How to Master the Home-buying Process
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This fall, new home sales hit their highest level in nearly a decade—close to 667,000 newly-built homes were sold, up 18.9% for the month. It’s great news for the economy and the housing market as a whole. But for some buyers, this explosive growth could signal new challenge—namely, competition in the marketplace, paired with a push towards higher-priced housing.
The solution? Look NOW, says Suburban Jungle Founder & President Alison Bernstein. “Sellers are much more willing to negotiate [in the winter],” she explains. “You are also avoiding the craziness of the spring market with the competitive bidding wars and overall stress.” It’s a one-two punch for sellers who want to avoid sky-high prices—and, overall, a good way to get into the right town and the right house, no matter your budget.
Another Suburban Jungle strategy? Consider “non-brand-name towns,” says Alison. These towns and neighborhoods have a lower “public” profile and, often, that means they have homes with lower price tags to match. What’s more, if that particular town isn’t on the tip of every buyers’ tongue, there’s likely to be less competition, giving new buyers a better shot at locking things down. “Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your home search strategy,” Alison adds.
Suburban Jungle’s award-winning town-first approach takes budget considerations—as well as lifestyles, academic wants, commutability and more—into account when crafting custom suburbs strategies. Ultimately, it’s all about finding the right town that fits with a family’s unique wants and needs, including traditional “hotspots,” emerging commuter towns and, even, neighborhoods that are completely new and off a client’s radar. By digging in and exploring life outside of city limits, it’s easy to find the ideal fit—and, from there, the ideal house.
Suburban Jungle is an award-winning firm that specializes in moving families from urban to suburban. The company’s innovative “town first” approach helps buyers find the right suburb for their family based on personality and lifestyle, not just the house. Services are FREE and fully customized to each family and their unique journey. To learn more and to connect with a Suburbs Strategist, and find the place your family truly fits in visit www.suburbanjunglerealty.com and click GET STARTED.
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