Are you waiting until the weather warms up to begin your search for a new home in Central New Jersey? You may want to rethink your timing. Buying a brand new home during the winter offers a few advantages you might not have considered, including these important benefits.
Fewer People Are Looking for New Homes
Most potential homeowners are content to cocoon in their warm homes and don’t even think about starting a home search when it’s cold outside. Although buyers may not be as active, home builders like Country Classics are still building new houses throughout the winter. When you buy a home during the winter, you’ll have less competition and may have a greater selection of lot locations and floor plan options.
You Won't Have to Move When It's Cold
Construction of new homes typically takes six to nine months. If you buy in the spring or summer, you’ll probably end up moving during colder weather. The opposite is true when you buy during the winter. Depending on when construction starts and how long it takes, your home may be ready in the late summer or early fall. Just think about how much more pleasant the moving process will be without snow, ice or freezing cold temperatures. If you buy one of our Quick Delivery Homes already under construction, you may be able to move in a matter of months.
You'll Get to See Your Lot During the Worst Weather
If you only visited a new home community during the spring or summer, you may be in for a big surprise when winter arrives. Fortunately, that won’t be a problem when you buy during the winter. You’ll be able to see how various lots handle tough weather conditions. Does water collect in a low spot in the backyard of one lot? Will an icy driveway be an issue if you choose that hilly lot? Are the streets plowed promptly after it snows? You won’t have to guess about these issues when you buy your new home in the winter.
It Will Be Easier to Sell Your Existing Home
Do you need to sell your current home in order to buy a new home? Selling and buying at the same time can be a very stressful experience. Worries about finding a buyer in time to avoid contingencies can keep you up at night.
Listing your condo, townhouse or single-family house during the winter when fewer homes are sold will help your property attract more attention, and hopefully, result in a speedy offer. You may also receive more competitive offers due to a limited winter housing inventory.
You Won't Have to Wait for Your Closing
During the busy spring and summer months, loan, escrow and title companies are swamped. After waiting months for your new home to be completed, you probably don’t want to wait another second to close on the house and move in. By the time your home is finished, mortgage and escrow companies will have much lighter workloads, which means a quicker closing for you.
You'll Have Your Pick of Moving Dates
According to MovingLabor.com, June, July and August are the busiest times for movers. If you move during these times, you may find that movers are fully booked for months. In fact, you might need to compromise on your moving date or choose a less convenient middle-of-the-week date. By late summer to early fall and winter, moving companies are less busy. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that you have your pick of moving dates when you move outside of the peak months.
Why wait to become a new homeowner when you can start the process now? If you’ve been thinking about buying a new construction home in Central New Jersey, check out Country Classics' current availability. Contact us to learn more about our award-winning new home communities.