According to Time Money, “Home sales tend to rise along with the temperature. According to Realtor.com, 50 percent of homes are sold in summer.” This leaves shorter, colder days as the best opportunity to find your dream home.
Check out why Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing suggests winter as the best time to buy a new home:
- Serious buyers are always looking, regardless of season. The biggest reason that the winter is a great time to buy is the perception that nobody buys or sells a home during the winter. However, in Ryan Homes East Coast market, especially in Brunswick Crossing (given our perfect location to those who travel to Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia), this couldn't be further from the truth.
While some people who are "just looking" are less likely to venture out in bad weather and have less time in shorter days, a serious home buyer in our community can take advantage of more quality time with our Ryan Homes sales consultants.
It's also true that sellers are less likely to put their resale homes on the market because of the perception for better spring opportunities. However, if you're selling a house, listing during this perceived slower period will give your resale home considerably more attention than in the spring market.
Tip: If you're a contingent buyer (one that has to sell your existing house before you consider moving into a new construction home), listing your resale home during the winter could help it sell faster, so that you can have your first-choice homesite.
- You’ll move in sooner. New construction homes take 5 to 6 months to build, regardless of season. It makes sense that you'll move in sooner than those who wait until the spring or summer to start the homebuilding process.
- Mortgage rates might increase. As the home buying market ticks upward with spring resale home listings, it could increase mortgage rates. While it’s up to your judgment (or the advice of a trusted financial source), buying sooner in the winter could be beneficial.
- Homes get an inclement weather test-run. You'll get to see brand-new homes withstand interesting winter weather. This is the perfect opportunity to ask your Ryan Homes consultant and construction manager about the advanced, eco-friendly technologies that our choice homebuilder uses to get your new home under roof and protected from the inclement elements quickly.
If you're considering our new construction homes, ask your Ryan consultant about energy bills and how your new home will rate on the HERS Index. Inquire about smartphone-controlled programmable thermostats and tankless water heaters that consistently provide hot water for cooking and cleaning year-round.
If you can't visualize what your home and homesite will look like during the greener season, ask for photos of the community in warmer weather. Ryan Homes consultants at Brunswick Crossing regularly photograph under-construction homes to share with buyers during the homebuilding process. You'll be able to see what your future street looks like when it's not covered with mud, snow, brown grass, and ice salt.
- Model homes are decked out. Tis the season for holiday decorating in new construction homes, which means your family gets a first-hand experience as to what it would be like to celebrate the magic of the season in a brand-new home.
Listen to Jingle Bells as you stroll quietly through a model home tour, watching perfect trees glitter and gleam with silver and gold ornaments. Who wouldn’t want to buy a new Ryan home knowing it has this holiday potential?
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