Though spring has traditionally been known as the prime time to buy a new home, autumn has started overtaking it in recent years; indeed, the reasons for buying a home in the autumn are numerous, as a recent TIME article makes clear. Though fall may yet seem far off, it’s actually right around the corner—and according to mortgage broker Paul Hirschauer, the time to prepare for it is now. Hirschauer has released a new statement to the press, encouraging potential buyers to begin getting ready.
“Realistically, we are just a couple of weeks out from one of the best house-buying seasons of the year,” Hirschauer affirms, in his statement to the press. “If you’re considering a move before the end of the year, now is the time to start getting your affairs in order, ensuring you can really take full advantage of the fall buying season.”
According to TIME, there are several key reasons to consider buying a home in the autumn. Competition drops considerably, and as such prices can be more favorable for buyers. Sellers, meanwhile, tend to be especially eager to close—ready to get moving before the holidays, or else worn out from a long summer trying to sell their listing. In addition, buyers who choose the fall may get more attention from their agents, who will have fewer clients compared to spring or summer.
“There are a lot of reasons to make now the time you start looking for homes—but first, some preparations are in order,” Hirschauer comments. “One thing I recommend is getting pre-approved for your mortgage. Then, when you find a house and you want to make an offer, you’ll be ready to move through the financing process as quickly as possible.” Hirschauer notes that anyone interested in pre-approval can apply online at the Guaranteed Rate website.
Another way that buyers can gear up for fall? Connect with an agent now. “Even if you’re not quite ready to start the search, it’s good to find an agent you trust, someone who can start getting to know you and doing some of the legwork now,” Hirschauer says. “I am always happy to recommend agents to buyers in the New York and Connecticut markets—a good step toward a successful autumn house hunt!”
More information about Paul Hirschauer and his services can be found online at https://www.guaranteedrate.com/loan-expert/PaulHirschauer
Paul Hirschauer is a Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending with Guaranteed Rate; based in Connecticut, Hirschauer is passionate about making his clients’ dreams of homeownership come true. He is one of the top 1 percent of loan originators in the country.
More information about Hirschauer and his services is available online at https://www.guaranteedrate.com/loan-expert/PaulHirschauer