A Change of Seasons Can Help Your Search

Right At Home Daily: Ilyce's Corner
Ilyce Glink
for Right At Home Daily

One of the best things about fall is so many more homes come on the market. Indeed, the change of seasons can help you in your search for a home -- if you know when to look.

Spring is the hottest home buying season, particularly March, April, and May, as families want to get settled before the start of the school year in September.

Fall is the second-hottest home buying season, with September, October and early November being the busiest times.

But if you're not bothered about shopping during the winter holidays, you may find a bargain. Traditionally, activity -- the number of people looking at homes -- slows down, but not sales. So instead of bidding against other buyers, you may have the luxury of making the only offer for a home.

Ilyce Glink is the bestselling author of 100 Questions Every First Time Home Buyer Should Ask, and is the Managing Editor of Right at Home Daily.

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