Blog Stories The Sunny Side of Homebuying: Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Buy a House

The Sunny Side of Homebuying: Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Buy a House

By Esmé Harbour, June 28, 2023

Summer, with its warm weather and vibrant atmosphere, brings with it a unique set of advantages for those looking to purchase a home. Below I will explore the benefits of buying a house in the summer months and provide tips to make the most of this bustling season in the real estate market.

  1. Expanded Inventory and Market Activity: One of the significant advantages of house hunting during the summer is the wider selection of homes available on the market. With more options to choose from, you have a better chance of finding a home that perfectly matches your criteria and preferences.
  2. Optimal Weather for Home Inspections: Summer offers ideal weather conditions for thorough home inspections. With clearer skies and warmer temperatures, it becomes easier to identify any potential issues or damages to the property. The absence of snow or heavy rain allows inspectors to evaluate the exterior, roof, landscaping, and other outdoor features more effectively.
  3. Easier Moving and Transition: Summer is a popular time for relocations due to favorable weather conditions and school breaks. Additionally, longer daylight hours give you more time to pack, move, and settle into your new home without feeling rushed.
  4. Opportunities to Observe Neighborhood Vibes: The summer months provide a unique opportunity to observe neighborhoods. People spend more time outdoors, engaging in activities like walking, gardening, and socializing. Take a stroll around the neighborhood, visit local parks, and strike up conversations with potential neighbors. This firsthand experience will give you valuable insight.

Summer is still in full swing in Portland! So, embrace the sunshine, explore the options, and make the most of this vibrant season in the real estate market.

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Esmé Harbour

Broker | OR

As a native Oregonian raised in Portland, Esmé has a deep connection and affinity for this city. She loves the neighborhoods, the parks, and coffee shops. From her upbringing in SW, her tenure in the Alberta Arts District, and her current home in the N Williams Corridor, she has seen Portland change and grow in such exciting ways. Living on both the West and East side of Portland has given her a great perspective and knowledge of each neighborhood’s unique personality and charm. Her approach to real estate is grounded in personalized service and clear communication. She sees herself as an advisor and desires to help people have the best possible experience buying or selling a home. She is genuinely excited to assist her clients in making the home transitions that are right for them. Esmé is continually honored to be able to assist people in this important process. Her commitment to community is evident in both in her work and lifestyle. She sits on the board of the Williams Vancouver Business Association and in her free time tries to take advantage of all that Portland and the surrounding areas have to offer. She especially enjoys working in her garden, hiking, going out to eat, running, kayaking, yoga, cross-country skiing, watching live music, catching a Timbers or Thorns game, and having adventures of all sorts!
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