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When Is The Right Time To Buy Or Sell Your Home?

When entering into the real estate market, it is all about getting the correct timing for your investment. Whether you are buying or selling a home, take the time to consider the current economy and forecasts on house prices to map out which time period works best for you. With a plan in mind, you are able to figure out how to fit in the next step with your finances. This article will offer a few tips on how to work out the right time to gain the most as an investor, seller or buyer.

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Unpredictable Market

The housing market is constantly fluctuating and highly depends on the specific location. As there are limited buyers and sellers for each property, it is important to not assume every real estate update on rising prices is relevant to your place. Before buying or selling your home, it is best to clarify where exactly the news story is derived from and to dig deeper for more local information. You can also check in with an estate agent for further explanation about shifts in the property industry.

Sell During Any Season

For sellers, it can be a strategic decision to put your home up for sale during the off-peak time. Traditionally, spring is usually when there is an increase in real estate selling and the popular time to venture for a fresh start. However, buyers are constantly searching online no matter the season and are willing to make a transaction. By marketing during the off-time, it can be a great opportunity to stand out and appeal to investors as there will be less competition. It is essential not to sell your property according to the seasonal change but consistently showcases your home in the best condition with the right listing price.

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Check The Interest Rate

To get started in purchasing a home, most people require to take out a mortgage which comes along with long-term interest rates. Although the house prices may have lowered, it is vital to calculate how much interest you’ll also be paying. It is easy to get side-tracked when offered a decent price during the initial process and high-interest rates can be forgotten until it’s too late. To avoid facing a mountain of debt, refer to your broker and bank to sort out your monthly payments before buying or selling your home.

Be Practical

Although it is tempting to jump straight into an exciting investment, make sure you have all your bases covered. Regardless if you are buying or selling your home, it is in your best interest to do some research, notice the trends and get a feel for the market. There are still a handful of factors to take into account that goes beyond being qualified to make a purchase. For instance, presently having an unreliable job or still needing to pay off your car can negatively affect your financial standing in the long run. It’s also often overlooked to ensure that you have reached the stage where you are genuinely ready and willing to sell. By being patient, you can be well-prepared before committing to security deposits and monthly payments.

Here at iBuildNew, we can provide you with all the information you will need under any and all circumstance! Whether you’re a first home builder, seeking to purchase additional property or have a property you want to sell, we have you covered.

For further information regarding this or any other issue, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our experts on 1800 184 284. You can also book a call online!

Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


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