Why buying a home in the fall is ideal for you!
Spring and summer are regularly touted as the best time to buy a home. But are they really? Warm seasons are usually the busiest time for the real estate market, which can be very overwhelming when it is time to close the deal of your dream house. That is why buying a home in fall can come with lots of benefits:
1. The weather is ideal for a move: Of course we know that spring and summer are great, but fall is no slouch either. You will get milder temperatures than in summer, less rain than in spring (depending on your location), and lots of beautiful colors to set off your potential home. This just makes it the perfect time to move. After all there is nothing worse than moving in during a cold, heavy rain or having to carry boxes during a hot humid heat wave.
2. The market is less competitive: As we said before spring and summer are the
busiest time for home selling, because most people want to move before schools starts, that is why the market becomes less competitive in the fall. So wether you have kids or not, you should still take advantage of the slower market.
3. Prices may be lower: After the summer sell ends, there may still be houses left on the market that did not hook a buyer. You may also find properties where the sellers need to sell their homes fast because of time constraint. Often, these people will be serious about pricing their home to sell and to sell quickly, witch could equal to you saving money.
Buying a home in the fall can be a more relaxed experience for you, but of course there are drawbacks as well as positive, but it can be a worthy consideration when you think about home-buying. Not only you would enjoy more attention from your realtor, you would also get the benefits of a slower market, and most importantly you would have more time to carefully go over your options when you buy a home in the fall.