With school in full swing and the holiday season coming up fast, fall and winter can feel like a pretty
5 Reasons To Buy In The Fall
With school in full swing and the holiday season coming up fast, fall and winter can feel like a pretty busy time of year — but not usually when it comes to the housing market.
According to CoreLogic® data from the past five years, homes usually spend more time on the market in the winter months.1And even though inventory tends to drop during that time, median home prices are usually lower than in the spring and summer.2
Which is why, if you are in the market to purchase but are on the fence about when, now could be a good time for you to step up your house hunt.
Here are five top benefits for fall and winter homebuyers:
Less competition. At this time of year, families are usually settled into school routines, people are focused on the holidays — and buying a home moves a lot further down the to-do list. Which means if clients do put in an offer on a home in the next few months, it's likely they'll also enjoy …
More negotiating power. Clients will have a much better chance of flexing their negotiating muscles in the fall and winter than in the peak season when the advantage is usually tilted in the seller's favor.
Lower home prices. Sellers who are trying to sell during real estate's off season usually have strong motivations for doing so — for example, the need to relocate for a job or to speed up the sales process if they've had their home on the market for a while. Either way, that translates to lower prices for the buyer.
Fewer delays with service providers. Movers especially are at their busiest during the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, when less people require their services, clients may be less likely to run into frustrating delays.
'Tis the season … for sales! This is a benefit that you might not think of, but after all, there's more to buying a home than the price and closing costs. Your may need to purchase new furniture and appliances, or other items to fix up your new space. What better time of year for you to get a great deal on home goods than holiday and end-of-year sales?
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