Seasonal Changes in Home BuyingPosted by Kevin Hughes on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 10:02am.
Idaho is home to four moderate seasons--just one of the many reasons people love to move to the Gem State. You may have wondered when is the best time of year to buy or sell a home, or it may not have crossed your mind. It’s important to be cognizant of every aspect of the housing real estate market to get the most out of your home buying or selling, and this includes the time of year. Each season has different specific aspects it brings with it. The real estate housing market has its own fluctuations, but a seasonal cycle always accompanies it.
The summer is home to sunny weather, active lives, and vacations. For those that have waited until this time but still want to get moved before school starts, there’s a bit of a time crunch. You will want to have a good realtor beside you to help you find a quality house for a decent price. Hughes Group agents are the best at giving customized customer service to assist their clients with their specific needs. For sellers, you may be able to command a bit higher of a price, because there are many buyers searching for houses.
Fall can be a great time to save money for buyers that don’t have to worry about changing schools during the school year. Also, for those who are moving within the same school district, it can save you money to buy right after school starts. Fewer buyers are on the market, usually, as the weather cools and they adjust to school schedules, so watch the housing real estate market in the less popular fall season.
Winter is generally a hard time to sell houses because people don’t want to move in the winter due to the cold weather and holidays. You could easily be stuck selling your home for thousands less than you would in the spring or summer. So, savvy buyers should use this window of opportunity for good savings. This may be a good time to get your house ready to sell a bit later in the year. Your realtor will be able to advise you how to use the housing real estate market. Hughes Group agents are talented enough to save you money, even if you need to sell or buy quickly.
The housing real estate market usually experiences a big jump in March. Many families want to be in their next home before all the summer fun begins. Buyers will need a realtor that can help them win bidding wars, especially with today’s improved economy. Sellers can price their homes a bit higher as it is more in demand. They are benefited by the greener grass, blooming flowers, and brighter skies.
You can buy or sell a house in every season. Boise, perhaps, experiences a less extreme version of the seasonal housing real estate market changes because all its seasons are mostly pleasant. However, you don’t want to go on your own-- without an agent or not utilizing your agent-- because you will lose the advantages each season can bring you. Find a Hughes Group agent to help you buy or sell today.