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10 easily avoidable house hunting and homebuying mistakes

The Family Handyman Logo By Familyhandyman of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 10: Any real estate agent will tell you that making an offer in early spring or summer will result in a higher price for your home, but there are often many more variables to buying in the right season. If you do choose to search and purchase in the winter when most eligible home buyers are snuggled in front of their fireplace, you'll likely have less competition. However, you'll also find fewer homes to choose from due to less inventory in the low season. If you buy in the high season, you'll have many more homes to choose from, but will fight stiff competition as everyone dons their flip flops for whole days of open houses.Follow these <a href='https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/follow-these-8-steps-to-successfully-purchase-your-first-home/view-all/'>eight steps if your looking to buy your first home</a>.

Buying in the Wrong Season

Any real estate agent will tell you that making an offer in early spring or summer will result in a higher price for your home, but there are often many more variables to buying in the right season. If you do choose to search and purchase in the winter when most eligible home buyers are snuggled in front of their fireplace, you'll likely have less competition. However, you'll also find fewer homes to choose from due to less inventory in the low season. If you buy in the high season, you'll have many more homes to choose from, but will fight stiff competition as everyone dons their flip flops for whole days of open houses.Follow these eight steps if your looking to buy your first home.
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