We’re ready to move out of our home into a retirement community. Some people told us that summer is the worst time to sell a house, and we’re afraid that all of the buyers will be away on vacation. Should we wait for fall? Does the season of the year matter?
Suzie and Bill Snowbird
Dear Suzie and Bill,
While the “spring rush” is a real thing, the truth is that there are buyers buying houses all year round. There could also be financial benefits to NOT waiting to sell.
While the market appears to be “nearing” the bottom, we’re not really there yet, so by waiting the market will continue to soften and chances are you will not sell your home for as much you could by listing TODAY!
The pool of buyers is less in the summer months, but that pool may only be 10% less than in the “spring rush”. So if you price your home competitively it will sell at ANY time in the year.
You may want to consider getting a pre-appraisal and listing your home BELOW the appraised value. By doing this you’ll most likely create huge excitement amongst the buyers and in many cases a bidding war can occur. Usually with a bidding war, the home will sell ABOVE list price.
So don’t hesitate, get on the market NOW!
– Wayne and Jean
Please note that all information is reliable but not guaranteed. Please consult with your Real Estate professional before making any Real Estate decisions.
How Big Is A Snowflake? Most snowflakes are less than one-half inch across. The largest snowflake recorded was fifteen inches in diameter. The Guinness Book of World Records states that the world’s largest snowflake appeared at Fort Keogh, Montana, on Jan. 28, 1887. The snowflake was about 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
How Many Snowflake Shapes Are There? All snowflakes have six sides and no two snowflakes are alike. Scientists think that there are five different shapes of snow crystals. 1. long needle shape 2. hollow column that is shaped like a six-sided prism 3. thin and flat six-sided plates 4. six-pointed stars 5. intricate dendrites
What Makes The Different Shapes? The shape that a snow crystal will take depends on the temperature at which it was formed.
- When the temperature is around 32°F to 25°F thin six-sides plates are formed.
- At 25°F to 21°F long needle shapes are formed.
- At 21°F to 14°F hollow columns are formed.
- At 14°F to 10°F six-point stars are formed.
- At 10°F to 3°F dendrites are formed.
- The colder it is outside, the smaller the snowflakes that fall.
- The fluffiest snow falls at temperatures around 15°F.
What was the tallest snowman? It took 14 days for the residents of Bethel, Maine, to make the tallest snowman ever. Completed Feb. 17, 1999, the snowman, Angus, was about 114 feet tall, and had car tires for a mouth and trees for arms.
What you do in the garden this winter can have big payoffs in the spring. Here are the top 6 tips for maintaining your winter garden:
1. Remove any weeds, being sure to pull the roots. Weeds are easier to spot in the winter when other plants have died back, and pulling the weeds now will prevent them from taking foothold in the spring.
2. Cut your lawn short. Not only does this make last minute leaf removal easier, but it also keeps the grass healthier.
3. Plant and fertilize bulbs. Tulips provide a bright splash in the spring and now’s the time to plant them!
4. Prune any damaged branches.
5. Remove and store tender tubers like dahlias and canna lilies.
6.Empty rain barrels and any other device that might store water which might expand when frozen, damaging the container.