Early Spring Predicted – Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow
Groundhog Day came just days after the brutal polar vortex. It was so cold that weather announcers showed water crystallize in mid air. At Gobbler’s Knob, a crowd of thousands fervently watched as Phil stepped onto center stage. Luckily, he didn’t see his shadow and the prediction is for an early spring. Whether you believe it or not, it sure feels good to imagine warmer weather.
Especially if you are hoping to get your house on the market! The weather can have a significant impact on the housing market. Jennifer Hollister reported, “Calls and showings dropped off for a couple weeks, but since the weather has warmed up, we have seen a spike in activity.”
In January 2018, The Jennifer Hollister Group put 22 houses under contract. This year, that number was only 10. This indicates that the next few months are going to be really busy. She added, “People needing to buy or sell don’t leave the market entirely because of the weather, they simply delay their plans.”