Buying a home in the winter.
Winter may not seem like the ideal time to make a move, but there are some benefits of doing so.
The main plus with buying a home in the winter is there are fewer buyers in the market to buy homes so you don’t have to compete as much.
Also, this could mean you might get a little better price on a home.
That said, there are several cons to buying a home in the winter months, such as:
It is very hard to inspect roofing when there is snow on the roof.
It can be hard to inspect the condition of exterior faucets, siding, etc.
If there is snow covering the ground it can be hard to see the condition of landscaping.
AC units cannot be tested due to low temperatures.
There is usually less inventory to choose from on the market.
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