4 Things To Know About Buying Your Dream Home In The Summer

Summer is without a doubt the most exciting season at the Lake of the Ozarks. The abundant opportunities for fun in the sun attract visitors from all over the Midwest, and the friendly atmosphere inspires many visitors to become permanent members of the Lake community, either on a full- or part-time basis. 

Since summer is the most popular time of the year to visit our area, it's a great time to shop for homes at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are among the people thinking about buying a home (or second home) at the Lake this season, Arrowhead Title, Inc. is here to help with this quick information about buying a home in the summer.

1. There Might Be Room To Negotiate.

Spring is generally considered the most popular time for sellers to list their homes. If a home was listed in the early spring and is still for sale several months later, the sellers may be willing to negotiate a bit on the price. If saving money is a priority for you, asking your real estate agent to help you find homes that have been sitting on the market for at least 3-4 months may be a good place to start.

2. Now Is The Time To Scout The Neighborhood.

Summer is the perfect time to get a feel for what a neighborhood is like. Do the neighbors keep up with mowing and other home maintenance? Do they spend time outside grilling? How well are the parks maintained? Whereas people tend to be cooped up inside their homes in the winter, summer is a great time to get a feel for what a neighborhood is really like.

3. It's Smart To Look Past Inexpensive Repairs.

If you're moving to the Lake of the Ozarks, chances are you're hoping to get through the buying process as quickly as possible so that you can start enjoying all that our great area has to offer. That means that you may be tempted to look past homes requiring repairs or maintenance. However, don't make the mistake of dismissing what could be your dream home just because the bedroom is the wrong color or the driveway needs to be power-washed. Small tasks are small prices to pay for the perfect home.

4. Take Advantage Of The Slow Season.

Summer is a time for vacationing - many people choose to spend their time grilling, swimming, and boating rather than dealing with the rigors of home hunting. The hot temperatures in July and August may also dissuade some people from searching for homes during the summer months. Whatever their reasons, the fact is that many people put off searching for homes until early fall. If you stick with your home search throughout the summer, you may have less competition among other buyers. This is good news for you, as it means that the sellers won't be in a position to be as choosy and may be more willing to negotiate. You will also have more time to make decisions, because you'll be less likely to be rushed by other buyers competing for the same home.

Arrowhead Title, Inc. Is Here To Facilitate Your Closing!

If you plan to buy a house at the Lake this summer, we would be honored if you would choose Arrowhead Title, Inc. as your Lake of the Ozarks title company! To learn about our experience in the title industry and the services we can offer you, visit www.ArrowheadTitle.com.

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