Is there a benefit for buying a home in the winter? Many home buyers like to be settled prior to the fall for kids to be settled before school starts or because the weather is more predictable for a move. However, there are some benefits for buying a home when there is a chill in the air. Here are a few considerations for buying during January, February & March here in Asheville, NC.
- Landscape – Asheville is known for it’s lush landscape and majestic views, however during the winter months leaves and vegetation are not covering up views, privacy or the property. If you are buying land, it is a great time to see the true, natural landscape.
- Negotiation – Asheville homes for sale typically see a decrease in availability during the winter months. That being said, sellers on the market remain more negotiable. Sellers may be more eager to take a deal while the market is slow in Western North Carolina, instead of sitting on the property a few more months.
- Daylight- Make the most of your home buying experience. With Daylight Savings Time, it gets dark outside much earlier. Be sure to browse potential land or homes while it is light outside. Try to avoid bad weather as well.
- Financing- Last but not least, if you are financing, lenders tend to have fewer loans to process. Giving you more access to decision makers and increased attention from your mortgage specialist to get the loan processed.