With summer here in Sacramento, CA you may be thinking of enjoying the weather and taking advantage of the season with a well-earned vacation, but there’s something else you might want to think about doing, and that’s to start looking into a new home to buy.
Plenty of homes are going to be up for sale in Sacramento, CA, and if you’re wondering whether now is the time, or whether you should hold off, here are five good reasons why you shouldn’t wait.
Prices Are Not Necessarily Higher
The June-August period is indeed the peak season for home sales, but while that means that prices can be higher, it doesn’t mean that this is true in every case. There’s a lot more to determining the price of a home than just, “It’s summer, so jack up the price.” Location, condition of the home, willingness—or not—to conduct home repairs can all have an impact on just how much a seller can ask for a home sale price.
The Kids Are Out Of School
For families, this can be a pretty big consideration. Your child’s education is one of the most important things in your life, and a move in the middle of school can be incredibly disruptive. By purchasing a home and moving in during the summer, you eliminate this issue and give your children a fair start at the beginning of the school year.
You Can Get Familiar With The New Area
Summer is the best time to see what area has to offer, and, in keeping with moving while the kids are out of school, this is a gentler transition for children. Now, as a family, you can all take your time getting more familiar with the new area, town or city that you’ve moved to, learning about the landmarks, best places to shop, play and other important things.
You Get More Choice
Perhaps most relevant to your interests as a home buyer, the selection for viable homes is much higher during summer than at other times of the year. If you want to ensure that you have the greatest possible selection of homes to look at and choose from, now is the time to do it.
It’s Easier To Sell & Buy
You may be in a position where you’re already a homeowner, and you’re going to be selling your property in addition to buying and moving into a new one. The summer season is the best time to do this, as the peak market activity means you have a much higher chance of not only being able to buy a home but quickly sell your own. The last thing you want to do is find a home that’s perfect for you, only to be unable to move in because your own home won’t sell. Summer reduces this chance.
If you’re thinking of buying a home here in Sacramento, CA, then let us know. AP Mortgage is happy to help you find the right place for you and your family during a time when the market is active.