Beginning in March, buyers all over Raleigh-Durham set out to find new homes in the area. Thanks to the warm weather and a hot real estate market, the Triangle is the perfect place to search for a new home. Inventory during this time starts to increase in February, stays substantial through April, and usually peaks in June. There are pros and cons to every season, but Beazer Homes is ready for the spring buying season. No matter what area of the Triangle you’re looking to live in, Beazer has something for you.
Nate Jenkins, Beazer’s General Sales Manager said, “It is always a great time to buy a Beazer home but we find Spring to be the best time to build a new home for many families because it allows them to build from the ground up, while still moving in before the new school year.”
There’s no other way to say that spring is the most popular buying season other than the fact that there is simply just more inventory. This is a great thing because it allows buyers to be a bit pickier in what they consider to be important as far as deal makers are concerned. Do you want to live in a neighborhood with a pool? Brightwood Trails in Durham offers single-family homes that are highlighted by a sparkling pool and clubhouse with play areas for children.
You’re more likely to find your dream home when there are more options to choose from. Whether it’s a certain feature such as tray ceilings or stainless steel appliances, buying in the spring usually will give you what you’re looking for.
The downside to this is that there’s more competition for the same homes. With that being said, it’s a great chance to weed out the serious buyers versus the ones who might just be browsing. Make your intentions clear with on-site agents when you head to look at a Beazer model home.
When closing on a new home in March or April, you’ll find that you can see every step of the process as it’s being built. Even though the Triangle area doesn’t see much snow, it’s still a possibility. With warm weather arriving, you can spot any potential issues during the building process.
Easier Transition in the Spring
Spring is a great time to purchase a home as far as timing is concerned. The closing process often takes a month or longer, taking loans and approvals into consideration. When deciding to buy a new home in the spring, you can take your family into consideration. By the time that the process is over, children will most likely be out of school for the summer. This is an ideal time to make the transition into your new Beazer home in the Triangle, especially with the assistance that the company provides.
“Beazer really enjoys helping first-time homebuyers navigate the home buying experience,” Jenkins said. “We walk them through the process step by step without any surprises! Our Choice Plans allows them flexibility in any given floor plan to tailor to their needs without any additional cost which is refreshing to not have a price tag associated with every option they may choose. In addition, our Mortgage Choices program provides our first-time buyer with 4 preferred lenders to choose from, enabling them to find the best loan program to fit their needs, making the process less intimidating and providing some closing cost assistance as well.”
As a plus, many of Beazer’s new homes are located near award-winning Wake County and Orange County schools. At Stillwater, Apex High School is only a short distance away and has recently been approved for a renovation project that will feature a 74-foot structure, a brand new press box, a greenhouse, and a two-story parking deck on top of the already-present student parking lot.
Partly in part to having more inventory, you can be assured that the spring buying season will allow you to stay within your new home budget. The Mortgage Bankers Association recommends that you don’t spend any more than 2.5 times your income on a home. Remember that you’ll also need to have enough saved for closing costs, down payments, moving, and new furniture. The good news is that spring often means that you might have some extra equity during these months. With holiday bills in the past and tax returns being received, it’s nice to be able to have some wiggle room when picking out a new home.
Beazer offers plenty of housing options, no matter what your price point is set at. From townhomes to single family homes, you’ll be able to find an affordable option with Beazer.
If downsizing is in your future, consider the upcoming townhome community at Peak 502 in Apex which hopes to be selling by late April.
Looking for something bigger and more luxurious? Consider Bailey Court, where homes begin in the mid $450s and are conveniently located in the most desirable part of Cary with some plans having five bedroom options.
If you like the thought of getting more bang for your buck, Village at Beaver Dam is located in Knightdale with single-family homes that start at $228,240. Only a 15-minute drive from downtown Raleigh, you’ll be close to trails, dining and more outside of the city’s hustle and bustle.
Other Beazer Springtime Options
It’s clear that the spring is an optimal buying season for many reasons. If you are looking for a new home in the Triangle area, make sure to check out any of the Beazer communities listed above, or head to any of the three below for model home tours and more information. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get your spring search started.
Cypress Meadow (Raleigh): From the $250’s, featuring a playground, park, and highway access.
Wildwood (Holly Springs): These unique homes feature mixed-material exteriors that start in the $330s. The Wildwood community also has a pool and playground.
Massey Preserve (Raleigh): Single-family homes from the $230s, with 3-6 bedrooms and 2-3 baths. The community has a pool, wooded homesites, and a playground.