In part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the reasons why many homebuyers look to the summer period as the optimal one for their purchase and move. This season might not be perfect for everyone, of course, but for those in a few particular situations, it’s often the best choice.
At Altius Mortgage and our partners with Mortgage Ogden, we’re happy to offer a wide variety of mortgage loans no matter what your timing needs are. Let’s take a look at a few more circumstances where summer purchasing might be your best bet, plus how to approach things during this time period.
Longer Days for Home Hunting
One of the beneficial characteristics of the summer compared to other seasons? There’s more natural light, with the sun often staying out until 9 or even close to 10 PM some nights. For those who are in the process of searching for their home still, particularly those who work long hours or do not have time during the rest of the day, this is a great opportunity to search for homes while there’s still enough light to get the full picture of their exterior.
This feature is valuable if you’ve already closed on the home and are looking to move during summer, as well. A few extra hours of daylight can make the difference between a partially-completed move and a fully-completed one, plus improve your safety quality.
Home Prep Time
Moving during the summer also makes home preparations far easier – both for the new house you’re moving into, or for your current home if you’re preparing to show it or conduct an open house. Once again, this is mostly due to weather concerns. It’s simply easier to clean up and organize numerous areas, particularly those outside the home that play a big role in curb appeal, when there’s no snow or ice on the ground.
Turning it Into a Holiday
Especially if you’re moving from one state to another, or even if you’re making a significant jump in location within your state, you can use this summer time period to turn parts of your homebuying experience into something of a vacation. Many families combine leisure and home searching during this process, taking part of a given day for search duties and then enjoying areas the city has to offer during other parts of the day. This kind of approach can significantly limit the stress often associated with homebuying for many people, allowing you to take a relaxed, careful approach where you’re never rushed.
For more on why the summer might be the perfect time of year for you to consider a move, or to learn about any of our mortgage loans or refinancing services speak to the staff at Altius Mortgage today.