Buying a Home in Summer and What to Look For – The Housing Market is doing surprisingly well given the recent pandemic, and buyers are looking for homes now more than ever. Purchasing a home in the Mesa area will ensure stunning views as well as beautiful seasons, but there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a home in the summer months.
First and foremost, be sure to pay attention to any drainage problems the property may have. This could be in the driveway, the road, the backyard, etc. Drainage problems are more visible in the winter or even the spring, but as the weather turns and the sun comes out, drainage problems are pretty good at hiding themselves.
Summer months bring lawn maintenance, and while some weekends there is nothing better than mowing the lawn and sipping on a glass of ice-cold lemonade, be sure to look at the yard surrounding the home to get a feel for how much yard maintenance will be required. Summer and spring are peak season for weeds and grass to grow, or a neighbors blackberry bush to overgrow through a fence line. By taking in the yard, even if it is fully landscaped without weeds, try to look at how much work you will have to put in to maintain it.
Insulation and windows are two things you want to be sure to pay attention to when purchasing a home. A lot of homes still have single-pane windows which will cause temperature inconsistencies within your home. The summer months may cause your home to be warmer than it should be, and winter months may be colder, by purchasing a home with double pane windows you will be able to control your home’s temperature more efficiently. If you fall in love with a home that doesn’t have double pane windows currently installed, be sure to note that when negotiating the price as installing new windows will cost a pretty penny.
Buying a house is an exciting adventure, regardless of what time of year you decide to buy. While there are pros and cons to purchasing in each season, use this Summer to your advantage and find your next Mesa home.
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