Is Winter a Good Time to Buy or Sell a House?

Is Winter a Good Time to Buy or Sell a House?Is winter really the best time to buy or sell your home? Or maybe you shouldn’t buy at all and continue to rent. Are there any benefits to waiting?

Professional opinions on the best time to buy or sell your house vary depending on the source.

Let’s take a look at what a few of them have to say on the matter.

8 Benefits of Buying a House at Year’s End

Realtor.com - Summer may be real estate’s busy season, but winter offers great opportunities for buying a house, especially for renters looking to become homeowners, growing families trading up to larger houses and baby boomers seeking homes to fit their evolving lifestyles.

Proof that NOW is a Good Time to Sell

Keeping Current Matters - Most homeowners believe that the winter is not a good time to sell. This belief is based on the fact that historically the number of buyers decreases in the winter and then increases dramatically during the spring buying market. Though this is still true, there is an interesting pattern developing over the last few months.

4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

Keeping Current Matters - It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting.

Buying a Home Remains 38% Less Expensive than Renting!

Keeping Current Matters - In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

Harvard’s 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

Keeping Current Matters - Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year, he released a paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider buying a home.

What’s Happening in St. Louis?

St Louis Distressed Home Sales Down Dramatically In Past Year (St. Louis Real Estate News)

St Louis Metro Area 14th Lowest Performing Real Estate Market (St. Louis Real Estate News)

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