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Benefits of Buying a House in Summer

Key Facts 

  • Summer’s break from school and more flexible work schedules make it a prime time for families and professionals to relocate without disruption.
  • Properties are in full bloom during summer, showcasing their outdoor amenities and true potential, allowing buyers to see and experience homes at their best.
  • The abundance of listings and the fast pace of sales during summer mean more options for buyers and quicker transactions for sellers.

The summer season not only brings warmer weather but also heats up the housing market. If you’re thinking about buying a house, summer offers several advantages that can make the process smoother and more enjoyable. Here’s why you should consider making your move now and how a real estate agent can be indispensable during this busy season.

Living room with white summer flowers

1. School’s Out – Easier Moves for Families

Moving during summer is ideal for families with children. The school break means you can relocate without disrupting the school year, giving your family time to settle into the new home and community before fall. This transition period is crucial for kids to make friends and adjust to a new environment. For professionals, especially teachers, summer provides a perfect window to house hunt, purchase, and move without juggling work commitments.

Happy family arriving home

2. See Properties in Their Prime

Properties tend to look their best during the summer months. You can see the full potential of outdoor spaces, whether it’s lush gardens, full trees, or sparkling pools. This is the perfect time to assess the true value of these amenities. Summer viewings ensure you experience the home as you would when you’re most likely to use these outdoor features.

Home exterior with outdoor furniture

3. Vibrant Community Life

Summer is the perfect time to get a real feel for the community you might call home. With numerous neighborhood events and social gatherings, you can see the community at its most active. This gives you a valuable glimpse into the local lifestyle and spirit, helping you decide if it aligns with what you’re looking for in a neighborhood.

Children at playground

4. More Homes on the Market

With more listings available, summer offers a broader selection of homes, allowing you to better compare and contrast your options. This abundance means less pressure to settle for a home that doesn’t tick all your boxes and more opportunity to find one that feels just right. This is particularly advantageous if you’re looking for something specific like a property with a pool or a large backyard.

Young couple touring home

5. Better Weather for Moving

The longer days of summer mean more daylight to manage your move. This can make a big difference, giving you extra time to pack, unpack, and set up your new home. Also, summer generally offers more predictable weather, minimizing the chances of having to deal with unexpected rain or other disruptions. This helps ensure that moving day goes as smoothly as possible, letting you settle into your new place with ease.

Moving boxes in home interior

6. Faster Sales Make Buying and Selling Easier

The summer market moves quickly, which is great if you’re also selling a home. Faster sales reduce the hassle and financial strain of carrying two mortgages. The high demand in summer often leads to competitive offers, potentially above the asking price, helping you maximize your investment.

home exterior with colorful summer flowers

Get a Real Estate Agent to Help

The competitive nature of the summer market makes it essential to work with a real estate agent. They provide expert guidance through the fast-paced buying and selling process, help manage negotiations, and ensure all paperwork is handled correctly. With a real estate agent’s help, you can focus on the excitement of finding and moving into your new home.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, summer might be the perfect season for you to buy a house. With plenty of homes on the market, favorable moving conditions, and the help of a skilled real estate agent, you could be settling into your new place sooner than you think.

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About Walter Burns

Walter Burns is a licensed New Jersey Realtor since 2002 and he specializes in luxury living in the hottest New York Metro area communities including the prestigious New Jersey Hudson River waterfront areas of Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, Union City, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, and Fort Lee. Walter's mission, desire, and goal is to assist all parties in accomplishing their real estate goals, as well as to empower his clients through exceptional service, creating extraordinary results. Having been mentored by several of the top 100 Realtors and Developers in the United States and Canada, he graduated from Rowan University and currently resides in Hoboken. Walter is part of Keller Williams City Life Realty. NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award, 2009-2018. Google

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