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Why You May Fall in Love with Buying a Home in Autumn

Why You May Fall in Love with Buying a Home in Autumn

From crisp, cooler mornings and evenings to the aromas of hot apple cider and pumpkin-spiced goodies all around, fall has arrived! With this bright and beautiful season comes an awesome time for serious home buyers to find their future homes.

Now that the hustle and bustle of the spring and summer seasons has ended, home buyers can look forward to a few great reasons to make their home purchases this fall:

The “School-Year” Rush is Over. You’ve probably heard about the mad rush for families to settle into their new homes before new school years start. Well, the good news for fall buyers is that those families already are settled in, which pretty much eliminates them from the pool of competing buyers!

Fall is a Beautiful Time to Browse! Searching for a home in summer can be a hot, sticky situation. Once the air turns a little cooler in fall, attending showings and open houses gets to be a little more comfortable. Not to mention the fact that fall’s colors lend themselves to some pretty beautiful sights. So, if curb appeal is on your must-have list, you’ll really enjoy what Mother Nature adds to homes in fall.

Fall Sellers ARE Motivated. Whether they’ve had their homes listed since spring or summer, they’re preparing to relocate or they’ve recently built a new home, sellers whose homes are on the market in fall typically have strong motivations to get their homes sold. Of course, these motivations often work in favor of buyers, translating to lower accepted offers and sometimes shorter closing periods!

Personal Attention is at a Premium. We’re not going to lie about it; the real estate market can be a bit flooded during spring and summer. So, everyone involved in the process, from real estate agents to mortgage lenders to inspectors to appraisers, movers and more, sometimes are booked up during that peak season. When it comes to fall, the market does slow down just a bit, so these essential service providers often have more time to devote to fall buyers.  

End-of-Year Sales Equal Tax Breaks. Buying a home in fall typically means closing on that home before the end of the year. The end of the year signals the start of tax season; so, what does that mean for fall buyers? A little tax break! New homebuyers that complete their transactions before the end of the year are able to deduct property tax and mortgage interest at tax time. And, who doesn’t want a little help with Uncle Sam during tax time?

Fall Buyers Get to Celebrate the Holidays in a New Home. After the closing process is over in fall, you’re in possession of your new keys and you’ve got your belongings in place; so, it’s time to celebrate! And, we’re not just talking about the fact that you’ve just bought a new home. When you buy a home in fall, Thanksgiving and all other winter holidays are right around the corner. You can look forward to celebrating and entertaining in your new space for the entire holiday season!

Are you ready to fall in love with a new home this autumn? Let us help! Start searching homes for sale today and let your fall home-buying fun begin!