Holidays, cold weather and vacation time create a vacuum of inactivity in the U.S. real estate market, which is why experts recommend picking up a bargain during this time if at all possible. People selling during this time are obviously motivated, which may mean better prices. Experts say this is particularly true this year, because home prices and mortgage interest rates are expected to climb before the spring selling season begins. Buyers should remember that homes may not show well in winter and should accommodate for that when evaluating a potential purchase. For more on this continue reading the following article from TheStreet.