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Buying a Home in Winter

Buying a Home in Winter

  • 17 Jul 2017
  • Meg Georkas

I have written about SELLING your home in the colder months, but what if you are looking to BUY your dream home? Well, winter may provide some hidden benefits for you also.

The cooler months often see less homes for sale but this also means that there could be less buyers (meaning less competition for you) and more motivated vendors. Some buyers may be hibernating through the winter season, and some vendors may have missed out on a sale during the final summer selling season, which offers a big opportunity for those keen to get the home of their dreams.

One of the benefits of buying a home in the cooler months is you are generally seeing the property at its most unflattering time and when the garden is usually bare. This means homes that provide good natural light and are well insulated and heated properly tend to stand out. It also allows the buyer the opportunity to see any potential views from the home while the trees are bare.

The importance of a property’s orientation becomes evident during winter, with north-facing properties generally being less gloomy and cold than other properties. This is especially important in Armidale’s cold climate.

The winter months also allow you see if the living areas are adequate for family and friends when it’s just too cold to go outside to entertain or play. During summer inspections those beautiful courtyards and BBQ areas capture your attention – not so much when it’s pouring rain in the middle of winter.

Every home has positives and negatives both in design and décor during every month of the year and it’s up to the buyer, with the help of their agent, to decide what the most important items are during purchase time.

Opinions are those of Meg Georkas and may not reflect those of others.

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Peter, Ali and the team at Hutchinson & Harlow were excellent to work with. We were provided with outstanding level of professionalism and service. Hutchinson and Harlow have a good understanding of the real estate market in Armidale and surrounding regions. Their sales and marketing approach was fantastic, attracting a lot of interest and providing us with a sale at the right price quickly. Ali was brilliant to deal with. She kept us will informed, catered to our needs and made selling the house a seamless experience.

- Leah Cook (Vendor)

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Peter Georkas was honest, upfront and he and his team were friendly and efficient. Selling a property is a big decision and I felt supported and included in the process at every step of the way. Peter is a warm agent who acts with integrity. I would highly recommend him and his team.

- Zeva (Vendor)

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For many years we have bought and sold with Peter and the HH team..we wouldn’t consider using anyone else..
The service is professional, yet all stages of the buying and selling processes the clients are kept up to date...
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- Justin & Vanessa (Vendor)

Ali sold my investment property

Ali sold my investment property in April 2018. I would recommend Ali from H&H. H&H held regular open houses and were following up with all enquiries on the home.

- Patricia (Vendor)