We all know that the winter season is a time of year when most people hunker down at home and prepare for the holidays. But did you know that it is also a fantastic time to buy a new house? Here are four reasons why:
The timing is right
If you wish to design and build a home from scratch, winter is the time to get started. Why? Because from start to finish, the process will take approximately six months, give or take a month or two. That puts your move-in time squarely into the spring and summer seasons. Those are perfect times to move and get settled before school starts back up. Not only that, you can take advantage of all the great things there are to do at Harbor Club during the spring and summer months -- golfing, fishing, boating, swimming, lake life and so much more.
There are fewer buyers
Spring is often the most popular time for homebuyers to shop. Fall and winter months often have the least number of buyers vying for property. Less buyers equates to less competition, giving winter buyers an advantage. In the winter, you no longer will be “a day late and a dollar short” when putting in your offers. Bidding wars are much less likely. Not only that but you’ll have your pick of prime real estate offerings at this quieter time of the year.
The pricing is budget-friendly
In the real estate world, the busy spring season actually starts as early as January. Due to the laws of supply and demand, the new year is often a time when prices begin to inch up. Lower demand in the winter months can mean that new home prices are lower as well. Once demand starts to go up, prices often follow -- making winter an ideal time to get the most bang for your buck.
The best location has the right climate
More specific to Harbor Club, we are incredibly fortunate to be located in a temperate, Southeastern climate. The big advantage of the mild winters here is that our builder can still easily dig a foundation, pour concrete (that will cure properly), and it’s less likely for moisture to get in the house due to it being a drier time of year. Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that construction has to slow down or stop altogether. In fact, Harbor Club currently has 21 new homes under construction, and we don’t plan to slow down anytime soon.
Why not come out and see the beautiful new homes we are building at Harbor Club? It’s an awesome time of year to visit and we’d love to show you around our fantastic community. Contact us today for a personalized tour.