What Home Buyers Should Keep in Mind about the Fall Real Estate Market

Buying a house during the fall seasonMany experts say autumn is actually the best time to shop for a home. With fewer people in the market looking to buy and some home sellers anxious to sell, this season creates a higher probability for someone to find and buy a home.

Home sellers in the fall tend to be serious. They are more likely to provide a little more wiggle room to get a deal done expediently, especially if they’re looking to sell before the end of the year.

Other Benefits
In addition to the fact that actually buying a home often becomes easier, there are other serious benefits of buying home in the fall season. For instance, mortgage companies are more likely to turn around the approval process quickly because they aren’t as busy with applications at this time of year. The same may also be true with moving companies and other businesses that are involved with real estate.

What to Look Out For
It’s important for buyers to work with their agents and determine what course of action when viewing homes and making offers to purchase. You may be looking at homes that have been on the market for a while and expecting a deal. Although you may think there may be price reductions with such homes, but there may be very good reasons why previously listed homes didn’t sell in the summer. (A prior pending sale on the home could have fallen through, for example.) Also keep in mind there will be newly listed homes coming to market during the fall season. Keep an open mind about homes and how many days they have been on the market for sale.

Working Together
Motivated sellers and motivated buyers often make a great team when it comes to getting a home sale completed as quickly and easily as possible. It’s important to work closely with your agent during the sale process. Real estate agents have the knowledge and experience in dealing with the local market and they’ll be able to let you know exactly what does or does not constitute a good deal, and how to move quickly through a sale so you can begin putting down roots.

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2 thoughts on “What Home Buyers Should Keep in Mind about the Fall Real Estate Market

  1. Thanks for the great tip that it fall is a great time to buy a house since the approval process of mortgage companies are shorter during this time of year. With that, I thought that I should hire a real estate service to help my sister. That way, she can get a new house to move in by then after getting her vacation house sold over the summer.

    • Let us know if we can help you. We services Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. But, we also have world-wide connections to top-notch real estate companies and would be delighted to help you find a real estate agent for you! Susan Knabe sknabe@sibcycline.com, 513-985-272

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