If You’re Losing at Fantasy Football, You Can Still Win at Home Buying this Season
Fall time greets you with golden leaves on the trees, the taste of pumpkin spice and the smell of burning firewood. A season for spooky decorations, warm sweaters and, for many in the great USA: Fantasy Football.
If you’re playing it right, you’re watching the games every Sunday and keeping an eye out for the best rookies to pick up on the waiver wire. You know where to get the best information, by watching the games and reading the player stats on ESPN.
But did you know that Fall is also a good season for home buying? If you know where to get your information, you can trust the experts to guide you in making the best decision.
Buying a home in the Fall/Winter
Many realtors recommend that people selling their homes should take them off the market in the late Fall and Winter months. Why? Because there are fewer buyers, and if they want to sell their home in the off-season, they may need to drop their price: which spells “good news” for anyone looking to purchase a home in the coming months!
If you’ve been thinking about making the big move, don’t be dissuaded if you see fewer options on the market. You’re getting your pick of the best value. Now you just need to know where to get the best information.
Trust the experts.
Having the market in your favor isn’t all you’ll need, if you’re looking to purchase a home. There are a lot of options out there, and a lot of conflicting information. You’ll need a good resource. You need information you can trust.
For people who buy previously owned stick-built homes, there are so many potential dilemmas to consider. It’s important to address any possible issues before you buy: inspect the foundation, the roof, the plumbing, the electrical wiring… You’ll need to hire and pay for your own professionals to survey the situation. Paying for the cost yourself may seem like a lot to take on, but you’ll be grateful if you catch that $25,000 foundation rot before you sign any paperwork.
Then again, stick-built homes aren’t the only options for homebuyers. There is another way that is simpler, more affordable, and comes with guaranteed peace of mind.
Manufactured homes come with protection for buyers. Every new manufactured home comes with a seal that certifies it has been inspected and meets federal home construction and safety standards. And in case that wasn’t enough, manufacturer warranties are available to manufactured homebuyers to cover any potential defects.
What’s more, since manufactured homes have truly evolved to be the best option for homebuyers, you won’t be able to tell the difference between a stick-built and a manufactured home. They’re made with the same quality materials, filled with the same high-functioning appliances and have endless options for design, aesthetic and floor plan layouts. The only difference might be that you’re more likely to find a manufactured home that is energy-star certified: so you’ll save money on the sticker price of the home, and on utilities for years to come.
Make the winning choice.
When it comes to making an informed home-buying choice, stick-built homes are always going to be a gamble. They come with a complicated history. Buying a stick-built home is like starting that Running Back who just returned to the field after a sitting out on a mystery injury for 4 weeks. No matter how much you’ve done your due diligence, some part of you is still just going to have to cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Manufactured homes are the perfect option you never knew you had. They’re the fresh-out-of-the-NCAA rookie you picked up early on the waiver wire, who’s smashing all the records every week. Everyone else ignored him, but you didn’t. And now, you’re winning.
Do you want to make your fantasy home a reality? Check out our UMH Sales Center or find a UMH Community in your area, and shop for a new home with expert peace of mind.