Three Winter Home Buying Tips For Colorado BuyersPosted on Mar 02, 2017
There's nothing more exciting than buying a new home, especially in the beautiful state of Colorado. If you're thinking about moving to this spectacular place this winter, there are three winter home buying tips that you should keep in mind. First, you have to understand the unique geography and weather patterns in the state. You also have to keep in mind the supply of available homes in the winter and you have to be observant while touring and inspecting prospective homes.
Colorado is home to spectacular mountains as well as deep valleys and wide expanses of open country. It's beautiful beyond compare and each type of topography in the state offers a unique way of life. Before you decide where in Colorado you want to buy a home, you need to decide the type of weather you're most likely to be happy with. Remember that winters can be cold, windy and snowy in the mountainous areas, and dry and cold in the southern part of the state. It's a good idea to visit areas of interest for a few days to truly get a feel for how it would feel to live there throughout the winter months.
Supply vs Demand
Most everyone will tell you that Spring and Summer are the best times for real estate because more people tend to buy during these seasons. However, winter can be an excellent time to find a new home. While the supply may be lower than it is in the warmer months, there are also fewer buyers on the market. What that means is you will have less competition for the best homes in the nicest neighborhoods. What's more, you'll often have an easier time negotiating a lower purchase price during the winter. Again, this is simply because there is lower demand during this period of time.
One sign of a well-maintained home is how it looks from the curb. When you first pull up to a house you're considering, take a look around and make note of whether the snow has been shoveled, and how well-kept the yard is. It tells you the homeowner has taken the time to consider such things and therefore, is more likely to have also maintained the home's systems. If you see signs of neglect, and clutter, be vigilant in your subsequent inspections as this can be a warning that other aspects of the home have been forgotten as well.
If you're looking for a new home in Colorado this winter, contact us at Team Lassen. Our professional team of real estate agents will be happy to help you find the home that you and your family have always dreamed of. With our extensive knowledge of the state and a deep understanding of the Colorado real estate markets, we're the agency of choice for good reason.