Kim Bass: 4 Reasons Why Summer Is The Best Time To Move
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - by Kim Bass, president, Greater Chattanooga Realtors
On the fence about moving this summer? Realtor.com highlights these reasons that might make you want to take the plunge and jump into the hot housing market.
Long days with plenty of sun
The weather conditions in the winter can make moving difficult. But warm weather means you won't have to deal with snow or cold, which can make a move difficult or uncomfortable. Warmer weather means longer days and more daylight that gives you more time to move in and out of a home.
This is especially helpful for those who are not hiring a moving company and will be doing the heavy lifting themselves.
Children are not in school
For those with families, moving in summer means no disruption of the school year or daily routine for the children. Plus, you won't have to plan your move around a school schedule, and you'll have extra hands on deck to help you out with the move. Disrupting the school year with a major move can be difficult, not only with all the school activities, but also with after-school activities and sports activities. This can be a great way to put all of their youthful energy to work.
Yard sales galore
Summer also brings more neighborhood yard sales, which can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you can team up with neighbors and share the task of promoting the yard sale and bringing in foot traffic. As a buyer, you will have more yard sales to peruse for any items you need. Plus, yard sales can be a great way to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move—and who doesn’t like the extra cash?
The selling season peaks in summer
The summer housing market heats up for sellers, so if you're antsy to move, you'll probably have an easier time finding a new place and getting out of your current house. June tops the list as the best month to sell, based on seller premiums. And, in case you needed an added incentive, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate just fell below 4%. This is the first time this has happened since January 2018, so the time to buy might be right now.