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Why To Buy A House In the Spring

Why To Buy A House In the Spring

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or a long-term plan, buying a new home in the spring can be a smart decision. This is for many different reasons, not only because of the time of year but also to do with the current real estate market. Overall, the reasons for buying a new home differ for each person and family. Below are some reasons why springtime may be the right time for you to become a homeowner.

Tax Refunds

Usually no one is excited to file their taxes, with all the collecting of documents and extra paperwork. For those who end up getting a refund in the mail, tax season can be beneficial for entering the housing market. Whether you are making sure you have enough for a down payment or enough for after you purchase a property, a little extra from your tax refund will help.

School’s Out Soon

If you buy a new home in the spring, it is highly likely you will be moving in the summer. This means that not only is it good weather for moving, but children will be out of school.  Depending on your child’s situation, this makes the move to a new home and school a much easier task than it would when school is in session.

Good Moving Weather

Moving during the spring can include rain but it can also include clear skies. Although it may not be hot, moving is much easier when there is relatively pleasant weather and no extreme amounts of rain or snow.

Spring Cleaning

Nothing says springtime like cleaning, decluttering and organizing. If you are planning on buying a new home and moving from your old one, organizing your belongings is a vital step. Consider going through your personal and household items to decide what will make the move with you and your family. One way of categorizing your possessions is making separate piles for keeping, donating and throwing away.

Market Inventory

Spring has traditionally been the best time to enter the housing market because inventory is usually high this time of year. However, demand is still strong with buyers. Over the past several years, there has been a strong seller’s market but inventory is now increasing, making this a good time to purchase a property.

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Get A Move On: Tips For A Successful Move

Get A Move On: Tips For A Successful Move

Moving can be a challenging process, whether you are moving into a new home or leaving an old one. There are a number of tasks to complete, from packing up your belongings to preparing the property for new owners. For a successful move, organization and preparation are vital. Below are some tips on how to make moving easier and more manageable for you and your family.

Know Your Deadlines

When you’re moving, it’s crucial to remember when the important dates are. Important dates related to buying or selling a house include the subject removal date, completion date and possession date. The possession date is especially important for moving, as it is the day that the buyer is entitled to receive the keys to the home and take physical possession of the property.

Have Enough Packing Supplies

With so many items to pack, it’s important to have enough supplies. Boxes, bags, coolers, suitcases and packing tape are all items to remember. A good organizational strategy is to label boxes and packing as best you can either by contents or room.

Be Prepared To Clean

Whether you are moving in or out, a clean house can make a huge difference for your moving experience. Make sure everything is packed well and that the space is clean, including floors, carpets, walls and windows.

Try Decluttering

As you pack, try going through your belongings to see what you might want to donate or get rid of. This can not only help you minimize the number of boxes you need to carry but will also help when you need to unpack in a new home.

Lift With Your Legs

Moving can be hard, physical work so make sure you aren’t hurting yourself as you carry your possessions, including heavy furniture. The best option is to hire a moving company to do the hard work or enlist friends and family to help.

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5 Home Buying Questions You Need to Ask

Buying a new home is an important decision. Below are some typical questions you should ask yourself and your Realtor before you make the final choice.

What Is The Condition Of The House Like?

The condition of the house you are thinking of buying is possibly the most important factor to consider. Remember that the curb appeal, or exterior, of the house is just as significant as the interior of the house. Think about if you would be comfortable owning an older home, how many improvements need to be made and how much you are willing to invest to fix or renovate the house. Common areas to pay special attention to are the house’s roof, floors, foundation and existing fixtures.

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