Real Estate Seasons: The Best Time of Year to Buy a House, Build, or Remodel

Spring is notoriously thought of as the best time of year to buy a house. With an influx of people looking to move, buy, and sell, it’s no wonder this is also a popular time for new construction. Luckily, each season has its pros in terms of building, remodeling, and purchasing.

This guide will go over everything you need to know about the best time to remodel, buy a home, or build a custom home. From winter to summer, here’s the low down on each real estate season.


Spring is typically the busiest season in the real estate world. The beautiful weather makes it easy to get outside and tour homes. The cooler climate in Florida during the spring makes it a great time for new development and outdoor building projects as well.

This makes April through Spring a busy time for home builders. As a home buyer, spring is also a great time to move. There is often an influx of properties available as families try to move and get settled before school gets started again.


While summer in the Tampa area can be hot, there is still plenty of action taking place on the real estate market. The early summer especially will still see a steady traffic flow as people try and beat the heat and get into new homes before fall. The heat will slow some foot traffic so summer can be a good time to snag a deal.

You will also still have some time for development, and new construction before the worst of the heat sets in from July to September. Ideally, you can wrap up the majority of the outdoor work before July so that the indoor work can take place later in the summer.


Because the weather is warm or moderate in Tampa all year round, the building season can be extended a lot longer. Cooler temperatures towards the end of fall provide a break in the heat for outdoor construction.

In terms of buying and selling a home, if you don’t have kids you need to relocate, you can find some great deals in the fall as well. The holidays haven’t started yet, and the weather is comfortable. This provides a nice break to tour the real estate and hit the pavement.


While winter in Florida is a lot different than in Minnesota, the season does tend to slow around the holidays. With holiday breaks, traveling, and get-togethers, this tends to be the slowest time of the year for contractors as well. Luckily, you might be able to score a deal while things aren’t busy.

In terms of new development, working through the winter can still be possible in the Tampa area. Because contractors tend to have more availability, this might also be the best time to remodel.

The Best Time of Year to Buy a House

Knowing when to buy a house or when to remodel can be a difficult decision. There is no one size fits all answer. So when the best time of year to buy a house for you? That decision will depend a lot on your own timeline and budget.

No matter the season, a real estate expert and developer can help get you into your new favorite home. Fill out the contact form here to get in touch with a pro.