In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term“Spring Buyer’s Season”exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter and hit the market ready to buy.
According toBank of America’sannualHome Buyer Insights Report, 41% of renters surveyed agree that spring is the best time to buy a home. The surprising result, however, is that when ranking the seasons, winter comes in second at 24%.
In many areas of the country, the spring and summer are the most competitive seasons for buyers. Families with children often want to move over the summer to make sure that their kids are ready for school in the fall. This often leads those families who haven’t found homes to buy to push pause on their search in the fall and winter months.
This creates a great environment for buyers to find a home with less competition. According tomoving.com, scheduling a move during the winter months also comes with the best price.
“If you define ‘best’ by cost then, generally speaking,you are more likely to save on a move during the late September to April window. Demand for movers usually slows down during this time frame and rates are low.”
There are also many benefits to listing your house for sale during the winter months as well!
As we recentlymentioned, buyers who are out in the winter are serious about wanting to find a home, and there is traditionally less competition on the market which gives you greater exposure to those buyers.
As always, the best time to buy or move all depends on each individual buyer or seller’s goals and needs. If you are one of the many who would like to make a move this winter, contact a local real estate professional who can help you create a plan to make it happen!
Author:Angela Johnson Phone: 281-989-9823 Dated: November 29th 2018 Views: 147 About Angela: Angela Johnson, REALTOR, began her career in real estate in 2008 with a goal to motivate and educate...
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