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    18 January 2024

    Is winter a good time to buy a house?

    A miniautre house in winter

    Spring and summer are typically prime seasons for house hunting. When the sun is shining, people are more likely to go out searching for their new home than in cosy winter afternoons. But winter is a good time to buy a house. Here at Muir, we thought we would give you the top 4 reasons to buy a house during the winter.

    1. Seasonality in the housing market

    The housing market is heavily influenced by seasonality. Spring is an excellent time to buy a new home because there are many properties available. Summer is a quieter season as people usually head off on holiday.

    Winter is slow for the property market as people aren’t keen on moving during the holiday season; however, this means you will have time to see more houses as a buyer. 

    2. Get a true sense of the property 

    Get your jacket on, put your boots on, and go out into the cold. The cold weather brings out all the imperfections of a house. It provides a great insight into how your new home will hold up over time.

    Inspecting a home in winter provides a unique advantage as it allows you to assess its performance in harsh weather conditions. You can evaluate the heating system, insulation, and how well the house handles snow or rain, providing valuable insights that you might not gain during other seasons.

    Hopefully, you won’t find anything wrong, but be aware if you do find any small problems, such as dampness, swelling or leaks. Come down to  Muir Homes, and let’s find your next home, no matter if it’s in the winter.

    3. Processes close faster

    Real estate transactions tend to move faster during the winter months. Lenders, inspectors, and appraisers might have more availability, expediting the closing process. Additionally, real estate agents may have fewer clients, allowing them to dedicate more time and attention to your needs.

    4. Flexible Moving Schedules

    During the winter, moving schedules are often more flexible. If there is less demand for moving services, you may be able to choose a date that works for you. During the off-peak season, you may also find discounts or promotions on moving services.

    Whatever the season, let the experienced team at Muir Homes bring you a step closer to your dream home. We’ll take care of everything from start to finish so you can relax and enjoy your new home. Contact us today, and you could be moving into your dream home sooner than you think. Our team of advisors are always on hand to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you.


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