When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

If you’ve been thinking about buying a house for some time, you might be waiting for that “perfect” time when there’s plenty of inventory but not a lot of competition. While that time may come, it’s not very likely that you’ll be able to find the ideal house at the ideal price at the ideal time of the year. In Colorado, the housing market can fluctuate drastically throughout the year, and at some times, it’s a sellers’ market, and at other times, the buyers have the advantage. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we’re always ready to help you move to your new home, no matter what time of the year it is.


As the weather begins to change from cold to not quite as cold in Colorado, it’s very likely that you’ll see real estate signs popping up across the state. The slow winter season is over, and people who have been thinking about selling finally put their house on the market. This can be a great time to find a new house, but it can also mean that there’s lots of competition for the same properties. This can drive up the final purchase price, which can put an ideal property out of your price range. If you’re thinking about buying this spring, now is the time to begin thinking about what you want to spend and what kind of loan you can get from your bank.


Another good time to buy a house can be the fall or winter, where the number of buyers is a bit lower, since people are settling in for the colder seasons of the year. If you were able to find a house in November or December, and you’re getting ready to move in, be sure to reserve your moving date sooner rather than later. Local moving companies will begin to get busier and busier as the new year goes on, and it could be more difficult to land the date you want. At Billy Goat, we always do our very best to accommodate your first request, and we’ll work with you to create a plan that fits your schedule.


Regardless of what time of the year it is, it’s always important to do what’s right for you and your family when it comes to buying a house. You may have been saving for several years so that you can make a sizable down payment on whichever property you choose, and if you’re ready to buy, be confident in that decision. If you’re okay with waiting a few more months to see what else comes on the market, you can do that too. No matter what happens, the Billy Goat team will be there to help when you’re ready to move.

Call us today at (970) 541-9121 to learn more about our moving services, or contact us by using the form below. We proudly serve all of Colorado, and we can move everything you own with ease and professionalism.

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