As we're enjoying the crisp, sunny days of autumn and the multitude of school and seasonal activities, it may be easy to push looking for that new home off until spring. If you're leaning in that direction, I'd like to share a couple articles outlining the benefits to buying in the fall — from lower prices and mortgage rates (they will continue to rise while you're waiting) to fewer buyers to compete with, and a higher likelihood of motivated sellers wanting to close before the end of the year — this can be a really beneficial time of year for buyers. And if you gave up back in the spring market, you should strongly consider getting back into the mix under these more favorable circumstances.
One objection to moving during the school year is concern about children's transition. I've found that the idea that a move is an easier transition for school-age children during the summer is not always accurate. For many children getting right into a routine and meeting all their peers at school and getting involved in activities in your new community makes for a much easier transition.
If these points have you thinking you'd like to test the waters and see what's out there, please give me a call. I am dedicated to listening carefully and working with each buyer to find the best fit to their wish list and their budget. I hope to hear from you soon!
Jessica Clark is a REALTOR and lead buyer specialist at Suzanne & Company. Read her bio here or contact her at 978-985-0123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.