While April showers may bring May flowers, the fall season brings many reasons… to buy a home! The month of September was previously named the best month to buy a home according to realtor.com, and now, fall could be the busiest home buying season of the year. Here are our top five reasons you should fall into your dream home this season.
1. The Weather is Right
If you took into consideration our summer moving tips, your move may have been a bit less stressful. However, summer moves still prove to be too heated in more ways than one. The winter chill, especially in the Midwest, makes it difficult for most to tolerate a move as well. However, as the leaves change, the weather can adjust to a perfect temperature for you and your family to move from one home to another.
2. The Holidays are yours
As November and December approach, your family will want to be settled in for the holidays. These colder months should be reserved for meals with loved ones and holiday traditions – not the hassle of moving.
3. Everyone Likes Options
The inventory of homes available can be very high from September to November. From April 1st to September 1st of 2014, there was an average increase of 29 percent in home inventory according to Multiple Listing Service. This hike in options gives you the opportunity to add a few more items on your wish list.
4. Peace of Mind
The fall weather also brings with it the ideal time to inspect for proper home maintenance. Gutter drainage, yard maintenance, water damage and more can be the easiest to evaluate during this time of year. Take advantage of the increased visibility when weighing your options.
Let the change in leaves change your perspective about the ideal time to buy your dream home. Competition may be a bit higher, but with the increase inventory and the weather just right, it’s time to talk to us about your home buying options.