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Benefits of Buying a Home in the Fall

Fall Home Buying

The best time to buy a home ultimately depends on your unique circumstances and goals, but there are several benefits of buying a home in the fall.

  • Fall is the second-best time of year to sell a home, which means there are still plenty of homes on the market.
  • The weather is pleasant, so you can take your time house hunting and exploring neighborhoods without extreme temperatures. The hot summer months are over and the cold winter months haven’t arrived.
  • The kids already started school. Most home buyers with little ones are out of the picture, which means less competition.
  • The holidays aren’t here yet and home sellers usually want to sell before the holidays arrive. The fall is a great time to make offers and negotiate, especially if the home is a spring or summer leftover.
  • Mortgage lenders, title companies, real estate lawyers, and moving companies can give you more quality time and quicker responses during the fall since their busiest months are during the spring and summer.
  • You can shop year-end sales on appliances, TVs, furniture, carpet, paint, and more to save money on home improvement projects and home furnishings.
  • You can take advantage of property tax breaks, mortgage interest tax breaks, and other qualifying tax breaks for the following year.

Our realtors live work and play in greater Boston and we would love to help you find your new home. Contact us today!

 

House Hunters: The Winchester episode airs this week!

Roll out the red carpet! Shanahan Real Estate Group is going Hollywood this week!
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House Hunters comes to Winchester this Friday!

On Friday night, HGTV's House Hunters is airing an episode about a couple looking for a home in Winchester, with Karen Garrett appearing as their real estate agent. The show follows the couple around as they look at three different houses. At the end of the episode, the buyers decide on the house that they will purchase. This spring, the production team came to town and filmed the episode with the buyers and Karen. It was a really fascinating process of producing the show and something totally new to Karen and the buyers. There is a really critical level of detail from scrutinizing the objects in the background to ensuring that background noise is consistent and not disruptive. In fact, each scene is filmed three different times to ensure that the producers get the right angle and focus. Imagine trying to film a scene in downtown Winchester on a weekday afternoon at 5pm: the evening train, cars going down Thompson St, airplanes overhead and even a mail bin being pushed down the brick sidewalk- all of these things slow down the filming process! It has been such a fun process and very exciting to be part of House Hunters. We haven't seen the final episode, so we are very much looking forward to seeing the finished product (Karen is a little anxious!). Look for more House Hunters fun this week on our site and on Facebook, and be sure to tune in on Friday night at 10PM on HGTV.
Film Crew for House Hunters

The awesome film crew for House Hunters. We finished shooting on this day at our Shanahan Real Estate Group office on Thompson St in Winchester.