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February 22, 2021|
In general, there are three different elements to consider before you decide it’s the best time to buy a house:
In general, there are market trends that can help you make a better decision about when to start your home search and look seriously at your options. While these trends can vary from year to year, there are some generalities you can use to help determine the best time to buy a home.
Typically, August and September are considered the two best months for home buying. Home prices are often dropped during these months, but inventory is still reasonably high. This can change from year to year, but in 2019, home prices dropped $7000 in September, while inventory was only down by 10,000.
If you aren’t as picky in terms of selection but hope to get the absolute best deal on price, you might be better off waiting until fall and winter. While options are somewhat limited, you will most likely have the best flexibility to negotiate a price. Individuals choosing to sell a home during the winter months typically have a very specific reason, making them more likely to negotiate a sale.
If you are most interested in finding your dream home and money is no object, you will find the best selection in early spring. Historically, April has the highest number of house listings, with May and June close behind.
National, state and local economic factors can affect the housing market. Interest rates, job markets and the health of the economy as a whole can greatly impact home values. Pay attention to how the market is trending in your desired area in terms of real estate developments, retail and dining and school districts. These can be clear indicators of how the economy is doing in the area you plan to move.
The goal is to purchase when home values are trending upward, as it will help you start building valuable equity almost immediately.
Even if the market dictates it’s a great time to buy a home, you should really make sure you’re personally and financially prepared before you make the decision to buy. There is always a risk associated with making such a major financial purchase and you are the only one who knows if you are financially ready to make the leap.
Keep in mind the additional costs of property taxes, any updates the home may need and any relocating expenses. All of these elements will factor into your decision to buy and only you can truly determine when the time is right.
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