Is There a Best Time of Year to Buy a House?

The weather can be a big indicator of what’s going on in the housing market. For instance, right now, everyone’s wanting to go out and about to see what’s for sale after being cooped up inside during the winter. Looking at houses is most enjoyable in beautiful weather.


In our decades of experience living and building homes in Arizona, we’re here to tell you that while home trends may happen according to the seasons, we believe there are better indicators to help you determine the best time of year to buy a house.


Buying a Home When You Have Options to Choose From


There’s no worse feeling than being cornered or pressured into “picking one” by a realtor. What if you don’t love anything that’s for sale right now? At Porchlight Homes, we’re working all year long building new homes to make sure you always have options. From the charm and tranquility of a vibrant, established community to the perfect east valley location to call home, our craft neighborhoods offer endless possibilities.


Did you know that when you build a new home, you can personally select certain design features, including cabinetry and paint color? Talk about options! When you build a new home, choosing a home goes beyond simply picking the lot. We specialize in building and personalizing dream homes, no matter what time of year it is.


Buying a Home When You’re Financially Ready


We have a genuine care for the families that purchase our homes. It is our hope that your home is filled with comfort and happiness from day one. We want you to feel proud and accomplished during the home buying process, not discouraged or burdened. This is why we believe the best time to buy a house is when you’re financially ready.


These days, it’s easy to fall into the comparison game. When all your friends are posting the new house photos on social media, it can be easy to feel like you need to keep up. Making the decision to purchase a home should be personal and something you decide together as a family. When you look at your financial goals, you may find that you are ready to buy a new home. You may also find that you need to save for another year. Everyone is on their own journey.


One of the unique characteristics of building a new home is that you can control which design upgrades you want to include. This means you can puzzle-piece together the features you want to fit into your budget and say no to the features that may not be in the cards right now.


Buying a Home That Just Feels Right


We know, we know. Feelings? But in all seriousness, when you’re making such a large and long-term purchase, you have to love it. When you walk into a home and it instantly feels like home, that’s a big indicator that you should buy it. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. Sometimes all that matters is that you’re ready and you found the one.


Buying your first home is a big milestone. If you haven’t found the home of your dreams yet, have you thought about building it? At Porchlight Homes, we bring your dream home to life with thoughtful craftsmanship and genuine touch. For more information about our communities, reach out to us online or stop by for a tour in Phoenix, Gilbert, or coming soon to Scottsdale!