Advantages of Home Buying in the Fall

Posted by Murphy Realty Group on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 8:47pm.

If you spent any time watching the real estate market throughout the year, it is easy to see that inventory, pricing and overall activity is highly subject to seasonal trends.  In most cases, spring is the busiest time for home shopping but is it always the best time to buy?  Home buyers looking for a home in the Hudson Valley area of New York state are often surprised to learn autumn is the second most busy time for home real estate transactions and opportunity is the main driver.   Beyond the financial advantages of buying in the fall, the aesthetics of the Ulster County foliage makes it the right time to go out and look for that new home.  Here are some of the advantages of buying your home now instead of waiting for spring.

Tax Breaks

Fall is often the time of year when many people are thinking about how they'll handle their end-of-year taxes. They're thinking about all tax breaks they would qualify to receive. When you own Ulster County real estate, it can help you with tax deductions in many different ways. The mortgage interest, as well as property taxes, are deductions you can take for your entire year of income. This can be done even if you close on your home in December. All the payments you make before the loan closed are also tax-deductible.

Buying Power

During this time of year, there are fewer homes on the real estate market. This also works to the advantage of the home buyer, it means there are fewer people looking to purchase a home during this time of year. Competition to get the home you want in the Hudson Valley real estate market will be less during the fall. When you are interested in buying, it is more likely to you will discover a seller who is serious about making a deal before the end of the year.

Flexible Pricing

This prices for homes Ulster County real estate can change during autumn. Sellers have been known to lower their prices down to a more reasonable asking price. It could decrease enough that a previously unaffordable home price will now fit comfortably into your budget. Sellers often become more motivated to sell their homes the closer it comes to the winter months. The fall is a great time for home buyers to find a house they want and can afford.

Home Improvement Deals

The fall is also a great time when stores will be offering excellent deals on items you may want to buy for fixing up your new home. This is a good time of year for a home update or upgrades after a purchase. There is a list of the best time of year to purchase certain items provided by Consumer Reports.

During the fall, the New York real estate market is a place where homebuyers may experience many things not possible during other times of the year. The Ulster County real estate market, as well as the Hudson Valley real estate market, have much to offer anyone who is looking for a home during autumn.

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