adams
Realty Austin - Austin, TX
Steve Adams REALTOR ®, ABR,GRI

Bette it is a great time to sell

Jan 10, 2014 08:30 AM