Saturday, October 27, 2018
The Fall Home Harvest… why fall is a great time to buy your home
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You've probably heard that spring is the busiest home buying season and, while true, it doesn't mean that
buying in its sister season of fall isn't a great option. Fall not only ushers in a new crisp and cool season but also
brings several benefits for home buyers looking to purchase.
With so many families focused on settling back into the
school year, there are less buyers in the market actively looking for homes in the fall. This means reduced competition
from other buyers and a better negotiation position with sellers who aren't seeing the strong activity and interest in their
All of those homes listed in the spring and summer season that didn't sell means serious sellers who are ready
to negotiate and sell their homes before the holiday season and year end. Sellers who have survived the busy season
are now facing a slow down in buyer activity. This, coupled with an ongoing desire to move on to their next chapter
puts buyers in a strong position to negotiate with these owners.
For you, as a buyer, buying before year end means
tax advantages for this fiscal year. Home owners can take tax deductions for mortgage interest, real estate taxes and
home improvements. In addition, you can receive credits for qualifying energy improvements made to your new home.
As you think about home improvements for your new home, buying in the fall also offers you one of the best times to purchase
new items. According to Consumer reports, December is the best time of year to get great deals on major appliances,
cookware and tvs to help you outfit your new home.
With all these great benefits of fall home buying, now is the time
to take advantage of strong home inventory and perfect fall home shopping whether to find your new home. Call our Outer Banks Realty Solutions team today at 252.261.9003 to schedule time for us to show you
the great options on the market.
Not every task should be a DIY…. Why working with a REALTOR to buy or sell your home is the right decision.
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In today's high tech world, it seems every type of information is available at your fingertips, including home listings,
property tax information and neighborhood details. So with all of that information out there, why do you need a REALTOR?
Whether you are selling or buying, working with a REALTOR gives you a professional on your side, helping make sure
your interests are protected in every aspect of the deal. Just as you wouldn't diagnose and treat yourself for an illness
despite all the options outlined on the internet, you shouldn't manage your home search or sale based on what you've learned
on a few websites. You need a REALTOR.
A home sale or purchase is one of the largest financial
transactions in most individuals lives and it comes with an often overwhelming amount of information. REALTORS provide
a partner to help you digest all of the information and their expertise and experience help to guide you in the buying &
selling process. Every North Carolina Realtor has been trained in the details of real estate contracts so that we can
help you understand each detail of your offer to purchase or listing agreement, taking the confusion out of the complex legal
documents involved. In addition, REALTORS are trained in negotiation strategies and tactics and their assistance has
been shown to net sellers more money for their home than listing as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) per the National Association
of Relators 2017 annual survey. Real estate professionals can also help you understand the findings of inspectors
and often recommend contractors who can assist in addressing any issues to make sure all areas of concern are addressed prior
to closing a deal. Realtors have access to a wealth of information and tools on available and "coming soon"
listings as well as many other details on rental history, neighborhood comparables, school districts and tax information to
give you the most comprehensive market perspective.
In summary, REALTORS are trained to be your partner
throughout a selling or buying motion and provide invaluable resources, experience and data to make sure your real estate
transaction goes smoothly and provides the best possible result for you and your family. When thinking of buying or
selling your next home, be sure to contact our REALTORS at Outer Banks Realty Solutions and let us partner with you as you
begin your next real estate chapter.