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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3 2013 9:27 a.m. MDT

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patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

we just sold our home 2 months ago - we are downsizing and building a smaller cheaper home. The market was pretty good and now our new home will have the roof on before the first snow. The advise we got from our lender was to make this all happen in the summer and fall BEFORE winter because from a sellers stand point selling moves to a crawl during the holidays and really doesn't pick up at all until March. No one wants to have to move - in or out - during the holidays or in the dead of winter freeze so it may be true you might be able to pick a deal from a desperate seller during the winter months they will be few and far between. From a sellers standpoint listing a home after the first snow usually means your home will set there for months on the market which is a really bad thing. I would say just the opposite from this article.. the best times to buy and sell are from March through September.

UtMama
Orem, UT

The article is about the best time to buy. Not the best time to sell.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:UtMama

Doesn't matter. Best time to buy is still from March - September simply because there are many more homes on the market to choose from plus moving in the deep freeze of winter is a pain. Also looking at a home in northern Utah in January for example you can't see the yard at all due to the snow. The grass may be dead for all you know. The only way I would think about buying in the dead of winter is if the home is greatly reduced in price because of a desperate seller. Probably worth the risk.

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