[Editor’s Note: The following was submitted by author, podcaster, mortgage lender, and long-time WCI advertiser, Josh Mettle. Josh specializes in financing physicians, dentists, CRNAs, and other professionals with highly specialized professional loan programs. Josh is also a fourth generation real estate investor and owns a number of rental homes, apartment units, and mortgages. This would have been a great post to run a couple of months ago, but better late than never. We bought our current home in October of 2010, and I was amazed at how much less competition there was compared to Summer 2006 when we bought our previous one. While there may be fewer homes on the market in the Winter, there are dramatically fewer buyers, so you will typically get more attention from your realtor, more time to make your decisions, less competition and probably a better price. In this piece, Josh gives you some tips on taking advantage of the fact that you’re buying in the Winter.]
The holidays are upon us, and more often than naught, prospective home buyers are putting their decision to purchase a new home on pause until Spring.
I get it, buying a home during the winter can be a little more challenging, even uncomfortable to pack up and move during the holidays when our tendency is to slow down the pace and relax a little.
If that resonates with you, then you can see why December and January are the absolute best months of the year to negotiate