Buying a Home in the Winter: Four Quick Steps
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Buying a Home in the Winter: Four Quick Steps

Buying a home in the winter…In the Midwest? Winters in Chicagoland aren’t the typical time of year you’d consider building a new home. But, there are benefits to breaching winter’s lock, especially by beginning and planning your new home-building process during the “quieter” months when builders have more time to help you plan for the home of your dreams.


In a recent article published at, Buying a Home in the Winter Versus Spring our own Brian Hoffman, third generation owner of Red Seal Homes, was asked to contribute his expertise and tips for building a new home while winter is knocking at the door. Here’s an excerpt from their story:


“Buyers who begin their home search in the winter sometimes overlook new-construction communities because they assume work won’t start on a home until spring,” says Brian Hoffman, an executive with Illinois homebuilder Red Seal Homes. “What these buyers don’t realize is that regardless of season, we need a certain amount of lead time before construction can begin. As a result, winter can be the ideal time to start the planning, permitting and selection process so that we are ready to break ground as soon as weather permits.”


Brian also offered Four Key Steps you can expect during the home-building process:

1. Choose a homesite and floor plan.
2. Contract approval from an attorney.
3. Permitting and selections.
4. Breaking ground.


Read the informative article here. You’ll likely find there are real benefits to getting a jump on building the right home for you and your family in Chicago—especially during Winter.

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