The real estate market doesn’t always have the best track record in the fall. However, there are a few reasons you should consider buying your house in the fall.
First, less competition. Because most people don’t have much faith in the fall market, you won’t be competing with dozens of other buyers (hopefully)! That way, you’re able to take more time to decide, making sure that you get the house of your dreams!
Second, you’re in a better spot for negotiating. If you’re looking at a house that failed to sell this summer, chances are the owner is tired of having that property still on the market. You can use that to bargain for a price that fits your needs, as well as those of the seller.
Third, all the holidays are coming up. You’re not the only one who wants to be home for the holidays! The seller will also want the stress of an unsold property off their plate. If you finalize the deal in the fall, neither of you will have to worry about it interfering with your holidays!
Fourth, buying in the fall sets you up well for furnishing at the end of the year. Not only do you get end-of-year sales to shop, you also get to have a little bit to prepare for all the Black Friday deals. After all, you can live without a dream piece of furniture or appliance for a month if it means you get a great deal!
So, if you’re still looking for a house, don’t despair! Fall will still offer you fantastic real estate deals!