Tuesday, August 6, 2013

School Season: One Obstacle In Buying Or Selling A House?

As the school year begins this week for students, many families are wondering if it's a good time to sell their house or buy a new Elizabethtown, KY home. There are many reasons why buyers stay away from buying homes at the beginning of the school year and it’s not just because of the kids’ schedules. Usually, there are far greater things to worry about.

The school year should not prevent you and your family from buying or selling your house. Our children usually understand the reasons why we have to do some things and if they do put up a fight, then a family conference should be enough to hear their sides out. There might be some compromises you have to make with them and there will be times you will have wished that you had put off buying or selling a house. But, like almost all things in life, "this too shall pass".

One of the biggest mistakes most people make when they buy or sell a house is trying to get it all done in such a short span of time. Assuming there aren't any time constraints, buying or selling a house can take anywhere from a few short weeks to 4-6 months if you're building a new home near Fort Knox. For buyers, this is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make so make sure that all questions have been answered. Talk with your Fort Knox Realtor and mortgage lender

Another obstacle when buying an Elizabethtown KY house during school year is to make sure moving day doesn't conflict with exams or other major school events. When this happens, check to see if the buyer or seller is willing to move the closing date by a week or two. Hopefully, most will oblige and then your kids will be able to enjoy their school festivities or be able to concentrate on their exams.

Lastly, make sure you partner up with a great Elizabethtown real estate company. You want to partner with a Realtor who you can be honest with and be able to divulge confidential information such as how much your budget will be. For houses in the Fort Knox area, check out listings from HardinHomes.com to see which homes fit within your price range.

Have a great school year and may it bring new adventures to our kids and families.

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