Spring is in the air! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and everyone has a little extra pep in their step. Although the weather can be a bit hit or miss in the Spring, it’s a beautiful time to buy a house. So, let’s look at the 4 perks to buying a home in the springtime.
Number 1- Landscaping. Everything is in full bloom, so you’ll be able to see the condition of the landscaping in all its glory – which trees, shrubs, and flowers are healthy and thriving and which are in need of some TLC or straight up replacement. This is vital because your home inspector will be able to examine the trees in particular around the property and let you know if any need to be taken down. Please take our word for it, you’ll want to know this before you write up a contract. 😳
Number 2 – Visibility. The snow has melted for the year, and everything is visible. Your home inspector will be able to fully assess the AC unit and roof. Also, you’ll be able to see how the house and yard held up after the winter months.
Number 3 – Kids. If you have school-age kids that will be moving into a new school, buying in the spring will give them the opportunity to settle into their new home, have the summer to get acquainted with the area, meet the neighbors, make some friends, and start the school year in the Fall feeling more comfortable and confident.
Number 4 – Tax Return. If you’re an early bird and have already filed your taxes and are expecting a return, that’s money that can go towards an earnest money deposit, boost your down payment, help you furnish your new home, or set aside for potential repairs.
Yes, it’s more competitive to buy a home in the spring, so if you find a great house, you’ll need to jump on it. But as long as you’re working with a lender who is on top of it and can provide a pre-approval letter right when you need it, you’ll be good to go. If you’re ready to get started, give your Homespire Loan Officer a call. Remember – the early bird gets the worm!
That’s a spring reference. 🤦♀️