So real estate wisdom tells us that spring and summer are the prime seasons for house hunting and moving. People are more likely to get out and shop when the weather is nice. It is a more pleasant time of year, and sellers know their yards look better when not covered in snow. Yet there are some very logical and compelling reasons for going shopping for a house and moving in the winter as well. As we know, moving and real estate often go hand in hand, and though we'd like to dictate when we move and when we buy a house, very often other circumstances can emerge and force us to sell, buy and move anytime of year. But having to buy a house in the winter is not the worst thing that can happen.
Plan ahead, keep your cool and the process will go smoothly. The holidays are stressful enough on their own, but trying to sell your home during this busy season can seem like too much to handle. Luckily, if you plan ahead and keep your cool, the process of selling your home during the winter months can go smoothly. Try these tips to ease your holiday selling stress so you can enjoy the season. Prepare your home well in advance. If you know you’re going to have to sell during the holidays, the sooner you can get your home ready to put on the market the better. Several months before you have to sell, start clearing out clutter and personal items such as family photos and knickknacks and clean
Housing Inventory Shortages and Tax Reform Effects Loom Large The National Association of Realtors is reporting this month that a steadily improving U.S economy, sustained job growth, and rising confidence that now is a good time to buy a home should pave the way for an increase in existing-home sales in 2018, but continued supply shortages, and passage of a tax bill that disincentives homeownership, threaten to handcuff what should be stronger activity.
"Despite considerable demand all year, pending sales have lost a step in recent months because low supply is pushing prices higher and making homebuying less affordable in several parts of the country," said NAR Economist Lawrence Yun.
As many people return to a sense of normalcy following the summer months, their real estate needs once again become a priority. Both buyers and sellers need to adjust their plans for tackling the real estate market to make success in purchasing or selling more likely. Here's what you need to know to make the most of an advantageous fall real estate market. Time Frame Compared to the spring market, which is considered to typically last from March through June, the fall real estate market’s prime time is just September and October. The beginning of a noticeable increase in activity will typically correlate to the start of schools, which varies depending on local school calendars. Sellers: Take