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Chill! Winter Is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

January 10, 2019
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Temperatures in Columbus might not be ice cold, but colder weather and rain typically put off all but the most dedicated homebuyers. However, that means if you are one of those dedicated buyers, you can make the most of less competition and you’ll soon see that winter is a great time to buy one of the new homes in Columbus GA.

When it comes to the time of year when most people are looking for a new home, winter is not it. In fact, typically less than 6% of home sales are made during January and February. The warmer months of May through August see the larger numbers, with around 40% of all home sales being made then. These numbers mean that you have a lot less competition during the winter, which means you have more time to think carefully about your home purchase, rather than being rushed to act before you’ve really had time to consider all the pros and cons.

This lack of competition also means that you will have a better chance at getting a better deal. You don’t typically have competing bids as you do at other times of year, and you might even get a lower final price if the seller is particularly motivated. If the house has been on the market for a while, the seller may be more desperate to sell and will take a lower offer. Additionally, even new home builders often offer special deals on homes during the winter as they prepare for new rounds of building.

This is also a great time to really get a feel for a house. Even if you’re not dealing with blizzards, winter weather can show any weaknesses in the home’s insulation. If you notice drafts, you’ll be aware of them and you’ll get a better sense of how well the furnace is functioning. You can also check for issues outside that may get glossed over during warmer weather.

Since most winter home buyers are motivated and may be dealing with new job deadlines or other factors, there’s the benefit that with the housing market quieter this time of year, closings often happen faster and even movers have better schedules. You are less likely to have to wait long to move into your brand new home.

So if you’re looking at new homes in Columbus GA, now is a great time to get serious about making an offer. With less competition and more motivated sellers, you could get the perfect home at a great rate. Grayhawk Homes offers a wonderful variety of communities throughout Columbus, so contact them today to help get you into your dream home right away so you can properly settle in and chill.

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