Thursday, June 3, 2021

When is the Best Time to Buy A Lake Home?

It seems like everyone is flocking to Lake of the Ozarks and purchasing lake homes one after another, but the real question is, “When is the best time to buy a lake home?” There are many factors that come into play when you are choosing a time to buy, and they could depend on the market, what is available, and even the interest rates. The best mortgage lender at the lake is here this week to look at a few of these factors that will help guide you into the best choice for your buying needs.

What to Remember When Buying During Peak Season

There can be many highlights to purchasing a home during peak season. For the Lake of the Ozarks area, peak season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. One of the most popular reasons for purchasing during the peak season is because there are generally more homes on the market. However, this year is a little different. Not only are there more homes to choose from during the peak buying season, but homes are selling faster than they are getting listed!

The competition for buying lake homes is through the roof. Homes sell a lot faster during the peak season as everyone wants to get a contract on their favorite listing before others do. You may also find the prices are higher during the peak season because of the higher competition.

What to Remember When Buying During the Off Season

Off season at Lake of the Ozarks is through the fall months into early spring. Although, during the past year there really was not much of an off season because so many people moved to the Lake area. There is still traffic all through the year as different homeowners enjoy the quiet serenity of the Lake during those months. Some of the pros of buying during the off season are that you can generally get a home with smaller competition. Purchasing a vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks during the winter allows you to see what the area looks like when things are slower and more relaxed.

A few downsides to purchasing a vacation home in the winter may be things like the lake levels being lower through the off season, the wildlife and plants hibernating, and the slower environment creating a different feel than it does during the hustle and bustle of summer.

When do You Want to Buy?

All in all, the best time to purchase a vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks comes down to two things:
  • When are you ready to buy? 
  • What homes are available?

As summer is arriving, if you have the money ready and find a home on the market that could be perfect for you, then now is the best time to buy! Team Lasson has been assisting many homebuyers as they secure their dream homes at the Lake. We are experiencing an incredible market as we speak, so if you have considered buying a vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website to learn more about us and fill out an application to begin the process!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

4655 B Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions.

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