What We Love About Minnesota
Winter is a season that is both loved and hated. It brings snow which creates the feeling of an enchanted winter wonderland and it covers our cars and roads with dreaded ice. But for Minnesota home buyers – winter is all good news for three reasons:
Homes Show True Colors
Winter is the best time to do a property inspection because the cold will truly expose the home for buyers. All of the major systems in a home are put to the test – plumbing, heating, roof, gutters – making it the best time to make sure everything is working well.
Families with small children have probably left the market since school has started, meaning less competition and more opportunities for buyers. Millennial, single, and baby boomers can shop for their home with a little more breathing room.
While owning a home means having a place to make cherished memories – it also means having an investment with tax consequences. Selling a home before December 31st means home sellers can take advantage of a gain or loss during this tax year – often making sellers a little more flexible in negotiations.
The winter season also brings about wonderful holiday events around our beautiful city. Check out these events for your dose of festive Minnesota fun this winter:
Union Depot’s 5th Annual Holiday Bake Sale
December 9th from 10:00am to 5:00pm
in the Waiting Room Union Depot Station in St. Paul
November 21st through January 7th
at the Norway House