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OpenListings.com featured blog: Is winter the best time of year to buy a house?

DHREA 20/12/2018
Is winter the best time of year to buy a house?

Even if you’ve never purchased a home before, you’ve probably heard the term “spring market.”

Traditionally, the warmer months were thought of as the only time to get into the real estate market, but that’s not always the case.

If you’re looking to buy a home without all the heat of a potential bidding war, here’s 3 main reasons why this winter just might be the best time to buy:

1. Sellers are more motivated

Calendars become packed around the holidays. Between social events and familial obligations, very few of us would want to add yet another thing to our already busy schedules — especially something as important as selling your home.

As a buyer, you can use this knowledge to your advantage.

Sellers who are willing to market their home during the winter usually need to move right away.

These sellers are moving for a reason — a new job, a progressing relationship, or a family emergency — that’s so important they’re willing to inconvenience themselves during the busiest time of year.

It stands to reason that, if they’re willing to compromise their time, they’ll probably be willing to negotiate on price, too.

While your real estate agent is ultimately the best person to help you decide how to make an offer based on your current market, it’s something to think about.

If coming in under budget is your top priority, buying in the wintertime is probably your best bet.

2. The house’s true colors come out

Let’s be honest: everything looks better on a sunny summer day.

The reason why most agents encourage their clients to sell during spring & summer is because it’s literally the best possible light.

You’re seeing properties in their prime — the most natural light, neutral temperatures, and landscaping in full bloom.

In the winter, sellers don’t have that advantage.

Buyers will know if the heat isn’t working correctly. They’ll know if certain windows are drafty, and with less daylight, there’s more of a chance buyers will see a property after dark.

As the buyer, you should always go into showings with a discerning eye, but shopping around in the wintertime can help make potential deal breakers seem more apparent.

If you’re buying in a cold, rainy, or snowy spot, you’ll want to give extra consideration to some winter-specific details about the home.

How much shoveling, if any, will need to be done if there’s snow? Will you need to contract with someone to bring in oil? Is the house drafty or well-insulated and seale?

Make note of these factors so they can weigh into your decision making process.

3. There’s less competition

Since spring is the dominant time to buy, there might be another unforeseen advantage: less competition.

Many buyers take the “wait until spring” approach and get started with the masses.

Whether it’s kickstarting a New Year’s resolution or timing a house hunt around the kids’ school year, you can bet that the market will be its most crowded in springtime, which means you’ll be fighting over inventory with everyone else who had the same idea.

While inventory can be more limited in the winter, so can the number of potential buyers you’ll be competing against.

Sellers will be grateful to have someone willing to brave the ice, snow, or chill (if you live in that sort of climate) to come see the property.

And since there are fewer interested parties, there’s less of a chance you’ll have to deal with a high-stress multiple offer situation.

This article originally appeared on OpenListings.

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NEW LISTING! Gorgeous remodel in Pleasant Hills

DHREA 05/11/2018

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Gorgeous remodel in a friendly neighborhood on a very quiet street. Contact Chris Ciccarelli today or click this link for full property details!

 

 

 

 

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Virtual Bus Tour of Current and past rehabs

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 10:00 AM

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New listing! Brick home with a fantastic location in Dormont!

DHREA 05/11/2018

 

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A very well maintained 2 story brick home located in the heart of Dormont with a fantastic location! Click the picture above or this link, or contact Ashley Johnston for more details on this wonderful home!

 

 

 

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Out of State Investing Pros and Cons!

DHREA 19/09/2018

 

In this segment, “The Deacon of Real Estate” Alex Deacon discusses the pros and cons of out-of-state investing. There can be tremendous upside, but is the juice worth the squeeze? The Deacon breaks down how you should be preparing, if planning to invest outside of your state!

 

 

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Don’t Worry…The Market WILL Crash!

DHREA 14/08/2018

 

In this segment, Alex Deacon discusses the rumored market crash that has real estate professionals buzzing. But, just as the saying goes, “opinions are like you know what, and rumors can be the same.” Or…something like that. 😉

However, Alex does see some parallels to the 2008 crash. Rather than speculate, “The Deacon of Real Estate” explains why a crash wouldn’t necessarily be the worst thing, if you know how to position yourself correctly. You won’t want to miss this highly informative session!

 

 

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Alex Deacon’s Property Management Series: Increase Value of a Rental Property!

DHREA 25/07/2018

 

 

Alex Deacon is back with his property management series, and in this episode, “The Deacon of Real Estate” is delivering tips to increase the value of your rental property! Alex discusses future value, current value, and current market value, and what improvements fall into which category! Don’t miss this highly informative session that can really improve your cash flow and steadily increase property value!

 

 

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Pricing Your House

DHREA 18/05/2018

 

In this segment, Alex Deacon uses his 25+ years of real estate investing experience to deliver tips on how to get the most value for your home. “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses various topics including the importance of price, curb appeal, and the most important rule of all…not letting your feelings outweigh the facts!

 

 

 

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: “Timing” The “Market”

DHREA 29/03/2018

 

“The Deacon of Real Estate” Alex Deacon gives his take on the age old saying: “timing the market”. The Deacon explains how knowledge can trump hype, why staying in the market is essential, and much, much more. You won’t want to miss this one!

 

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The Deacon of Real Estate: 7 Things To Avoid When Investing In Real Estate

DHREA 04/01/2018

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Is There Upside To Selling In The Winter?

DHREA 27/12/2017

The Deacon of Real Estate” Alex Deacon delivers the pros and cons to selling during winter months in cold weather cities. The Deacon separates the myths from the facts, and sprinkles in some topics that are more grey than the winter sky!

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