House-hunting in the winter

The winter might be the perfect time to cuddle up and stay inside, but as this interesting Forbes article suggests, it can also be a great opportunity to get out and buy a house. Why? Well first off, there is less competition and sellers are generally more motivated to sell. Plus, when you see the house in winter, you’ll be able to know firsthand if everything—like the heating, plumbing, roof and gutters—are in good order.