hen you’re buying a home in the fall, you are faced with different circumstances than a summer buyer, in more ways than just the weather. Here are just a few simple things to keep in mind when you are hunting for real estate in Edmonton this fall.
1. Don’t Let Mother Nature get the Better of You
When it comes to house hunting in Edmonton, weather plays a significant role. It’s always best to take advantage of the early fall when you’re house hunting simply because you’ll be wrestling with the weather a lot less. But there are advantages to house hunting in the later fall as well. While the roads may be more difficult to navigate, you will get a sense of how the home feels in the cold and in low light, since much of your house showings may be after work. You can also see what the commute will feel like in bad road conditions which, in Edmonton, can impact your work-life balance quite substantially.
2. Be Patient
September and October are busy months. People are heading back to work after summer vacations, kids are heading back to school, and all of Edmonton becomes just a little more crowded. With so much happening, you will probably have to wait a little longer to see homes and meet with the owners. It’s always best to practice a little patience with people who are selling a home. They too have jobs and lives, so they may need some flexibility during the sales process.
3. Remember Christmas is Coming
Sticking to your budget in the fall is absolute mandatory considering one of the most expensive holidays is just around the corner. Going over your budget could cut into money you would regularly spend during the holidays, and the amount of debt people incur during that time could mean major problems for your home ownership. So start off buying right by sticking to your budget. That way, you can enjoy a great new place and your first Christmas in your new home.
Buying a home in the fall has special considerations. Be sure to think about the future when buying in the fall, including the coming weather, holidays, and events. You may have to exercise some patience, but there are plenty of great reasons to go house hunting in the fall. And with these tips, you could find yourself in a great new home before Christmas.