Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Area During Summer
Without a doubt, summer in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area has become the prime time for people to find their dream home. If you’re thinking about buying in the summer months, it’s important to be prepared for the competitive season and to know the benefits.
Here are DSEAYCOM’s top 3 reasons to buy a home in the summer months, and how you can actually get your dream home in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area.
1. Prices might go down
There are certainly more homes on the market in the summer in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham areas, and a higher number of sales come about as well. Some sellers won’t put their house on the market until summer because it shows better, and more buyers are serious about putting down an offer. Summer is definitely the buying season in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area, and buyers are out in full force.
In less competitive markets, knowing that there are plenty of homes for sale can give you more leverage for price negotiation, and the peace of mind that knowing if you have to walk to away, another home will be just around the corner.
It’s important to remember not to rush yourself, even if it seems like deals are moving quickly. Summer may be the last chance for some sellers to cut a deal before they pull their house off the market, or before they go on vacation. This means that sellers might be more easily persuaded to lower their asking price if they haven’t had any interest in a few months. If they find their property is still on the market as summer draws to a close, they may be more open to price negotiation. Keep your eyes open for homes that have been sitting for a while, and do your research about their asking price and if it fairly represents what they offer.
2. Easier to check out neighborhoods
In the summer, people in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area are outside having fun, fixing up their yard and painting their tool sheds. The kids are out and about in the cul de sac or nearby parks. It’s a great time to check out your dream neighborhood for safety, curb appeal and the overall sense of community.
You might also want to check our Featured Listings that are located in the awesome neighborhoods of the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area.
You are not just buying a house; you're buying into a community as well. There's no better time to find out what a neighborhood is really like than during the summer months. Summer in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area brings people out of their homes, so while you are home shopping with your agent, you will get the chance to take the pulse of the neighborhood and potentially meet some of your new neighbors.
3. Summer diamonds in the rough
There are some real bargains to be had during the summer in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham market. These "diamonds" can include homes that didn't sell in the spring because they were overpriced or need work. You'll need to be able to look past the worn-out kitchen or ugly carpets and try to opt for the house in bad shape over the one in a poor location. Condition is variable but location is forever.
Summer is the best season to go out and view homes for sale in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area. You can wear your flip-flops and shorts to go view as many houses as you want instead of bundling up in coats and hats during the fall and winter.
Summer is the perfect time to land a house in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area before mortgage rates go up again. If you are not yet aware of the home buying process in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area, read our First-Time Home Buyers Guideline to Home Buying Process to jump start your home ownership journey. If you need more assistance, don’t hesitate to call us, we’d love to help you find your dream home in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area.
At DSEAYCOM, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about buying and selling in the Alabama area. Call us now or feel free to share our contact information with someone you know that needs expert help buying or selling their home.
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