Central Coast locals often boast that Fall is one of the best times of year to enjoy all our area has to offer. The season brings smaller crowds at the beach, warm sunny days, a plethora of fun Festivals and the long-awaited harvest seasons at the wineries. But did you know it marks a great time for buyers and sellers and is actually the best time of year to move?
REASONS TO SELL IN THE FALL
REASON #1: SERIOUS BUYER POOL While there may not be as many buyers looking as in the spring housing market, serious buyers are looking to move before the holiday season. With fewer houses on the market, serious buyers will be motivated to make offers.
REASON #2: DIFFERENT BUYERS Spring and Summer are when families are likely to make moves, but for Millennials and Empty-Nesters Fall is the perfect time for these savvy shoppers. Not only is it less expensive to travel to new relocation destinations, but they also know they can avoid “high season” real-estate rates and moving costs.
REASON #3: LOWER HOME IMPROVEMENT COSTS Before selling, most homes will need some sprucing up and home repairs. Whether you are a do-it-yourself home repairer or you call in the experts, many times supplies go on-sale and Contractors have less work and may be willing to negotiate rates during the Fall months.
REASONS TO BUY IN THE FALL
REASON #1: LESS COMPETITION You will get much more attention from your ‘not as busy’ real estate agent allowing them to be more attentive to your needs. In addition, lenders, home inspectors, painters and movers can get to your needs much quicker.
REASON #2: TAX ADVANTAGES By closing on a new home before the year’s end you will be eligible for beneficial tax deductions. Deductible items can include closing costs, mortgage interest and property taxes. Even closing in December will allow you to deduct property taxes and interest from your entire year’s earnings.
REASON #3: YEAR-END SALES Whether you are redecorating to help sell your home or designing space in your new home, some of the best savings of the year can be found on appliances, electronics, and furniture. Competing retailers offer large discounts during the holiday season and it’s the perfect time to buy necessary items.
If you consider yourself a savvy shopper and the idea of saving time and money appeal to you, then now’s the time to buy or sell your home. Your C21 Hometown Realty, the hometown experts, can help you find your next dream home or get your home sold quickly. As the #1 broker on the Central Coast, C21 Hometown Realty has the most homes listed and the most homes sold! When you’re ready, visit one of the eleven local offices throughout the Central Coast or click on c21home.com.
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