Martocchia Realtors®'s Blog
It seems the way real estate trends go that everyone wants to buy a home at the same time. Buying a home during busy times has challenges. No matter why so many people are heading out to buy a house at a particular time of year, you may wonder if you should steer clear of the competition.
There are advantages to buying a home during more prominent seasons- namely that there is more inventory. You also will face plenty of roadblocks to buying during these times of the year.
Houses Look More Attractive In The Sunshine
The reason why so many people list during warmer months is that properties look more attractive at these times. It may be a great time for sellers in the spring and summer, but buyers do face more competition. You may find a home you love but end up being one of the multiple offers on the property. In the warmer months, you could be paying more for the same type of house that sold for less in the winter.
Buyers in the spring and summer are anxious. They have sat out the fall and winter waiting for the perfect house to come on the market.
The Spring And Summer Is A Great Time For Families To Relocate
It’s much easier to shop for a home with your family when the kids don’t have school, and there’s more freedom. If you do find the perfect home, you’ll have everyone moved in before the fall when school begins. Hopefully, the kids will have a few weeks to settle in and get used to their new surroundings before they start school.
Don’t let the pressure of time constraints lead you to a decision you’ll regret. Don’t buy a home only because it’s “good enough” and you feel the time crunch. There are always options, so be patient.
Houses Don’t Stick Around
One drawback to buying in the spring and summer is that no matter what your timeframe is, you’ll need to move fast on a house you love. If you want a specific home, chances are a few other buyers do as well. It can be stressful, but not moving quickly to buy a property can result in losing out on it. It seems like a catch 22. While you don’t want to make decisions you’ll regret, you need to think about an offer rather quickly to beat out the competition.
Money Can Be Tricky
Once spring hits, people may be feeling a bit more padded in their wallets due to tax returns and bill being paid off. Trying to make negotiations on a home amidst the stiff competition is next to impossible. Often, buyers will need to pay asking price for a property during busy times of the year.
With few exceptions, a backyard shed is a resource that's going to provide you with an array of benefits for as long as you own your home.
If you're in the house-hunting mode, right now, a storage shed is a desirable feature that is usually worth including on your wish list. While many sheds are purely functional in nature, some can be used to dramatically enhance the landscaping and aesthetic appeal of your property.
In many cases, new homeowners don't realize how much they need a shed until after they've settled into a house that doesn't have one. When your tools, equipment, and supplies are easily accessible, your gardening, yardwork, and maintenance tasks will become much more convenient and less of a chore. Having an enclosed, protective structure to easily store your rakes, shovels, and hedge trimmers will also decrease the likelihood that they'll be left out in the yard and subjected to the elements of nature.
Although sheds are useful to any property owner who does their own mowing, raking, and snow removal, some homeowners find them indispensable.
- Gardeners: Whether you cultivate vegetables, flowers, or other plants on your property, you'll need a convenient and dry place to store everything from tools and fencing material to seedlings, gardening soil, fertilizer, peat moss, clay pots, and statues. A well-organized shed can also help you keep track of when supplies are low and need to be replenished.
- Swimming pool owners: When you consider the daily and weekly tasks that are involved in maintaining a swimming pool, it makes sense to have a dedicated space for safely storing and organizing equipment, pool chemicals, extra patio furniture, and even floatation devices. If you leave these items outside they tend to get dirty, damaged, or even stolen. Securing and storing pool chemicals away from children and pets is also a major safety consideration.
- Most other property owners: As long as you have grass that needs to be mowed regularly, bushes that require trimming, and deciduous trees that shed their leaves in the fall, yard maintenance is an inescapable aspect of home ownership. For those who live in snow-prone areas of the country, keeping shovels, bags of rock salt, and possibly a snow blower on hand are often considered necessary elements of winter survival. While some people try to cram all those items into their garage, having a separate storage building on the premises can make life a lot more organized and less cluttered.
37 Paul St, Watertown, MA 02472
37 Paul St, Watertown, MA 02472