when purchasing in winter watch these 5 things to help find a good buy!

This winter has been especially harsh for all corners of the country and like most years, with the cold winter, comes some sure-fire clues to the condition of a property when you are purchasing. Winter normally brings cooler, wet weather which are great conditions to check homes for energy sapping deficiencies, drainage issues, over-due maintenance, town service issues and over-all status of the systems in a house. What appears to be a wonderful, comfortable home in the Spring and Fall, can be a nightmare in a cold winter and lead to unexpected costs in the more extreme weather months.