Why Winter Is a Great Time to House-Hunt

A "For Sale" sign nailed to a wooden pallet on an empty snow covered lot with tall trees in the background in a winter landscape


Bears hibernate during winter, and there is a common misconception that the housing market goes into hibernation during the winter months as well. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We have amazing Jersey Shore real estate listings that our agents would love to show you. And the Jersey Shore beaches are beautiful this time of year. If you don’t mind putting on a coat as you check out the ocean, you can see a side of the beaches few people get a chance to see. Here are several more reasons why now is a great time to house-hunt down the Jersey Shore.


It’s a Good Test: Every home looks great during the spring and summer months when it’s sunny and warm outside. However, the true test for a home is when those temperatures dip and winter weather makes its presence known. You and later your home inspector may be better able to identify potential problems that might not have been spotted other times of the year. For example, you can see how the plumbing is able to cope with colder temperatures.


You Won’t Have as Much Competition: Take it for us – the best Jersey Shore homes don’t last on the market for long. If you make an offer, you’re bound to be in competition with others. It’s true that there is often less competition in the winter months, which means you may be able to avoid a bidding war and get that special home at a price that fits your budget.


You Can Be All Set to Go for Spring: Why wait until spring to shop for a home when you can be moved in by then? The first few weeks of spring are the perfect time to start a garden, landscape, and take care of other small projects leftover from the winter. By looking at homes now, you may be able to close by early spring, enabling you to personalize your home just in time for the spring and summer months.


You Will Avoid the Crowds: Shopping for a home in the spring and summer months does get a little noisier as tourists come from all over the world to experience some of the best beaches on the East Coast. If you’re looking to see homes when it’s a little quieter, now is the time to contact an agent.


We specialize in Jersey Shore real estate, and our agents are ready to take your call and help you find that perfect home for you. Contact us today to discuss what you’re looking for in a home down the Jersey Shore.

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