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Old 01-14-2010, 12:07 AM
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Which month do people buy houses the the most in?
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:29 AM
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In my area of NC, June followed closely by July. This might vary slightly by location, but I'm guessing these 2 months are the peak for most areas.

Here's what it looked like from 2002-2007 in our area. Later years show a similar pattern even if the numbers change a bit :

which month do people buy houses the most in?-avg_sales.png
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:22 AM
Location: Barrington
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This is a regional thing. It is also dependent on the most likely demographic to purchase.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:36 AM
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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In the last 2 years in my market, the most closings have occured in June, July & August.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:53 AM
Location: Denver area insider
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Closings are the end result of a one to 5 + month(s) of offer to negotiation to contingency releases to funding and signing all the documents.

The accepted reasoning for the June in closings is that most families want to move after the school year has ended.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:17 AM
Location: Salem, OR
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Out here June is typically the highest. Most parents want to get moved right after school ends so their kids have time to acclimate and hopefully meet some neighborhood kids before they start at a new school. Moving and starting a new school at the same time is really tough on kids. Most parents try and minimize the number of transitions at time when possible.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:25 PM
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Here in DFW, we get busy in March with April and May being the 2 months many are in town to purchase. The houses actually will close in June or July.

We see so many people relocate in and out DFW for jobs that the majority buy or sell around the end of the school year. If I'm not mistaken the current 1st time buyer credit rules require the house to be under contract by April 31. That may spur on earlier than usual sales for 2010.

I would try to have any home on the market by March 1 and definitely April or May 1. The market is best then and prices for a seller are the strongest.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:08 AM
Location: Manahawkin, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Northern Atlantic County, Waretown
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In almost all areas you'll find most people moving during the summer months...after school breaks for summer and before school starts in the fall.

In 2009, October and November saw huge increases in the number of homes sold, in large part due to the expected expiration of the first time home buyers tax credit.

While most closings take place during the summer months, most homes are listed for sale at the Jersey Shore in early spring (March and April).
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