This spring saw more than its share of crazed bidding wars.
However, if you struck out trying to buy a house back in April or May, don't despair. While other buyers are headed for the beach or settling into new homes, try hitting some open houses this July and August.
Sure, Cambridge and other hipster hot spots show no signs of cooling down. But the rest of the real estate market has shifted into summertime mode.
You might find less competition and, better yet, sellers ready to come down on their prices after failing to land an offer in the spring.
Check out this piece I recently did on summer house hunting for HSH.com.
Here's what former BREN blogger Rona Fischman, a big fan of summertime house hunting, has to say.
"House hunting gets more civilized" in the summer, Fischman notes. "Buyers benefit from the slowdown. As an agent, I have more time on the weekends because there will be fewer new listings that could be subject to fast sales."
Buyers, what are you seeing out there this summer? Any deals? Have you found your dream home yet?
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