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Fall, the New Home Buying Season

Fall - The Sleeper Season for Home Buying


As we know, September was always the best time to buy a new home. Usually, families are preparing for a new school year and want to settle down. However, due to the pandemic, things have changed in the real estate market. This past month was interesting for the market; it faced low inventory and high demand, plus low mortgage rates. Therefore, this fall is due for more bidding wars and home sales.

Homes sold faster in September than they did during August. This unusual situation also happened in 2016. According to, buyers are paying $20k more for a property, and are facing 25 percent more competition, than in the first trimester of the year.

With remote school and work, buyers are experiencing a need for more space. Also, many who can afford a property want to take advantage of the low rates. The combination of these factors are inspiring people to buy new property this fall. 

Homes are selling an average of 12 days faster than at the beginning of the year at a rate of 39 percent compared to the beginning of the year. There are also 25 percent more buyers than at the beginning of the year. The U.S. housing market has noticed homes spending fewer days on the market with increased selling prices.

As expected, properties in the Northeast are selling quicker than in 2019 by almost two weeks. Properties in the South take the second place, selling 2 days slower than the North. Properties in the Midwest are selling 9 days faster than last year, and properties in the West are selling 7 days faster.


However, new listings in September were down 13.8 percent. If this continues, buyers will have to prepare for heightened housing competition this fall.


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