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Front Page - Friday, June 7, 2019

Four reasons why summer is the best time to move




On the fence about moving this summer? Realtor.com highlights these reasons that might make you want to take the plunge and jump into the hot housing market.

Long days with plenty of sun

Weather conditions in the winter can make moving difficult. But warm weather means you won’t have to deal with snow or cold, which can make a move difficult or uncomfortable.

Warmer weather means longer days and more daylight, which gives you more time to move in and out of a home. This is especially helpful for those who aren’t hiring a moving company and will be doing the heavy lifting themselves.

Children aren’t in school

For those with families, moving in the summer means no disruption of the school year or daily routine for the children. Plus, you won’t have to plan your move around a school schedule, and you’ll have extra hands on deck to help you out with the move.

Disrupting the school year with a major move can be difficult, not only with all the school activities but also with after-school activities and sports activities. This can be a great way to put all of their youthful energy to work.

Yard sales galore

Summer also brings more neighborhood yard sales, which can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you can team up with neighbors and share the task of promoting the yard sale and bringing in foot traffic.

As a buyer, you’ll have more yard sales to peruse for any items you need. Plus, yard sales can be a great way to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move – and who doesn’t like the extra cash?

Peak selling season

The summer housing market heats up for sellers, so if you’re antsy to move, you’ll probably have an easier time finding a new place and getting out of your current house.

June tops the list as the best month to sell, based on seller premiums. And, in case you needed an added incentive, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate just fell to less than 4%. This is the first time this has happened since January 2018, so the time to buy might be right now.

When you partner with a Realtor, whatever your circumstances might be, you can be sure that you’re collaborating with an expert who will work tirelessly on your behalf. That’s who we R.

Greater Chattanooga Realtors is The Voice of Real Estate in Greater Chattanooga. A regional organization with more than 2,000 members, Greater Chattanooga Realtors is one of some 1,300 local boards and associations of Realtors nationwide that comprise the National Association of Realtors. Greater Chattanooga Realtors services Hamilton and Sequatchie counties in southeast Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties in northwest Georgia. Information: www.gcar.net or call 423 698-8001.