Looking to Purchase A New Home? Why Fall is The Best Time to Move

You may know that spring is the most popular house-hunting season, with all of the open houses and new home construction popping up. At Miller & Smith, our new homes are being built year-round to give you the best options for you and your family when the timing is right. Contrary to popular belief, the fall season is the perfect time to move into a new home, and below are just a few reasons why!

More options – While spring is known as the most popular season to look for a new home or even purchase one, summer is the most popular season to move because kids and school employees are on summer vacation. Since many homebuyers aim to move before the school year starts, the fall season means less competition for you and more inventory to choose from, including an array of brand new immediate delivery homes!

It’s all about you – Movers, decorators, etc., are usually busiest during the summer since, as we have stated, this is typically the busiest moving season.  Purchasing a new home in the fall means that you won’t have to wait as long for service providers to assist in helping you complete your new Miller & Smith home. You will be at the top of the priority list!

End-of-year sales – According to Trulia.com, “In particular, September is a great time for buying carpet and paint. October means lawn mowers go on sale, and appliances and cookware are cheaper in November.” This time of year is ideal for purchasing everything you will need for your new home, whether it is décor, or kitchenware! Luckily, all new Miller & Smith homes come fully equipped with incredible appliances and most are EnergyStar, which means one less thing to worry about! 

All about timing – Aim to move before winter hits, because winter weather can be very unpredictable and throw off or even delay your moving process. Also, the holiday season can be a very busy time of year, so moving into your new home before then will ensure that you are less stressed when the holidays roll around. 

Possible tax breaks – In a recent article from Trulia.com, David Hyrck, a New York tax advisor, stated, “Property tax and mortgage interest are both deductions you can take for your whole year’s worth of income, even if you closed on your home in December.” Who doesn’t want to save a bit of money when it comes to taxes? Purchasing a new home in an ‘off’ season like fall could help you save even more money.

If you are ready for a brand new Miller & Smith home for you and your family, visit our website to learn more about all of our new home communities and homes that are move-in ready now!

Sources: http://www.trulia.comhttp://www.realtor.com

The Perfect Time To Be a Homebuyer is NOW!

You may have heard people going on and on about how great the real estate market is right now from a buyer perspective, and we have to agree with them! Years ago, new homes were very different from homes today, and with characteristics like higher mortgages and smaller spaces, there is no comparison to the options that are available in 2016. Discover why it is a great time to be a homebuyer below according to a recent article from realtor.com!

The options are unparalleled

New homes today have gotten closer and closer to being “custom” homes with options to fit the needs of any family. At Miller & Smith, we offer many different types of homes including townhomes and single-family homes, each with their own optional features and designs that help tailor your home to the way you live.

New homes have all the bells and whistles

Back in the day, things like HVAC, granite countertops, and hardwood floors were considered luxury add-ons to a new home, which tacked on additional costs. Today, many of these “luxury” features are included in all new Miller & Smith homes! 

Homes are more energy efficient

As society becomes more environmentally and fiscally responsible, we have catered to those concerns when building a home! Our new homes are all equipped with energy efficient appliances and thermostats that are Energy Star rated. Not only are our homes energy efficient, but we also take environmental responsibility very seriously, so you know that materials used to build your new home are very environmentally friendly.

The Internet makes home-buying easy

Even before you decide to come and visit one of our brand new model homes, you can learn so much about the homes, community, options, and more on our website, including photos and videos! On our YouTube channel you can watch tours, interviews, and more, and on our social media pages, you can keep up with the latest happenings from Miller & Smith.

Mortgage rates are still at record lows

According to Realtor.com, mortgage rates are among the lowest they have ever been, with the average hovering around 3.63% for a 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Money that you put into a home today goes a lot farther than it has in the past 40 years, not to mention that new homes today offer far more living space, better features, and modern home designs. 

Take it from realtor.com when they say, “it’s quite possible that there has never been a better time to be a homeowner.” Interested in taking advantage of the home buying market right now? Visit millerandsmith.com to learn more about owning a brand new home in Virginia, Maryland, or Delaware!

Sources: realtor.com