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    What to Expect When Buying a Home during the fall

    Are you planning on buying a home during the fall? You’re not alone. Many people across Orange County are still searching for homes to buy and with the cooler weather the Real Estate market as a whole will go through a change in the fall as we get ready for winter.

    Selection Will Be Limited

    One common thing to expect with the Real Estate market in Orange County during the fall months is to see more homeowners taking their homes off the Real Estate market. If they’ve been unable to sell their homes, some homeowners may think that there will be fewer home buyers searching for homes thanks to the holiday season.

    If you’re shopping for a home during the fall, it’s important to attend all open houses that you become aware of. You should also check websites like Zillow, Trulia and Activerain on a regular basis and stay in regular contact with your Realtor on a regular basis just so you don’t miss out on any awesome homes when they are listed. We provide a full service for our buyers, meaning that we can provide you with listings updated up to 4 times per day with customized properties in your criteria. Ask us how.

    Get Ready To Negotiate

    Yes there will be some homeowners who keep their home on the Real Estate market during the fall because their homes didn’t sell during the summer months. If you find one or more homes in Orange County you may encounter a homeowner who may be willing to come down on their asking price just so they can sell their home. Make sure that you hire an Orange County Realtor who is skilled at negotiation before buying a home and can get you the best price possible.

    Look For Maintenance Issues

    During the fall, the weather will be cooler on some days, and we may even have a little rain. If you’re house hunting on a rainy day, take the time to check the roof of the home that you’re visiting on the inside, and outside, as well as checking gutters. Maintenance issues may become more obvious to you on a rainy day than they normally would be on sunny days.

    For more information on what to look for when buying a home during the fall, or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.

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