Buying a New Home During the Spring Market: What You Need to Know

Buying a New Home During the Spring Market: What You Need to Know

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March 10, 2023

As the weather starts to warm and flowers begin to bloom, many of us associate the vibrant spring season with growth and renewal—and for those looking for a fresh start, a new home can be the perfect way to fully embrace everything this season exemplifies. Although the spring market in the new home industry may seem intimidating, there’s truly no better time to explore the housing market and take advantage of the many opportunities available. At Kay Builders, we have weathered market changes throughout every season with our decades of experience building in the Lehigh Valley and Montgomery County. Continue reading below to learn more about how to navigate the new home process during the spring market. 

Why the spring market is more competitive

The spring housing market is widely known for its immense energy and excitement, surpassing that of other seasons throughout the year. Throughout the winter months, schedules are often busier with the holidays and the weather is typically not ideal for moving—and the same goes for the summer, when the temperatures are at their peak and travel is high. The springtime provides the perfect middle ground, and as the temperatures rise and days become longer, families start to venture out and explore their options for new homes—whether they’re looking to upgrade to a larger home, downsize to a more manageable space, or simply want a newly-built home that includes the latest in innovation and design to avoid the maintenance and repairs that come with previously-owned homes. Furthermore, the spring season is a financially advantageous time for many to purchase a home, as tax returns can provide additional funds for down payments and other expenses.

Because of this, we tend to see an influx of new, eager buyers between now and June. However, unlike the competitive market for existing homes, new construction offers a unique advantage: you aren't bidding against other people or competing with other buyers for the same home. So, if you're looking for a stress-free home-buying experience with less competition and more options to choose from this spring, new construction may be the way to go. And, when you’re working with a reputable builder like Kay Builders, you can be confident in finding the right home for you, regardless of the time of year.

What you need to know

Although you don’t have to worry about the competition that comes with the spring housing market when you buy a new-construction Kay Builders home, it's still not a bad idea to be well-prepared before you start your search for a new home. Knowing the features you want and the neighborhoods you're interested in can help you make informed decisions during your new home search—and you should also consider factors such as the school district ratings, downtown area and nearby attractions. Additionally, it’s a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage to start your new construction home-buying journey with ease. Understanding your budget helps streamline the process and allows you to focus on finding your dream home quickly and efficiently—especially when you’re working with a trusted builder like Kay Builders.

With over 70 years of experience, our team has a proven track record of helping families find their ideal home within their budget. We make it our mission to guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the perfect floor plan to choosing the right finishes and features to truly make your new house feel like home. Whether you’re wanting a quick delivery home for faster move-in, or to start from scratch with our CUSTOM-i-ZABLE options to make your home uniquely yours—you can rest assured that you’re working with a widely-recognized homebuilder who can help you find what you’re looking for with ease and expertise. And, with our thoughtfully-placed new home communities throughout the best areas in the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County—you’re sure to find the neighborhood that effortlessly aligns with your lifestyle and expectations throughout all seasons of the year.

Work with Kay Builders this spring

While the spring housing market can be daunting, with the right preparation and guidance throughout the new-construction process—it can be an exceptional time for new homeowners to find their dream home. By knowing the features you want, the locations you're interested in and working with a highly-trusted Lehigh Valley homebuilder like Kay Builders—you can skip the spring competition and secure your forever home without having to feel rushed or pressured. So don't hesitate—embrace the excitement and liveliness of the new season and trust in Kay Builders to help you make the most of the new home market this spring. For more information, be sure to browse through our quick delivery homes and communities throughout the Lehigh Valley and Montgomery County—and feel free to give us a call at (484) 353-6100 or fill out our online form for any additional questions!

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