Is the fall market a good time to buy? Should you buy in the spring market when traditionally there is more inventory to choose from? Should you buy in the summer market when fewer buyers are braving the heat to visit open houses? Should you wait for the winter when those fabled few, brave and desperate sellers are said to be on the market?
What about the fall? Well, the fall market has its advantages as well.
1. Leftovers. Some of the Fall inventory will be homes that have not sold thus far in the year. These may be properties that have been priced too high to sell and are just now coming into the range of pricing reality - a good buy for the ready buyer.
2. Serious Sellers. The fall market is no time to fool around, typically any seller new to the market is serious about selling and not just fishing for that one buyer who will pay just what the seller believes their home is worth.
3. Short Season. Another motivator for sellers to price any new listing on the market correctly is the shorter selling season of the fall. Unlike the spring market which seems endless, the fall season has the trap door of the "Holidays" giving the season a definitive end - sellers beware, buyers benefit!
So, this Fall, pick some apples, take a foliage ride, and take a look at homes for sale in Arlington MA, condos in Somerville MA and multi-families in Cambridge MA and maybe even think about buying one!
Additional resources from Avenue 3 for the fall hunt:
for a look at the available property in your area of choice: Avenue 3 Property Search
for a helpful overview of the Boston area towns and communities: Avenue 3 Community Pages
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