Buying or selling in the winter is not a bad decision. If you are renting and want to buy in the same school district area then anytime is good. If you are concerned with taking your child out of school in the middle of the school year then spring to summer maybe better for you and your family. You would have to ask the school district if you were to buy a place outside the school district if your child can continue school there until they graduate.or the end of the school year. There are families that do this.. Waiting for summer or spring is when most people put there home on the market after the holidays and around tax time. This is also a time when there are other buyers looking for the same type of home too. During the holidays people may not want to buy or sell as they are shopping, getting the house ready for Christmas, visiting family and friends and of course the Parties to go to for work and friends to see.. Everyone is different on what they want for their family.
If you would like to talk about it and we can see what is good for you.and what is on the market that may help you decide as well call or email me.. Take Care and hope to talk to you soon
Ingrid Ski Realtor
All of the points on here are valid ones. One more that I would add is that a lot of people dont want to sell their homes during the school year, during spring and summer kids are out of school and it makes the transition to a new home easier. During winter school is in session and many parents do not like to disrupt their child's schooling. If you do not have children, or your children are too young to be in school at the moment then moving during winter is fine. There might be less inventory for you to choose from but there are still homes being sold. Hope this info helps shed light on your situation. Happy Hunting!! let me know if I can help further.
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As Colton said, the market tends to pick up during the Spring and Summer season. However, in today's market, selling in the Winter can be a good strategic move. With more buyers on the market than there are homes, you can take advantage of having less competition. Once Spring and Summer comes you might have several more homes in the neighborhood competing for the buyers' attention.
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Joe Van Fossen
Keller Williams Realty
I think if a person lives in the middle of snow country then listing during the winter months might not be a wise idea, however here in southern California where winter is not a heck of a lot different than the other seasons of the year it really doesn't change much. In a normal market there are usually fewer buyers to buy your home but anyone looking during the holiday's is a very serious buyers.
In this market which is anything but normal I would say it is a great time to list and sell a home and a great time to buy before the real summer rush. Prices are going up and interest rates are still very low so buy and sell NOW.
If you are looking for an agent to work with I would be happy to talk further to see how I can assist you.
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