5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn

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Fall offers a change of season like no other. If you’re thinking about changing homes, consider the following.

  1. Motivated Sellers: If the home has been on the market for a while, the seller may take a lower offer to close the deal before the winter.
  2. How is your new home’s drainage? Are the gutters in good shape? Proper drainage takes water off of the roof and away from the home. Time spent inspecting the drainage system and addressing any issues can save you a lot of headaches down the road.
  3. Homebuilders may offer aggressive incentives to close more homes before the end of the year to meet sales targets.
  4. As home buying activity slows in the fall, you may avoid the bidding wars that occurred in many low inventory markets this summer.
  5. Home for the holidays! Who doesn’t want to be home for the holiday season? Buying a home is a big decision, but one homeownership benefit is having a place where you may start and share customs and traditions with family and friends.

This article has 3 Comments

  1. My wife and I are looking into buying a home and we’re wanting something pretty nice that we can start our family in. I liked that you had mentioned that it can be important to wait until autumn time because you’ll be able to avoid as many bidding wars as possible and this gives you the upper hand on the home. I’ll have to start looking around now for a home, especially know that we will be able to avoid bidding wars!

  2. My wife and I want to buy a home this fall, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about checking the drainage on the house first. I’ll be sure to get an inspection done so we know about any issues with the house beforehand.

  3. It got me when you said that buying a home in the fall is a good idea because sellers are motivated and they are more willing to negotiate than during the peak season. Thank you for pointing this out because I am a bit hesitant to buy a home now considering that the holidays are fast approaching. But if it will allow me to save money, then it might be worth a shot. Thank you for sharing.

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