When should you start looking at houses?
But the odds of finding your dream home in two months might be quite low if you’re a picky buyer, which you should be in most cases.
In reality, you could well be looking for six months before you find something you like, then once you submit an offer and get your mortgage, it’s seven or eight months.
How many houses should you look at before you buy?
On average, buyers need to view between four and eight homes before committing to the right property, although for some it can be more immediate and for others it can take much longer.
What to look for when looking at houses?
10 Things to Look for When Buying a House
- Recognize a roof in need of repair.
- Don’t judge a room by its paint job.
- Take its temperature.
- When buying a house, decide on your dealbreakers first.
- Plumbing: what lies beneath.
- Check out the land beforehand.
- Smell the roses (and more)
- Invest in a well-insulated house.
What month do most houses go on the market?
Historical Data on the Best and Worst Month to Buy a House
|Month||Existing US Homes Sales Seasonally-Adjusted Annual Rate||Median Days on Market|
|1. July 2018||5.39 million||59|
|2. August 2018||5.35 million||61|
|3. September 2018||5.18 million||65|
|4. October 2018||5.22 million||68|
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