We often hear the question from many people asking “Is winter a bad time to buy a house in Lafayette?” Well the short answer is no. There are pros and cons to buying a home in every season, but that doesn’t mean winter is a bad time to buy.
January can be one of the best months to purchase a home. Often times homes are sitting on the market thorough the holiday season, and the sellers are very motivated to sell come January. You may have better negotiating power for certain deals in January.
Touring homes in the winter gives you a unique opportunity to see the features of the home that you cannot see in the summer or spring. You will be able to see how well the furnace works, how drafty the windows are, and how difficult it will be to clear snow from the driveway.
The colder winter months keep many people inside. Therefore there are fewer buyers looking at homes. Here you will find there is less competition between buyers.
Many times in the winter there are less homes on the market. Often, people who are selling in the winter, have to. The buyer in this situation could possibly negotiate a better deal then they could have in the summer or spring.
If you are interested in buying a home in the winter, contact Aimee Ness Realtor with Keller Williams in Lafayette for a free consultation.
For current market information for your Lafayette and West Lafayette communities or a free consult, contact The Aimee Ness Realty Group Keller Williams Lafayette Indiana. Our team with over 10 years of local experience, has your back to find your dream home, or sell your current home.