Best Time to Buy a House: Best Month, Season and Why?

In general, there are three ways to evaluate the best time to buy a home:

  1. Best month: In every real estate market, there’s always a best month to buy a house or best season to buy — even in a down market.
  2. Best year for market and economy: Broader market trends, the state of the economy and your local job market can also dictate a better or worse time to buy.
  3. Best time for you: Market characteristics aside, you should plan to buy when it makes sense for your personal finances and moving timeline.

When is the best month to buy a house?

Late summer is the best season to buy a house if you want a shopping experience with enough inventory to find a home you love, while benefiting from sellers lowering prices before the fall. Therefore, the best month to buy a house is August.

Generally speaking, buyers

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2 limos JFK rode in expected to rake in $800,000 at auction this month

  • Two Lincoln Continentals that transported President John F. Kennedy will cross the auction block October 14 through Bonhams. 
  • The 1963 Continental President Kennedy rode in the morning before his assassination could fetch up to $500,000, according to pre-auction estimates. 
  • The bulletproof 1960 Continental Mark V that the president used for personal jaunts around Washington, DC, may rake in up to $300,000. 
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President John F. Kennedy’s convertible Lincoln Continental limo lives in infamy as the car the 46-year-old president was shot in on November 22, 1963 in Dallas. That car is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, but two other Lincolns JFK rode in are up for sale this month. 

Carrying an estimate of $300,000 to $500,000, the last car to safely transport the president — a 1963 Continental that he and first lady rode in the morning of the

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Raucous presidential debate has no lasting impact as North American markets end month

TORONTO – A raucous U.S. presidential debate had little lasting impact on stock markets Wednesday as they ended their worst month since March’s sizable correction.

The early futures in both Canada and the U.S. decreased significantly after Tuesday’s chaotic debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden.

But with nothing new presented on policy, investors latched onto hopeful news from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about a possible fiscal stimulus deal.

“Once the market sort of digested that early in the morning, we saw a sharp reversal in particular in the U.S. and we saw the TSX go into positive territory as well,” said Giles Marshall, portfolio manager at Fiduciary Trust Canada.

“Mnuchin offered some optimism pretty much at the last minute in terms of being able to get a deal done before the election takes place.”

Markets lost some of the gains in afternoon trading.

While investors

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Oregon wildfires burned $1 billion in homes and belongings last month, new tally finds

Oregonians lost nearly $1 billion in homes and belongings during last month’s wildfires, which torched more than 4,000 residences and burned more than 1 million acres across the state, according to a new report.

a bench in front of a fence: Wildfire damage in Gates, Oregon off Highway 22 in Marion County on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Wildfires ripped through the small town of less than 500 people a little over a week ago, destroying many homes and businesses. Sean Meagher/Staff

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Wildfire damage in Gates, Oregon off Highway 22 in Marion County on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Wildfires ripped through the small town of less than 500 people a little over a week ago, destroying many homes and businesses. Sean Meagher/Staff

It’s among the first efforts to calculate the economic toll of the fires, which also killed at least nine people last month.

Josh Lehner of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis said the homes and personal property destroyed are only the initial calculation of what the state lost. The wildfires damaged the state’s outdoor recreation industry, its timber sector and the state’s image as a healthy, active place to live – and

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Australian home prices fall for sixth month, dragged lower by Melbourne, Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian home prices eased for a fifth straight month in September, weighed down by the two largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne, though the other six capital cities enjoyed an upturn in both values and listings.

FILE PHOTO: Residential homes can be seen in the inner west suburb of Enmore in Sydney, Australia, July 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray

Data from property consultant CoreLogic on Thursday showed home prices across the nation slipped 0.1% in September from a 0.4% decline in August and 0.6% in July.

The pace of monthly declines has been slowing as coronavirus-driven mobility restrictions have lifted across much of the country.

Prices were up 4.8% on September last year, reflecting the strength of the market ahead of the pandemic.

Values in the capital cities fell 0.2% in September, but were 4.9% higher on the year.

Melbourne was the major loser, with a monthly drop

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With trees in homes, many in Lake Charles living in questionable conditions a month after Hurricane Laura

“Carefully. Praying we don’t fall through the floor in the bathroom,” Veronica Thomas said.

LAKE CHARLES, La. — It’s been more than a month since Hurricane Laura made landfall in Southwest Louisiana. Many have moved back to homes in pieces as they work to rebuild. 

“It’s actually in the roof,” said Lake Charles resident Veronica Thomas about the tree in her home. “So it’s a big gaping hole, a turbine fell out the house, big gaping hole there. My bedroom was flooded, my bathroom was flooded, the living room was flooded, kitchen was flooded.”

She’s still living there now. 

“Carefully. Praying we don’t fall through the floor in the bathroom,” she said.

Even as she waits to hear from insurance, she’s relieved to see workers taking the tree off her roof one month after the storm. 

“Right now it’s coming out of my pocket, which is not a lot,” she

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The Rosebud Motel From “Schitt’s Creek” Will Be up for Sale Next Month, Says Owner

Earlier this month, Schitt’s Creek took home an impressive nine awards at the 2020 Emmys— the most perfect way to honor the quirky comedy series which aired its last episode in April. Now that things have officially been wrapped up, the iconic Rosebud Motel is hitting the market. Yup, it’s very much a real place—although, much like in the show, it’s far from your typical motel.

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UP NEXT spoke with the current Rosebud Motel owner, Jesse Tipping, about the property. “It’ll be up for sale next month,” he says of the motel located on Hockley Road in Orangeville, ON. While he does not disclose his asking price for the now TV-famous landmark, he does highlight some of the property’s rich history— and it goes far beyond the Rose family’s stay.

Tipping, who currently serves as the

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Buying a home? Good luck. Prices soared 14 percent last month

The region’s housing market surged in August, with prices for single-family homes both statewide and in Greater Boston leaping by double digits compared with the same month last year.

Fueled by strong demand — despite the pandemic-induced recession — coupled with a severe shortage of properties for sale, prices for single-family homes jumped 14 percent to a record-high median of $480,000, according to Boston real estate data firm The Warren Group. Condominium prices climbed 5.9 percent, to $425,000.

The dramatic increases came as the number of homes listed for sale in Greater Boston dropped by 23 percent compared with last August, according to data from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors. Many would-be sellers have decided to stay put this spring and summer, real estate agents say, even as cooped-up renters are looking for places to buy and spread out a bit.

That supply-and-demand imbalance, along with a delayed selling

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