You've gotten your financing in order, and you have an idea of what you want. Now all you need is to find your dream home and you'll be set to move. So when is the best time of the year for buying a first home? Spring and Summer. Spring and summer are considered the best time to buy a house. March through July are popular months for selling and buying a home, making spring and summer the time you'll find the largest number of homes on the market.
Pros of Spring Home Buying
Curb appeal at its best Yards tend to look their best during spring and early summer, putting most homes' curb appeal at its peak. Gardens are in bloom, trees have new leaves and everything outside looks wonderful. You'll see your potential home in its best light.
Best time to switch schools Families with young children generally like to move after school lets out for the year. Putting a house on the market in spring or summer helps facilitate this desire. If you have children, moving during this time gives them the advantage of avoiding the "new kid" label at school.
Large number of homes for sale Generally this is the time when the market is flooded with homes for sale. If you want a selection, this is the time to buy.
Cons of Spring Home Buying
Don't blink or it's gone Homes tend to move quickly in spring and summer. Buying a home is a big decision, but if you're in a hot market where homes are moving quickly, such as Chapin, you'll have to be prepared to move quickly yourself or you might just lose out on some homes.
Selling a home can be difficult If you're selling your home in tandem with making a home purchase, your home will be competing with many other homes for sale, putting added stress on the sale. If your new purchase is contingent upon selling your home first, the stress is even greater.
Competitive home prices Because of the influx of houses on the market, prices tend to be competitive. You may find yourself in a bidding war for a home if it has wide appeal.
If you are interested in selling your home or if you are purchasing a new home, give Melissa Dille with Exit Midlands Realty in Chapin a call at (803) 345-6124. She has the knowledge and capability of helping you do just that.
Author:Braden Campbell Phone: 803-609-7641 Dated: June 11th 2014 Views: 1,963 About Braden: Let me start off by saying how proud I am to be a part of the SC Exit Realty family. After being ...
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""I was referred to Steve in the late part of 2015 from a co-worker that bought a house and at the time I was mentally ready to buy but my credit scores/budget was not. I called Steve back in 2015 to get information which he gave me some financial companies to try but at that time I could not get the financial approval. I told Steve at that time that I needed to work on my credit scores and I will call him back. Again this was 2015…. Thinking that I would never hear from him again since I was not prepared, Steve continued to call me every few months to check on the status of my situation and he continued to give me feedback, general information and tips along the way. Not only was I a single parent with a poor credit score, but I had faced some other challenges such as 2 surgeries in 2016 and a job layoff. Thankfully, through all of this, I continued to payoff credit cards and work on my credit score and finally in July of 2017, I got the approval I needed to purchase my very first home. And of course, the first person I called was Steve! Let’s face it, relationships don’t even last as long as the relationship Steve and I established in finding my 1st home. The customer service and communication that Steve provided is rare in this day and age. Thankfully I closed on my very first house 2 weeks ago and I am overjoyed with excitement that I am able to provide a home for my child. Steve was with me every step of a way and is a testimony for others out there looking to acquire home ownership or for the ones that feel it will never happen. I would recommend Steve Slavich with the Exit Realty team any day and will continue to place my trust in him for any future real estate endeavors that I may embark upon. Thanks Steve!""