The Best Time Of Year To Buy A House. Does the time of year actually matter when buying a house? The short answer: yes and no.
Seasonality tends to affect factors such as inventory (the number of homes for sale) and purchase price. During spring, inventory is plentiful, but competition among buyers may cause prices to rise. By contrast, home prices may be lower during winter, but inventory is usually limited – and moving in may be more difficult, depending on the weather.