Woodstock Real Estate: Summer Buying Tips

buying a home in the summer Woodstock, like most other real estate markets, is in the midst of the peak buying season! Summer is one of the most popular times to sell or buy a home, and with the increased inventory and demand come both pros and cons. If you’re ready to buy a home, read on for some tips from your Woodstock real estate team, The Premier Group with Keller Williams Realty.

Reasons to buy a home during the summer

There are many reasons why more people buy and sell homes during the summer, but the foremost is probably due to summer vacation. Moving while your kids are out of school for the summer is less disruptive, even if you’re staying in the same town. If your move will result in a change of school district for your children, it is even more important to get things settled by the time school starts up again in the fall. Your kids will be able to make some friends and start the school year on equal footing with their classmates, rather than being the “new kid” who drops in mid-way through the school year.

Things to consider when summer house hunting

Of course, there are some things you should keep in mind while searching for your new home.

  • Since more people are looking to buy, you’ll have to move quickly when you find “the one.” Working with an attentive, experienced real estate agent is very important when time is of the essence!
  • Moisture issues are harder to identify during the hot Georgia summer. Look for things like water stains and warping that could tip you off to a problem. And remember, the nose doesn’t lie. Mold and mildew can be removed and affected areas can be painted, but musty, damp smells can give away a hidden leak. Besides your own examination of the house, you should always hire a home inspector to vet the home before you buy!

Ready to buy a home in the popular Woodstock or Towne Lake real estate markets? If so, we can help! Contact us today to start working with our team of Woodstock real estate agents.

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