there are typically less homes on the market during the winter, but there are also less buyers than during the summer.
Most of the parts of the home that you would inspect are still readily accessible, during the winter. You will typically not be able to see any landscaping or the exterior foundation of the home, but in most construction you can see the interior of the foundation.
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However, if you need to wait until the winter there are advantages as you will truly see the property for what it is.
Winter is a lot more ominous and access and snow loads are fully disclosed, whereas you don't know that in the summer.
Slightly more activity in the summer months, but not by much.
Home inspections are slightly more restrictive.
You can sign up for the listing watch that will notify you automatically every time something in your criteria hits the market, so you can watch the market while you wait to purchase. I highly recommend it!
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So with all this being said, I think winter is a great time to get a feel for the areas you are interested in, get your thumb on the pulse of the market so when something comes up that you know is a great deal, you are ready to jump on it. Lastly, it would be very prudent for you to start the leg work with getting yourself pre-qualified for one of today's incredibly low rates. A seller would normally take an offer from a pre-qualified buyer because they have already been to the bank and know they can get a loan. By accepting an offer from someone who is not pre-qualified, the seller does not know if they can even obtain a loan.
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I feel that if you are considering purchasing a Tahoe home, now is a great time to start shopping as interest rates are amazing and there are great deals to be had. If we start looking at properties now we can figure out your likes and dislikes and get you in your dream home when the timing is right. Inventory is fairly tight in the winter but when the right property pops up you will be educated and ready to make a purchase decision.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions as I would be happy to help you out in any way possible.
Best regards, Dave
Dave Westall, Realtor
Tahoe Riverfront Realty, Inc.
CA DRE# 01796995
Seeing a home in winter gives you a true picture of what you will experience in the winter.
It is good to see how access to the property is, how the snow sheds of the roof etc..
So, the answer to your question is yes!
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Yes winter is a great time to buy, especially right now, as prices are down off their highs, interest rates are low, and the sellers that are on the market now are sellers who want to sell. People can be intimidated by the prospect of looking at Tahoe homes in the snow but there is a plus side to it: You can see the house at it's worst! I know that sounds crazy but there is truth to it. You can see how the snow affects access, how the streets and driveway are in the snow, etc. And also see how beautiful it is in the snow! I've shown and sold homes in total white-out blizzards before. It's fun getting out there in those conditions! Also we are seeing marked increases in sales activity in other areas of California, with homes selling fast. The market is turning faaster than exp[ected and that turn will hit here in full force soon, we are seeing multiple offers on many homes already. Waititng till summer may make you pay more. So in answer, yes, let's go do it. Give me a email back and we can start you on the path.