Buying A Home In The Winter? 3 Things To Check Before Making An Offer

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

Buying A Home In The Winter? 3 Things To Check Before Making An Offer

Buying A Home In The Winter? 3 Things To Check Before Making An Offer

28 September 2016
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Real Estate, Blog


When purchasing a home, you want to be able to see the home as early as possible before making an offer. It can be so frustrating to think you're buying the perfect home, only to be disappointed with it later. With this in mind, it's best to avoid buying a home in the winter of the option to buy during another season. If waiting isn't an option and you've decided to buy during winter, the following tips can all help make it much easier to find the perfect home for you.

Request Photos or Videos of the Home During Other Seasons

One smart idea to get a closer look at what the home looks like during very different parts of the year is requesting photos or videos of the house during different times. Most homeowners will have some photos on record that can show you how the home looks during the warmer months of the year. This can make a big difference in how confident you are about buying a home and what the house looks like when there isn't snow covering it.

Get an Inspector That's Experienced with the Effects of Snow

It's easy for the snow to cover up flaws in the house, such as a weak foundation. With this in mind, you need to look into finding a home inspector that is plenty experienced with working in snow. What this will do is ensure that you're able to get a clear look at your home and get an understanding of how many problems will need to be fixed and whether the snow is covering up anything that needs to be addressed.

Look Past the Landscaping and Focus on the Home

With snow covering the ground, it's likely you won't be able to get a clear look at the landscaping. This means trees, edges, and the lawn will be covered with snow and may not make the home look as nice as during the rest of the year. Instead of being turned away due to the way that the trees and other landscaping looks, it's best to focus mainly on the house itself and its various features.

Taking your time buying a home can make all the difference when you are concerned with house shopping during the winter. If you know what you want and what to look for, you'll be able to have a much easier time finding homes that stand out to you and offer all the features you want, regardless of what the weather is currently like during winter. For more information, contact a real estate agency like Macaluso Realty.

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Home Buying Tips for Empty Nesters

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

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