Buying a Home

4 Tips for Spring Homebuyers

April 2, 2018
Yorktown floor plan in Jacksonville, FL

Spring is here! What does that mean for your homebuying journey? Here are some tips to help you get into your dream home this season.

  1. Get preapproved.
    This is a tip we mention all the time, but it’s especially important in the spring. Knowing what you can afford can give you a leg up during the buying process. In the spring, there are more buyers in the market than in winter months. That means more competition. You need to be ready to act quickly when you find your dream home. Having your finances in order could give you an edge! If you’re looking for a lender, consider our affiliate, HomeAmerican Mortgage.
  2. Think curb appeal.
    Not only are there more buyers in the market for a home in the spring, but more homes go up for sale. If you have a home to sell before you can move, don’t forget about the importance of curb appeal. Though sellers may not have to tend to weeds in the winter months, spring buyers pay closer attention to how the lawn looks. To get started, check out these curb appeal tips.Tip! If your home’s exterior listing photos were taken in the winter, consider updating them for spring! After all, you may be competing with just-listed homes with green grass and blooming flowers.
  3. Stay in the know.
    Homes move faster in the spring, and as a builder, we’re opening new communities throughout the season. Most homebuilders offer the option to join an interest list to stay informed about grand openings and closeouts in your area. This is an easy way to keep tabs on the market when it’s not your full-time job. Go here to join our email list.
  4. Tour schools now.
    Homebuyers with children often like to tour neighborhood schools before they purchase a home. Don’t put these tours off, especially if you think your home search may extend into summer! Unless you’re in a year-round school district, schools likely won’t be available to tour in the summer months.

Ready to start your search? Start with us! We have a range of new homes at communities from coast to coast.

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