It seems the way real estate trends go that everyone wants to buy a home at the same time. Buying a home during busy times has challenges. No matter why so many people are heading out to buy a house at a particular time of year, you may wonder if you should steer clear of the competition.
There are advantages to buying a home during more prominent seasons- namely that there is more inventory. You also will face plenty of roadblocks to buying during these times of the year.
Houses Look More Attractive In The Sunshine
The reason why so many people list during warmer months is that properties look more attractive at these times. It may be a great time for sellers in the spring and summer, but buyers do face more competition. You may find a home you love but end up being one of the multiple offers on the property. In the warmer months, you could be paying more for the same type of house that sold for less in the winter.
Buyers in the spring and summer are anxious. They have sat out the fall and winter waiting for the perfect house to come on the market.
The Spring And Summer Is A Great Time For Families To Relocate
It’s much easier to shop for a home with your family when the kids don’t have school, and there’s more freedom. If you do find the perfect home, you’ll have everyone moved in before the fall when school begins. Hopefully, the kids will have a few weeks to settle in and get used to their new surroundings before they start school.
Don’t let the pressure of time constraints lead you to a decision you’ll regret. Don’t buy a home only because it’s “good enough” and you feel the time crunch. There are always options, so be patient.
Houses Don’t Stick Around
One drawback to buying in the spring and summer is that no matter what your timeframe is, you’ll need to move fast on a house you love. If you want a specific home, chances are a few other buyers do as well. It can be stressful, but not moving quickly to buy a property can result in losing out on it. It seems like a catch 22. While you don’t want to make decisions you’ll regret, you need to think about an offer rather quickly to beat out the competition.
Money Can Be Tricky
Once spring hits, people may be feeling a bit more padded in their wallets due to tax returns and bill being paid off. Trying to make negotiations on a home amidst the stiff competition is next to impossible. Often, buyers will need to pay asking price for a property during busy times of the year.