Your Springtime Guide to Buying
What’s the best time of year to buy when it’s summer all 365 days of the year in South Florida? Fort Lauderdale is part of a micro-market, offering a unique inventory of homes and neighborhoods to choose from and sometimes, the process can be overwhelming, no matter the time of year. While interest rates are rising as the year progresses and inventory continues to be slim, this season’s market is competitive and will continue to be as the city’s growth shows no signs of stopping. To help, we’ve put together a few key questions to ask yourself (outside of what kitchen style or floor finishes you prefer) as you look to invest in the area:
Are you a beach bum or suburbanite?
This will give you a number of options in neighborhoods including Wilton Manors, Tarpon River, Shady Banks, Sailboat Bend and more.
Do you consider yourself at foodie status?
Culinary options in residential buildings and proximity to high-end restaurants and bars have become a big driver of sales in the city. Take a walk or drive around a 1.5-mile radius in all directions to scope out the options. Otherwise, there’s always Delivery Dudes.
How far do you drive?
You might spend more time in your car vs. your new home depending on where you do business. We always recommend mock-commutes to see how close your new home will be to main highways and shortcuts to get you to where you are going faster.