But even with a good outlook for the full year, there is one month in particular that may be ideal for making an offer on a property if a good selection is your priority — you’ll want to hone in on the 31 days of March to make a deal.
“Everything is either coming on or is on the market for the spring,” Michael Franco, a broker with New York City brokerage Compass Real Estate, told U.S. News & World Report. However, you must be ready to act quickly this time of year since the market will be active with eager buyers.
If, on the other hand, you want to have a better chance of scoring a bargain, then you might want to hone in on August or December, when demand and prices are lower. “If someone listed their home in August or December, then they are truly serious about selling and either can’t afford to or don’t want to wait until the spring or fall when sales are busiest.”
There are other flexible parameters to keep in mind when choosing the right time to buy a house. For example, saving until you have a good down payment is key, as is keeping an eye on interest rates so you can take advantage of locking in the best option for a mortgage.
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