There are plenty of reasons to buy a home in the fall, and, contrary to what you may have been told, it is a great time to buy. With less competition than in summer months, you are less likely to begin your buying process with competitive bids from other buyers. It’s also the time of year when you start considering year-end tax breaks, and owning a home can yield great dividends in tax returns. It’s also a great time to move; less inclement weather to deal with on moving day.
Fall is also a great time to do a litmus test of sorts to help spot potential problems on the home. You’ll be able to see how the leaves fall, and just how much work you’ll have when they begin falling. You can check for drafts through fireplaces, windows, doors, even things like electrical outlets. You can check heating throughout the home to make sure it is heating throughout, or turn the heat on and off to see if it will be overly loud. Lastly, watching the rain can help point out gutter problems, or potential areas of flooding, which can greatly impact your decision to buy a home.
Fall is certainly a great time to buy!