Are you thinking about making a move to a new apartment? If the need isn’t urgent, you can always take advantage of the benefits of moving during specific times of the year.
Below, we’ll look at each season to explore why it might be your best time to move.
It probably won’t shock you to learn that summer is the hottest time to move on every level! More homes and apartments are sold and leased throughout the summer months, and for a good reason: The weather usually cooperates.
If you want a huge selection, summer is the right time to search for an apartment. However, be cautious — the demand will be very high. When you see a place you love, be ready to put in an offer.
It’s cold, it’s snowy and it’s also a good time to look for an apartment if you want to save on the cost of rent. Because so few people move during the wintertime, landlords and property management companies often offer specials or are willing to negotiate. This gives you an opportunity to do a little wheeling and dealing.
Be aware that your apartment selection will be limited during the winter. It’s best to shop around frequently and not allow any possibilities to escape your attention.
Fall and Spring
Both fall and spring are wonderful times of the year to move if you want to have the best selection in summer and cost-effectiveness in winter.
In the fall, some property owners may be open to reducing their fees because they realize that winter is coming. Though they might lose a little bit of money, they won’t be left with an empty property when the first flakes of December fall to the ground.
Similarly, in the spring, apartments start popping up. You’ll be surprised at how many may become available in a few days’ time. Obviously, the owners are less likely to negotiate with summer coming up, but you’ll still have the chance to pick the right one for your needs with so many on the market.
Inevitably, the best time to move is when the time is right for you! No matter what the date on the calendar might say, you should feel free to engage in some apartment hunting.