House Hunting During the Winter

With a little bit of real estate research one can easily find that the peak season for home shopping is Spring. It goes without saying that the beautiful weather and the thoughts of an approaching Summer drives many of us out of our homes and into the world. What does this mean for finding a potential home? It means that more people are looking and it may be more challenging to find the perfect home for you and your family. One way to avoid this is home hunting during the winter or colder months.

Less Buyers

With one of the highest seasonal variations in home listings across the country, Ohio will definitely keep you on your toes. However, one thing is for sure, during the Winter months less people want to be out unless they need to be. This will translate into less buyers and hopefully less competition when you find a home that is a perfect fit for you and your family. It could also mean a little more one on one time with a potential landlord or during a walkthrough, if there aren’t a lot more people waiting in line behind you.

Home Quantity

Unlike buying and selling homes, home renting means that there are likely more property options available during the colder months. When a lease is up a landlord wants to fill that property as soon as possible regardless of what month it is or what the weather is like outside. So don’t be scared to look at available homes for rent and schedule a walkthrough despite the cold weather.

Neighborhoods During Winter

Another thing to take into consideration is how different a potentially new neighborhood may be during the Winter months and during the Summer months. The neighborhood may seem quiet and empty during one season and loud and crowded during another. So be sure to do a little research on crime rates or other stats that may help you make a good comparison between the changing seasons.


For more information on finding houses for rent in Toledo, Ohio contact Buckeye Northwest Realty. Toledo’s leading property management company featuring a large number of available rental homes.

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