can I get a bargain in the winter?

Seasons of real estate

Not every year is the same, but there’s a pattern. Spring The spring market begins when sellers start listing their properties in larger numbers. Look for these harbingers: No snow on walkways due to light snowfall or warmer weather. Easter has passed. (This year, Easter is April 12.) The spring market is driven by increased

Winter house hunting starts after Thanksgiving

Even though it isn't winter yet, housing prices begin to drop this time of year. Winter is a bargain-hunter's paradise, but it is also house-hunting hell. Between Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Day (or Super Bowl Sunday when the Pats are in the playoffs), demand dries up, but so does inventory. The drain on demand

Does the market change with the seasons?

First, remember that I am looking at this from the buyer’s side; that’s what I do. I don’t know the minds of sellers. I only know the history of past seasons and the gossip of listing agents about what is coming up. Here’s a quick and easy analogy: seasonal house buying is like seasonal clothes