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by Phil Kelley

With summer ending, the fervor of home buying is dying down, which can be a good thing for buyers. A recent article in Daily Real Estate News noted that homebuyers looking to purchase during the off-season, particularly September, could have the upper hand.

Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for, reported that supply rises in the late summer, providing buyers with more choices. In the third week of August, national inventory was at 1.91 million units, an increase of 21 percent since January.

“Normally inventory peaks in August and begins to slow as the nights grow longer,” Smoke says. “But this year the typical seasonal decline will start a bit later. There will be more choices in September than any other month in 2015.”

Other incentives include less competition (in large part due to the start of the school year) and low mortgage rates.

So get out there and find that dream home!


by Phil Kelley

Spring and summer may seem the ideal time to plant and revamp yards and landscaping, but most experts agree that fall is the prime season for planting trees. Early spring is also an auspicious time, but can be hindered by heavy showers or early season heat waves.

Fall generally offers more moderate temperatures over a longer period of time. Soil temperatures remain warm through early October, allowing root systems to acclimate before cold weather arrives. Newly planted trees do best when exposed to moderate temperatures and rainfall before being exposed to either intense heat or freezing temperatures.

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