Thursday, July 7, 2016

Benefits of Buying a Home in the Summer

The summer months are a great time to purchase a home. Weather typically cooperates more in the summer, which can make your house hunting experience more enjoyable. It is more pleasant to drive around and get in and out of the car to look at homes when it is nice outside. Your trusted realtors at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to point out some additional benefits of buying a home this summer.

High Inventory

Usually the inventory levels are higher in the summer months. Many people list their homes for sale in the spring and early summer, making this the perfect time to search for your new home. Higher inventory gives you more houses to choose from. With more options available in the summer, you can be assured that there are plenty of homes available to look at with your agent.

Property in Full Bloom

The summer months are known for green grass and plants in bloom. See all that the potential homes have to offer in the landscape department. With the property in bloom, you can gauge how much outdoor work will be needed to upkeep the lawn and landscape. You can also get an idea of how the outdoor space can be used during the summer months.

Less Competitive Market

Many families are busy during the summer months on vacations and doing other various activities. This can take some homebuyers attention away from the search, leaving less competitors looking at the same homes in which you are interested. Less people looking at the same property usually gives buyers time to think about their decisions without feeling rushed to put in an offer on the home. This can help reduce stress during the home buying experience.

Neighborhood Activities

Activities in the neighborhood are sometimes a great selling point. If a subdivision you are considering offers amenities, like a pool or tennis court, you can check them out while they are being used in the summer months. Many potential homebuyers are interested in the activities in a neighborhood; this gives you a sneak peek into the interactions of the neighbors and the environment.

Price Flexibility

A number of homes are put on the market in the spring and at this point they have usually been listed for a few months. Many sellers are more willing to negotiate on price once their home has been on the market a little while without selling. Flexibility in price makes this summer a great time to buy a new home.

These are just a few of the benefits you can enjoy when house hunting in the summer. If you are considering buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, check out our website for our current listings. The real estate experts at Eagle’s Nest Realty are here to help with all of your home buying needs.


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