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Why fall is a great time to buy a home

Categories: Boerne Custom Homes Builders | Posted: August 17, 2018

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If you find yourself in the market this fall for a new home in Boerne, you may be worried you missed the peak of the home buying market by not shopping in the spring or early summer months. Oftentimes buyers think that once kids go back to school, their chances at finding the right home or selling their own home will be much harder. However, many buyers don’t realize the advantages that come with shopping during the later months of the year. Weston Dean Custom Homes explains why fall can be a great time to purchase a home.

The spring and summer months are typically the peak months in which homebuyers have the most inventory at their fingertips to shop for a new home. However, if now is the time you need a new home you may be in for a better deal.

Sellers who list their homes in the fall often need to do so because they need to be out of their home for one reason or another. This means, not only are they most likely more motivated to sell but they also have less prospective buyers to sell too.

By the time Labor Day passes, most buyers are out of the market for a new home. A good portion of those searching for a new home that have kids will begin looking in the spring and want to be in their new home by the time the new school year starts.

If you are a single person, baby boomer or couple without kids in search of a new home, you no longer have the competition of families searching for a home before the school year begins. This means you will have more chances at putting an offer on the home with less competition.

The closer you buy towards the end of the year, the better chances you will deal with a motivated seller who wants to sell their home before the holidays. You will also have the benefit of sellers wanting to close before the end of the year, so they can get the tax benefit.

Lastly, the fall and winter months will bring homes sitting on the market longer than they would in the spring and summer months. Why? Homes don’t show as nice when the grass isn’t green, the trees are bare and there is snow on the ground. It is also less appealing for buyers to spend their weekends and open houses, when the temperatures become less than friendly and holiday events start taking up everyone’s extra time.

If you find yourself in the market for a new home this fall, you may just realize it was the ideal time for you to find the perfect new home for you after all.

 

 

 

 

Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.

 

 

 

Home staging tips from the experts

Categories: Boerne Custom Homes Builders | Posted: August 9, 2018

If you are planning to sell your home this fall or in the coming year, you might have spent the past few months  getting your home ready to hit the housing market. Once the paint has dried, the flooring is done and your home is showcase ready, you may realize that you need some help in the staging department to give your  home the best foot forward against the competition. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier Boerne custom homebuilder, gives you tips straight from the experts on how to get your home ready for a sold sign!

There are five tips that experts routinely use to get a home ready for buyers once it is ready to hit the market. First, be sure that your curb appeal is at its all-time high. The exterior of your home is the first thing that buyers are going to see when they first go to see your home. As with first impressions, make the wrong one and you may have some buyers not even wanting to give your home a chance and make it past the front door.

 

Consider updating your door color to something classy and bright, to catch the buyers eye. If you have room, some charming outdoor seating is another nice touch to add. Outdoor flowers also bright great color and life to your home, so consider either planting some or placing some flowers in elegant pots outside your front door.

Consider adding stylish new house numbers to the outside of your home, or update your porch lighting and fixtures so it is nice and welcoming when they enter the front door and not dark if they come in the evening.

Once you get the buyers intrigued enough to come inside, be sure the entrance of your home from the inside sets the stage and ambiance you want your home to give off to the buyer.

First, be sure your entryway is warm, light and welcoming. If its cold outside, be sure to have your house nice and warm so buyers get a cozy feel as soon as they walk in the door. Be sure your lighting is warm also, and brighten dark areas of the home with lamps or candles.

You also want your home to smell pleasant, so avoid cooking any smelly food in your home before potential buyers come to visit. Consider lighting candles are getting some diffusers. The best smells are light and subtle smells. Consider going with vanilla, lavender or citrus scents as safe ones all most buyers enjoy.

You can also add some calming sound to your home, such as quiet music or a water feature that will bring a peaceful sound to the home.

Next, be sure to embrace your floor space. Play up every inch of square footage you have in your home, no matter how big or small! Get rid of all clutter and simplify your home as much as possible. Lay down oversized rugs, hang high drapes or remove old draping you may have to open the windows. You can also hang large artwork on the walls, to make them look more grandiose.

Then, be sure to play up the architectural details of your home. If you have a lot of built ins, accessorize them with books, photos, and so on to show that they are useful storage and décor accents the home has to offer. If you have an empty space under your stair case, add a cozy chair, lamp and blanket to show off a reading nook that someone could curl up and enjoy a good book. No matter how old or new your home is, showcase what makes it unique and play up on those elements.

Lastly, play up the lifestyle of the home as well. If you have a great backyard or patio, showcase that! Setup a dining area or arrange some lounge chairs, yard games, an outdoor mini bar or so on so they can picture the entertaining they could do in that space as well, especially as warmer temperatures come our way.

Taking the time to be sure your home is ready on all facets, will allow you to be placing the sold sticker on the front lawn sign sooner than later!

 

 

Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.

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